Personality profile

Photo: Ján Labant Author: archív HC

Ján Labant

9 Jan 1961 Žilina

www.labarre.estranky.sk

classical music
guitar
pedagóg – guitar

Collaboration(s): LA BARRE

Bio

Bio

1976 – 1982
Conservatory in Žilina, guitar (Dušan Lehotský), Best Graduate of the Year title
1982 – 1987
Faculty of Education in Nitra
1989 – 1992
Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava (Jozef Zsapka)
since 1987
Conservatory in Žilina, guitar lecturer (e.g. pupil Peter Remeník)
since 1997
Academy of Arts in Banská Bystrica, guitar lecturer (e.g. student Eva Kavuljaková)
since 1997
member of a guitar duo La Barre (with Peter Remeník) and of a chamber trio (Ivana Trošelj, Australia – soprano and Marián Budoš, Australia – semi-acoustic guitar) and of the Ars Quartet Žilina ensemble (Ľubomír Kudja – violin, Ján Glasnák – viola and Květa Glasnáková – cello)

Ján Labant is both a soloist and a chamber musician. As a soloist, he has appeared in many festivals both in Slovakia (Young Concert Artists Festival – Trenčianske Teplice, Guitar Days, J.K.Mertz International Guitar Festival, Music at the Castle – Bratislava, Cithara aediculae – Nitra, Spišs Guitar Days and at a festival at the Budimír mansion) and abroad : in Poland (Cieszyn, Kościan, Czeņstochowa, Krakow, Gdansk, Koszalin, Lublin, Krynica, Sanok, Szczawno-Zdrój, Tychy, Zory), Czech Republic (Bienále Kutná Hora, Brno, Rychnov nad Kněžnou, Ostrava, Štramberk, Hukvaldy), England (Kernow Guitar Festival) and France (Bordeaux). Apart from these, he has also performed in concerts in Poland (Warsaw, Krakow), Hungary (Debrecín), Bulgaria (Sofia), Czech Republic (Hukvaldy, Brno, Ostrava, Litomyšl, Vsetín, Odry), France (Bordeaux, Limoges, Tulle, Guéret), Spain (Barcelona, Sabadell), Austria (Vienna, Oberpullendorf), England (Truro, Saltash) and Australia (Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Adelaide, Cooma, Deniliquin).

In 1983, he founded in Nitra together with Pavel Sika a cycle of guitar concerts named Cithara aediculae, which developped into an international festival, where Labant participates every year as a peformer and programme director.

He conducts master classes at festivals and conservatories in Slovakia, Czech Republic, Poland, France (conservatories in Bordeaux, Limoges, Tulle) and at universities in Australia (Victory University Melbourne, School of Music at the National University Canberra). He is a member of juries at various guitar competitions in Slovakia (Bratislava, Bojnice, Dolný Kubín, Giraltovce, Nitra) and abroad (Krynica, Sanok, Poland; Zruč nad Sázavou, Czech Republic).

Bibliography

  • Székelyová, Zuzana: Gitarový festival J. K. Mertza : Koncert k životnému jubileu profesora Jozefa Zsapku
    2017 Hudobný život year 49, 2017, no. 7-8, p. 10 – 13
  • Dúbravský, Ján: Matiné v Mirbachu
    2004 Hudobný život 2004, no. 3, p. 25
  • Fecsková, Silvia: Hudobný festival v jubilejnom šate...
    2004 Literárny dvojtýždenník 8.9. 2004, no. 28-29, p. 13

  • 2002 Gitara, historia – aktualności 2002, no. 2

  • 2000 Les Cahiers de la Guitare, Paríž 2000, no. 1, p. 32

  • 2000 Classical guitar február, Londýn 2000, p. 43

  • 1999 Swiat gitary 1999, no. 4, p. 68

  • 1999 Gitara, historia – aktualności 1999, no. 3, p. 26

  • 1999 Swiat gitary 1999, no. 2, p. 28
  • Serečinová, Andrea: Augustín Barrios-Mangoré : Ján Labant
    1999 Hudobný život 1999, no. 12, p. 57
  • Serečinová, Andrea: Augustín Barrios-Mangoré
    1999 Hudobný život 1999, no. 12, p. 57 – 58
  • Struhárová, Silvia: Cithara aediculae ´99 Nitra
    1999 Hudobný život 1999, no. 11, p. 24 – 25

  • 1999 Gitara, historia – aktualności 1999, no. 1, p. 12

  • 1999 Classical guitar august , Londýn 1999, p. 34

  • 1999 Diari de Sabadell 25.3. 1999
  • Struhárová, Silvia: Labantov CD debut
    1997 Hudobný život 1997, no. 2, p. 8
  • Földešová, Marta: Festival s tradíciou i perspektívou
    1997 Hudobný život 1997, no. 16, p. 8

  • 1997 Hudobný život 1997, no. 1

  • 1994 Classical guitar september , Londýn 1994, p. 59

  • 1993 Dziennik Lubelski 1993, p. 7

  • 1993 Kurier Lubelski 21.4. 1993, p. 8

  • 1993 Broj 29.10. 1993
  • Bachleda, Stanislav: Potvrdilo sa dobré meno Dní gitarovej hudby
    1992 Hudobný život 1992, no. 16, p. 4

  • 1990 Classical guitar september, Londýn 1990, p. 51

  • 1989 Hudební nástroje 1989, no. 4, p. 156

  • 1985 Gitarre-Laute 1985, no. 4, p. 34

  • 1985 Classical guitar september, Londýn 1985, p. 47

  • 1985 Classical guitar august , Londýn 1985, p. 50

  • 1984 Classical guitar december, Londýn 1984, p. 7
  • Čížik, Vladimír: Po XVI. prehliadke mladých koncertných umelcov : Široká paleta talentov
    1982 Hudobný život 1982, no. 17, p. 1 a 3
  • Lehotský, Dušan: Mladé žilinské talenty
    1982 Hudobný život 1982, no. 11, p. 2

Discography

  • Photo: Guitar duo La Barre GUITAR DUO LA BARRE
    2009 CD – Slovart Records SR-0067
    1. Phillip Houghton: Three Duets
      LA BARRE, Ján Labant (gui), Peter Remeník (gui)
    2. Rudolf Pepucha: Rondo
      LA BARRE, Ján Labant (gui), Peter Remeník (gui)
    3. Ástor Piazzolla: Lo Que Vendra
      LA BARRE, Ján Labant (gui), Peter Remeník (gui)
    4. Ástor Piazzolla: Lo Que Vendra
      LA BARRE, Ján Labant (gui), Peter Remeník (gui)
    5. Radamés Gnattali: Suite Retratos
      LA BARRE, Ján Labant (gui), Peter Remeník (gui)
    6. Celso Machado: Bolinhas de Queijo
      LA BARRE, Ján Labant (gui), Peter Remeník (gui)
    7. Egberto Gismonti: Baião Malandro
      LA BARRE, Ján Labant (gui), Peter Remeník (gui)
    8. Egberto Gismonti: Agua y Vinho
      LA BARRE, Ján Labant (gui), Peter Remeník (gui)
    9. Jorge Morel: A Rhapsody For Two Brothers
      LA BARRE, Ján Labant (gui), Peter Remeník (gui)
    10. Máximo Diego Pujol: Tiempo del Hombre
      LA BARRE, Ján Labant (gui), Peter Remeník (gui)
    11. Máximo Diego Pujol: Tango, Milonga y Final
      LA BARRE, Ján Labant (gui), Peter Remeník (gui)
  • Photo: Augustín Barrios Mangoré AUGUSTÍN BARRIOS MANGORÉ
    1999 CD – Slovart Records SR – 0034

    1. Julia Florida - Barcarola 2. Canción de la Hilandera 3. Vals Op. 8, No. 3 4. Vals Op. 8, No. 4 5. Choro da Saudade 6. Danza paraguaya No. 1 7. Confesión - romanza 8. Junto a Tu Corazón - vals 9. Maxixa 10. Dinora 11. Gavota al Estilo Antiguo 12. Sarita 13. País de Abanico 14. Una Limosna el Amor de Dios 15. Mazurka Apasionata 16. Madrigal - Gavota 17. Villancico de Navidad 18. La Catedral
    1. Augustín Barrios Mangoré:
      Ján Labant (gui)
  • Photo: Marián Budoš – Dva svety / Two Worlds MARIÁN BUDOŠ – DVA SVETY / TWO WORLDS
    1997 CD – Assai Arts (Austrália) MM 0016 – 2 – 13
    1. Marián Budoš:
      Ján Labant (gui), Ján Figura (fl)
  • Photo: Mauro Giuliani : Rossinianas MAURO GIULIANI : ROSSINIANAS
    1996 CD – Slovart Records SR – 0015-2-131
    1. Mauro Giuliani:
      Ján Labant (gui)
  • Photo: Marián Budoš: Heart On a Sleeve MARIÁN BUDOŠ: HEART ON A SLEEVE
    CD – Assai Arts (Austrália)
    1. Marián Budoš:
      Ján Labant (gui), Peter Remeník (gui), Archi di Slovakia, Slovak Sinfonietta Žilina, LA BARRE

Awards

  • International Guitar Competition, Kutná Hora (CZ)
    1984
  • Competition of Students Slovak Republic Conservatories
    1982
  • International Guitar Competition, Kutná Hora (CZ)
    1982
  • Performance Competition of the Slovak Socialist Republic
    1981
  • Competition of Students Slovak Republic Conservatories
    1980
  • Competition of Students Slovak Republic Conservatories
    1978

Premieres

  • First performances in Slovakia
  • Rudolf Pepucha: Concerto No. 1 (Pas de deux)
    for two guitars and string orchestra
    27 Oct
    2001
    First performances in Slovakia
    Holy Spirit Lutheran Church,, Nitra, SK
    PERFORMERS: LA BARRE, Ján Labant (gui), Peter Remeník (gui), Slovak Sinfonietta Žilina


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