Personality profile

Photo: Mario Košik

Mario Košik

1969 Piešťany

www.mariokosik.com

classical music
conducting

Bio

Bio

1983–1989
Bratislava Conservatory (violin and conducting)
1989–1994
Academy of Performing Arts, Bratislava (conducting - Bystrík Režucha, Ľudovít Rajter)
1998–2000
doctoral study in conducting at the Academy of Performing Arts, Bratislava
2000
conductor-in-chief of the Karlovary Symphony Orchestra
from 2007
conductor-in-chief of the Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra

While still a student, Mario Košik appeared as a conductor with the Capella Istropolitana and with the Symphony Orchestra of the Academy of Performing Arts, Bratislava. His activities include collaboration with prominent Slovak and world-ranking musicians (Klaudia Dernerová, Peter Dvorský, Ján Babjak, Dalibor Jenis, Peter Oswald, Ulrike Anima Mathé, Jiří Bárta, Ivan Ženatý, Václav Hudeček, Eva Urbanová…). During his career as a conductor, he has collaborated with the following orchestras: Slovak Philharmonic, State Philharmonic in Košice, Slovak Sinfonietta in Žilina, Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Capella Istropolitana, Musica aeterna, Slovak Philharmonic Choir, Bratislava Boys´ Choir, “Echo” Youth Choir, Chamber Philharmonic in České Budějovice, Carlsbad Symphony Orchestra, Jenaer Philharmonie, State Philharmonic Brno, Moravian Philharmonic Olomouc, Prague Chamber Philharmonic. Mario Košik performs every year in Japan with the Dvořák Chamber Orchestra. During the 2002/2003 season, he staged the premiere of the Slovak ballet "Rasputin" in the Slovak National Theatre. In 2003 he led Slovak and Czech orchestras on tours in Germany, Japan and Italy. He has released recordings for the Slovak Television, Czech Television, Slovak Radio, ORF and Slovart.

Bibliography

  • Art Critique and Journalism
  • Chalupka, Ľubomír: BHS 2017
    Poslucháčske lahôdky z dielne SOSRu
    2017 Hudobný život year 49, 2017, no. 11, p. 13 – 14
  • Populhárová, Jana: Vietor do plachiet SOSRu
    2015 Hudobný život year 47, 2015, no. 6, p. 2
  • Dohnalová, Lýdia: Evgeny Irshai: In the Space of Love [recenzia CD]
    2014 Hudobný život year 46, 2014, no. 3, p. 36
  • Chalupka, Ľubomír: Slovak Violin Concertos [recenzia CD]
    2014 Hudobný život year 46, 2014, no. 3, p. 35
  • Hochel, Peter: Nová slovenská hudba 2012 : Orchestrálny koncert
    2013 Hudobný život year 45, 2013, no. 1-2, p. 23
  • Berger, Igor: Symfonický orchester Slovenského rozhlasu
    2013 Hudobný život year 45, 2013, no. 1-2, p. 3
  • Berger, Igor: Symfonický orchester Slovenského rozhlasu
    2012 Hudobný život year 44, 2012, no. 7-8, p. 5
  • Horkay, Tamás: Spravodajstvo, festivaly / BHS / Symfonický orchester Slovenského rozhlasu
    2012 Hudobný život year 44, 2012, no. 12, p. 12
  • Marton, Ivan: Symfonický orchester Slovenského rozhlasu
    2011 Hudobný život year 43, 2011, no. 7-8, p. 4
  • Bubnáš, Juraj: Symfonický orchester Slovenského rozhlasu
    2011 Hudobný život year 43, 2011, no. 6, p. 4
  • Alexander, Juraj: Spravodajstvo, koncerty
    2011 Hudobný život year 43, 2011, no. 12, p. 4
  • Berger, Igor: Spravodajstvo, koncerty : Symfonický orchester Slovenského rozhlasu
    2011 Hudobný život year 43, 2011, no. 1-2, p. 5
  • Bubnáš, Juraj: Spravodajstvo, koncerty. Symfonický orchester Slovenského rozhlasu
    2010 Hudobný život year 42, 2010, no. 3, p. 6
  • Buffa, Ivan: Symfonický orchester Slovenského rozhlasu
    2008 Hudobný život year 40, 2008, no. 3-4, p. 8
  • Berger, Igor: Spravodajstvo, koncerty : Symfonický orchester Slovenského rozhlasu
    2007 Hudobný život year 39, 2007, no. 6, p. 8
  • Planková, Eva: Hommage à Lucia Popp
    2007 Hudobný život year 39, 2007, no. 5, p. 8
  • Berger, Igor: Symfonický orchester Slovenského rozhlasu
    2007 Hudobný život year 39, 2007, no. 5, p. 8
  • Dohnalová, Lýdia: Spravodajstvo, koncerty : Symfonický orchester Slovenského rozhlasu
    2007 Hudobný život year 39, 2007, no. 3, p. 8 – 9
  • 6 otázok pre Maria Košika, dirigenta Symfonického orchestra Slovenského rozhlasu
    2007 Hudobný život year 39, 2007, no. 1 – 2, p. 15
  • Personal bibliography
  • Anketa
    2014 Hudobný život year 46, 2014, no. 1-2, p. 27 – 28
  • AD: P. Feranec : Orchester potrebuje pozornosť a podporu, HŽ 1-2 2008
    2008 Hudobný život year 40, 2008, no. 3-4, p. 2

Discography

  • Photo: Slovak Concertos SLOVAK CONCERTOS
    2016 CD – Music Fund SF 00882131
    1. Eugen Suchoň: Concertino per clarinetto ed orchestra ESD 100a
      Ronald Šebesta (cl), Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Mario Košik (dir.)
    2. Juraj Beneš: Concert for piano and orchestra No. 1
      Nora Skuta (pf), Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Dušan Štefánek (dir.)
    3. Ilja Zeljenka: Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra
      Ronald Šebesta (cl), Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Adrian Kokoš (dir.)
  • Photo: Evgeny Irshai – In the Space of Love EVGENY IRSHAI – IN THE SPACE OF LOVE
    2013 CD – Music Fund SF 00722131
    1. Jevgenij Iršai: Uangamizi (Disappearance)
      Milan Paľa (vn), Jozef Lupták (vc), Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Mario Košik (dir.)
    2. Jevgenij Iršai: Soundquake Zero
      Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Mario Košik (dir.)
    3. Jevgenij Iršai: Quotations
      Ladislav Fanzowitz (pf), Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Mario Košik (dir.)
    4. Jevgenij Iršai: In the Space of Love
      Milan Paľa (vn), Jevgenij Iršai (pf), Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Mario Košik (dir.)
  • Photo: Slovak Violin Concertos SLOVAK VIOLIN CONCERTOS
    2013 CD – Music Fund SF 00732131
    1. Alexander Moyzes: Concert for violin and orchestra Op. 53
      Milan Paľa (vn), Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Mario Košik (dir.)
    2. Andrej Očenáš: Concert for Violin and Orchestra Op. 47
      Milan Paľa (vn), Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Mario Košik (dir.)
    3. Dezider Kardoš: Concert for Violin and Orchestra Op. 51
      Milan Paľa (vn), Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Mario Košik (dir.)
  • Photo: Miro Bázlik: Concert for Piano and Orchestra; Oratory Twelve MIRO BÁZLIK: CONCERT FOR PIANO AND ORCHESTRA; ORATORY TWELVE
    2011 CD – Music Fund SF 00692131
    1. Miro Bázlik: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra
      Daniel Buranovský (pf), Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Mario Košik (dir.)
    2. Miro Bázlik: Twelve
      František Husák (spk), Sergej Kopčák (b), Katarína Blahušiaková (s), Dagmar Pecková (a), Ľudovít Buchta (t), Marián Bulla (b), Slovak Philharmonic Choir, Peter Hradil (zbm.), Slovak Philharmonic, Gabriel Patócs (dir.)
  • Photo:
    2007 DVD – Discant
    1. Antonio Vivaldi: Gloria, RV 589 – Gloria in excelsis Deo
      Bratislava Boys Choir, Collegium Baroque, Branislav Kostka (dir.)
    2. Hymnus: Veni Creator Spiritus
      Bratislava Boys Choir, Magdaléna Rovňáková (dir.)
    3. César Franck: Panis angelicus
      Bratislava Boys Choir, Magdaléna Rovňáková (zbm.), Bratislava Studio Orchestra, Mario Košik (dir.)
    4. Antonio Vivaldi: Gloria, RV 589 – Propter magnam
      Bratislava Boys Choir, Collegium Baroque, Branislav Kostka (dir.)
    5. Mikuláš Schneider-Trnavský: Ave Maria
      Bratislava Boys Choir, Magdaléna Rovňáková (dir.)
    6. Franz Schubert: Mille cherubini cin coro
      Bratislava Boys Choir, Magdaléna Rovňáková (dir.)
    7. John Francis Wade: Adeste fideles
      Bratislava Boys Choir, Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Mario Košik (dir.)
    8. Antonio Vivaldi: Gloria RV 589 – Domine Deus, Agnus Dei
      Bratislava Boys Choir, Collegium Baroque, Branislav Kostka (dir.)
    9. Franz Xaver Tost: Memento Domine
      Bratislava Boys Choir, Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Mario Košik (dir.)
    10. Vianočná koleda: Deck The Halls, Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy: Hark! The Herald Angels Sing:
      Bratislava Boys Choir, Magdaléna Rovňáková (dir.)
    11. Vianočná koleda: O Tannenbaum
      Bratislava Boys Choir, Magdaléna Rovňáková (dir.)
    12. James Pierpont: Jingle Bells
      Bratislava Boys Choir, Magdaléna Rovňáková (dir.)
    13. Paulín Bajan: Christmas Pastorale (excerpts)
      Bratislava Boys Choir, Magdaléna Rovňáková (dir.)
    14. Vianočné koledy: Do mesta Betléma, Pastieri, Búvaj dieťa krásne, Angelus pastoribus
      Bratislava Boys Choir, Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Mario Košik (dir.)
    15. Franz Xaver Gruber: Silent Night, Holy Night
      Bratislava Boys Choir, Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Mario Košik (dir.)
  • Photo: Amaral Vieira: Te Deum in stilo Barocco, Missa Choralis AMARAL VIEIRA: TE DEUM IN STILO BAROCCO, MISSA CHORALIS
    1997 CD – Slovart Records SR-0025-2-131
    1. Amaral Vieira: Te Deum In Stilo Barocco, Op. 213
      Slovak Philharmonic Choir, Jan Rozehnal (zbm.), Slovak Philharmonic, Mario Košik (dir.)
    2. Amaral Vieira: Missa Choralis, Op. 282
      Slovak Philharmonic Choir, Jan Rozehnal (zbm.), Slovak Philharmonic, Mario Košik (dir.)

Premieres

  • First performances in Slovakia
  • Jevgenij Iršai: Tohu va bohu
    Concerto for flute, violin and symphony orchestra
    13 Feb
    2015
    First performances in Slovakia
    Large concert hall of the Slovak Radio, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Simona Pingitzer (fl), Marián Svetlík (vn), Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Mario Košik (dir.)
  • Peter Dan Ferenčík: "All...or..."
    Orchestral study for orchestra
    13 Nov
    2014
    First performances in Slovakia
    New Slovak Music, Large concert hall of the Slovak Radio, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Mario Košik (dir.)
  • Jaroslav Konečný: Concert for Piano and Orchestra
    13 Nov
    2014
    First performances in Slovakia
    New Slovak Music, Large concert hall of the Slovak Radio, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Ivan Buffa (pf), Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Mario Košik (dir.)
  • Jozef Podprocký: Symphony No. 4, Op. 64
    for symphony orchestra
    13 Nov
    2014
    First performances in Slovakia
    New Slovak Music, Large concert hall of the Slovak Radio, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Mario Košik (dir.)
  • Jevgenij Iršai: Maariv (The Prayer)
    Monolohue for cello and string orchestra
    30 Oct
    2013
    First performances in Slovakia
    Large concert hall of the Slovak Radio, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Jozef Lupták (vc), Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Mario Košik (dir.)
  • Vladislav Šarišský: EFieL
    Concerto for Flute and Symphony Orchestra
    14 Nov
    2012
    First performances in Slovakia
    New Slovak Music, Large Concert Hall of the Slovak Radio, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Andrea Mosorjaková (fl), Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Mario Košik (dir.)
  • Jevgenij Iršai: Proglas
    Oratorio for bass, soprano, mixed choir and orchestra
    14 Nov
    2012
    First performances in Slovakia
    New Slovak Music, Large Concert Hall of the Slovak Radio, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Eva Šušková (s), Gustáv Beláček (bbr), Lúčnica Choir, Elena Matušová (zbm.), Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Mario Košik (dir.)
  • Ľubica Čekovská: Dorian Gray Suite
    14 Nov
    2012
    First performances in Slovakia
    New Slovak Music, Large Concert Hall of the Slovak Radio, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Mario Košik (dir.)
  • Peter Groll: Adagio per Orchestra
    1 Oct
    2012
    First performances in Slovakia
    Bratislava Music Festival, Concert Hall of the Slovak Philharmonic, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Mario Košik (dir.)
  • Peter Zagar: Nocturne
    23 May
    2012
    First performances in Slovakia
    Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Mario Košik (dir.), Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
  • Jevgenij Iršai: In the Space of Love
    Concerto for violin, piano and orchestra
    19 Oct
    2011
    First performances in Slovakia
    Large Concert Hall of the Slovak Radio, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Milan Paľa (vn), Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Mario Košik (dir.)
  • Miro Bázlik: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra
    13 Apr
    2011
    First performances in Slovakia
    Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Daniel Buranovský (pf), Mario Košik (dir.)
  • Ján Levoslav Bella: Ballade (aus den Lustigen Weibern)
    for solo voice and orchestra
    7 Nov
    2008
    First performances in Slovakia
    New Slovak Music, Large concert hall of the Slovak Radio, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Eva Šušková (s), Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Mario Košik (dir.)
  • Alexander Albrecht: Ballade (Ballad)
    7 Nov
    2008
    First performances in Slovakia
    New Slovak Music, Large concert hall of the Slovak Radio, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Eva Šušková (s), Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Mario Košik (dir.)
  • Ján Levoslav Bella: Mein Friedhof
    for soprano and orchestra
    7 Nov
    2008
    First performances in Slovakia
    New Slovak Music, Small concert studio of the Slovak Radio, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Eva Šušková (s), Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Mario Košik (dir.)
  • Jevgenij Iršai: Uangamizi (Disappearance)
    Concerto for violin, cello and orchestra
    7 Nov
    2008
    First performances in Slovakia
    New Slovak Music, Large concert hall of the Slovak Radio, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Milan Paľa (vn), Jozef Lupták (vc), Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Mario Košik (dir.)
  • Miroslav Kroupa: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 2
    18 Apr
    2007
    First performances in Slovakia
    Beneficiary concert for Cancer Research Foundation, Large concert hall of the Slovak Radio, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Nora Skuta (pf), Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Mario Košik (dir.)
  • Igor Dibák: Rhapsody, Op. 69
    for clarinet and orchestra
    1 Sep
    2002
    First performances in Slovakia
    Fatra House of Arts, Žilina, SK
    PERFORMERS: Bibiána Bieniková (cl), Slovak Sinfonietta Žilina, Mario Košik (dir.)
  • Ľudovít Rajter: Impessioni rapsodiche
    per orchestra d'archi
    28 Feb
    1996
    First performances in Slovakia
    Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Young Bratislava Soloists, Mario Košik (dir.)
  • First performances abroad
  • Jevgenij Iršai: Soundquake Zero
    for symphonic orchestra
    26 Nov
    2015
    First performances abroad
    Seongnam Arts Center, Seongnam, KR
    PERFORMERS: Seongnam Philharmonic Orchestra, Mario Košik (dir.)
  • Jevgenij Iršai: Ten minutes about Katyń
    for string orchestra
    27 Apr
    2013
    First performances abroad
    Concert hall of the Karol Szymanowski Philharmonic, Kraków, PL
    PERFORMERS: Kraków Philharmonic Orchestra, Mario Košik (dir.)


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