Personality profile

Photo: Martin Bako

Martin Bako

17 Jul 1980 Banská Bystrica

classical music
organ

Bio

Bio

1997 – 2001
Academy of Performing Arts (organ – Ján Vladimír Michalko)
2001 – 2004
organ builder in the restoration workshop of Ján Valovič in Sereď
2004 – 2007
organist in Franciscan Church in Bratislava
2005 – 2007
pedagogue of organ playing at Primary Music School in Skalica
2008 - 2014
titular organist of St Martin's Cathedral in Bratislava (in 2010 he inaugurated new organ of St. Elisabeth with Stanislav Šurin there)

Martin Bako participated in international organ festivals at home and abroad. He cooperated with the Slovak Philharmonic, the State Philharmonic Košice and Slovak Sinfonietta Žilina. He is interested in organ improvisation, which is presented not only in liturgical playing, but also in recitals (improvisations on Via Crucis, musical comments to Lectio Divina in Bratislava Cathedral, etc.).

As an organ builder he was involved in the repair of major historical organs and also collaborated in the construction of a new cathedral organ with famous organ builder Gerald Woehl. He is a member of the board of the Society of Organ Friends and co-organizer of The Cathedral Organ Festival. He cooperates with the association of young artists, Harmonia Seraphica.

Bibliography

  • Art Critique and Journalism
  • Tichý, Stanislav: Bratislavský organový festival 2019
    2019 Hudobný život year 51, 2019, no. 9, p. 3
  • Tichý, Stanislav: Händlovo výročie v trnavskej bazilike
    2019 Hudobný život year 51, 2019, no. 10, p. 11
  • Tichý, Stanislav: Bratislavský organový festival 2018
    2018 Hudobný život year 50, 2018, no. 7 - 8, p. 20 – 21
  • Ursínyová, Terézia: Organ, básne, katedrála
    2016 In: www.operaslovakia.sk/organ-basne-katedrala/
    Opera Slovakia 2016
  • Tichý, Stanislav: Cathedral Organ Festival Bratislava Edition : Improvisations on Via crucis by Paul Claudel [recenzia CD]
    2016 Hudobný život year 48, 2016, no. 12, p. 38
  • (red): Organové dni: Martin Bako
    2016 Piešťanský týždeň year 26, 2016, no. 32, p. 20
    (Martin Bako, nar. 1980, Organové dni, 2016, Piešťany, Slovensko)
  • Tichý, Stanislav: Katedrálny organový festival Bratislava
    2014 Hudobný život year 46, 2014, no. 10, p. 8
  • (ip): Organové dni uzavrel mladý slovenský hudobník
    2014 Piešťanský týždeň year 24, 2014, no. 37, p. 10
    (Martin Bako, nar. 1980, Organové dni, 2014, Piešťany, Slovensko)
  • Tichý, Stanislav: Organové leto v hlavnom meste
    2013 Hudobný život year 45, 2013, no. 10, p. 2
  • Čárska, Etela: Slovenské historické organy
    2012 Hudobný život year 44, 2012, no. 10, p. 8
  • (ip): Prvú časť Organových dní uzatvoril Martin Bako
    2012 Piešťanský týždeň year 22, 2012, no. 34, p. 10
  • Urbančíková, Lýdia: Medzinárodný organový festival Ivana Sokola 2011
    2011 Hudobný život year 43, 2011, no. 11, p. 9
  • Tichý, Stanislav: Bratislavský organový festival
    2016 Hudobný život year 48, 2016, no. 10, p. 4

Discography

  • Photo: Stanislav Šurin : Missa tirnaviensis et alia opera musicae sacrae STANISLAV ŠURIN : MISSA TIRNAVIENSIS ET ALIA OPERA MUSICAE SACRAE
    2016 CD – Tribus musicae 1794-006-2
    1. Stanislav Šurin: Fanfares
      Rastislav Suchan (tr), Peter Bubnič (tr), Juraj Mitošinka (tn), Marek Bubnič (tnb), Peter Kosorín (tp), Martin Bako (org), Iveta Weis Viskupová (dir.)
    2. Stanislav Šurin: Chanson d'automne
      Mariusz Monczak (vn), Stanislav Šurin (org)
    3. Stanislav Šurin: Alleluia
      Hilda Gulyásová (s), The Mixed Choir Tirnavia, Zuzana Holičková (zbm.), The University Choir Technik, Iveta Weis Viskupová (zbm.), Slovak Philharmonic, Rastislav Štúr (dir.)
    4. Stanislav Šurin: Marian Antiphones – Alma Redemptoris Mater
      Hilda Gulyásová (s), Stanislav Šurin (org)
    5. Stanislav Šurin: Marian Antiphones – Salve Regina
      Hilda Gulyásová (s), Stanislav Šurin (org)
    6. Stanislav Šurin: Marian Antiphones – Ave Regina coelorum
      Hilda Gulyásová (s), Stanislav Šurin (org)
    7. Stanislav Šurin: Missa Tirnaviensis
      Hilda Gulyásová (s), Peter Kollár (br), The Mixed Choir Tirnavia, Zuzana Holičková (zbm.), The University Choir Technik, Iveta Weis Viskupová (zbm.), Stanislav Šurin (org), Slovak Philharmonic, Rastislav Štúr (dir.)
  • Photo:
    2015 CD – Tribus musicae
    1. Martin Bako: Improvisations on Via Crucis by Paul Claudel
      Jozef Šimonovič (spk), Martin Bako (org)

Premieres

  • First performances in Slovakia
  • Peter Zagar: Intrada
    15 Jul
    2018
    First performances in Slovakia
    Bratislava Organ Festival, Large Concert Hall of the Slovak Radio, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Martin Bako (org)


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