Personality profile

Photo: Karol Petróczi

Karol Petróczi

5 Mar 1944 Lučenec

classical music
violin
pedagóg – violin

Bio

Bio

1959 – 1964
Conservatory in Košice (violin), later consultations with Prof. Mária Hlouňová, Prague
1964 – 1967
deputy concert master in Košice Radio Orchestra, later in the Orchestra of Jozef Gregor Tajovský Theatre in Banská Bystrica
1967 – 1969
concert master in Košice Radio Orchestra
1969 - 2011
concert master of the State Philharmonic Košice (in this position he worked 42 years)
1976 – 2007
conductor and artistic director of Košice Teachers' Choir
since 1997
conductor of academic choir Collegium Technicum in Košice
since 1996
cooperation with Church Choir of St. Cecilia in St. Elisabeth Cathedral in Košice

With the philharmonic orchestra Karol Petróczi attended many different tours and regularly performed as its soloist. In chamber music he for a long time cooperated with pianist Anna Ličková. As concert master he has worked also abroad – Cairo Symphony (Egypt), Camerata Helvetica, and Orquesta Symfonica de Asturias (Spain).

Significant is his work is the field of choir conducting. He was the longtime choirmaster of Košice Teachers' Choir (cooperation lasts to the present) and choir Collegium Technicum, which under his leadership has received important awards and recognition at international competitions and festivals.

He is a respected pedagogue at the Conservatory in Košice and his significant educational achievements rank him among the top Slovak violin professors. He also taught at Tokyo University in Japan.

Bibliography

  • Sudor, Karol: Koncertný majster: Slovák si nič neváži, preto nemá minulosť. /rozhovor/
    2014 (12. 6. 2014) In: www.kultura.sme.sk/c/7210691/koncertny-majster-slovak-si-nic-nevazi-preto-nema-minulost.html?ref=tit
    2014 (12. 6. 2014)
  • Šargová, Jana: V zrkadle času. Karol Petróczi
    2014 Hudobný život 2014, no. 4, p. 28 – 29
  • Kornucíková, Mária: Karol Petróczi: Hudba je najdokonalejší prejav ľudského ducha
    2014 In: www.operaslovakia.sk/news/karol-petroczi-hudba-je-najdokonalejsi-prejav-ludskeho-ducha/
    Opera Slovakia 2014
  • Marenčinová, Dita: Ars Nova Cassoviae
    2013 Hudobný život year XLV, 2013, no. 1-2, p. 9
  • Horkay, Tamás: Košická hudobná jar
    2011 Hudobný život 2011, no. 7-8, p. 16 – 18
  • Urbančíková, Lýdia: Košická hudobná jar
    2009 Hudobný život 2009, no. 6, p. 9 – 10.
  • Kočišová, Renáta: V zrkadle času
    Karol Petróczi
    2008 Hudobný život year XL, 2008, no. 9, p. 32 – 33
  • Urbančíková, Lýdia: Záver sezóny v Štátnej filharmónii Košice
    2008 Hudobný život year 40, 2008, no. 7, p. 3
  • Tomáschová, Andrea: "Svet už v umení prekonal všetko" : koncertný majster Karol Petróczi hudbou doslova žije
    2008 Košický Korzár 13. 2. 2008, p. 7
  • Kornucíková, Mária: Karol Petróczi
    2000 Hudobný život 2000, no. 6, p. 6 – 9
  • Papiežová, Anna,: Práca je mojím koníčkom
    1998 Učiteľské noviny 1998, no. 30, p. 12
  • Skřepek, Roman: Jubileum všestranného umelca
    1994 Hudobný život 1994, no. 4, p. 2
  • Podracký, Igor: Karol Petróczi, huslista, koncertný majster
    1994 Národná obroda 30. 3. 1994, p. 6
  • Bednářová, Katarína: Obdivujem ich nadšenie : S umeleckým vedúcim Košického speváckeho zboru učiteľov
    1992 Košický večer 15. 6. 1992, p. 5
  • Boceková, Jana: Optimista i keď nie radikál
    1990 Hudobný život 1990, no. 14, p. 9
  • Kupcová, Zuzana: Nad čím pracujú východoslovenskí umelci : Husle a hlas
    1990 Východ 12.5. 1990

Discography

  • Photo:
    2006 DVD – Naxos 2.110513
    1. Antonio Vivaldi:
      Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Karol Petróczi (vn)
  • Photo:
    1994 CD – Marco Polo 8.223648
    1. Franz von Suppé:
      Slovak State Philharmonic Košice, Alfred Walter (dir.)
    2. Franz von Suppé: Isabella
      Slovak State Philharmonic Košice, Alfred Walter (dir.)
    3. Franz von Suppé: Das Modell
      Slovak State Philharmonic Košice, Alfred Walter (dir.)
    4. Franz von Suppé: Tantalusqualen
      Slovak State Philharmonic Košice, Alfred Walter (dir.)
    5. Franz von Suppé: Der Kramer und sein Kommis
      Slovak State Philharmonic Košice, Alfred Walter (dir.)
    6. Franz von Suppé: Paragraph 3
      Slovak State Philharmonic Košice, Alfred Walter (dir.)
    7. Franz von Suppé: Boccaccio
      Slovak State Philharmonic Košice, Alfred Walter (dir.)
    8. Franz von Suppé: Fantinitza March
      Slovak State Philharmonic Košice, Alfred Walter (dir.)
    9. Franz von Suppé: Donna Juanita
      Karol Petróczi (vn), Slovak State Philharmonic Košice, Alfred Walter (dir.)
  • Photo:
    1993 CD – Naxos 8.550274
    1. Antonio Vivaldi: Violin Concerto in E minor, RV 277, "Il Favorito"
      Camerata Cassoviae, Gerald Garcia (gui), Peter Breiner (dir.)
    2. Antonio Vivaldi: Trio Sonata in C Major, RV 82
      Gerald Garcia (gui), Karol Petróczi (vn), Pavol Gimčik (vc), Mária Ličková (cmb)
    3. Antonio Vivaldi: Lute Concerto in D Major, RV 93
      Gerald Garcia (gui), Camerata Cassoviae, Peter Breiner (dir.)
    4. Johann Sebastian Bach: Harpsichord Concerto in D Minor, BWV 1052
      Gerald Garcia (gui), Camerata Cassoviae, Peter Breiner (dir.)

Awards

  • City of Kosice Award
    1998

Premieres

  • First performances in Slovakia
  • Víťazoslav Kubička: Requiem Op. 174
    for solo voices, mixed choir and orchestra
    10 Nov
    2005
    First performances in Slovakia
    House of Arts, Košice, SK
    PERFORMERS: Eva Hornyáková (s), Martin Mikuš (br), Martin Gurbaľ (b), Košický spevácky zbor učiteľov, Karol Petróczi (zbm.), Slovak State Philharmonic Košice, Peter Feranec (dir.)
  • Jozef Grešák: Trio
    6 Jun
    1983
    First performances in Slovakia
    Concert Hall of the Conservatory , Košice, SK
    PERFORMERS: Karol Petróczi (vn), Jozef Varhoľák (vc), Anna Ličková (pf)
  • Jozef Grešák: Morceau II.
    for violin and piano
    24 Mar
    1972
    First performances in Slovakia
    Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Karol Petróczi (vn), Stanislav Zamborský (pf)

Audio

  • Hatrík, Juraj: Seeking For A Song



    Karol Petróczi (vn), Anna Ličková (pf)

    Source: Archives of the Music Centre Slovakia


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