Personality profile

Photo: Jakub Čižmarovič

Jakub Čižmarovič

1985 Bratislava

www.jakubcizmarovic.com

classical music
piano

Bio

Bio

from 1993
basics of piano playing, with mother Zuzana Čižmarovičová
1998 – 2001
Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien, Hannover (Germany), Jugendstudent, Karl-Heinz Kämmerling
from 2001
pupil of Pavol Gililov
from 2003
Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln (Pavel Gililov)
1997, 1998
participation in international performance courses: Lazar Berman etc.

Jakub Čižmarovič made his debut as a 16-year-old with the Gürzenich Orchestra Köln in the Köln Philharmonia, where he played Chopin’s first piano concerto under the baton of James Conlon. His collaboration with the Gürzenich Orchestra Köln continued in 2005 and 2008 with Markus Stenz conducting. In 2002 he participated in the Best of NRW Festival. That year he made his debut as the youngest participant in the Ruhr Piano Festival, where he was again invited two years later – he performedc in two piano concertos with the Kölner Kammerorchester, led by conductor Helmut Müler-Brühl, in the opening of the festival’s Mozart cycle.

In 2003 and 2006 he again appeared in the Köln Philharmonia, this time with the Slovak Philharmonia. In 2004 he was soloist with the Korean Symphony Orchestra on a tour of South Korea. Afterwards he played in concert with the Norddeutsche Philharmonie Rostock and with conductor David Geringas.

 In the USA he made his debut at the prestigious Ravinia Festival with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra under the baton of James Conlon with two Mozart concertos, and also solo. In 2007 he performed a number of times in both Brahms concertos, including a guest appearance in the Berlin Konzerthause with Staatskapelle Halle. In 2009, together with the Korean Symphony Orchestra, he completed more than 20 concerts on a tour of China. In the same year he also performed at the Bratislava Music Festival with WDR Radioorchestra Cologne in the Gershwin concerto in F Major. In 2010 he again appeared in concert in Korea, where he performed in Beethoven’s Triconcerto with the Hwaum Orchestra.

He has appeared at numerous recitals, including in the Essener Philharmonie and at Music Festival Biarritz (France), Orpheo Festival (Holland) and other festivals. He regularly gives concerts in Germany and Slovakia, and also in other European states. 

Jakub Čižmarovič has made a series of recordings for the German radio WDR. The German magazine FONO FORUM awarded his CD recording of the works of Schumann and Liszt (2004, BMG publishers) the highest possible ranking in the field of performance.

Bibliography

  • Art Critique and Journalism
  • Miškovičová, Eva: Projekt Pre Konzervatórium
    2019 Hudobný život year 51, 2019, no. 12, p. 11
  • Dohnalová, Lýdia: Záver roka v ŠKO Žilina : Vianočné koncerty
    2019 Hudobný život year 51, 2019, no. 1-2, p. 17
  • Šišková, Ingeborg: Česko-slovenský večer pre dva klavíry
    2019 Hudobný život year 50, 2019, no. 4, p. 3
  • Kolář, Robert: Pianos americanos
    2018 Hudobný život year 50, 2018, no. 4, p. 5
  • Miškovičová, Eva: Modlitbičky a projekt „troch B“ v Banskej Bystrici
    2018 Hudobný život year 50, 2018, no. 1 - 2, p. 15
  • redakcia: Juraj a Jakub Čižmarovičovci po prvýkrát ako duo na koncertoch v troch mestách
    2017 In: www.operaslovakia.sk/juraj-a-jakub-cizmarovicovci-po-prvykrat-ako-duo-na-koncertoch-v-troch-mestach/
    Opera Slovakia 2017
  • Tichý, Stanislav: BHS 2017
    Octet Singers a ŠKO
    2017 Hudobný život year 49, 2017, no. 11, p. 12 – 13
  • Dohnalová, Lýdia: Spravodajstvo, koncerty
    2013 Hudobný život year 45, 2013, no. 12, p. 7
  • Kubandová, Janka: miniprofil : Jakub Čižmarovič
    2010 Hudobný život year 42, 2010, no. 5, p. 18
  • Rajter, Adrian: Rodinný koncert s premiérou
    2006 Sme 1.6. 2006, no. 125, p. 21
  • (mt): Laureát vo filharmónii
    2006 Večerník 11.1. 2006, p. 10
  • Ursínyová, Terézia: Výnimočný talent
    2006 Hudobný život year 38, 2006, no. 3, p. 6
  • Nominovaní na Cenu Ľ. Rajtera
    2006 Hudobný život year 38, 2006, no. 10, p. 25
  • (her): Ďalší úspech mladého slovenského interpreta
    2005 SME 24.11. 2005, p. 26
  • von Rhein, John: Ravinia to shake up CSO's presence at '06 summer festival
    2005 Chicago Tribune [online, citované 13.5.2011] 2005
    (dostupné na http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2005-09-29/features/0509290300_1_mahler-symphonies-babi-yar-soloist)
  • (her): Ďalší úspech mladého slovenského interpreta
    2005 Sme [online] 24.11. [citované 13.5.2011] 2005
    (dostupné na http://www.sme.sk/c/2480262/dalsi-uspech-mladeho-slovenskeho-interpreta.html)
  • Čížik, Vladimír: Slovenská filharmónia
    2004 Hudobný život year 36, 2004, no. 1, p. 18
  • Horkay, Tomáš: Dvojica koncertov 13. a 14. februára sa niesla ...
    2003 Hudobný život year 35, 2003, no. 4, p. 15
  • Zemanová, Lele: Šestnásťročný klavírny virtuóz sa predstaví v Redute : Trému určite mať nebudem
    2002 Večerník 20.6. 2002
  • (apot): V Redute si dnes zahrá mladý klavírny virtuóz
    2002 Národná obroda 20.6. 2002
  • Rajter, Adrian: Pop mi pripadá chudobný : Sedemnásťročný klavirista Jakub Čižmarovič bude hrať v Redute diela Prokofieva a Liszta
    2002 Sme 18.6. 2002
  • (ah): Výnimočný klavírny talent v Slovenskej filharmónii
    2002 Pravda 17.6. 2002, p. 3
  • Pergler, František: Miniprofil HŽ. Jakub Čižmarovič
    2002 Hudobný život year 34, 2002, no. 9, p. 11 – 12
  • Pergler, František: Slovenská filharmónia
    2002 Hudobný život year 34, 2002, no. 7-8, p. 22
  • Boronkayová, Felícia: Orchester začal hrať úplne inú skladbu : virtuózovi Jakubovi Čižmarovičovi chutia roksové lízanky
    2002 Život 2002, no. 36, p. 55
  • Jakub Čižmarovič, šestnásťročný syn Juraja Čižmaroviča..
    2001 Hudobný život year 33, 2001, no. 9, p. 1
  • (sita): Mladý klavírny virtuóz hosťom v Redute
    2000 Sme 19.6. 2000
  • Turák, František: Saint-Saënsov klavírny koncert ako vrchol večera
    2017 Hudobný život year 49, 2017, no. 1 - 2, p. 20
  • Dohnalová, Lýdia: ŠKO Žilina
    2015 Hudobný život year 47, 2015, no. 12, p. 12

Discography

  • Photo: Eugen Suchoň – Complete Works for Piano 1928 – 1984 EUGEN SUCHOŇ – COMPLETE WORKS FOR PIANO 1928 – 1984
    2018 CD – R197 0003-2-331
    1. Eugen Suchoň: Adagio g mol ESD 42
      Mayuko Kida Takine (pf)
    2. Eugen Suchoň: A Little Suite With Passacaglia op. 3 ESD 48a
      Ladislav Fanzowitz (pf)
    3. Eugen Suchoň: Balladic Suite op. 9 ESD 58a
      Ladislav Fanzowitz (pf)
    4. Eugen Suchoň: Lullaby ESD 107
      Jordana Palovičová (pf)
    5. Eugen Suchoň: Metamorphoses ESD 77a
      Jakub Čižmarovič (pf)
    6. Eugen Suchoň: Pictures from Slovakia ESD 79 – Teeny-weeny Me ESD 79/1
      Martin Chudada (pf)
    7. Eugen Suchoň: Pictures from Slovakia ESD 79 – A Pack of Wolves ESD 79/2
      Peter Šandor (pf)
    8. Eugen Suchoň: Pictures from Slovakia ESD 79 – A Falcon Flew Over ESD 79/3
      Eduard Lenner (pf)
    9. Eugen Suchoň: Pictures from Slovakia ESD 79 – Sonatina ESD 79/4
      Norbert Daniš (pf)
    10. Eugen Suchoň: Pictures from Slovakia ESD 79 – The Mountains Suite ESD 79/5
      Adam Stráňavský (pf)
    11. Eugen Suchoň: Pictures from Slovakia ESD 79 – Sonata Rustica ESD 79/6
      Ladislav Fanzowitz (pf)
    12. Eugen Suchoň: Kaleidoscope (Evoluzioni armoniche) ESD 89a – Two Preludes In Old Style (Due preludi in stile antico) ESD 89/1a
      Tomáš Nemec (pf)
    13. Eugen Suchoň: Kaleidoscope (Evoluzioni armoniche) ESD 89a – Three Romantic Pieces (Tre pezzi romantici) ESD 89/2a
      Jordana Palovičová (pf)
    14. Eugen Suchoň: Kaleidoscope (Evoluzioni armoniche) ESD 89a – Meditation And Dance (Meditazione e Danza) ESD 89/3a
      Ladislav Fanzowitz (pf)
    15. Eugen Suchoň: Kaleidoscope (Evoluzioni armoniche) ESD 89a – Three Parts From Contemplations (Tre movimenti del Contemplazioni) ESD 89/4a
      Zuzana Biščáková (pf)
    16. Eugen Suchoň: Kaleidoscope (Evoluzioni armoniche) ESD 89a – Intermezzos (Intermezzi) ESD 89/5a
      Jakub Čižmarovič (pf)
    17. Eugen Suchoň: Kaleidoscope (Evoluzioni armoniche) ESD 89a – Impromptu With Variations And Finale (Improvisazione con variazioni) ESD 89/6a
      Adam Stráňavský (pf)
    18. Eugen Suchoň: Toccata ESD 94
      Mayuko Kida Takine (pf)
    19. Eugen Suchoň: Elegy And Toccata ESD 103
      Petra Hollaender-Pogády (pf)
    20. Eugen Suchoň: Wedding Dance from the opera Whirlpool ESD 72a
      Petra Hollaender-Pogády (pf)
    21. Eugen Suchoň: Serenade Op. 5
      Ladislav Fanzowitz (pf)
    22. Eugen Suchoň: Rhapsodic Suite Op. 20 ESD 87b
      Jordana Palovičová (pf), Zuzana Biščáková (pf)
    23. Eugen Suchoň: Symphonic Fantasia on B-A-C-H
      Bernadetta Šuňavská (org), Tomáš Nemec (pf)
  • Photo:
    2007 CD – Discant DK 0099-2031
    1. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart:
      Juraj Čižmarovič (dir.), Jakub Čižmarovič (pf), Slovak Sinfonietta Žilina
  • Photo:
    2004 CD – BMG
    1. Franz Liszt:
      Jakub Čižmarovič (pf)
  • Photo:
    2003 CD – Le magazine Piano
    1. Sergej Prokofiev:
      Jakub Čižmarovič (pf)

Awards

  • International Piano Competition - Città di Pinerolo (IT)
    2012
  • Ľudovít Rajter Prize
    2009 - nomination
  • Award for most promising young artist of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia (DE)
    2006
  • Premio internazionale di interpretazione pianistica “Giuliano Pecar”, Gorizia (IT)
    2005 - 1st prize
  • International Music Festa Ueda, Nagano (JP)
    2001 - 1st prize (Category: Piano) and Grand Prix
  • Jugend musiziert (DE)
    1999 - 1st prize
  • Klavierspielwettbewerb, Braunschweig (DE)
    1999 - 1st prize and “Karl-Heinz Kämmerling” Special Award – as the first participant ever
  • Steinway Klavierspiel-Wettbewerb, Berlin (DE)
    1998 - finals
  • Carl Czerny International Piano Competition Prague (CZ)
    1998 - finals

Gallery

  • Photo: Matinee at the Mirbach Palace, Bratislava 2018-11-18 Matinee at the Mirbach Palace, Bratislava
    Jakub Čižmarovič – piano (Slovakia)

    Source: Archives of the Music Centre Slovakia
    Author: Dušan Godár


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