Personality profile

Photo: Marian Lapšanský

Marian Lapšanský

21 Aug 1947 Tisovec

www.pozon.sk/lapsansky

classical music
piano
pedagóg – piano

Bio

Bio

1956 – 1962
Primary Arts School in Tisovec (piano - Jaroslav Brzák, violin - Leopold Krull)
1960 – 1962
studies of violin in Rimavská Sobota (Vojtech Molnár)
1962 – 1968
Bratislava Conservatory (piano - Roman Rychlo), recipient of the Best Piano Graduate title
1968 – 1973
Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (František Maxián and Jan Panenka)
1973 – 1974
P. I. Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow (Viktor Merzhanov)
teaching:
since 1987
Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava (1996 – associate professor, 1997 – professor)
since 1997
Academy of Performing Arts in Prague
since 2001
Academy of Arts in Banská Bystrica
since 2002
Janáček Academy of Performing Arts in Brno
1990
founder of the Cyril and Methodius Foundation for support of young artists (1990 – 1996 head of the board of trustees, since 1996 vice-president)
1991
initiator of the creation of the Pentagonala Festival, which in 1993 became the Central European Music Festival in Žilina
1992 – 1996
head of the Board of the Slovak Music Union
since 1993
vice-president of the board of the Slovak Music Council
1996
founder of the Musica Nobilis festival of the Tatra region cities
1996 – 1999
held office in the Association of Concert Artists, part of the Slovak Music Union in Bratislava
1997 – 1999
director of the Artistic and Commercial Activities Department of the “Slovkoncert” Agency and 1998 – 1999 interim director general of the same organisation, which became part of the Music Centre
since 1998
head of the board of trustees of Ján Cikker Foundation
since 2005
Acting Managing Director of Slovak Philharmonia Orchestra

Having completed his studies at the AMU Academy of Music in Prague, Lapšanský has been living in Prague and Bratislava. During the period of 1976 – 1979, he was a soloist of the Košice State Philharmonic, later until 1992 a soloist of the Slovak Philharmonic. Apart from working with Slovak and Czech orchestras, he has guest-appeared with numerous foreign ensembles (Wiener Kammerorchestra, Hungarian State Philharmonic, MÁV Budapest Symphony Orchestra, Vilmos Tátrai Chamber Orchestra, Budapest Strings, George Enescu Philharmonic, Bucarest, Cluj State Philharmonic, Sofia Philharmonic, Dresdner Staatskapelle, Leipzig Great Symphony Orchestra, Great Radio Symphony Orchestra Berlin, Berliner Symphonie Orchestra, Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra, Kyoto Symphony Orchestra, Havana National Philharmonic, North Bay Symphony Orchestra Canada, Praetoria National Symphony Orchestra, Johannesburg National Philharmonic, etc.). As a soloist, he has collaborated with over twenty chamber ensembles in Slovakia and abroad. He gave concerts several times in all European countries, as well as in South Africa, Cuba, Canada, USA, Mexico and Japan.


Apart from his soloist activities, chamber music represents also an important part of his career and includes various partnerships with instrumentalists and vocalists (among others with Gabriela Beňačková, Peter Dvorský, Magdaléna Hajóssyová, Sergej Kopčák, Jelena Obrazcovová, Dagmar Pecková, Peter Schreier). In the area of piano duo (four-hand or two pianos), he has been continually cooperating with Peter Toperczer since 1983, while appearing also with Zuzana Paulechová and Eugen Indjić.


Lapšanský has been regularly invited to all prominent Slovak and Czech festivals, appearing also in foremost international events (Wiener Festwochen, Salzburger Festspiele, Lockenhaus Chamber Music Days, Berliner Festspiele, Dresdner Musikfestspiele, Echternach International Festival, Festival de Saint Lizier, Budapest Music Weeks, Katya Popova Festival in Pleven, Dubrovnik Summer Festival, Sofia Music Weeks, Festival de Musica de Canaries, Swansea Festival, Cardiff Music Festival, Ankara International Music Festival and many others). His recordings have also received numerous awards: 1985 – State Prize for performances of Sergei Prokofiev’s pieces and for representing Czechoslovak concert art abroad; 1987 –OPUS Golden Crest for recordings of Johannes Brahms’ sonatas; 1995 – Golden Harmony for a CD with recordings of pieces by Rachmaninov, Schnittke, Pärt, together with cellist Jiří Bárta; 1997 – „Classic“ awarded to the recording of the year (collection of cycles by Zdeněk Fibich Moods, Impressions and Reminiscences– 12 CD; 1998 – Daliborka – Best 1998 Recording (Leoš Janáček: The Diary of One Who Disappeared together with Peter Straka and Dagmar Pecková, and Piano Sonata in e flat minor); 2002 – highly acclaimed Gustav Mahler Prize, awarded by the European Union of Arts.


Apart from his concert giving and teaching activities, Lapšanský has been also actively involved in preparation and organising of various events. In 1990, he founded the Johann Nepomuk Hummel International Piano Competition and became its president. In 1989, he founded the International Master Classes for young performers in Piešťany – an even which was also organised by him until its end in 1999, with presence of leading Slovak and foreign concert artists (piano, vocals, strings). He has been lecturing during various master classes: Sommer-Akademie Prag in Semmering, Austria (organised by the Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst in Vienna every year since 1999), in Tokio (since 2000) and at Liszt’s Music University in Budapest (2002), he has also intervened with speeches and lectures. Moreover, he has been invited to sit in juries of various international piano competitions –Bedřich Smetana international competition in Hradec Králové, CZ (1988, 1990), Johann Nepomuk Hummel International Competition in Bratislava, SK (1990, 1993, 1996, 1999), Johannes Brahms Competition in Pörtschach (1994 Austria), Piano Schwaningen competition in Norway (1996), Ferenca Liszta International Competition in Budapest (1996, 2001) and Fryderyk Chopin Competition in Marienbad, CZ (1997, 1999).

 

 

"Lapšanský is an internationally acknowledged artist, ranking among the top of Slovak piano artists as well as Slovak artists in general. He is an ambitious and hardworking person, always aspiring for the ideal of perfection. He has reached a balance between deep emotionality – ranging from delicate poetic meditations, through a wide range of shades, up to dense, dramatic and invariably cultured metallic climaxes – and carefully considered direction of suggestive lines. Thanks to his sensitive musicianship and a vast and long-lasting body of experience, he has interiorised the principle to empathise as perfectly as possible with his music partners, their concepts, to their details of phrasing, articulation, agogics and building of lines. His rich chamber music activities made him develop extraordinary reactivity and readiness, displayed also during the replacements he had been obliged take in his concert activities." (Vladimír Čížik: Slovník slovenského koncertného umenia I., Hudobné centrum, Bratislava 2002, p. 83)

Bibliography

  • Studies (Book Chapters, Dictionary Entries, Scholarly Articles)
  • Čížik, Vladimír: Marián Lapšanský
    2002 Slovník slovenského koncertného umenia I, Music Centre Slovakia, Bratislava 2002, p. 81 – 85
    (ISBN 80-88884-39-X)
  • Marián Lapšanský
    1982 Portréty slovenských koncertných umelcov. Portraits of Czechoslovak Concert Artists , Bratislava 1982, p. 29 – 31
  • Čížik, Vladimír: Marián Lapšanský
    1974 Slovenskí koncertní umelci I, Slovak Music Fund, Bratislava 1974, p. 67 – 69
  • Art Critique and Journalism
  • Pincová, Kateřina: Dramaturgický skvost PKF
    2020 In: www.operaplus.cz/dramaturgicky-skvost-pkf/
    Opera Plus 2020
  • Urbančíková, Lýdia: Čajkovskij a Suchoň na záverečnom koncerte 50. sezóny Štátnej filharmónie Košice
    2019 In: www.operaslovakia.sk/cajkovskij-a-suchon-na-zaverecnom-koncerte-50-sezony-statnej-filharmonie-kosice/
    Opera Slovakia 2019
  • Dohnalová, Lýdia: Divergencie 2019 : sviatky hudby v Skalici
    2019 Hudobný život year 51, 2019, no. 7-8, p. 3
  • Viskup, Anton: Sedem desaťročí Slovenskej filharmónie
    2019 Hudobný život year 51, 2019, no. 12, p. 20-24
  • Ursínyová, Terézia: Pestré klavírne nálady Mariana Lapšanského
    2018 In: www.operaslovakia.sk/pestre-klavirne-nalady-mariana-lapsanskeho/
    Opera Slovakia 2018
  • Vongrej, Ľudovít: Marian Lapšanský: Hudba nás harmonizuje a kultivuje
    2017 In: www.operaslovakia.sk/marian-lapsansky-hudba-nas-harmonizuje-a-kultivuje/
    Opera Slovakia 2017
    (rozhovor)
  • Šišková, Ingeborg: Nedeľné matiné v Mirbachovom paláci
    2016 Hudobný život year 48, 2016, no. 11, p. 11
  • Ursínyová, Terézia: Slovenská filharmónia finalizovala sezónu v romantickom opojení
    2015 In: www.operaslovakia.sk/slovenska-filharmonia-finalizovala-sezonu-v-romantickom-opojeni/
    2015
  • Dohnalová, Lýdia: Za peknou hudbou opäť do Banskej Štiavnice
    2015 Hudobný život year 47, 2015, no. 9, p. 6
  • Berger, Igor: Na podporu Domu Albrechtovcov
    2015 Hudobný život year 47, 2015, no. 6, p. 3
  • Dohnalová, Lýdia: Žilinský triumf Mariana Lapšanského
    2014 Hudobný život year 46, 2014, no. 7-8, p. 11
  • Marton, Ivan: Neznáma hudba
    2011 Hudobný život year 43, 2011, no. 3, p. 8
  • Dohnalová, Lýdia: ŠKO Žlina
    2010 Hudobný život year 42, 2010, no. 1 - 2, p. 6
  • Králík, Jan: České opery v gramofonovém světě. XV. Josef Bohuslav Foerster
    2009 Hudební rozhledy year 41, 2009, no. 12, p. 58
  • Urbančíková, Lýdia: Komorné koncerty na Košickej hudobnej jari
    2008 Hudobný život year 40, 2008, no. 6, p. 9
  • Dohnalová, Lýdia: Spravodajstvo, koncerty : Slovenská filharmónia
    2007 Hudobný život year 39, 2007, no. 3, p. 6
  • Šišková, Ingeborg: Nedeľné matiné v Mirbachovom paláci
    2007 Hudobný život year 39, 2007, no. 11, p. 2
  • Puškášová, Melánia: Komorné dni Johanna Nepomuka Hummela
    2006 Hudobný život year 38, 2006, no. 7-8, p. 14 – 15
  • Berger, Igor: Koncerty – sólo v Mozartovi
    2002 Hudobný život year 34, 2002, no. 7–8, p. 22
  • MG:: Marec ŠKO Žilina [recenzia recitálu]
    2002 Hudobný život year 34, 2002, no. 5, p. 12
  • Blahynka, Miloslav: Brnianska premiéra Rapsodickej suity
    2002 Hudobný život year 34, 2002, no. 3, p. 27
  • Unger, Pavol: Recenzie CD. Foerster Songs. Ivan Kusnjer, Marián Lapšanský
    2001 Hudobný život year 33, 2001, no. 11, p. 48
  • Puškášová, Melánia: Ako sa žilo na jubilejnom 10 ročníku Medzinárodných interpretačných kurzov v Piešťanoch [rozhovor]
    1998 Hudobný život year 30, 1998, no. 16, p. 3
  • Bajgar, Jindřich: Fibich’s Moods, Impresions and Reminiscences on CDs
    1998 Czech Music 1998, no. 3, p. 5
  • Ursínyová, Tereza: Najvlastnejšie povolanie – hudba. Hovoríme s klaviristom Mariánom Lapšanským
    1998 Literárny týždenník 1998, no. 2
  • Mokrá, Barbara: S novými skúsenosťami sa mi ľahšie žije. Marián Lapšanský významný klavirista a hudobný manažér
    1997 Národná obroda / víkendová príloha Štýl 1997
  • Ursínyová, Terézia: Marián Lapšanský jubiluje. Z klaviristu – komplexná osobnosť
    1997 Hudobný život year 29, 1997, no. 15, p. 3
  • Stehlík, Luboš: Cesta umělce je nekonečná. Marián Lapšanský
    1996 Harmonie 1996, no. 11, p. 26–29
  • Mayr, Rupert: Genuine art from a visiting Pianist. Piano Recital by Marian Lapšanský. PE Music Society (Capab) Opera Holese
    1994 Hérold 24. 5. 1994
  • Gürtelschmied, W.: Sag’ beim Abschied. Peter Schreier sang Schumann und Janáček
    1986 Kurier 1986
  • Vajda, Igor; Čížik, Vlado: Mladí po tretí raz v Trenčianskych Tepliciach
    1968 Slovenská hudba 1968, no. 9-10, p. 439 – 442
  • Kovářová, Anna: Přerušená přehlídka
    1968 Hudební rozhledy 1968, no. 20, p. 618 – 619
  • Havlíková, Helena: Janáček bez pocty
    Pražské jaro 2018
    2018 Hudební rozhledy year 71, 2018, no. 7, p. 22 – 23
  • Šerých, Anna: Pražské múzy
    Jubilant Marián Lapšanský
    2017 Hudební rozhledy year 70, 2017, no. 5, p. 21
  • Slavíková, Jitka: S Marianem Lapšanským nejen o Fibichovi
    Hudební rozhledy year 50
  • Puškášová, Meška: Z Reduty do Stoky
    1999 Hudobný život year 31, 1999, no. 5, p. 30
  • Javorský, Igor: Dva pozdravy z aprílovej Reduty
    1999 Hudobný život year 31, 1999, no. 5, p. 26
  • Jiránek, Jaroslav: Fibich : Moods, Impretions and Reminiscences [recenzia CD]
    1999 Hudobný život year 31, 1999, no. 1 - 2, p. 44 - 45
  • Personal bibliography
  • Peter Toperczer túžil dopátrať sa podstaty vecí
    2010 Pravda/Kultúra 27. 8. 2010

Discography

  • Photo: Eva Garajová : Nox et solitudo EVA GARAJOVÁ : NOX ET SOLITUDO
    2014 CD – ArcoDiva UP 0151-2 302
    1. Piotr Iľjič Čajkovskij: 6 Romances, Op. 57: No. 6. Lish ti odin (Only thou Alone)
      Eva Garajová (ms), Marian Lapšanský (pf)
    2. Piotr Iľjič Čajkovskij: 6 Romances, Op. 28: No. 4. On tak menya lyubil (He Loved Me So)
      Eva Garajová (ms), Marian Lapšanský (pf)
    3. Piotr Iľjič Čajkovskij: 12 Romances, Op. 60: No. 2. Ya tebe nichevo ne skazhu (I don't tell you anything)
      Eva Garajová (ms), Marian Lapšanský (pf)
    4. Piotr Iľjič Čajkovskij: 7 Romances, Op. 47: No. 7. Ya li v pole da ne travushka bila? (Was I not a little blade of grass?)
      Eva Garajová (ms), Marian Lapšanský (pf)
    5. Piotr Iľjič Čajkovskij: Pesn' Zemfiri (Zemfira's song)
      Eva Garajová (ms), Marian Lapšanský (pf)
    6. Piotr Iľjič Čajkovskij: 6 Romances, Op. 6: No. 6. None but the Lonely Heart)
      Eva Garajová (ms), Marian Lapšanský (pf)
    7. Piotr Iľjič Čajkovskij: 12 Romances, Op. 60: No. 8. Prosti (Excuse me)
      Eva Garajová (ms), Marian Lapšanský (pf)
    8. Piotr Iľjič Čajkovskij: 7 Romances, Op. 47: No. 6. Den' li tsarit? (Does the Day Reign?)
      Eva Garajová (ms), Marian Lapšanský (pf)
    9. Antonín Dvořák: V národním tónu (In Folk) Tone)
      Eva Garajová (ms), Marian Lapšanský (pf)
    10. Antonín Dvořák: Four Songs Op. 82
      Eva Garajová (ms), Marian Lapšanský (pf)
    11. Johannes Brahms: Vier ernste Gesänge, Op. 121
      Eva Garajová (ms), Marian Lapšanský (pf)
    12. Štefan Németh-Šamorínsky: Šesť piesní
      Eva Garajová (ms), Marian Lapšanský (pf)
    13. Vladimír Sommer: Seven Songs for Mezzo-soprano and Piano
      Eva Garajová (ms), Marian Lapšanský (pf)
    14. Eugen Suchoň: Nox et solitudo op. 4 ESD 49b
      Eva Garajová (ms), Marian Lapšanský (pf)
  • Photo: Eva Garajová : My Songs EVA GARAJOVÁ : MY SONGS
    2010 CD – ArcoDiva UP 0128-2 131
    1. Antonín Dvořák: Cigánské melodie (Gypsy Songs), Op. 55
      Eva Garajová (ms), Marian Lapšanský (pf)
    2. Jaroslav Křička: Northern Nights, Op. 14
      Eva Garajová (ms), Marian Lapšanský (pf)
    3. Bohuslav Martinů: Two Songs
      Eva Garajová (ms), Marian Lapšanský (pf)
    4. Béla Bartók: Five Songs
      Eva Garajová (ms), Marian Lapšanský (pf)
    5. Béla Bartók: Village Scenes
      Eva Garajová (ms), Marian Lapšanský (pf)
  • Photo: Slovak Philharmonic Choir SLOVAK PHILHARMONIC CHOIR
    2006 CD – Slovak Philharmonic SLF 0013-2-031
    1. Gioacchino Rossini: Petite Messe solennelle
      Slovak Philharmonic Choir, Blanka Juhaňáková (dir.), Henrieta Lednárová (s), Jana Kurucová (a), Otokar Klein (t), Peter Mikuláš (b), Marian Lapšanský (pf), Eva Salayová (pf), Anna Predmerská-Zúriková (harm)
    2. Alexander Albrecht: Ave Maria
      Slovak Philharmonic Choir, Blanka Juhaňáková (dir.), Stanislav Šurin (org)
    3. Ivan Hrušovský: Cantate Domino
      Slovak Philharmonic Choir, Blanka Juhaňáková (dir.)
    4. Zdeněk Lukáš:
      Stanislav Mucha (vn), Eva Salayová (pf), Blanka Juhaňáková (dir.), Slovak Philharmonic Choir
  • Photo: JACK-IN-THE-BOX.A Collection of Amusing and Entertaining Works by Classical Composers JACK-IN-THE-BOX.A COLLECTION OF AMUSING AND ENTERTAINING WORKS BY CLASSICAL COMPOSERS
    2005 CD – Naxos 8.570124-25
    1. Joseph Haydn:
      Ondrej Lenárd (dir.), Cappella Istropolitana, Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Slovak State Philharmonic Košice, Marian Lapšanský (pf), Peter Toperczer (pf)
  • Photo:
    2004 CD – Supraphon SU 3487-2 131
    1. Zdeněk Fibich: Quartet for Violin, Viola, Cello and Piano in E minor, Op. 11 (1874)
      Marian Lapšanský (pf), Jiří Panocha (vn), Miroslav Sehnoutka (vl), Jaroslav Kulhan (vc)
    2. Zdeněk Fibich: Quintet for Piano, Clarinet, French horn, Violin and Cello in D major, Op. 42 (1894)
      Marian Lapšanský (pf), Ludmila Peterková (cl), Vladimíra Klánská (cr), Jiří Panocha (vn), Jaroslav Kulhan (vc)
  • Photo: Lunga Bla Timmar LUNGA BLA TIMMAR
    2002 CD – Naxos 8.503024
    1. Claude Debussy:
      Peter Breiner (dir.), Oliver Dohnányi (dir.), Jozef Kopelman (dir.), Ondrej Lenárd (dir.), Róbert Stankovský (dir.), Camerata Cassoviae, Cappella Istropolitana, Slovak Philharmonic, Slovak Philharmonic, Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Slovak State Philharmonic Košice, Ľudovít Kanta (vc), Marian Lapšanský (pf), Jindřich Pazdera (vn), Miloš Števove (cr), Peter Toperczer (pf)
  • Photo: S. Prokofiev: Peter och vargen / C. Saint-Saens: Djurens karneval / B. Britten: Orkesterguide for ungdom S. PROKOFIEV: PETER OCH VARGEN / C. SAINT-SAENS: DJURENS KARNEVAL / B. BRITTEN: ORKESTERGUIDE FOR UNGDOM
    2001 CD – Naxos 8.554091
    1. Sergej Prokofiev:
      Ondrej Lenárd (dir.), Marian Lapšanský (pf), Peter Toperczer (pf), Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
  • Photo: Saint-Saens: Carnival of the Animals SAINT-SAENS: CARNIVAL OF THE ANIMALS
    2001 DVD – Naxos DVDI 1013
    1. Camille Saint-Saëns:
      Ondrej Lenárd (dir.), Slovak Philharmonic, Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Marian Lapšanský (pf), Peter Toperczer (pf)
  • Photo:
    1999 CD – ArcoDiva UP 0020 - 2 231
    1. Mikhail Glinka:
      Sergej Kopčák (b), Marian Lapšanský (pf)
  • Photo:
    1998 CD – ArcoDiva UP 0003 - 2 231
    1. Serge Rachmaninoff:
      Sergej Kopčák (b), Marian Lapšanský (pf)
  • Photo: The Centre 2 THE CENTRE 2
    1998 CD – Naxos 8.554903-04DX
    1. Johann Sebastian Bach:
      Oliver Dohnányi (dir.), Ondrej Lenárd (dir.), Cappella Istropolitana, Slovak Philharmonic, Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Slovak State Philharmonic Košice, Slovak Philharmonic Choir, Marian Lapšanský (pf), Peter Toperczer (pf)
  • Photo: Chamber Music and Instrumental Collection CHAMBER MUSIC AND INSTRUMENTAL COLLECTION
    1997 CD – 7204
    1. Ludwig van Beethoven:
      Sylvia Čápová-Vizváry (pf), Marian Lapšanský (pf), Daniela Varínska (pf), Kamil Roško (tr), Vladimír Rusó (pf)
  • Photo: The Best of Saint-Saëns THE BEST OF SAINT-SAËNS
    1997 CD – Naxos 8.556675
    1. Camille Saint-Saëns:
      Imrich Szabó (org), Marian Lapšanský (pf), Peter Toperczer (pf), Slovak Philharmonic, Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Ondrej Lenárd (dir.)
    2. Camille Saint-Saëns: Symphony no. 3 avec orgue, op. 78
      Imrich Szabó (org)
  • Photo:
    1996 CD – Amadis 7802
    1. Marian Lapšanský (pf), Jindřich Pazdera (vn), Daniela Varínska (pf), Viktor Šimčisko (vn), Ondrej Lenárd (dir.), Slovak State Philharmonic Košice, Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
  • Photo:
    1995 CD – Chandos Chan 9257
    1. Antonín Dvořák:
      Marian Lapšanský (pf), Daniel Buranovský (pf)
  • Photo:
    1995 CD – Amadis 7124
    1. Edvard Hagerup Grieg:
      Marian Lapšanský (pf)
  • Photo:
    1995 CD – Amadis 7125
    1. Edvard Hagerup Grieg:
      Marian Lapšanský (pf)
  • Photo:
    1995 CD – Amadis 7128
    1. Edvard Hagerup Grieg:
      Marian Lapšanský (pf)
  • Photo: S. Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf; C. Saint-Saens: Carnival of the Animals; B. Britten: The Young Person´s Guide to the Orchestra S. PROKOFIEV: PETER AND THE WOLF; C. SAINT-SAENS: CARNIVAL OF THE ANIMALS; B. BRITTEN: THE YOUNG PERSON´S GUIDE TO THE ORCHESTRA
    1995 CD – Naxos 8.550335DX
    1. Sergej Prokofiev:
      Ondrej Lenárd (dir.), Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Marian Lapšanský (pf), Peter Toperczer (pf)
  • Photo: The Very Best of Romantic Piano THE VERY BEST OF ROMANTIC PIANO
    1993 CD –
    1. Marian Lapšanský (pf), Sylvia Čápová-Vizváry (pf)
  • Photo: S. Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf; C. Saint-Saens: Carnival of the Animals S. PROKOFIEV: PETER AND THE WOLF; C. SAINT-SAENS: CARNIVAL OF THE ANIMALS
    1991 CD – Naxos 8.550499
    1. Camille Saint-Saëns:
      Ondrej Lenárd (dir.), Marian Lapšanský (pf), Peter Toperczer (pf), Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
  • Photo: Alma & Gustav Mahler: Songs ALMA & GUSTAV MAHLER: SONGS
    1989 CD – Opus 9352 1887
    1. Gustav Mahler:
      Magdaléna Hajóssyová (s), Marian Lapšanský (pf)
  • Photo: Magdaléna Hajóssyová. Song Recital (Schumann, Brahms, Strauss) MAGDALÉNA HAJÓSSYOVÁ. SONG RECITAL (SCHUMANN, BRAHMS, STRAUSS)
    1986 CD – Opus 93521816
    1. Robert Schumann:
      Magdaléna Hajóssyová (s), Marian Lapšanský (pf)
  • Photo: Hanuš Domanský HANUŠ DOMANSKÝ
    1985 LP – Opus 9111 1503
    1. Hanuš Domanský: Bagatelles
      Ida Černecká (pf)
    2. Hanuš Domanský: Dithyrambes
      Peter Toperczer (pf)
    3. Hanuš Domanský: Clapancies
      Slovenskí madrigalisti, Dalibor Machek (bat), Stanislav Mášik (bat), Ladislav Holásek (dir.)
    4. Hanuš Domanský: Elegiac Suite
      Magdaléna Blahušiaková (s), Marian Lapšanský (pf)
  • Photo:
    1983 LP – Opus 9110 1451-54
    1. Eugen Suchoň: A Little Suite With Passacaglia op. 3 ESD 48a
      Klára Havlíková (pf)
    2. Eugen Suchoň: About Mountains op. 8 ESD 67
      Spevácky zbor slovenských učiteľov, Juraj Haluzický (dir.)
    3. Eugen Suchoň: Serenade op. 5 ESD 50a
      Bohdan Warchal Slovak Chamber Orchestra, Bohdan Warchal (umv.)
    4. Eugen Suchoň: Sonatina op. 11 for violin and piano ESD 60
      Jela Špitková (vn), Marian Lapšanský (pf)
    5. Eugen Suchoň: Metamorphoses ESD 77a
      Slovak Philharmonic, Ladislav Slovák (dir.)
    6. Eugen Suchoň: Balladic Suite op. 9 ESD 58a
      Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Ondrej Lenárd (dir.)
    7. Eugen Suchoň: Ad astra op. 16 ESD 81a
      Magdaléna Hajóssyová (s), Silvia Macudzińska (pf)
    8. Eugen Suchoň: Poème Macabre, Op.17, ESD 83
      Jindřich Pazdera (vn), Cyril Dianovský (pf)
    9. Eugen Suchoň: Symphonic Fantasia On B-A-C-H Theme ESD 93
      Ferdinand Klinda (org), Slovak Philharmonic, Ľudovít Rajter (dir.)
    10. Eugen Suchoň: Kaleidoscope (Evoluzioni armoniche) ESD 89a – Two Preludes In Old Style (Due preludi in stile antico) ESD 89/1a
      Klára Havlíková (pf)
    11. Eugen Suchoň: Kaleidoscope (Evoluzioni armoniche) ESD 89a – Three Romantic Pieces (Tre pezzi romantici) ESD 89/2a
      Klára Havlíková (pf)
    12. Eugen Suchoň: Kaleidoscope (Evoluzioni armoniche) ESD 89a – Meditation And Dance (Meditazione e Danza) ESD 89/3a
      Klára Havlíková (pf)
    13. Eugen Suchoň: Kaleidoscope (Evoluzioni armoniche) ESD 89a – Intermezzos (Intermezzi) ESD 89/5a
      Klára Havlíková (pf)
    14. Eugen Suchoň: Kaleidoscope (Evoluzioni armoniche) ESD 89a – Impromptu With Variations And Finale (Improvisazione con variazioni) ESD 89/6a
      Klára Havlíková (pf)
  • Photo: W. A. Mozart: Piano Concertos. No. 11 in F major, K. 413; No. 14 in E flat major, K. 449 W. A. MOZART: PIANO CONCERTOS. NO. 11 IN F MAJOR, K. 413; NO. 14 IN E FLAT MAJOR, K. 449
    1981 CD – Opus 9151 0934
    1. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart:
      Marian Lapšanský (pf), Bohdan Warchal Slovak Chamber Orchestra, Bohdan Warchal (dir.)
  • Photo: Miloslav Kořínek MILOSLAV KOŘÍNEK
    1980 LP – Opus 9110 0859
    1. Miloslav Kořínek: Solemn Overture
      Czechoslovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Ondrej Lenárd (dir.)
    2. Miloslav Kořínek: Concerto
      Jozef Luptáčik (cl), Czechoslovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Ondrej Lenárd (dir.)
    3. Miloslav Kořínek: Piano Quintet
      Marian Lapšanský (pf), Bratislavské kvarteto, Andrea Šestáková (vn), Ján Eckhardt (vn), Karol Kopernický (vl), Karol Filipovič (vc)
    4. Miloslav Kořínek: Concert Fantasia
      Miloš Jurkovič (fl), Jozef Zsapka (gui)
  • Photo: César Franck : Piano Quintet in F Minor CÉSAR FRANCK : PIANO QUINTET IN F MINOR
    1978 LP – Opus 9111 0640
    1. César Franck: Quintet in F minor for piano, 2 violins, viola and violoncello
      Marian Lapšanský (pf), Slovak Quartet, Aladár Móži (vn), Alojz Nemec (vn), Milan Telecký (vl), Jozef Sikora (vc)
  • Photo: Bratislava – the Town of Music BRATISLAVA – THE TOWN OF MUSIC
    1977 LP – Opus 9110 0560
    1. Daniel Georg Speer: Sonata No. 26 for wind instruments and basso continuo
      František Kurzweil (dir.), Bratislava Wind Harmony
    2. Anton Zimmermann: Dances for two violins and string orchestra
      Vojtech Gabriel (vn), Viliam Farkaš (vn), Bratislavské komorné združenie, Vlastimil Horák (dir.)
    3. Johann Nepomuk Hummel: Rondo con grazia (3. movement of the Grand Sonata in A flat major op. 92)
      Silvia Macudzińska (pf4m), Rudolf Macudziński (pf4m)
    4. Alexander Albrecht: Quintetto frammento
      Vojtech Samec (fl), Vladimír Mallý (ob), Jozef Luptáčik (cl), František Machats (fg), Pavol Kováč (pf)
    5. Alexander Moyzes: Musica Istropolitana Op. 73
      Bohdan Warchal Slovak Chamber Orchestra, Bohdan Warchal (umv.)
    6. Miloslav Kořínek: Sonatina
      Jozef Sikora (vc), Tatiana Fraňová (pf)
    7. Miloslav Kořínek: Sonatina
      Jozef Sikora (vc), Tatiana Fraňová (pf)
    8. Eugen Suchoň: Sonatina op. 11 for violin and piano ESD 60
      Jela Špitková (vn), Marian Lapšanský (pf)
    9. Milan Novák: Music for Flute and String Quartet – Con moto
      Vojtech Samec (fl), Tedla Quartet
  • Photo: Antonín Dvořák: Moravian Duets, op. 20, 32, 38 ANTONÍN DVOŘÁK: MORAVIAN DUETS, OP. 20, 32, 38
    1972 CD – Opus 912359-2
    1. Antonín Dvořák:
      Magdaléna Hajóssyová (s), Jozef Kundlák (t), Marta Beňačková (a), Marian Lapšanský (pf)
  • Photo: Béla Bartók: Sonata for Two Pianos and Perscussion, Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 3 BÉLA BARTÓK: SONATA FOR TWO PIANOS AND PERSCUSSION, CONCERTO FOR PIANO AND ORCHESTRA NO. 3
    LP – Opus 9111 1908
    1. Béla Bartók:
      Marian Lapšanský (pf), Peter Toperczer (pf), Slovak Philharmonic
  • Photo: Camille Saint-Saens: Le carnaval des animaux, Francis Poulenc: Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra CAMILLE SAINT-SAENS: LE CARNAVAL DES ANIMAUX, FRANCIS POULENC: CONCERTO FOR TWO PIANOS AND ORCHESTRA
    LP – Opus 9110 0419
    1. Francis Poulenc:
      Marian Lapšanský (pf)
  • Photo: S. Prokofiev: Concerto for piano and Orchestra No. 2 in G minor, Op. 16 S. PROKOFIEV: CONCERTO FOR PIANO AND ORCHESTRA NO. 2 IN G MINOR, OP. 16
    LP – Opus 9111 1510
    1. Sergej Prokofiev:
      Marian Lapšanský (pf)

Awards

  • Trebbia, international award
    2019
  • Minister of Culture Award
    2015
  • the Gustav Mahler award, conferred by the European Union of Arts
    2002
  • Daliborka
    1998
  • “Classic”
    1997
  • Gold Harmony
    1995
  • Frico Kafenda Award
    1992
  • The Gold Achievement Award of the publishing house OPUS, Bratislava (SK)
    1987
  • State Award
    1985
  • Anda-Bührle Preis
    1973
  • Rhodos International Music Festival and Competition (GR)
    1973
  • Festival of Slovak Pianists
    1972
  • Anda-Bührle Preis
    1972
  • International Smetana Piano Competition, Hradec Králové (CZ)
    1970 - 1st prize
  • Youth World Festival, Sofia (BG)
    1968
  • Youth Studio Czechoslovak Radio Competition, Bratislava
    1964 - honourable mention

Premieres

  • First performances in Slovakia
  • Ľubica Čekovská: The Song
    for cello and piano
    30 Nov
    2002
    First performances in Slovakia
    Piešťany, SK
    PERFORMERS: Jozef Podhoranský (vc), Marian Lapšanský (pf)
  • Ilja Zeljenka: Remedia amoris
    for mezzo-soprano, tenor and bass, mixed chorus, piano and percussions
    29 Sep
    2001
    First performances in Slovakia
    Bratislava Music Festival, Concert Hall of the Slovak Philharmonic, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Marta Beňačková (ms), Ján Vaculík (t), Vladimír Kubovčík (b), Marian Lapšanský (pf), Bratislava City Choir, František Rek (bat), Ivan Marek (bat), Richard Mrázik (bat), Ladislav Krchlík (bat), Ladislav Holásek (dir.)
  • Ilja Zeljenka: Concertino
    for piano and strings
    14 Nov
    1999
    First performances in Slovakia
    Melos-Ethos, Moyzes Hall, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Marian Lapšanský (pf), Lviv Virtuosi, Volodymir Duda (umv.)
  • Víťazoslav Kubička: Piano Sonata No. 5 Op. 50
    "Sunny"
    16 Feb
    1989
    First performances in Slovakia
    New Slovak Music, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Marian Lapšanský (pf)
  • Ivan Hrušovský: Fantasy, Introduction and Fugue in Old Style for piano duet
    (adaptations of the last movements of the Harpsichord Sonata)
    13 Jul
    1987
    First performances in Slovakia
    Concert Hall Klarisky, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Zuzana Niederdorfer (pf4m), Marian Lapšanský (pf4m)
  • Vladimír Godár: Sonata in Memory of Viktor Shklovsky (Sonáta na pamäť Viktora Šklovského)
    11 Feb
    1986
    First performances in Slovakia
    Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Ján Slávik (vc), Marian Lapšanský (pf)
  • Ilja Zeljenka: Sonata No. 3
    for piano
    8 Nov
    1985
    First performances in Slovakia
    Concert Hall of the Slovak Philharmonic, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Marian Lapšanský (pf)
  • Peter Breiner: A Little Suite (To Dear Mr. Bach on His Birthday)
    for violin and piano
    10 Oct
    1985
    First performances in Slovakia
    Bratislava Music Festival, Concert studio of the Czechoslovak Radio, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Peter Michalica (vn), Marian Lapšanský (pf)
  • Juraj Beneš: Il sogno di Poppea
    7 canzoni per soprano e pianoforte, secondo L'incoronazione di Poppea di Claudio Monteverdi e Francesco Busenello
    14 Apr
    1985
    First performances in Slovakia
    Concert Hall of the Slovak Philharmonic, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Magdaléna Hajóssyová (s), Marian Lapšanský (pf)
  • Hanuš Domanský: Concert for Piano and Orchestra
    10 Feb
    1985
    First performances in Slovakia
    A Week of New Slovak Music, Concert Hall of the Czechoslovak Radio, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Marian Lapšanský (pf), Czechoslovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Oliver Dohnányi (dir.)
  • Jozef Grešák: Music
    for piano and orchestra
    17 Feb
    1984
    First performances in Slovakia
    A Week of New Slovak Music, Concert Hall of the Slovak Philarmonic, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Marian Lapšanský (pf), Slovak Philharmonic, Bystrík Režucha (dir.)
  • Jozef Malovec: Poetic Meditations
    15 Feb
    1983
    First performances in Slovakia
    Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Marian Lapšanský (pf)
  • Jaroslav Meier: Trois Impromptus
    for violin and piano
    17 May
    1982
    First performances in Slovakia
    Concert Hall Klarisky, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Jela Špitková (vn), Marian Lapšanský (pf)
  • Hanuš Domanský: Elegiac Suite
    for soprano and piano
    11 Feb
    1982
    First performances in Slovakia
    Concert Hall of the Czechoslovak Radio, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Magdaléna Blahušiaková (s), Marian Lapšanský (pf)
  • Víťazoslav Kubička: Piano Sonata No. 1 Op. 6
    11 Feb
    1982
    First performances in Slovakia
    Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Marian Lapšanský (pf)
  • Hanuš Domanský: Fragment of Sonata
    for piano
    21 Feb
    1978
    First performances in Slovakia
    Concert Hall of the Czechoslovak Radio, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Marian Lapšanský (pf)

Gallery

  • Photo: Marián Lapšanský, Sergej Kopčák 1979 Marián Lapšanský, Sergej Kopčák
    Marián Lapšanský (piano), Sergej Kopčák (bass)

    Source: Archives of the Music Centre Slovakia
    Author: Rastislav Polák

Audio

  • Malovec, Jozef: Poetic Meditations (excerpt)

    1983

    Marián Lapšanský (pf)

    Source: Archives of the Music Centre Slovakia


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