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2019_Music Centre Slovakia 


Annual Report

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  • Please describe your organization’s activities over the past year, including concerts, commissions, collaborations, publications: 

    Music Centre Slovakia is a center of documentation, promotion, and publishing with nationwide activity, whose mission is to promote Slovak music by organizing concerts with the music of Slovak composers, to publish scores and books on music, to document musical life in Slovakia, and to promote Slovak musical culture at home and abroad.

    New publications:

    - Gerald Abraham: Stručné dejiny hudby (Orig. The Concise Oxford History of Music, 1979, 3rd edition)

    - Peter Mikuláš: Ako spievať prvú ligu

    - Mikuláš Jelinek: O hudobnej pedagogike – úvahy huslistu-učiteľa

    - Ivan Hrušovský: Úvod do štúdia teórie harmónie
- Diether de la Motte: Kontrapunkt (Orig. Kontrapunkt. Ein Lese- und Arbeitsbuch)
    - Miloš Jurkovič: Kruhy
- Musical Life magazine


    - Mikuláš Moyzes: Piano Pieces for children and youngs
- Dezider Kardoš: Songs for voice and piano

    - Miska Hauser: Compositions for Violin and Piano
- Alexander Albrecht: Three Poems from Rilke's Marienleben

    - Ave Maria

    - Mikuláš Schneider-Trnavský: Missa in honorem Sancti Nicolai

    - Mikuláš Schneider-Trnavský: Jubilate Deo

    - Štefan Németh-Šamorínsky: Complete Organ Works

    Main Projects and Activities of Local Relevance:
- Sunday Matinees in the City Gallery of Bratislava (Mirbach Palace) – 35 concerts - The almost fifty-year tradition of Sunday concerts offers listeners a high-level artistic experience. Chamber music from old to contemporary music is interpreted by the best Slovak and foreign artists. Sunday concerts are hosted by the Slovak Music Centre in cooperation with the Bratislava City Gallery.

    - Educational Concerts for schools

    - Young Talents' Forum – The Forum for young talents, participants in international performance compositions, is a cycle of chamber concerts that the Music Centre organizes with a financial contribution from the Slovak Republic’s Ministry of Culture. The aim is to support young talents from the Slovak Republic in the field of musical art, with the opportunity to take part in international performance competitions at home and abroad. In a strongly competitive international milieu where they confront young artists from various countries of the world, promising young artists can present their performance art, gaining valuable knowledge and forging contacts which are indispensable for building a professional artistic career. In the course of the cycle, the artists present part of their competition repertoire to a professional and lay audience on a variety of concert podia.
- Concerts at the Slovak Institutes in Europe

    Main Projects and Activities of International or European Relevance:

    - Activities of Slovak Youth Orchestra
    May 2019 - Concert as part of Europe Day (May 8 in the Primate's Palace in Bratislava) and at the 64th Košice International Music Spring Festival (May 10 in the House of Arts). The artistic guarantor of the project was Igor Karško and as a soloist performed Dalibor Karvay, a Slovak violinist. The program of both May concerts included works by Henryk Mikołaj Górecký, Leó Weiner, Johann Sebastian Bach, and Eugen Suchoň.

    July 2019 - Summer concerts of the Slovak Youth Orchestra:
Concert in the Large Concert Studio of Slovak Radio in Bratislava

    Concert at the Cycle Musica Orbis, Church of Sts. Simon and Jude in Prague

    Concert at the festival Young Euro Classic, Konzerthaus, Berlin
The concerts took place within the international project MusXchange 2018 - 2020. The Concert included works by Darius Milhaud and Ľubica Čekovská. The conductor was Benjamin Bayl, and the soloists of evening concerts were clarinetist Martin Adámek and a pianist Miki Skuta.

    - Allegretto Žilina -
    The Central European Music Festival – 7 concerts (April 8 - 13) - is an international festival of classical music which takes place every April in the cultural and industrial center of northern Slovakia in Žilina. The main mission of the festival is the presentation of artists from various countries (including Slovakia) who are winners of the most renowned world competitions.

    - 15th International Festival of Contemporary Music “Melos-Ethos” 2019 -
    In total, more than 40 works were performed during eleven concerts, of which 8 were world and 25 Slovak premieres.

- Mikuláš Schneider-Trnavský International Vocal Competition 2019 -
    Goals and objectives of the competition is to find talented young artists of vocal art, stimulating their further growth, promotion with attention of the artistic activity of Mikuláš Schneider-Trnavský and selection of partipants for the next international vocal competitions.

    - International Festival Pro musica nostra Nitriensi / Pro musica nostra Sarossiensi / Pro musica nostra Thursoviensi -
    22 concerts - is an international music festival that takes place every year in various cities in Slovakia. The aim of the festival which takes place in selected historical monuments of individual regions is the presentation of the classical music at a top interpretation level and the mediation of a unique visual experience from the atmosphere of historical monuments.

    Music Centre Slovakia is a member of the following international non-government organizations:

    - IAMIC (The International Association of Music Information Centres)

    - ISCM (International Society for Contemporary Music)
    - ECPNM (European Conference of Promoters of New Music)

    - IAML (The International Association of Music Libraries)

    - EFFE (Europe For Festivals, Festivals For Europe)

    - EFNYO (European Federation of National Youth Orchestras) – Slovak Youth Orchestra



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