Personality profile

Photo: Valéria Kelly

Valéria Kelly

20 Mar 1944 Bardejov – 8 Nov 2010

classical music
piano, piano accompanying, harpsichord

Bio

Bio

1959 - 1963
Košice Conservatory (piano - Mária Mašíková-Hemerková)
1963 - 1967
Janáček Academy of Performing Arts in Brno (piano - František Schäfer and Karel Jandera)
1990 - 1992
Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava, research student/candidate (Ivan Palovič)
1967 - 1970
Žilina Conservatory, piano teacher
1970 - 1977
Bratislava Conservatory, piano teacher
1971 - 1973
and from 1977 Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava, piano accompaniment (senior lecturer – 1993)

“Valéria Kelly made her greatest contribution to Slovak music in her studies and promotion of 20th century Slovak music: solo pieces (some dedicated to her) as well as chamber music. In performance she managed to fill out the romantic lines with her personal poetic sense and brilliant momentum. Once again the old adage was confirmed, that the performer can help to empower the idea of the composition...”  (Vladimír Čížik: Dictionary of Slovak Concert Art vol. I. , Hudobné centrum, Bratislava 2002, p. 70.)

Bibliography

  • Medelský, Borivoj: Koncert najlepších účastníkov Musica Arvenzis 2007
    2007 Hudobný život year 39, 2007, no. 9, p. 5
  • Šišková, Ingeborg: Dva pohľady na Komorné dni Johanna Nepomuka Hummela
    2007 Hudobný život year 39, 2007, no. 7-8, p. 14
  • Čížik, Vladimír: Valéria Kelly
    2002 Slovník slovenského koncertného umenia I, Music Centre Slovakia, Bratislava 2002, p. 69 – 71
    (ISBN 80-88884-39-X)
  • Dohnalová, Lýdia: Bohatá nádielka (Albrechtovo Klavírne kvinteto)
    1995 Hudobný život 1995, no. 23–24, p. 4
  • Blahyhka, Miloslav: Pozornosť slovenským tvorcom
    1994 Hudobný život 1994, no. 7, p. 4
  • Berger, Igor: Nová slovenská hudba. Komorné koncerty
    1993 Hudobný život 1993, no. 1, p. 3
  • Podracký, Igor: Dvakrát jubileum (K životným jubileám Juraja Hatríka a Vladimíra Čuchrana)
    1991 Hudobný život 1991, no. 24, p. 7
  • Čížik, Vladimír: Nová slovenská hudba. Komorný koncert
    1989 Hudobný život 1989, no. 6, p. 5
  • Dohnalová, Lýdia: Slovenská hudba na BHS (Kresánkova Mládežnícka suita)
    1988 Hudobný život 1988, no. 23, p. 8
  • Fecsková, Silvia: Z koncertného odia Bardejovských kúpeľov
    1988 Hudobný život 1988, no. 17, p. 7
  • Čunderlíková, Eva: XII. Týždeň novej slovenskej hudobnej tvorby
    1987 Hudobný život 1987, no. 6, p. 3
  • –vč– /Čížik, Vladimír/: Profily mladých
    1974 Hudobný život 1974, no. 4, p. 2
  • Čížik, Vladimír: Slovenskí koncertní umelci. I. SGF, Bratislava
    1974 1974, p. 55–56
  • Čížik, Vladimír: Valéria Hrdinová-Kellyová
    1974 Slovenskí koncertní umelci I, Slovak Music Fund, Bratislava 1974, p. 55 – 56
  • Havránek, Otakar: Koncertná prehliadka
    1969 Hudobný život 1969, no. 23–24, p. 14

Discography

  • Photo:
    1998 CD – Opus
    1. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart:
      Stanislav Zamborský (pf), Ondrej Lenárd (dir.), Oliver Dohnányi (dir.), Valéria Kelly (pf), Pavol Kováč (pf), Quido Hölbling (vn), Anna Hölblingová (vn), Jela Špitková (vn), Richard Vandra (vc)
  • Photo: Alexander Albrecht : Aus seinem Klavierwerk ALEXANDER ALBRECHT : AUS SEINEM KLAVIERWERK
    1996 CD – MUSICA 790021-2
    1. Alexander Albrecht: Suite
      Daniela Varínska (pf)
    2. Alexander Albrecht: Sonata in F major
      Daniela Varínska (pf)
    3. Alexander Albrecht: Sonatina for Two Pianos
      Daniela Varínska (pf), Valéria Kelly (pf)
    4. Alexander Albrecht: Humoresque "A Trip in Rain and a Thunderstorm"
      Daniela Varínska (pf), Valéria Kelly (pf)
  • Photo: Creators of Slovak National Music - Alexander Albrecht CREATORS OF SLOVAK NATIONAL MUSIC - ALEXANDER ALBRECHT
    1985 LP – Opus 9110 1637-38
    1. Alexander Albrecht: Longings and Reminiscences (Tobias Wunderlich)
      Czechoslovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Ondrej Lenárd (dir.)
    2. Alexander Albrecht: Sonatina for 11 Instruments
      Slovak Philharmonic, Bystrík Režucha
    3. Alexander Albrecht: Three Poems after R. M. Rilke's Das Marienleben
      Magdaléna Hajóssyová (s), Slovak Philharmonic Choir, Pavel Baxa (zbm.), Slovak Philharmonic, Ľudovít Rajter (dir.)
    4. Alexander Albrecht: The Damned (The Doomed)
      Viktória Stracenská (ms), Miloslav Starosta (pf)
    5. Alexander Albrecht: Rosenzeit (The Time of Roses)
      Viktória Stracenská (ms), Miloslav Starosta (pf)
    6. Alexander Albrecht: Heimkehr (Return)
      Viktória Stracenská (ms), Miloslav Starosta (pf)
    7. Alexander Albrecht: Prelude and Fugue
      Milan Telecký (vl), Juraj Alexander (vc)
    8. Alexander Albrecht: Das Märchenteufelchen (A Little Devil in a Fairy-Tale)
      Juraj Alexander (vc)
    9. Alexander Albrecht: Humoresque "A Trip in Rain and a Thunderstorm"
      Helena Gáfforová (pf), Valéria Kelly (pf)
    10. Alexander Albrecht: Trio
      Boris Monoszon (vn), Alojz Nemec (vn), Milan Telecký (vl)
  • Photo:
    1977 LP – Opus 9111 0464
    1. Franz Schubert: Moments Musicaux č. 2 f mol op. 94
      Valéria Kelly (pf)
    2. Piotr Iljič Čajkovskij: Pieseň bez slov
      Anna Hölblingová (vn), Ján Salay (pf)
    3. Bedřich Smetana: Polka a mol (z Českých tancov)
      Valéria Kelly (pf)
    4. Fryderyk Chopin: Etuda c mol op. 10 č. 2 "Revolučná"
      Stanislav Zamborský (pf)
    5. Piotr Iljič Čajkovskij: Melancholická serenáda
      Jela Špitková (vn), Pavol Kováč (pf)
    6. Nicolò Paganini: Sonáta D dur č. 2
      Quido Hölbling (vn), Jozef Zsapka (gui)
    7. Sergej Rachmaninov: Prelúdium cis mol op. 3
      Stanislav Zamborský (pf)
    8. Camille Saint-Saëns: Labuť (z cyklu Karneval zvierat)
      Richard Vandra (vc), Stanislav Zamborský (pf)
    9. Maurice Ravel: Skladba vo forme habanéry
      Richard Vandra (vc), Stanislav Zamborský (pf)

Premieres

  • First performances in Slovakia
  • Pavol Bagin: Four Pieces
    25 Oct
    1998
    First performances in Slovakia
    Mirbach Palace, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Peter Hanzel (fg), Valéria Kelly (pf)
  • Juraj Pospíšil: A Little Suite for Trumpet and Piano, Op. 54
    12 Nov
    1995
    First performances in Slovakia
    Melos-Ethos, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Valéria Kelly (pf)
  • Ilja Zeljenka: Fagotina
    Sonatina for bassoon and piano
    12 Feb
    1995
    First performances in Slovakia
    Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Peter Hanzel (fg), Valéria Kelly (pf)
  • Tadeáš Salva: Impressions
    for bassoon and piano
    15 Jan
    1995
    First performances in Slovakia
    SK
    PERFORMERS: Peter Hanzel (fg), Valéria Kelly (pf)
  • Stanislav Hochel: Love and hope op. 128
    song cycle for barythone and piano
    22 Nov
    1994
    First performances in Slovakia
    New Slovak Music, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Mikuláš Doboš (br), Valéria Kelly (pf)
  • Juraj Hatrík: Moment musical avec J. S. Bach
    Chamber cantata for soprano, flute, French horn, violin, double bass and piano
    11 Feb
    1987
    First performances in Slovakia
    A Week of New Slovak Music, Moyzes Hall, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Kamila Zajíčková (s), Milan Brunner (fl), Peter Zajíček (vn), Ján Budzák (cr), Vojtech Kovács (cb), Valéria Kelly (pf)

Audio

  • Hatrík, Juraj: Three Songs about Love, Fortune and Faith



    Adriana Kohútková (s), Valéria Kellyová, Juraj Hatrík (pf4m)

    Source: Archives of the Music Centre Slovakia


« back to list Updated: 01. 02. 2017