Piano Quintets



First name: Peter
Last name: Machajdik
Dates: 1961
Category: Quintet
Nationality: Slovakian
Opus name: Abandoned Gates for piano and string quartet (2016)
Peculiarities: http://petermachajdik.weebly.com/chamber.html
Information: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Website www.machajdik.com Peter Machajdík ['maxaj?ik] (born 1 June 1961) is a contemporary composer, sound and visual artist.[1] He was born and grew up in Bratislava, Slovakia and lives in Berlin, Germany. In the 1990s, he took part in seminars with Vinko Globokar, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Clarence Barlow, Konrad Boehmer, and others. In 1992, he was the guest of the DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Program. Machajdik has composed music in nearly all genres, including orchestra, band, chorus, chamber music, works for solo instrument, works for piano and organ, as well as liturgical works and hymns. His music is published primarily by Musica Slovaca, Alea Publishing,[2] Zimbel Press,[3] and Edition Hudba. Peter Machajdík's music often asks questions about the society in which we live. It calls for humanity and responsibility that human beings should have to each other and to the world. Machajdik's orchestral works have been premiered by the Janá?ek Philharmonic Orchestra,[4] State Philharmonic Orchestra of Košice, Pomeranian Philharmonic,[5] Lugansk Symphony Orchestra, Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Slovak Chamber Orchestra, Camerata Europea,[6] Capella Istropolitana, Ensemble Metamorphosis, Cluster Ensemble, and many others. He has also worked with Jon Anderson from Yes, harpist Floraleda Sacchi, vocalist & drummer David Moss, clarinetists Martin Adámek and Guido Arbonelli, and violist Sasha Mirkovi? just to name a few. Film credits include Machajdik’s scores for 4 Schüler gegen Stalin (2005),[7] Wild Slovakia (2015)[8] and Miloš and the Lynxes (2010).[9] Machajdik has worked with choreographers and dancers such as Dorothea Rust, Studio tanca, Petra Fornayova, Tina Mantel, Lucia Kašiarová, and others. Peter Machajdík is currently Visiting Professor at the Faculty of Arts in Košice.