Personality profile

Photo: František Balún

František Balún

13 Sep 1948 Chminianska Nová Ves okr. Prešov

classical music
baritone

Bio

Bio

1977
graduate of Conservatory in Brno (voice – Richard Novák)
1969 – 1972
member of Musical Comedy of Jonáš Záborský Theatre in Prešov
1972 – 1977
member of the opera choir of Slovak National Theatre in Bratislava
since 1977
soloist of the Opera of State Theatre in Košice
1977 – 1992
guest soloist at the Opera of Slovak National Theatre, until 2001 also in the State Opera Banská Bystrica

In addition to his engagements in theatres, František Balún developed a rich concert activity (vocal-instrumental works) and interpreted vocal chamber vocal compositions, mainly songs and song cycles. He was a guest soloist at the Opera of Slovak National Theatre and State Opera in Banská Bystrica, Opera of Janáček Theatre in Brno and Opera of National Moravian-Silesian Theatre. Balún recorded for Slovak Radio and Slovak Television and regularly performs at various events and festivals at home and abroad (Italy, France, Spain, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Hungaria, Poland, Ukraine and others).

Bibliography

Awards

  • Literary Fund Award
    2012
  • Fra Angelico Award
    2003

Premieres

  • First performances in Slovakia
  • Pavol Krška: Cyril and Methodius
    Opera-oratorio in two acts and six scenes
    5 Jul
    2013
    First performances in Slovakia
    St. Martin's Cathedral, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Jozef Kundlák (t), Ján Galla (b), Ján Babjak (t), František Balún (br), Daniel Čapkovič (br), Chorus Salvatoris, The Mixed Choir Tirnavia, Bratislava Metropolitan Orchestra, Pavol Tužinský (dir.)
  • Ladislav Holoubek: Three From Puszta
    for bass-baritone and piano
    22 Nov
    1990
    First performances in Slovakia
    New Slovak Music, Slovak Radio, Concert studio 2, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: František Balún (bbr), Kveta Holá (pf)


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