Personality profile

Photo: Jozef Hamerník Author: archív HC

Jozef Hamerník

22 Sep 1984 Bratislava

classical music



the Jozef Kresánek Primary Art School in Bratislava (under Valéria Bánovská)
1999 – 2002
the Bratislava Conservatory (under Marta Braunsteinerová)
1999 – 2001
the Budapest Conservatory (under Gyula Csétényi)
since 2000
the Universität für Musik und Darstellende Kunst, Mozarteum Salzburg (under Michael Martin Kofler)
Veszprém, Hungary (under János Bálint)
2000, 2001
Baja, Hungary (under Gyula Csétényi)
2000, 2002
Klagenfurt, Austria (under Michael Martin Kofler)
scholarship from the Herbert von Karajan Centre un Vienna
European Union Youth Orchestra, Vienna
2005 - 2007
scholarship from the Orchestra Academy of the Munich Philharmonic
since 2008
flute soloist of the WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln

Jozef Hamerník was a very gifted child, and embarked upon his concert career at a very early age. When other musicians were just starting out, he had already performed at a number of significant events. As a soloist, he has played at concerts and festivals in Germany (every year, since 1997, at the Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern), in Austria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Luxemburg, Poland, Japan, and Slovakia (including the Central European Festival of Concert Art in Žilina and the Summer of Culture), with orchestras such as the Radiophilharmonie Hannover, the Slovak Philharmonic, the Slovak Chamber Orchestra under Bohdan Warchal, the Cappella Istropolitana, the Polish Chamber Orchestra, the TIJI/UNESCO Orchestra, the Norddeutsche Philharmonie, the Bratislava Chamber Soloists, the Žilina State Chamber Orchestra, the Prague Chamber Orchestra, the Solistes Européens Luxemburg, the Hamburger Camerata, and the Chamber Orchestra of St. Petersburg in Russia.

He has worked with leading conductors, soloists, and chamber groups, and has recorded for Slovak state radio and television, as well as Bayerische Rundfunk in Germany.



  • Čierna, Magdaléna: Z mirbachovských matiné: flautový
    2003 Hudobný život 2003, no. 2, p. 19


  • Yehudi Menuhin Foundation (Live Music Now)
    2006 - winner of auditions
  • International Flute Competition in Kobe (Japan)
    2005 - semi-finals
  • Competition of Students Slovak Republic Conservatories
    2002 - 1st place and the title of overall champion
  • The Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany
    2002 - soloist of the year
  • Jugend musiziert (DE)
    2001 - 2nd prize and prize for the best performance of a compulsory work
  • Talent of the Year (CZ)
    2001 - youngest finalist
  • European Music Prize for Youth (EMPY), Hamburg (DE)
    2000 - Paul Hindemith Prize
  • The Mayor of Bratislava Award
  • Award of the Minister of Education of the Slovak Republic
  • Talent Inter-Forum, Slovakia
    1999, 2000 - 1st place
  • Ján Cikker Children´s Performance Competition, Banská Bystrica
    1995 - 1st place

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