Personality profile

Photo: Adam Marec Author: Róbert Ragan

Adam Marec

1981 Čadca

classical music
guitar

Collaboration(s): Invention Quartet , Slavonic Duo

Bio

Bio

1998 – 2002
Conservatory in Žilina (guitar – Dušan Lehotský)
2002 – 2007
Music Faculty of Academy of Arts in Banská Bystrica (Ján Labant)
2007 – 2010
Music Faculty of Academy of Arts in Banská Bystrica(doctoral study in Music Performing – Jela Špitková)
2005
five months study at Conservatorio A. Boito di Parma and Academia del Teatro Cinghio, Parma, Italy (Giampaolo Bandini)
2006
two months study in Le Centre de Musique Baroque in Versailles, and at Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique in Paris (Olivier Chassain)
master classes:
Jorge Morel, Máximo Diego Pujol, Štěpán Rak, Roland Dyens, Odair Assad, Pavel Steidl, Marcin Dylla, Margarita Escarpa, Carlo Marchione, John W. Duarte a i.
since 2006
pedagogue at Conservatory of Ján Levoslav Bella in Banská Bystrica
since 2007
PhD student
since 2010
assistant at the Music Faculty of Academy of Arts in Banská Bystrica
since 2011
assistant at Jan Albrecht Music and Art Academy in Banská Štiavnica

Adam Marec is devoted to concert activity as a soloist and as a chamber musician – he is a member of various chamber ensembles. He has performed in Slovakia, Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary, Germany, Italy, France, Spain, Great Britain, Russia, and in concert halls including The Royal Festival Hall in London, Palazzo Vecchio in Florence, Sala Mompou in Barcelona and others. In the field of chamber music he currently cooperates mainly with Italian guitarist Fabrizio Ferraro in Duo Marec-Ferraro, and with violinist Andrej Baran in Duo Slavonic and with pianist Eva Cáhová. He has cooperated also with guitarists Eva Soviarová and Peter Tomka, with who he premiered in Slovakia with the cooperation of the Slovak Sinfonietta in Žilina Concert for Two Guitars and Orchestra op. 210 of Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco. With the orchestra of the State Opera in Banská Bystrica he performed Concierto de Aranjuez of Joaquín Rodrigo. Under his belt are also several radio and television recordings.

In addition to his performing activity he also teaches. Since 2009 he is the head of the festival International Performing Days of Classic Guitar at Jan Albrecht Music and Art Academy in Banská Štiavnica.

Bibliography

  • Dohnalová, Lýdia: ŠKO Žilina: od Shakespeara k Sendreiovcom
    2016 Hudobný život year 48, 2016, no. 12, p. 15
  • Šišková, Ingeborg: Interpretačne mnohoraký december i január v Mirbachu
    2014 Hudobný život year 46, 2014, no. 1-2, p. 3
  • Beráts, Juraj: Adam Marec: S gitarou na cestách
    2014 Hudobný život 2014, no. 5, p. 22
  • Šišková, Ingeborg: Nedeľné matiné v Mirbachovom paláci
    2012 Hudobný život 2012, no. 7-8, p. 13
  • Šišková, Ingeborg: Nedeľné matiné v Mirbachovom paláci
    2012 Hudobný život 2012, no. 3, p. 8
  • Chieffi, Olga : Il talento slovacco di Adam Marec
    2011 Positanonews [online] 23.9. 2011 [citované 2.8.2012] 2011
    (dostupné na http://www.positanonews.it/articoli/64520/il_talento_slovacco_di_adam_marec.html)
  • Miškovičová, Eva : Gitara na Radnici
    2015 Hudobný život year 47, 2015, no. 4, p. 11
  • Miškovičová, Eva: Banskobystrická hudobná jar
    2017 Hudobný život 2017, no. 6, p. 16
  • Brozmanová, Oľga: Banskobystrické REFLEXIE
    2017 Hudobný život 2017, no. 1 - 2, p. 21

Discography

  • Photo: Egon Krák – Mémoires II EGON KRÁK – MÉMOIRES II
    2013 CD – Music Fund SF 00712131
    1. Egon Krák: The ELF Symphony
      Slovak Philharmonic, Ernst Theis (dir.)
    2. Egon Krák: Au jardin d'amour
      Jana Pastorková (s), Egon Krák (pf)
    3. Egon Krák: New Harmony
      Alexander Stepanov (cl), Egon Krák (pf)
    4. Egon Krák: Lovers in the Moonlight
      Daniela Blesáková (fl), Mária Blesáková (pf)
    5. Egon Krák: Candlelight
      Adam Marec (gui), Eva Varhaníková (pf)
    6. Egon Krák: Panopticon
      Eva Varhaníková (pf)
  • Photo:
    2011 CD – Clair de Lune Produzioni Musicali CDLN/11001
    1. Adam Marec (gui), Marco Ferraro (gui)
  • Photo:
    2009 CD – Music Master MM 0000-0-000
    1. Ferdinando Carulli:
      Adam Marec (gui), Slavomír Glos (vn), Kysucký komorný orchester „Musica Kysuca“

Awards

  • Prize of the dean of the Faculty of Performing Arts of the Academy of Arts in Banská Bystrica
    2010
  • Festival internazionale della chitarra Niccolò Paganini, Parma (IT)
    2009 - finals
  • Prize of the rector of the Academy of Arts in Banská Bystrica
    2007
  • Anglo-Czecho-Slovak Trust Competition, London (UK)
    2007 - 2nd prize in the field of chamber music (with Eva Kavuljaková, guitar)
  • Czesław Droździewicz International Guitar Competition, Krynica (PL)
    2006 - 4th prize
  • Festival internazionale della chitarra Niccolò Paganini, Parma (IT)
    2006 - finals
  • Concorso Chitarristico e di Musica da Camera "Giulio Rospigliosi", Lamporecchio (IT)
    2005 - 4th prize
  • Festival internazionale della chitarra Niccolò Paganini, Parma (IT)
    2005 - finals
  • The Interpretation competition of Milan Tesař, Brno (CZ)
    2005 - 1st prize
  • Concorso Nazionale “G. Ansanldi”, Villanova Mondovì, Cuneo (IT)
    2005 - 3rd prize
  • Anglo-Czecho-Slovak Trust Competition, London (UK)
    2004 - 1st prize (in the field of guitar)
  • Competition of Students Slovak Republic Conservatories
    2002 - 2nd prize

  • 2002 - laureate and 1st prize

  • 2001 - 2nd prize
  • International competition "Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf and musical classicism", Vídnava (CZ)
    2001 - 4th prize
  • Competition of Students Slovak Republic Conservatories
    1999 - 3rd prize

Premieres

  • First performances in Slovakia
  • Jozef Kolkovič: EP
    for jazz quartet
    25 Jun
    2016
    First performances in Slovakia
    41th Guitar Festival of J. K. Mertz, Klarisky Concert Hall, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Invention Quartet, Adam Marec (gui), Eva Varhaníková (pf), Róbert Ragan (cb), Peter Solárik (dr)
  • Ján Králik: Prelude and Fugue
    from the cycle Collection of Notes
    22 Oct
    2014
    First performances in Slovakia
    Concert Hall of the Academy of Arts, Banská Bystrica, SK
    PERFORMERS: Adam Marec (gui), Peter Tomko (gui)
  • Egon Krák: Guitar Concerto
    for guitar and string orchestra
    21 Oct
    2014
    First performances in Slovakia
    Music days of Banská Bystrica, State Opera, Banská Bystrica, SK
    PERFORMERS: Adam Marec (gui), Bohdan Warchal Slovak Chamber Orchestra, Ewald Danel (dir.)
  • Egon Krák: Bonjour, M. Charpentier!
    Strena per chitarra, pianoforte, contrabbasso e percussione
    5 Mar
    2014
    First performances in Slovakia
    The Town Hall, Cikker's Hall, Banská Bystrica, SK
    PERFORMERS: Adam Marec (gui), Eva Varhaníková (pf), Róbert Ragan (cb), Peter Solárik (bat)
  • Jozef Kolkovič: Medallions
    for guitar
    19 Jan
    2014
    First performances in Slovakia
    Sunday Matinees at the Bratislava City Gallery, Mirbach Palace, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Adam Marec (gui)
  • Ján Králik: Songs for Two Guitars
    5 Jun
    2012
    First performances in Slovakia
    Atelier XXI., School of Arts, Banská Štiavnica, SK
    PERFORMERS: Adam Marec (gui), Fabrizio Ferraro (gui)
  • Jevgenij Iršai: Tuo-tua
    for guitar duo (from the cycle Letters to Ofodur)
    12. 2008 First performances in Slovakia
    Minisalóny a stretnutia, Banská Bystrica, SK
    PERFORMERS: Adam Marec (gui), Eva Soviarová - Kavuljaková (gui)
  • Andrej Kalinka: Malinový Krtko
    for violin and guitar
    2002 First performances in Slovakia
    SK
    PERFORMERS: Adam Marec (gui), Marián Svetlík (vn)
  • First performances abroad
  • Lukáš Borzík: L'aube
    for guitar
    22 Apr
    2014
    First performances abroad
    Real Conservatorio Superior de Música, Granada, ES
    PERFORMERS: Adam Marec (gui)
  • Lukáš Borzík: Prelude of The Unborn
    for guitar
    4 Apr
    2013
    First performances abroad
    Iceland Academy of the Arts, Reykjavík, IS
    PERFORMERS: Adam Marec (gui)
  • Egon Krák: Candlelight
    for guitar and piano
    26 May
    2011
    First performances abroad
    Sala Mompou de Sgae, Barcelona, ES
    PERFORMERS: Adam Marec (gui), Eva Varhaníková (pf)
  • Jevgenij Iršai: Magnil totoka
    for guitar and piano (from the cycle Letters to Ofodur)
    26 May
    2011
    First performances abroad
    Sala Mompou de Sgae, Barcelona, ES
    PERFORMERS: Adam Marec (gui), Eva Varhaníková (pf)
  • Foreign works with first performances in Slovakia
  • Arnaldo Freire: Brazilian Concert, op. 144
    24 Nov
    2014
    Foreign works with first performances in Slovakia
    Čadca, SK
    PERFORMERS: Adam Marec (gui), Kysucký komorný orchester „Musica Kysuca“

Gallery

  • Photo: Adam Marec 2015 Adam Marec

    Source: Archives of the Music Centre Slovakia
    Author: Róbert Ragan
  • Photo: Adam Marec 2015 Adam Marec

    Source: Archives of the Music Centre Slovakia
    Author: Róbert Ragan
  • Photo: Adam Marec 2015 Adam Marec

    Source: Archives of the Music Centre Slovakia
    Author: Róbert Ragan
  • Photo: Adam Marec Adam Marec

    Source: Archives of the Music Centre Slovakia
    Author: Dominika Vanáková


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