Personality profile

Photo: Andrea Bálešová

Andrea Bálešová

20 Feb 1976 Levoča

classical music
piano

Collaboration(s): Klavírne duo Ivan Šiller - Andrea Bálešová, Trio Neue Musik

Bio

Bio

1990 – 1996
Žilina Conservatory (Eva Kudjová)
1996 – 2001
Academy of Performing Arts, Bratislava (Cyril Dianovský, Ida Černecká)
2001 – 2005
Pedagogical Faculty of Comenius University in Bratislava, postgraduate study (Stanislav Zamborský)
2001 – 2002 and 2004 – 2006
Academy of Performing Arts, bachelorate study of musical theory
2002 – 2004
Royal Conservatoire Gent, Belgium (piano – Daan Vandewalle, chamber playing – Marcel Lequeux)
2004 – 2005
Orpheus Institut in Ghent, Belgium, postgraduate study of chamber playing together with Ivan Šiller as a piano duo (Jan Michiels)
2005
a prestigious year’s stipend at the European Center of Contemporary Art Hellerau (ECCAH), Dresden (pianist of the ECCAH ensemble in a project for the Dresden Days of Contemporary Music 2006)
1994 – 1996
International performers’ courses in Piešťany (Pierre Jasmin, Eugen Indjić and Lazar Berman)
2000
stipend for the International Sommerakademie Prag-Wien-Budapest in Baden, Austria (György Nádor, Peter Toperczer)
2003
Week of Chamber Music Ghent, Belgium (Marcel Lequeux)
2003
Ostrava Days of New Music, Czech Republic (Zsolt Nagy, Peter Kotík, Vladimír Bokes, Fryderyk Rzewski, Phill Niblock, Alvin Lucier, Christian Wolff, Josef Kubera)
2003
performers’ seminar at Orpheus Institut in Ghent (Alexej Ljubimov)
2004
master courses in contemporary solo and chamber music, Gent (Jan Michiels)
2004
stipend of the  Internationale Musikinstitut Darmstadt for the Internationale Ferienkurse für Neue Musik Darmstadt (Kaya Haan, Nicolas Hodges, Ueli Wiget – Ensemble Modern)
2005
stipend of the Duchy of  Luxemburg for the Cours Internationaux de Pérfectionnement Musical Luxembourg (Dana Protopopescu)
2005
stipend of the foundation of the Centre for Contemporary Art and  Kulturkontakt Wien for „arTogether seminar“

Bálešová Mudroňová’s principal field of interest, apart from solo literature, is the performance of chamber music, especially contemporary work. She performs in a piano duo with Ivan Šiller and in the Trio Neue Musik ensemble with Mária Mártonová-Kormanová (ac) and Monika Duarte Štreitová (fl). She regularly participates in festivals at home and abroad. Countries where she has appeared in concert include Slovakia, Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary, Austria, Belgium, Holland, and Germany. She collaborates actively with contemporary Slovak and foreign composers. She has made recordings for Slovak Radio, Czech Radio Ostrava and Radio RBB 3 Germany.

Andrea Bálešová Mudroňová is an initiator and organiser of the international music project Bridge and a co-founder and co-organiser (to 2006) of the projects SPACE and Gallery of Music, Nitra.

Bibliography

  • Király, Fero: the radical cut : šiller/bálešová [recenzia CD/DVD]
    2011 Hudobný život 2011, no. 7-8, p. 56
  • Puškášová, Melánia: Melos-Étos. Tri festivalové impresie
    2010 Hudobný život 2010, no. 1 - 2, p. 12 – 14
  • Takácsová, Andrea: Nedeľné matiné v Mirbachovom paláci
    2008 Hudobný život year 40, 2008, no. 5, p. 4
  • Zagar, Peter: Recenzie : Marián Lejava : Chant d´Amour
    2007 Hudobný život year 39, 2007, no. 9, p. 35
  • Šuba, Andrej: Konvergencie
    2006 Hudobný život 2006, no. 10, p. 4 – 5

Discography

  • Photo: Compro.sk11 COMPRO.SK11
    2012 CD – Vlna R 144 0013 2 331
    1. Martin Burlas: From the Middle to the Right
      Martin Burlas (lap)
    2. Ján Boleslav Kladivo: Deň dokorán nám svieti obrazmi
      Ján Boleslav Kladivo (lap, pf)
    3. Július Fujak: Intro of Wrestling
      The California EAR UNIT, Július Fujak (pf)
    4. Juraj Vajó: Meditation
      Monika Štreitová (fl), Andrea Bálešová (pf)
    5. Peter Katina: Aufschwung
      Peter Katina (ac)
    6. Attila Tverďák: Urban's Song
      Attila Tverďák (elgui, v), Vladislav Šarišský (keyb)
    7. Shibuya Motors: Onsoku
      Miroslav Tóth (sxa, v), Slavomír Krekovič (C*), ddkern (bat, v)
  • Photo: the radical cut THE RADICAL CUT
    2010 CD – Pavlik Records PA 0082-2/9
    1. Igor Stravinskij:
      Ivan Šiller (pf4m), Andrea Bálešová (pf4m)
    2. Igor Stravinskij:
      Ivan Šiller (pf4m), Andrea Bálešová (pf4m)
    3. Jevgenij Iršai: Radical cut
      Ivan Šiller (pf4m), Andrea Bálešová (pf4m)
    4. Johann Sebstian Bach – György Kurtág:
      Ivan Šiller (pf4m), Andrea Bálešová (pf4m)
    5. György Kurtág:
      Ivan Šiller (pf4m), Andrea Bálešová (pf4m)
    6. György Kurtág:
      Ivan Šiller (pf4m), Andrea Bálešová (pf4m)
    7. György Kurtág:
      Ivan Šiller (pf4m), Andrea Bálešová (pf4m)
    8. György Kurtág:
      Ivan Šiller (pf4m), Andrea Bálešová (pf4m)
    9. Johann Sebstian Bach – György Kurtág:
      Ivan Šiller (pf4m), Andrea Bálešová (pf4m)
    10. György Kurtág: Játékok (Games) IV.
      Ivan Šiller (pf4m), Andrea Bálešová (pf4m)
    11. György Kurtág:
      Ivan Šiller (pf4m), Andrea Bálešová (pf4m)
    12. György Kurtág:
      Ivan Šiller (pf4m), Andrea Bálešová (pf4m)
    13. Johann Sebstian Bach – György Kurtág:
      Ivan Šiller (pf4m), Andrea Bálešová (pf4m)
    14. György Kurtág:
      Ivan Šiller (pf4m), Andrea Bálešová (pf4m)
    15. György Kurtág:
      Ivan Šiller (pf4m), Andrea Bálešová (pf4m)
    16. Johann Sebstian Bach – György Kurtág:
      Ivan Šiller (pf4m), Andrea Bálešová (pf4m)
  • Photo:
    2007 CD – Numérica NUM 1156
    1. João Pedro Oliveira: Maelström
      Enikö Ginzery (zmb)
    2. Isabel Soveral: Mémoires d'Automne - Tableau III
      Jorge Salgado Correia (fl)
    3. Evgueni Zoudilkine: Coda-pianissimo. Homenagem a Hindemith
      Álvaro Teixeira Lopes (pf)
    4. Rui Penha: Calcinatio
      Momentum Ensemble, Joaquina Ly (s), Neuza Bettencourt (fl), Fernanda Amorim (ob), César Cravo (cl), Rute Simões (pf), Pedro Fernandes (bat), Hélder Roque (bat), Rodrigo Queiroz (vn), Luísa Antunes (vc), Sérgio Calisto (vc), Rui Penha (dir.)
    5. Sara Carvalho: The moon lost her name
      Mieko Kanno (vn)
    6. Petra Bachratá: Mystic Garden
      Trio Neue Musik, Monika Štreitová (fl), Mária Mártonová Kormanová (ac), Andrea Bálešová (pf)
  • Photo:
    2006 CD – Institute of Media TI 0006 2 131
    1. Marián Lejava: Elegia in memoriam
      Marián Lejava (pf)
    2. Marián Lejava: Sonata-variations
      Ronald Šebesta (cl), Andrea Bálešová (pf)
    3. Marián Lejava: Chant d'Amour
      Peter Šesták (vn), Peter Vrbinčík (vn), Jozef Lupták (vc), Eugen Prochác (vc), Nora Skuta (pf), Marián Lejava (dir.)
    4. Marián Lejava: after GONE
      Mária Mártonová Kormanová (ac), Martin Chovanec (ac)
    5. Marián Lejava: an autumn wan (notturno no. 1)
      Monika Štreitová (fl), Enikő Ginzery (zmb), Peter Šesták (vl), Marián Lejava (dir.)
    6. Marián Lejava: from father to son (notturno no. 2)
      Peter Mosorjak (vn), Andrej Gál (vc), Andrea Bálešová (ppf), Marián Lejava (dir.)
    7. Marián Lejava: Mo(o)nical(l)
      Monika Štreitová (fl), Marián Lejava (dir.)
  • Photo: Slovaks for the Warsaw Autumn SLOVAKS FOR THE WARSAW AUTUMN
    2006 CD – Polish Music Information Centre polmic 018
    1. Jana Kmiťová: Wound
      Melos Ethos Ensemble, Monika Štreitová (fl), Róbert Krchniak (ob), Branislav Dugovič (cl), Ján Rigan (clb), Mikuláš Duranka (tr), Branislav Belorid, jr. (tn), Andrea Bálešová (pf), Peter Kosorín, jr. (bat), Lukáš Krejčí (bat), Martin Mosorjak (vn), Peter Zwiebel (vl), Martin Gál (vc), Richard Gašpar (cb), Marián Lejava (dir.)
    2. Lucia Papanetzová: Zahir
      Melos Ethos Ensemble, Monika Štreitová (fl), Branislav Dugovič (cl), Erik Rothenstein (sxbr), Andrea Bálešová (pf), Peter Kosorín, jr. (bat), Peter Mosorjak (vn), Peter Zwiebel (vl), Andrej Gál (vc), Richard Gašpar (cb), Marián Lejava (dir.)
    3. Ladislav Kupkovič: Sketch
      Melos Ethos Ensemble, Róbert Krchniak (ci), Ján Rigan (clb), Viliam Vojčík (cr), Mikuláš Duranka (tr), Peter Kosorín, jr. (tp), Marián Lejava (dir.)
    4. Jerzy Kornowicz: Dawning Light IV "Melos Ehots"
      Melos Ethos Ensemble, Marián Lejava (dir.)
    5. Juraj Beneš: Concert for Piano and Orchestra No. 3
      Veronika Lovranová (pf), The Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, Gabriel Chmura (dir.)
  • Photo: SOOZVUK SOOZVUK
    2006 CD – Music Fund SF 00432131
    1. Lucia Papanetzová: Imaginations I., II., III.
      Magdaléna Bajuszová (pf)
    2. Marián Lejava: Dickinson songs
      Silvia Lejava Adamíková (v), Andrea Bálešová (pf)
    3. Lucia Koňakovská: Solo Cello 2005
      Michal Sťahel (vc)
    4. Peter Groll: Rupture
      Milan Paľa (vn), Jevgenij Iršai (pf)
    5. Karine Sarkisjan: Songs for Bass and Piano
      Matúš Trávniček (b), Karine Sarkisian (pf)
    6. Boško Milaković: Losing My Religion
      Andrea Mosorjaková (fl), Jozef Eliáš (cl), Ana Krsmanović (ac), Peter Mosorjak (vn), Peter Zwiebel (vl), Andrej Gál (vc), Zuzana Chlpíková (dir.)
  • Photo: Melos Ethos Ensemble MELOS ETHOS ENSEMBLE
    2005 CD – Music Centre Slovakia HC 10005
    1. Jana Kmiťová: Wound
      Melos Ethos Ensemble, Cyril Šikula (fl), Róbert Krchniak (ob), Branislav Dugovič (cl), Jozef Eliáš (clb), Rastislav Suchan (tr), Branislav Belorid, jr. (tn), Andrea Bálešová (pf), Jaroslav Gregorovič (bat), Štefan Bugala (bat), Peter Mosorjak (vn), Peter Zwiebel (vl), Andrej Gál (vc), Anton Jaro, jr. (cb), Marián Lejava (dir.)
    2. Lucia Papanetzová: Zahir
      Melos Ethos Ensemble, Cyril Šikula (fl), Branislav Dugovič (cl), Erik Rothenstein (sxbr), Andrea Bálešová (pf), Jaroslav Gregorovič (bat), Peter Mosorjak (vn), Peter Zwiebel (vl), Andrej Gál (vc), Anton Jaro, jr. (cb), Marián Lejava (dir.)
    3. Boško Milaković: Tetrapophonic
      Melos Ethos Ensemble, Cyril Šikula (fl), Peter Kajan (fg), Karol Nitran (cr), Milan Osadský (ac), Andrea Bálešová (pf), Marek Zwiebel (vn), Peter Mosorjak (vn), Andrej Gál (vc), Marián Lejava (dir.)
    4. Ľubica Čekovská: Postludium
      Melos Ethos Ensemble, Cyril Šikula (fl), Róbert Krchniak (ob), Branislav Dugovič (cl), Peter Kajan (fg), Karol Nitran (cr), Jaroslav Gregorovič (mb), Marek Zwiebel (vn), Peter Mosorjak (vn), Peter Zwiebel (vl), Andrej Gál (vc), Anton Jaro, jr. (cb), Zsolt Nagy (dir.)
    5. Marián Lejava: Flat Lands and Plains
      Melos Ethos Ensemble, Cyril Šikula (fl), Branislav Dugovič (cl), Milan Osadský (ac), Andrea Bálešová (pf), Jaroslav Gregorovič (bat), Peter Mosorjak (vn), Peter Zwiebel (vl), Andrej Gál (vc), Anton Jaro, jr. (cb), Zsolt Nagy (dir.)
  • Photo: Musik für Ravensbrück MUSIK FÜR RAVENSBRÜCK
    2003 CD – Kulturfeste im Land Brandenburg
    1. Marianthi Papalexandri-Alexandri: Still Life
      Ensemble QNG 138
    2. Weronika Ratusińska: String Quartet No. 2 "Last Moments"
      DAFō Quartet
    3. Aziza Sadikova: Entfernung
      Kinga Maria Roesler (vl)
    4. Diana Čemerytė: Lamentation, a sound rose in memory of the women of Ravensbrück
      Tempera Quartet
    5. Jana Kmiťová: Breath
      Ensemble Neue Musik Bratislava, Zuzana Rašiová (s), Monika Štreitová (fl), Mária Mártonová Kormanová (ac), Ana Krsmanović (ac), Andrea Bálešová (pf)
    6. Jana Kmiťová: Ludmila Peškařová: Lieder aus Ravensbrück
      Ensemble Neue Musik Bratislava, Zuzana Rašiová (s), Monika Štreitová (fl), Mária Mártonová Kormanová (ac), Ana Krsmanović (ac), Andrea Bálešová (pf), Enikő Ginzery (zmb), Ronald Šebesta (cl)
  • Photo: INTERSECTIONS INTERSECTIONS
    2002 CD – Academy of Arts in Banská Bystrica
    1. Egon Krák: Adieu mes amis…
      Alexander Stepanov (cl), Egon Krák (pf)
    2. Egon Krák: Au jardin d'amour
      Jana Pastorková (s), Andrea Bálešová (pf)

Awards

  • Krzysztof Penderecki International Competition of Contemporary Chamber Music, Krakow (PL)
    2000 - 2nd prize
  • International Competition of Contemporary Polish Composers, Ostrava (CZ)
    1995 - honourable mention (clarinet and piano)

Premieres

  • First performances in Slovakia
  • Ľuboš Bernáth: Akhenaten's Dream
    for flute, accordion and piano
    14 Nov
    2008
    First performances in Slovakia
    New Slovak Music, Small concert studio of Slovak Radio, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Trio Neue Musik, Monika Štreitová (fl), Andrea Bálešová (pf), Mária Mártonová Kormanová (ac)
  • Lukáš Borzík: seven 4 eight
    for eight voices and prepared piano
    30 May
    2006
    First performances in Slovakia
    Slovak Radio, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Katarína Kováčová (s), Margaréta Ondrejková (s), Hana Friedová (s), Slovenka Benková (a), Jozef Chabroň (t), Milan Masiarik (br), Róbert Tišťan (b), Andrea Bálešová (ppf), Zuzana Chlpíková (dir.)
  • Lukáš Borzík: Psalms I
    for 6 voices and piano
    30 May
    2006
    First performances in Slovakia
    Slovak Radio, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Katarína Kováčová (s), Margaréta Ondrejková (s), Slovenka Benková (a), Jozef Chabroň (t), Milan Masiarik (br), Róbert Tišťan (b), Andrea Bálešová (pf), Zuzana Chlpíková (dir.)
  • Vladimír Bokes: Remembering to..., op. 78
    for flute, clarinet, accordion and piano
    18 Jan
    2006
    First performances in Slovakia
    Youth Studio, Small concert studio of the Slovak Radio, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Monika Štreitová (fl), Jozef Eliáš (cl), Milan Osadský (ac), Andrea Bálešová (pf)
  • Juraj Beneš: Musique pour Grock No. 6
    22 Nov
    2005
    First performances in Slovakia
    Orfeus Festival, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Andrea Bálešová (pf)
  • Marcel Seneši: Study for two pianos
    16 Nov
    2005
    First performances in Slovakia
    Melos-Ethos, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Andrea Bálešová (pf), Ivan Šiller (pf)
  • Marek Piaček: Four Minimalist Pieces for piano
    15 Mar
    2005
    First performances in Slovakia
    Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Andrea Bálešová (pf)
  • Jevgenij Iršai: Dialoge mit Ligeti
    for two pianos
    16 Nov
    2004
    First performances in Slovakia
    New Slovak Music, Small concert studio of the Slovak Radio, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Ivan Šiller (pf), Andrea Bálešová (pf)
  • Karine Sarkisjan: Sonata
    for violoncello a klavír
    14 Nov
    2004
    First performances in Slovakia
    New Slovak Music, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Andrea Bálešová (pf)
  • Lukáš Borzík: Elegy
    for cello and piano
    2004 First performances in Slovakia
    New Slovak Music, Mirbach Palace, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Andrej Gál (vc), Andrea Bálešová (pf)
  • First performances abroad
  • Ľuboš Bernáth: Akhenaten's Dream
    for flute, accordion and piano
    14 Mar
    2007
    First performances abroad
    Aveiro, PT
    PERFORMERS: Trio Neue Musik, Monika Štreitová (fl), Andrea Bálešová (pf), Mária Mártonová Kormanová (ac)
  • Jana Kmiťová: Briefanfänge an Ursus
    for flute, accordion and piano
    23 Aug
    2005
    First performances abroad
    Ostrava New Music Days, Janáček Conservatory, Ostrava, CZ
    PERFORMERS: Monika Štreitová (fl), Katarína Rybárová (ac), Andrea Bálešová (pf)
  • Jevgenij Iršai: Radical cut
    for piano four hands
    11 Feb
    2005
    First performances abroad
    Your House of (New) Music / SPACE, Gent, BE
    PERFORMERS: Andrea Bálešová (pf), Ivan Šiller (pf)
  • Marek Piaček: Ragtime
    for piano, according to the composition of Charles Ives Three Page Sonata
    11 Feb
    2005
    First performances abroad
    Your House of (New) Music / SPACE, Rode Pomp, Ghent, BE
    PERFORMERS: Ivan Šiller (pf4m), Andrea Bálešová (pf4m)
    Premiere of the version for piano four hands.
  • Jana Kmiťová: Breath
    for soprano, flute, two accordions and piano
    20 Jul
    2003
    First performances abroad
    Ravensbrück, DE
    PERFORMERS: Zuzana Rašiová (s), Monika Štreitová (fl), Mária Mártonová Kormanová (ac), Ana Krsmanović (ac), Andrea Bálešová (pf)

Gallery

  • Photo: Veni ensemble 2006 Veni ensemble

    Source: Archives of the Music Centre Slovakia
    Author: Pavel Kastl


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