Personality profile

Photo: Mária Mártonová Kormanová

Mária Mártonová Kormanová

classical music
accordion

Collaboration(s): Trio Neue Musik

Bio

Bio

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Conservatory in Žilina (accordion – Miroslav Košnár, Janka Halačová, Igor Gajan)
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Academy of Performing Arts Bratislava (Boris Lenko)
since 2002
Academy of Performing Arts Bratislava, postgraduate study (Rajmund Kákoni)
since 1998
pedagogue at Conservatory Žilina
2003
scholarship within festival Ostrava New Music Days (cooperation with soloists of Ostrava Center for New Music)

Mária Mártonová-Kormanová during her studies attended performing master classes in Slovakia and Switzerland under I. Koval, M. Rantanen, V. Buchholz, T. Anzelotti, J. Dyremosse and V. Bonakov.

She is also interested in solo and chamber music of 20th and 21st centuries, and she is a member of various chamber ensembles. She is a founding member of Ensemble Neue Musik Bratislava, with which she attended several foreign concerts and in 2003 recorded ab album within the Musik für Ravensbrück project. This ensemble currently plays using the instrumentation of piano, flute, and accordion and is called Trio Neue Musik (with pianist Andrea Bálešová and flutist Monika Duarte Štreitová).

She actively cooperates with contemporary composers and premieres their work. She has played at festivals at home and abroad (New Slovak Music, Ostrava New Music Days, Music Without Borders in the Heart of Europe, Orpheus, Musik für Ravensbrück, Evenings of New Music, Festival de Outono – Aveiro, Elektronische Frühling – Vienna).

Artistically she has cooperated on the albums of many contemporary composers: Marián Lejava (2002), Jozef Podprocký (2005), Petra Oliveira Bachratá (2007), Joäo Pedro Oliveira (2007). Some of them have won various international awards.

She recorded for Slovak Radio, Czech Radio and Radio RBB 3 Germany.

She performs in Slovakia, Czech Republic, Poland, Austria, Belgium, Netherlands, Portugal, Germany, Switzerland and others.

Bibliography

  • Zagar, Peter: Recenzie : Marián Lejava : Chant d´Amour
    2007 Hudobný život year 39, 2007, no. 9, p. 35

Discography

  • 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: Jozef Podprocký – Chamber Music JOZEF PODPROCKÝ – CHAMBER MUSIC
    2005 CD – Music Fund SF 00452131
    1. Jozef Podprocký: Divertimento, Op. 10
      Slovak State Philharmonic Košice
    2. Jozef Podprocký: String Quartet No. 1, Op. 15
      Košice string quartet
    3. Jozef Podprocký: Concerto piccolo, Op. 32a
      Mária Mártonová Kormanová (ac), Ivan Buffa (pf)
    4. Jozef Podprocký: String Quartet No. 3 "Hommage a Béla Bartók", Op. 27
      Košice string quartet
    5. Jozef Podprocký: Lauda Sion, Op. 44
      Ivan Sokol (org)
  • 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)

Awards

  • Accordion international Prize of Castelfidardo (IT)
    2001

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)
  • Boško Milaković: Ground
    for accordion and electronics
    14 Oct
    2006
    First performances in Slovakia
    Evenings of New Music, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Mária Mártonová Kormanová (ac)
  • Boško Milaković: Tetrapophonic
    11. 2003 First performances in Slovakia
    Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Andrea Mosorjaková (fl), Ladislav Miklovič (fg), Diana Buffa (pf), Peter Mosorjak (vn), Andrej Gál (vc), Marián Lejava (dir.), Peter Kižňanský (cr), Mária Mártonová Kormanová (ac), Eva Surovičová (vn)
  • Marek Piaček: Recitativo, version for accordion
    14 Jan
    2001
    First performances in Slovakia
    Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Mária Mártonová Kormanová (ac)
  • 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: 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)


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