Personality profile

Photo: Honorát Cotteli Author: Archív

Honorát Cotteli

4 Jan 1941 Banská Bystrica – 2 Feb 2014 Baden (CH)

www.cotteli-musica.ch

classical music
composition

Bio

Bio

1955 – 1960
Conservatory studies in Brno and Bratislava (violin play)
from 1959
member of the Czechoslovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, later Slovak Philharmonic; co-operator of the music department of the Czechoslovak Radio
from 1964
concert master of the orchestra of the State Opera Banská Bystrica
1967
 engagement in the orchestra of the City Theatre St Gallen (since 1969 as concert master); foundation of the Cotteli Quartett
from 1970
 member of the orchestra of the Opera in Zürich
from 1976
pedagogue at the Conservatory in Zürich

Works

  • symphony orchestra
  • Orchestino

    Concertino for symphony orchestra
    1996-1998 SCORING: orch
  • chamber orchestra
  • Saloniata

    2000 SCORING: orch
  • Umori / Moods

    2004 SCORING: archi
  • A Little Slovak Rhapsody

    2005 SCORING: orch
  • solo voice(s), choir, and orchestra
  • Burial

    2001 TEXT: Mikuláš Kováč
    SCORING: 4v, CM, orch
  • solo instrument(s) with orchestra
  • Little Swing

    1991 SCORING: vn / vl / vc / fl / ob / cl / fg / tr / tn / vbf, orch
  • Partita Slovacca

    1997 SCORING: 2vn, archi
  • Creazioni Sonore

    2001 SCORING: vl, cb, archi
  • Flowers

    2005 SCORING: ac, fl, archi
  • one solo instrument with orchestra
  • Fantasia giocosa

    1994 SCORING: vn, archi
  • Racconti di Faust

    1996 SCORING: vn, orch
  • Fantasia giocosa

    1997 SCORING: vn, orch
  • Racconti di Faust

    2000 SCORING: vn, orch
  • Swing Part

    2005 SCORING: sxa / fl, 2vn, 2vl, vc
  • chamber works
  • Intrada

    1989 SCORING: archi
  • Impressioni

    1993 SCORING: archi
  • Volti Groteschi

    1997 SCORING: 5 cb / 4 cb, pf
  • Intrada

    1998 SCORING: fiati
  • Swing Part

    1998 SCORING: archi
  • Wohlen March

    2000 SCORING: xac
  • Sharp Strings

    2006 SCORING: archi
  • instrumental chamber works
  • Percussionata

    for drums and accordion ensemble
    2000 SCORING: bat, xac
  • Fantasticando una fantasia

    2007 SCORING: archi, sth
  • solo instrument
  • Concertino Instrumental

    1987 SCORING: ad lib
  • Four Bagatelles

    1991 SCORING: vn / vl / vc / cb
  • Fragments

    1998 SCORING: vn, va, vc
  • Promenade avec Monet

    2000 SCORING: fl
  • Contrasts

    for harp
    2001 SCORING: ar
  • Recitative as Little Tango

    2005 SCORING: vn
  • Ave Maria

    liturgic poem
    2007 SCORING: vn / vl / vc / cb
  • Usual Practice

    2007 SCORING: cmb
  • Frammenti nuovi

    for a string instrument
    2010 SCORING: vn/vl
  • piano or piano four hands
  • Mischkin Swing

    2007 SCORING: pf
  • two instruments
  • Musica per due archi

    1988 SCORING: vn, vl / vn, vc / vl, vc
  • Musica Slovacca

    1989 SCORING: 2vn / vn, vl / 2vl / vl, vc / 2vc
  • Preludes

    1995 SCORING: vn, pf
  • Capriccio

    1996 SCORING: vn, pf
  • Episodes

    1996 SCORING: fl, pf
  • Duo concertante

    1999 SCORING: 2vn / 2vl / 2vc
  • Poetic Contrasts

    2006 SCORING: fl, ar
  • Short Tango

    2007 SCORING: ac, bas. instr.
  • The Chants

    2011 SCORING: fl, ar
  • Träumereien

    2012 SCORING: ar, pf
  • Trais

    2013 SCORING: vn, ar, *C
  • three instruments
  • Trio Burlesco

    1994 SCORING: vn, vl, vc
  • Swing Part

    1997 SCORING: vn, gui, cb
  • Slovak Zingara

    2002 SCORING: vn, ac, cb
  • The Sevenths

    2011 SCORING: cl, clp, clb
  • four instruments
  • Favole slovacche

    1998 SCORING: 4ar
  • string quartet
  • Swing Part

    1995 SCORING: 2vn, vl, vc
  • Jewish Melody

    1998 SCORING: 2vn, vl, vc
  • Transeamus Usque Betlehem

    1999 SCORING: 2vn, vl, vc
  • Roxy

    2007 SCORING: 2vn, vl, vc
  • Short Tango

    2007 SCORING: 2vn, vl, vc
  • five instruments
  • Fantasticherie

    1995 SCORING: fl, ar, vn, vl, vc
  • Suit per Tre

    1998 SCORING: vn, pf, 3cb / vc, fg, clb, cr, tn
  • wind quintet
  • Musica per Ottoni

    1997 SCORING: fl, ob, cl, fg, cr
  • six instruments
  • Musica per Contrabassi

    1997 SCORING: 4cb, fl, vbf
  • Swing Part

    1998 SCORING: ob/ci, cl/clb, 2vn, vl, vc
  • Musica Cassoviae

    1999 SCORING: 2vn, vl, vc, ob/ci, cl/clb
  • seven instruments
  • Swing Part

    1996 SCORING: vn, vl, vc, fl, pf, sxa, vbf
  • vocal-instrumental chamber works
  • Water Magic

    2004 SCORING: v, cb, pf
  • Call of the Ocean

    poem
    2006 SCORING: v, fl, vc, pf
  • Hate and Reconciliation

    2009 SCORING: s, fl, vc, pf
  • Vocalise

    2012 SCORING: v, ar, pf
  • solo voice(s) with piano accompaniment
  • Sung Verses

    Five songs for mezzosoprano and piano on texts of slovak poets
    1996-1997 SCORING: ms, pf
  • Autumn Wind

    ballad
    1998 TEXT: Manfred Krüger-Oestreich
    SCORING: br, pf
  • Old Age Dignity

    for a lower male voice and piano
    2010 SCORING: b, pf
  • suitable for schools
  • Susan`s Melodies

    2004 SCORING: pf

Bibliography

  • ŠIŠKOVÁ, I.: Nedeľné matiné v Mirbachovom paláci
    2012 Hudobný život year 44, 2012, no. 5, p. 6

Discography

  • Photo: Foyer musical (6. November 2005, Opernhaus Zürich) FOYER MUSICAL (6. NOVEMBER 2005, OPERNHAUS ZÜRICH)
    2005 DVD –
    1. Honorát Cotteli: Trio Burlesco
      Bartlomiej Niziol (vn), Margrit Hasler (vl), Luzius Gartmann (vc)
    2. Honorát Cotteli: Four Bagatelles
      Margrit Hasler (vl)
    3. Honorát Cotteli: Fragments
      Bartlomiej Niziol (vn)
    4. Honorát Cotteli: Contrasts
      Priska Zaugg (ar)
    5. Honorát Cotteli: Capriccio
      Bartlomiej Niziol (vn), Lorenzo Coladonato (pf)
    6. Honorát Cotteli: Fantasticherie
      Priska Zaugg (ar), Maurice Heugen (fl), Bartlomiej Niziol (vn), Margrit Hasler (vl), Luzius Gartmann (vc)
  • Photo:
    1999 CD – Master Edition CD Nr. 101
    1. Jozef Podprocký: Two Meditations, Op. 25a
      Renato Bizzotto (ob), Reto Wildeisen (cl), Košice string quartet
    2. Miloslav Linha: Sextett
      Renato Bizzotto (ob), Reto Wildeisen (cl), Košice string quartet
    3. Honorát Cotteli: Swing Part
      Renato Bizzotto (ob), Reto Wildeisen (cl), Košice string quartet

Awards

  • Year of Slovak Music International Composition Competition, Bratislava (SK)
    1996 - 2nd prize for work Trio Burlesco

Premieres

  • First performances in Slovakia
  • Honorát Cotteli: Contrasts
    for harp
    18 Apr
    2010
    First performances in Slovakia
    Sunday Matinees at the Bratislava City Gallery, Mirbach Palace, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Adriana Antalová (ar)
  • Honorát Cotteli: Ave Maria
    liturgic poem
    6 Jul
    2007
    First performances in Slovakia
    Music Under the Diamond Vault – Peter Michalica Festival, Kremnica, SK
    PERFORMERS: Peter Michalica (vn)
  • Honorát Cotteli: Poetic Contrasts
    6 Jul
    2007
    First performances in Slovakia
    Music Under the Diamond Vault – Peter Michalica Festival, Kremnica, SK
    PERFORMERS: Justina Jiráková (fl), Peter Michalica (vn), Ladislav Papp (ar)
  • First performances abroad
  • Honorát Cotteli: Hate and Reconciliation
    5 Aug
    2009
    First performances abroad
    Sils Maria, CH
    PERFORMERS: Susanne Haller (s), Jürg Frei (fl), Alexander Kionke (vc), Mariusz Danilewski (pf)
  • Honorát Cotteli: Swing Part
    29 Jul
    2007
    First performances abroad
    St. Moritz, CH
    PERFORMERS: Konrad Pichler (sxa), Salonorchester St. Moritz
  • Honorát Cotteli: Contrasts
    for harp
    6 Nov
    2005
    First performances abroad
    Foyer of the Zürich Opera, Zürich, CH
    PERFORMERS: Priska Zaugg (ar)


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