Photo : Viera Janárčeková

Viera Janárčeková

23 Sep 1941 Svit

www.janarcekova.de

classical music: composition

Bio

1956 – 1961 State Conservatory in Bratislava (piano)
1962 – 1967 Academy of Music and Drama in Prague (piano and harpsichord)
1967 – 1981 teaching, concert activity as a soloist, recording for radio and record companies
since 1972 lives in Germany
since 1981 self-study of composing and free-lance composing
1986, 1990, 1992, 1998 visit of Summer Composition Courses in Darmstadt
1986 – 1996 reinvitations to the festivals „Vom Schweigen befreit“ (4 commisions) „Komponistinnen gestern-heute“ (2 commisions)
1989 – 1991 "Projekt Heimat", cultural project of the town Kassel
1999 "Unerhörte Musik", cooperation at the concerts of contemporary music in Berlin
2000 invitation from Gidon Kremer to "composer in residence" at the international festival in Lockenhaus (premieres of four compositions)
2003 together with cellist Barbara Brauckmann founded OWP (Ost-West-Podium) in Kassel to intensify the cultural change over between east and west
since 2005 cooperation with Ivan Buffa and Quasars Ensemble
2010 – 2011 state scholarship at "Villa Concordia" in Bamberg

Works

  • symphony orchestra
  • Gianozzo

    1993 SCORING: orch
  • Illusive Parable

    1993 SCORING: orch
  • Ocean Second

    1994 SCORING: orch
  • Torsion

    2010–2011 SCORING: orch
  • chamber orchestra
  • Fierce Landscape with Thirteen Trees

    1987 SCORING: archi
  • Touch

    1996 SCORING: archi
  • one solo instrument with orchestra
  • Quintessences

    1998 SCORING: flb, archi
  • Piano Concerto

    2008–2009 16'
    SCORING: pf, orch
  • De aeternitatis concentu

    2012 SCORING: vl, orch: cmp, archi
  • two solo instruments with orchestra
  • Double Concerto for clarinet and accordion

    with string and percussions
    2013 SCORING: cl, ac, orch: bat, archi
  • solo instrument
  • Actions R

    1989 SCORING: pf, spk, pantomima
  • Yan

    1995 SCORING: cr
  • Jóriki, Makyó

    1997 SCORING: vc
  • Double Playspace

    1998 SCORING: vn
  • Quadratura

    for solo cello
    2000 20'
    SCORING: vc
  • streamed

    2001 SCORING: fl
  • Seventh Chord

    2007 SCORING: gui
  • Fata Morgana

    2009–2010 SCORING: ac
  • Bezirzungen

    2011 SCORING: ac
  • piano or piano four hands
  • F+F

    1982 SCORING: pf
  • Dusted Up Chords (Abgestaubte Saiten)

    1986 SCORING: pf
  • organ
  • Contexts with Spring (Zusammenhänge mit Sprung)

    1988 SCORING: org
  • Three Sketches

    1988 SCORING: org
  • Four Apocalyptic Riders (Vier apokalyptische Reiter)

    2011 SCORING: org
  • two instruments
  • Six Haiku

    1982 SCORING: vn, pf
  • Sonatina for Thomas

    1982 SCORING: vn, pf
  • Insomnia

    Duo for oboe and bassoon
    1983 SCORING: ob, fg
  • Turbulent Dialogues

    1985 SCORING: ob, fg
  • But All Was Music

    1988 SCORING: ob, pf
  • Three-branched Roads

    1989 SCORING: vn, pf
  • Subterestrially

    1991 SCORING: vn, pf
  • Solipsism in Two

    1992 SCORING: vc, pf
  • Spohroletto

    1992 SCORING: ob, pf
  • Banyan

    1996 SCORING: tn, clb
  • Extatic Duo

    1999 SCORING: vn, pf
  • Three-Window Duo

    2003 SCORING: vc, ac
  • Breath of Zen

    2006 SCORING: fl, vc
  • Ungleiche Zwillinge – oder Assimilation

    Duo for organ and accordion
    2012 SCORING: org, ac
  • Vier Tangomutanten

    for accordion and cello
    2012 SCORING: ac, vc
  • Tangomania

    for violin and accordion
    2013–2014 SCORING: vn, ac
  • three instruments
  • Five Coincidences

    1986 SCORING: ob, vc, pf
  • Cinderella (Aschenputtel-Trio)

    1995 SCORING: cl, vc, pf
  • Pulsator-Trio

    1996 SCORING: fl, vc, pf
  • Baumhorcher-Trio

    1999 SCORING: fla, gui, bat
  • wabi-sabi

    Trio for violin, cello and accordion
    2004 24'
    SCORING: vn, vc, ac
  • Baneberry

    2006 SCORING: cl, pf, bat: tam, mb
  • A Midsummer Night's Dream

    2007–2008 SCORING: fl, vc, pf
  • four instruments
  • Four Minute Evergreens

    for saxophone quartet
    1983 1983, rev. 1995
    SCORING: 4sx
  • Ten Variations of a Slovak Folk Song

    1984 SCORING: 4fld
  • Shielding Theatre

    1990 SCORING: 4vc
  • Self-Release

    1992 SCORING: ar, 2bat, archi
  • Four Schmaltzy Musics

    1995 SCORING: 4sx
  • Obertonschatten und Tiefenschärfe

    2008 SCORING: vc, clb, tn, ac
  • string quartet
  • String Quartet No. 1

    1984 SCORING: 2vn, vl, vc
  • String Quartet No. 2 "From Glade to Clearing"

    1984–1985 SCORING: 2vn, vl, vc
  • String Quartet No. 3

    1986 SCORING: 2vn, vl, vc
  • String Quartet No. 4

    1989 SCORING: 2vn, vl, vc
  • String Quartet No. 5

    1992 SCORING: 2vn, vl, vc
  • Hummingbird

    1998 SCORING: 2vn, vl, vc
  • String Quartet No. 6

    2000 SCORING: 2vn, vl, vc
  • String Quartet No. 7

    2007 SCORING: 2vn, vl, vc
  • String Quartet No. 8

    2014–2015 SCORING: 2vn, vl, vc
  • String Quartet No. 9

    2015 SCORING: 2vn, vl, vc
  • six instruments
  • Pauses Factory (Pausenfabrik)

    1984–1985 SCORING: cl, clb, tn, cb, pf, bat
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  • Wolfe of Spheres

    1994 SCORING: fl, cl, cr, tn, vc, cb, Xarm
  • seven instruments
  • H.-Septet

    2001–2002 SCORING: fl, clb, pf, 2vn, vl, vc
  • Narratorium

    Septet for flute, oboe, clarinet, piano, violin, viola and cello
    2008 SCORING: fl, ob, cl, pf, vn, vl, vc
  • eight instruments
  • Calcification and Youth Well

    for wind octet
    1988
  • Antiphoenix

    1990 SCORING: 8vc
  • nine instruments
  • Noneto

    2009 SCORING: fl, ob, cl, pf, 2vn, vl, vc, bat
  • 10 to 15 instruments
  • Ashrukantha

    1991 SCORING: 4vn, 2vl, 2vc, ar, pf
  • vocal-instrumental chamber works
  • Charcoal for the Stove in a Winter Night

    1983 SCORING: fl, cl, bat, spk
  • Three Songs After Hölderlin

    1983 TEXT: F. Hölderlin
  • Two Songs

    1983 TEXT: Peter Hebbel
  • Runaway Songs

    1987 TEXT: Ingeborg Bachmann
    SCORING: ms, 3fl, tr, cr, tn, ar, bat
  • Between ON and OFF

    1989 SCORING: v, fl, ob, cl, pf
  • Donna Laura

    Dramatic scene
    1989 50'
    TEXT: Christine Brückner
    SCORING: ms, ens
  • Issa Haiku

    1989 SCORING: ms, vc
  • Mysterious Boat

    1989 TEXT: Friedrich Nietzsche
    SCORING: ms, vc
  • Hymn to the Father Noise

    1990 TEXT: Ulrich Holbein
    SCORING: ms, bat
  • Dziny dajdom

    18 folk songs
    1997 SCORING: a, 5 nástrojov
  • On the Border of the Twilight

    1998 SCORING: ms
  • Songs, Songs

    2008 SCORING: ms, fl
  • solo voice(s) with piano accompaniment
  • Avalókitešvara

    four songs for baritone and piano
    1983 TEXT: Ulrich Holbein
    SCORING: br, pf
  • 54 slovak folk songs

    arrangements
    1984 SCORING: v, pf
  • Three Chansons for Mascha

    1985 SCORING: v, pf
  • Seven Chinese Songs

    1986 SCORING: s/t, pf
  • solo voice(s)
  • Six Sevensleepers (Sechs Siebenschläferinnen)

    for six female voices
    1990 SCORING: 6vf
  • choral
  • Astral-Tongues

    1997 SCORING: 6v
  • soloists, choir and instruments
  • Icarus

    1982 SCORING: b, fl, vl, CMa
  • electroacoustic works
  • Fragment - Naked

    for piano and magnetophone tape
    2003 SCORING: C + (pf)
  • music for radio
  • Biomass

    radio play for 39 actors, archi, tuba, crotta, el. sounds and other instruments
    1984 60'

Bibliography

  • Studies (Book Chapters, Dictionary Entries, Scholarly Articles)
  • MARTINÁKOVÁ, Zuzana: Slovak Composer After 1900. Formation and Styles
    2002 Academy of Arts in Banská Bystrica, Banská Bystrica 2002, p. 80
  • Art Critique and Journalism
  • URSÍNYOVÁ, Terézia: Dvakrát Eva Šušková, tajný hlas [recenzia CD]
    2015 In: operaplus.cz/dvakrat-eva-suskova-tajny-hlas
    2015
  • KATINA, Peter – VAJÓ, Juraj: Quasars Ensemble & Košice v znamení kvalitatívneho posunu
    2013 Hudobný život year 45, 2013, no. 11, p. 14
  • PUŠKÁŠOVÁ, Melánia: Nová slovenská hudba 2012
    Muchovo kvarteto
    2013 Hudobný život year 45, 2013, no. 1-2, p. 22–23

Discography

  • Photo : Eva Šušková : secret VOICE EVA ŠUŠKOVÁ : SECRET VOICE
    2015 CD – Music Fund SF 00832131
    1. Iris Szeghy: Meadow Song
      Eva Šušková (s), Andrea Mosorjaková (fl)
    2. Viera Janárčeková: Songs, Songs
      Eva Šušková (s), Andrea Mosorjaková (fl)
    3. Ilja Zeljenka: Mood
      Eva Šušková (s), Branislav Dugovič (clb)
    4. Tomáš Boroš: The Words
      Eva Šušková (s, bat)
    5. Ivan Buffa: The Four Agreements
      Eva Šušková (s)
    6. Lucia Koňakovská: Departing
      Eva Šušková (s), Andrea Mosorjaková (fla, flb)
    7. Martin Burlas: Coldness Helps
      Eva Šušková (s), Dalibor Kocián (vbf)
  • Photo : New Slovak Music for Piano NEW SLOVAK MUSIC FOR PIANO
    2007 CD – Hevhetia HV 0021-2-131
    1. Zoltán Bognár: Piano Piece I
      Ivan Buffa (pf)
    2. Jozef Podprocký: Sonata for Piano, Op. 4
      Ivan Buffa (pf)
    3. Vladimír Godár: Trigram
      Ivan Buffa (pf)
    4. Vladimír Bokes: Waltz in D major
      Ivan Buffa (pf)
    5. Boško Milaković: Opera (per) Buffa
      Ivan Buffa (pf)
    6. Viera Janárčeková: Fragment - Naked
      Ivan Buffa (pf)
    7. Ivan Buffa: ...Impulses...Echoes...Dreams...
      Ivan Buffa (pf), Diana Buffa (pf)
    8. Vladimír Bokes: Albrecht Suite
      Ivan Buffa (pf)
    9. Vladimír Godár: Emmeleia
      Ivan Buffa (pf), Diana Buffa (pf)
  • Photo : Landscape Within My Voice LANDSCAPE WITHIN MY VOICE
    2005 CD – ARS Produktion Ars 38445
    1. Betsy Jolas: Caprice a une voix
      Christel Nies (v)
    2. Viera Janárčeková: On the Border of the Twilight
      Christel Nies (v)
    3. Violeta Dinescu: Et veniens veni
      Christel Nies (v), Bernhard Betzl (bat), Almut Steinhausen (vl)
    4. Jacqueline Fontyn: KU SOKO
      Christel Nies (v), Hellmuth Vivell (pf)
    5. Myriam Marbe: D'a cantare-cantarellare
      Christel Nies (v), Otfrid Nies (vn), Hellmuth Vivell (pf)
    6. Violeta Dinescu: Wie entzweit durch das Seil
      Christel Nies (v)
    7. Sylva Smejkalová: Tastes of Rain
      Christel Nies (v), Hellmuth Vivell (pf)
    8. Doina Rotaru: ...de clocher à clocher...
      Christel Nies (v), Bernhard Betzl (bat)
    9. Sofia Gubaidulina: Aus den Visionen der Hildegard von Bingen
      Christel Nies (v)
    10. Klaus Hinrich Stahmer: Die Landschaft in meiner Stimme
      Christel Nies (v)
  • Photo : Barbara Brauckmann Violoncello BARBARA BRAUCKMANN VIOLONCELLO
    2004 CD – Tritonus 5.029
    1. Viera Janárčeková: Quadratura
      Barbara Brauckmann (vc)
    2. Johann Sebastian Bach: Suite V for cello solo
      Barbara Brauckmann (vc)
    3. Luigi Dallapiccola: Ciacconna, Intermezzo e Adagio for cello solo
      Barbara Brauckmann (vc)
  • Photo : Viera Janárčeková : Kammermusik für Streichinstrumente VIERA JANÁRČEKOVÁ : KAMMERMUSIK FÜR STREICHINSTRUMENTE
    1999 CD – Pro Viva ISPV 188 CD
    1. Viera Janárčeková: Extatic Duo
      Freya Ritts-Kirby (vn), Hellmuth Vivell (pf)
    2. Viera Janárčeková: Jóriki, Makyó
      Martin Weiffenbach (vc)
    3. Viera Janárčeková: String Quartet No. 5
      Kairos-Quartett, Chatschatur Kanajan (vn), Wolfgang Bender (vn), Simone Heilgendorff (vl), Claudius von Wrochem (vc)
  • Photo : La Palmera : Music for Flute and Piano LA PALMERA : MUSIC FOR FLUTE AND PIANO
    1997 CD – Salto Records SAL 7002
    1. Lili Boulanger: D'un matin du printemps
      Veronica Kraneis (fl), Margrit Zimmermann (pf)
    2. Barbara Heller: Drei Stücke für flute und Klavier
      Veronica Kraneis (fl), Margrit Zimmermann (pf)
    3. Viera Janárčeková: Dusted Up Chords (Abgestaubte Saiten)
      Margrit Zimmermann (pf)
    4. Barbara Heller: La Palmera
      Veronica Kraneis (fl), Margrit Zimmermann (pf)
    5. Marguerite Roesgen-Champion: Sonate pour Flûte et Clavier
      Veronica Kraneis (fl), Margrit Zimmermann (pf)
    6. Barbara Heller: Furore – ein Traum
      Margrit Zimmermann (pf)
    7. Vivienne Olive: ...is the flower of a heart of man
      Veronica Kraneis (flb)
  • Photo : Urla Kahl : Horn URLA KAHL : HORN
    1997 CD – Salto Records SAL 7001
    1. Emely Zobel: Flodigarry
      Urla Kahl (cr)
    2. Barbara Heller: Domino
      Urla Kahl (cr)
    3. Violeta Dinescu: Es nimmt mich Wunder...
      Urla Kahl (cr)
    4. Tera de Marez Oyens: Konzert für Horn und Tonband
      Urla Kahl (cra)
    5. Adriana Hölszky: WeltenEnden
      Urla Kahl (cr)
    6. Viera Janárčeková: Yan
      Urla Kahl (cr)
  • Photo : Viera Janárčeková : Vier Werke für sehr verschiedene Besetzungen VIERA JANÁRČEKOVÁ : VIER WERKE FÜR SEHR VERSCHIEDENE BESETZUNGEN
    1997 CD –
    1. Viera Janárčeková: Cinderella (Aschenputtel-Trio)
      Winfried Kassenberg (cl), Martin Weiffenbach (vc), Hellmuth Vivell (pf)
    2. Viera Janárčeková: Fierce Landscape with Thirteen Trees
      Orchester der Stadt Ulm, Alicja Mounk (dir.)
    3. Viera Janárčeková: Illusive Parable
      Westfälisches Sinfonieorchester Recklinghausen, Walter Gillessen (dir.)
    4. Viera Janárčeková: Six Sevensleepers (Sechs Siebenschläferinnen)
      Belcanto Ensemble Frankfurt
  • Photo : One Woman Tango ONE WOMAN TANGO
    1994 CD – Signum Sig X52-00
    1. Bruno Strobl: Tango of Night and Morning
      Christina Ascher (v)
    2. Meyer Kupferman: A Soul for the Moon
      Christina Ascher (v)
    3. Vincent Gruger: De umbra loquens
      Christina Ascher (v)
    4. Radu Malfatti: BeSTIMMung/Destiny
      Christina Ascher (v)
    5. Luciano Berio: Sequenza 3 for solo voice
      Christina Ascher (v)
    6. Viera Janárčeková: Hymn to the Father Noise
      Christina Ascher (v)

Awards

  • Seoul International Competition for Composers
    2009 for work A Midsummer Night's Dream
  • Wuppertaler Musikwettbewerb
    2007 - 2nd prize for work Seventh Chord
  • Wolfgang-Zippel-Stiftung Foundation Award
    1997 for work String Quartet No. 6
  • Chamber Music Competition, Bratislava (SK)
    1996 for work String Quartet No. 5
  • International Competition for Women Composers, Mannheim (DE)
    1994 for work Ocean Second
  • International Competition for Women Composers, Mannheim (DE)
    1994 for work Gianozzo
  • Fanny Mendelssohn Composition Competition, Unna (DE)
    1987 for work Runaway Songs

Premieres

  • First performances in Slovakia
  • Viera Janárčeková: A Midsummer Night's Dream
    12 Nov
    2015
    First performances in Slovakia
    Melos-Ethos, The Pálffy Palace, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Het Collectief, Toon Fret (fl), Martijn Vink (vc), Thomas Dieltjens (pf)
  • Viera Janárčeková: Seventh Chord
    26 Oct
    2012
    First performances in Slovakia
    Festival "PostmutArt", Nitra Gallery, Nitra, SK
    PERFORMERS: Ondrej Veselý (gui)
  • Viera Janárčeková: Touch
    4 Feb
    2011
    First performances in Slovakia
    Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Quasars Ensemble, Ivan Buffa (dir.)
  • Viera Janárčeková: Quintessences
    4 Feb
    2011
    First performances in Slovakia
    Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Andrea Mosorjaková (flb), Quasars Ensemble, Ivan Buffa (dir.)
  • Viera Janárčeková: Piano Concerto
    7 Nov
    2010
    First performances in Slovakia
    New Slovak Music, Small concert studio of the Slovak Radio, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Ivan Buffa (pf), Slovak Sinfonietta Žilina, Marián Lejava (dir.)
  • Viera Janárčeková: Noneto
    14 Nov
    2009
    First performances in Slovakia
    Melos-Ethos, Mirror Hall of the Primate's Palace, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Quasars Ensemble, Ivan Buffa (dir.)
  • Viera Janárčeková: Narratorium
    Septet for flute, oboe, clarinet, piano, violin, viola and cello
    10 Nov
    2008
    First performances in Slovakia
    New Slovak Music, Small concert studio of the Slovak Radio, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Quasars Ensemble, Ivan Buffa (dir.)
  • Viera Janárčeková: wabi-sabi
    Trio for violin, cello and accordion
    13 Nov
    2005
    First performances in Slovakia
    Melos-Ethos, Small concert studio of the Slovak Radio, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Trio Dounia
  • Viera Janárčeková: Quadratura
    for solo cello
    13 Nov
    2002
    First performances in Slovakia
    New Slovak Music, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Jozef Lupták (vc)
  • First performances abroad
  • Viera Janárčeková: Double Concerto for clarinet and accordion
    with string and percussions
    8 Jun
    2013
    First performances abroad
    Bamberg Contemporary Music Days, Altes E-Werk, Bamberg, DE
    PERFORMERS: Oliver Klenk (cl), Stefanie Schumacher (ac), Quasars Ensemble, Ivan Buffa (dir.)
  • Viera Janárčeková: Ungleiche Zwillinge – oder Assimilation
    Duo for organ and accordion
    2 Feb
    2013
    First performances abroad
    Nach(t) der Avantgarde: OrgelAlp, Erlöserkirche, Munich, DE
    PERFORMERS: Stefanie Schumacher (ac), Michael Grill (org)
  • Viera Janárčeková: De aeternitatis concentu
    23 Sep
    2012
    First performances abroad
    Cathedral, Bamberg, DE
    PERFORMERS: Wen Xiao Zhen (vl), Mitglieder der Bamberger Symphoniker, Werner Pees (dir.)
  • Viera Janárčeková: Four Apocalyptic Riders (Vier apokalyptische Reiter)
    5 Jul
    2012
    First performances abroad
    ION – Internationale Orgelwoche Nürnberg, Nürnberg, DE
    PERFORMERS: Yuka Ishimaru (org)
  • Viera Janárčeková: Songs, Songs
    7 Feb
    2011
    First performances abroad
    Bamberg, DE
    PERFORMERS: Petra Noskaiová (ms), Andrea Mosorjaková (fl)
  • Viera Janárčeková: Mysterious Boat
    7 Feb
    2011
    First performances abroad
    Bamberg, DE
    PERFORMERS: Petra Noskaiová (ms), Andrej Gál (vc)
  • Viera Janárčeková: Noneto
    23 Apr
    2010
    First performances abroad
    Ost-West-Podium, Kassel, DE
    PERFORMERS: Quasars Ensemble, Ivan Buffa (dir.)
  • Viera Janárčeková: Narratorium
    Septet for flute, oboe, clarinet, piano, violin, viola and cello
    24 Sep
    2008
    First performances abroad
    Musica Viva 2008, Lisabon, PT
    PERFORMERS: Quasars Ensemble, Ivan Buffa (dir.)
  • Viera Janárčeková: wabi-sabi
    Trio for violin, cello and accordion
    10 Dec
    2004
    First performances abroad
    Kassel, DE
    PERFORMERS: Trio Dounia
  • Viera Janárčeková: String Quartet No. 5
    31 May
    1999
    First performances abroad
    Kassel, DE
    PERFORMERS: Kairos - Quartett

Gallery

  • Photo : Melos-Ethos 2015: Het Collectief 2015-11-12 Melos-Ethos 2015: Het Collectief
    Het Collectief, Viera Janárčeková

    Author: Peter Brenkus

Audio

  • Janárčeková, Viera: Pauses Factory (Pausenfabrik)






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