Personality profile

Photo: Mikuláš Jelinek

Mikuláš Jelinek

16 May 1925 Kežmarok

classical music
violin
pedagóg – violin

Bio

Bio

1943 – 1946
Conservatory Bratislava (violin – Tibor Gašparek)
1944
state examination for music teachers
1947 – 1949
Franz Liszt Music Academy Budapest (Ede Zathureczky)
1949 – 1953
Academy of Performing Arts (Tibor Gašparek), diploma with honors
1961 – 1964
private study in Vienna with Ricardo Odnopossof
1957
master classes in Salzburg (André Gertler)
1951 – 1965
pedagogue of violin at the Academy of Performing Arts Bratislava
1971 – 1991
assistant professor of violin at Rheinische Musikschulle (former Konservatorium Köln) in Germany
since 1992
assistant professor of violin at the Academy of Performing Arts Bratislava (since 1996 full professor)
since 2002
professor of violin in the Music Department at the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Žilina (guarantor of study program Music instrument playing)

Mikuláš Jelinek gave hundreds of recitals in many countries included China. As a soloist he has cooperated with pianists in Slovakia (Eva Fischerová-Martvoňová, Rudolf Macudzinski, Michal Karin-Knechtsberger, Daniela Varínska, Marián Lapšanský, Helena Gáfforová and others), Czech Republic (Marie Knotková, Eva Bernáthová, Pavel Kuchař, Dagmar Baloghová), Sweden (János Solymos, Esther Bodin), Germany (Günther Ludwig, Christine Scheuermann, Ingrid Heiler), and the former Soviet Union (Jekaterina Fuchsovova).

He was a member of several chamber ensembles in Slovakia. Abroad he was the first violinist of Gürzenich-Quartett Köln Quartet (with Franz Neumann, later Geoffrey Wherton, Ulala Seo, Daniel Cahen), and he was an artistic director of Solistenvereinigung des Gürzenich-Orchestra Köln.

As a soloist he cooperated with leading domestic and foreign orchestras under many conductors (Václav Talich, Ľudovít Rajter, Tibor Frešo, Kornel Schimpl, Zdeněk Bílek, Roman Skřepek, Otakar Trhlík, Jiří Pinkas, Václav Jiráček, Rudolf Vašata, Viktor Dubrovskij, Helmut Koch, David Shallon and many others).

His artistic activity is also rich in playing with orchestras: Bratislava Radio Symphony Orchestra (in 1945 – 1947), Slovak Philharmonic (1949 – 1951), Sarrländische Rundfunk Saarbrücken, Germany – first concert master (1965 – 1966), Sveriges Radio Stockholm, Sweden – first concert master (1966 – 1968) and Gürzenich-Orchester der Stadt Köln, Germany – first concert master (1967 – 1990).

As a pedagogical and artistic advisor he worked in German orchestras: Siegerlandorchester, Hilchenbach (1971 – 1983), Bayer Sinfoniker Leverkussen (1972 – 1977) and Rheinisches Kammerorchester Köln (1977 – 1981).

From 1951 – 1965 as pedagogue of violin at Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava he prepared for praxes 15 graduates. In Cologne he taught at the Rheinische Musikschule and privately had a total of 80 students (e. g. Boris Kucharský, who works in Munich – son of leading Slovak tenor Andrej Kucharský). As lecturer of violin master classes he was invited into Rünö, Sweden (1966 – 1968), Piešťany (1992, 1993), Žilina (1991), Weikersheim, Germany (1993), Debrecen, Hungary (1996), Graz, Austria, and from 1996 – 1999 worked as consultant of the Summer Workshops of Chamber Music in Žilina. He was a member of international juries: of the competition Stephan Ruha (Romania – Satu Mare), competition “Gradus ad Parnassum” in Innsbruck, Austria (2001), international competition of Jaroslav Kocián in Ústí nad Orlicí (2002) and Tallin, Estonia (2002).

Since 1974 he has been a member of the European String Teachers Association (ESTA), and from 1990 – 1999 was a member of the Central Board. For this Association he led a number of lessons and seminars at home and abroad (Freiburg, Berlin, Stockholm, Bern, Vienna, Trieste, Hannover, Cologne, Budapest).

His initiative led to the establishment of the Slovak section of ESTA (in 1991), which operates since 1992. He is a permanent member of its board, and from 1995 – 2003 was president. Since 2004 he is a vice president of the Slovak section of ESTA. He is also a member of the Board of the Music Teachers Association of Slovakia.

Currently Mikuláš Jelinek is focused on pedagogical, methodical and organizational activity.

Bibliography

  • Schindler, Agata: Huslista Mikuláš Jelinek – namiesto recenzie
    2016 In: www.operaslovakia.sk/huslista-mikulas-jelinek-namiesto-recenzie/
    Opera Slovakia 2016
  • Serečinová, Andrea: Máme na Slovensku "husľového virtuóza"?
    2005 Hudobný život 2005, no. 7-8, p. 11
  • Úryvky z románu Život... k jubileu profesora Mikuláša Jelinka
    2005 Hudobný život 2005, no. 5, p. 11 – 13
  • Urban, Bohumil: Hudobná história Žiliny
    2004 História Žiliny 4, EDIS – Publisher University of Žilina 2004, p. 44
  • R.: K životnému jubileu Mikuláša Jelinka
    2000 Hudobný život 2000, no. 6, p. 2 – 3
  • Glasnáková, Kveta: Dovidenia o rok v Žiline
    1999 Hudobný život 1999, no. 9, p. 2
  • r.: Kongres
    1998 Hudobný život 1998, no. 7, p. 11
  • Glasnáková, Kveta: Dovidenia o rok v Žiline
    1997 Hudobný život 1997, no. 15, p. 10
  • Glasnáková, Kveta: Dovidenia o rok v Žiline
    1996 Hudobný život 1996, no. 18, p. 8
  • Noví vysokoškolskí profesori
    1996 Hudobný život 1996, no. 17, p. 11
  • Albrecht, Ján: IV. národný kongres ESTA – Slovensko
    1995 Hudobný život 1995, no. 7, p. 4
  • Puškášová, Meška: Mozart, Brahms a súčasníci...
    1995 Hudobný život 1995, no. 5, p. 5
  • Albrecht, Ján: K životnému jubileu M. Jelínka
    1995 Hudobný život 1995, no. 10, p. 2
  • Jurík, Marián: Necítil som sa nikdy emigrantom [rozhovor]
    1993 Hudobný život 1993, no. 10, p. 1 – 2
  • Kresák, Mikuláš: Come-back Mikuláša Jelínka
    1990 Hudobný život year 22, 1990, no. 17, p. 3
  • Kozák, Jan a kol.: Mikuláš Jelinek
    1964 Českoslovenští koncertní umělci a komorní soubory, State Music Publisher, Praha 1964, p. 130 – 131
  • Čížik, Vlado: SF v novembri
    1962 Slovenská hudba year 6, 1962, no. 1, p. 22 a 23
  • Jurík, Marián: Silný umelecký zážitok
    1962 Slovenská hudba year 6, 1962, no. 1
  • Hykischová, Eva: Prehliadka slovenského koncertného umenia
    1960 Rozhlas a televízia year 16, 1960, no. 31, p. 3
  • Sádlo, Miloš: Bratislavské komorní duo
    1960 Hudební rozhledy year 13, 1960, p. 293
  • Macudzinski, Rudolf: Výmenný zájazd VŠMU do NDR
    1959 Slovenská hudba year 3, 1959, no. 4, p. 199
  • Chorvátová, V: Pred koncertom Mikuláša Jelínka
    1959 Smena year 12, 1959, no. 280
  • -r-: Koncerty SF
    1958 Slovenská hudba year 5, 1958, p. 228
  • -p-: Naši umelci boli v Číne
    1958 Slovenská hudba year 2, 1958, p. 119 – 120
  • -e-: Z koncertov SF
    1957 Slovenská hudba year 2, 1957, p. 73 – 74
  • Personal bibliography
  • O hudobnej pedagogike – úvahy huslistu-učiteľa
    2019 Music Centre Slovakia 2019
    (ISBN 9788089427390)
  • Inštrumentálno-pedagogické aspekty ochrany proti chorobám hráčov na sláčikových nástrojoch (výťah)
    2008 Tempo (časopis Hudobnej a tanečnej fakulty VŠMU v Bratislave) year 5, 2008, no. 1, p. 7 – 8
  • Konečne umelecká osobnosť na nebi našich nielen mladých huslistov
    2003 Hudobný život 2003, no. 1, p. 7
  • Interpretation. Die Ganzheitlichkeit der musikalischen Interpretation und ihre Auswirkung auf das Verhältnis Lehrer – Schüler
    1998 ESTA Nachrichten 1998, no. 40, p. 41 a n.
  • Celistvosť hudobnej interpretácie vo vzťahu učiteľa a žiaka
    1997 Hudobný život 1997, no. 5, p. 8
  • ESTA-Sektion Slowakei, Gründung 1991
    1997 ESTA Nachrichten 1997, no. 38, p. 63 – 64
  • Jubilejný kongres ESTA v Španielsku
    1997 Hudobný život 1997, no. 11, p. 9
  • So srdcom radcu i priateľa
    1995 Hudobný život 1995, no. 7, p. 4
  • Instrumentalpädagogische Aspekte bei der Verhütung von Streicherkrankungen
    1994 Schriftenreihe des Deutschen Forschungsinstituts für Chinesische Medizin 1994, no. zv. 12, p. 51 a n.
  • Die Bedeutung von Orchesterstellen für das Probespiel
    1989 ESTA Nachrichten 1989, no. 21, p. 10 – 20
  • Zwischen Lehrer und Schüler. Psychologie einer Geigenstunde
    1980 ESTA Nachrichten 1980, no. 6, p. 13 – 23
  • Čo očakávame od koncertného umelca?
    1960 Slovenská hudba year 4, 1960, p. 61 – 63
  • Súbor huslistov veľkého divadla SSSR v Bratislave
    1958 Slovenská hudba year 2, 1958, p. 269
  • Čína poznáva našu hudbu
    1958 Večerník 1958, no. 3, p. 21
  • Fehler Erkennung in Unterricht
    1956 ESTA Nachrichten 1956, no. 15-16, p. 13 – 23
  • Jelinek, Mikuláš: Cesty k sebe samému
    Život hudobníka - aj spoza javiskových svetiel
    2016 Slovart 2016

Discography

  • Photo: Mikuláš Jelinek : Reminiscences MIKULÁŠ JELINEK : REMINISCENCES
    2015 CD – Discant DK0159-2131
    1. Leoš Janáček: Sonata for Violin and Piano
      Mikuláš Jelinek (vn), Eva Fischerová-Martvoňová (pf)
    2. Jan Carlstedt: Sonata for Solo Violin Op. 15
      Mikuláš Jelinek (vn)
    3. Claude Debussy: Sonata for Violin and Piano
      Mikuláš Jelinek (vn), Eva Fischerová-Martvoňová (pf)
    4. Robert Schumann – Johannes Brahms – Albert Dietrich: Sonata F-A-E for violin and piano
      Mikuláš Jelinek (vn), Daniela Varínska (pf)
    5. Eugen Suchoň: Sonatina op. 11 for violin and piano ESD 60
      Mikuláš Jelinek (vn), Daniela Varínska (pf)
    6. Antonín Dvořák: Romantic Pieces Op. 75
      Mikuláš Jelinek (vn), Esther Bodin (pf)
    7. Antonín Dvořák: Sonatina in G major Op. 100
      Mikuláš Jelinek (vn), János Solyom (pf)
    8. Bedřich Smetana: From the Homeland
      Mikuláš Jelinek (vn), Esther Bodin (pf)

Premieres

  • First performances in Slovakia
  • Dušan Martinček: Communications
    for violin and piano
    23 Nov
    1990
    First performances in Slovakia
    New Slovak Music, Slovak Radio, Concert studio 2, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Mikuláš Jelinek (vn), Daniela Varínska (pf)
  • Dmitrij Šostakovič: Koncert pre husle a orchester č. 1 op. 99
    1961 Foreign works with first performances in Slovakia
    SK
    PERFORMERS: Mikuláš Jelinek (vn)
  • Béla Bartók: Koncert pre husle a orchester č. 2, SZ 112
    1961 Foreign works with first performances in Slovakia
    SK
    PERFORMERS: Mikuláš Jelinek (vn)

Audio

  • Martinček, Dušan: Communications



    Mikuláš Jelinek (vn), Daniela Varínska (pf)

    Source: Archives of the Music Centre Slovakia


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