Personality profile

Photo: Ján Zach Author: P. Kruh

Ján Zach

6 Apr 1967 Bratislava

classical music
composition

Bio

Bio

1981–1987 studied flute at the Conservatory in Bratislava • 1988-1994 studied composition at the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava (Prof. Vladimir Bokes) • during the academy studies was pedagogue at the Conservatory in Bratislava and the author of incidental music in the context of cooperation with Slovak leading theater directors (Ivan Holub, Soňa Ferancová) • in the framework of joint projects cooperates with an artistic group INAK • his compositions are regularly performed in Slovakia at the festivals of contemporary music Melos-Ethos and New Slovak Music and abroad (Saxtet - Italy, Florence) • performing of his compositions in the Slovak Radio, Slovak Television and also BBC in 2006 - ... Lie Back (in an Arm-Chair) • currently works in Bratislava and in addition to the composition devotes to the counseling psychotherapy

Works

  • symphony orchestra
  • Music to the Opening of the Slovak Horologe in Stará Bystrica (Old Bystrica)

    for army wind orchestra
    2010 4' 30
    SCORING: orch
  • Cvetoslov

    Symphonic poem
    2012 12' 40''
    SCORING: orch
  • chamber orchestra
  • Melomania

    per orchestra d'archi
    2012 16' 30''
    SCORING: archi
  • vocal-instrumental orchestral works
  • Pyramus and Thisbé

    cantata
    1994
  • solo instrument
  • Cadences

    to the Flute Concert in G major by W. A Mozart (KV 313)
    SCORING: fl
  • Per violino solo

    1993 SCORING: vn
  • Three Meditations

    for flute
    1993 SCORING: fl
  • Postludio Z

    per flauto solo
    2013 5' 10''
    SCORING: fl
  • piano or piano four hands
  • Interludio

    for piano
    2007 4' 06''
    PUBLISHER: Slovak Music Bridge
    SCORING: pf
  • organ
  • Ricercar

    for organ
    1987 SCORING: org
  • two instruments
  • Imaginations

    for flute and percussion
    1986 SCORING: fl, bat
  • Diptychon

    for clarinet/bass clarinet and prepared piano
    1988 SCORING: cl/clb, ppf
  • Short Music

    for violin and piano
    1993 12'
    SCORING: vn, pf
  • Like a Jungle

    for flute and alto recorder
    2002 SCORING: fl, flda
  • Four Lyric Pieces

    for double bass and piano
    2013 6' 30''
    SCORING: cb, pf
  • three instruments
  • Miniatures

    for flute, clarinet and bass clarinet
    1985 SCORING: fl, cl, clb
  • Passacaglia

    for string trio
    1989 SCORING: vn, vl, vc
  • Variations

    for string trio
    2013 SCORING: vn, vl, vc
  • four instruments
  • Bizzaro

    for three violins and viola
    1991 SCORING: 3vn, vl
  • Enchainé

    for flute, oboe, synthesizer and percussion
    1993 SCORING: fl, ob, sth, bat
  • Couplet

    for wind quartet
    2007 7'
    SCORING: fl, ob, cl, fg
  • 4 Preludes

    for wind quartet
    2010 8' 30
    SCORING: fl, ob, cl, fg
  • Praeludio e fantasia

    for wind quartet
    2010 8' 30
    SCORING: fl, ob, cl, fg
  • string quartet
  • 3 Pieces

    for string quartet
    1986 SCORING: 2vn, vl, vc
  • ...Lie Back (in an Arm-Chair)

    for string quartet
    2002 SCORING: 2vn, vl, vc
  • String Quartet

    2016 SCORING: 2vn, vl, vc
  • five instruments
  • Montage

    for clarinet, bass clarinet, trombone, violin and cello
    1992 SCORING: cl, clb, tn, vn, vc
  • six instruments
  • Saxtet

    for 6 saxophones
    1988 SCORING: 6sx
  • seven instruments
  • Sectio Aurea

    2012 5' 25''
    SCORING: fl, ob, cl, pf, vn, vl, vc
  • eight instruments
  • Musiquette

    Octet for flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon and string quartet
    2004 21'
    SCORING: fl, ob, cl, fg, 2vn, vl, vc
  • music for theatre
  • Eugène Ionesco: King Dies

    1991
  • Pierre Aristid Bréal: Kucapaca

    1991
  • Victor Haïm: Waltz of Accident

    1992
  • Tankred Dorst: Merlin or Waste Land

    1993
  • Jiří Mahen: Drop-outs in a Ring

    1994
  • multimedia projects
  • Music to the TV Spot for the Charitative Activities of the Organization Freedom of Animals

  • Music to Installation of the Representative Exhibition of Photographies from Revolutionary Days 1989

    Banská Bystrica
    1990

Bibliography

  • Studies (Book Chapters, Dictionary Entries, Scholarly Articles)
  • MARTINÁKOVÁ, Zuzana: Slovak Composer After 1900. Formation and Styles
    2002 Academy of Arts in Banská Bystrica, Banská Bystrica 2002, p. 79
  • Art Critique and Journalism
  • KUBIČKA, Víťazoslav: Koncert víťazov Rajeckej hudobnej jari
    2017 Hudobný život year 49, 2017, no. 11, p. 25
  • DOHNALOVÁ, Lýdia: ŠKO Žilina uzavrel 39. sezónu
    2013 Hudobný život year 45, 2013, no. 7–8, p. 7
  • BUBNÁŠ, Juraj: Nová slovenská hudba 2012
    Warchalovci, Quasars Ensemble a komorné koncerty
    2013 Hudobný život year 45, 2013, no. 1-2, p. 25
  • DOHNALOVÁ, Lýdia: Vladimír Bokes & sedem bokesovcov
    2012 Hudobný život year 44, 2012, no. 7-8, p. 9

Discography

  • Photo: Slovak Composers' Fifth Variations SLOVAK COMPOSERS' FIFTH VARIATIONS
    2011 CD – Slovak Music Bridge SMB 1752-001-2-2
    1. Igor Bázlik: E Flat B Flat Miniature
      Miki Skuta (pf)
    2. Miro Bázlik: Moment Musical for Sebastian
      Miki Skuta (pf)
    3. Roman Berger: Arc
      Diana Buffa (pf)
    4. Miloš Betko: Intra/Extra, Op. 41
      Diana Buffa (pf)
    5. Norbert Bodnár: Sunday Fracture
      Diana Buffa (pf)
    6. Vladimír Bokes: PF 2007, op. 81
      Ivan Buffa (pf)
    7. Lukáš Borzík: eb-q-war-I-raw-q-se
      Ivan Buffa (pf)
    8. Ivan Buffa: ...From Inside...
      Diana Buffa (pf)
    9. Martin Burlas: In memoriam Stanislav Bartovič
      Magdaléna Bajuszová (pf)
    10. Adrián Demoč: Legatissimo
      Diana Buffa (pf)
    11. Igor Dibák: The Bajza Variations
      Magdaléna Bajuszová (pf)
    12. Hanuš Domanský: Fantasia cantabile
      Miki Skuta (pf)
    13. Jozef Gahér: Toccata
      Miki Skuta (pf)
    14. Peter Martinček van Grob: For My Little Son
      Miki Skuta (pf)
    15. Peter Groll: Children's Piece
      Diana Buffa (pf)
    16. Matej Haász: Desire
      Diana Buffa (pf)
    17. Juraj Hatrík: Dimly For Now – As In A Mirror...
      Magdaléna Bajuszová (pf)
    18. Jana Kmiťová: White Bridge
      Diana Buffa (pf)
    19. Jozef Kolkovič: Take the Fifth
      Magdaléna Bajuszová (pf)
    20. Lucia Koňakovská: Verses for Piano
      Diana Buffa (pf)
    21. Ivan Konečný: Fantasia in E flat
      Magdaléna Bajuszová (pf)
    22. Mirko Krajči: Quintum
      Miki Skuta (pf)
    23. Egon Krák: Micro
      Magdaléna Bajuszová (pf)
    24. Pavol Krška: PM
      Miki Skuta (pf)
    25. Víťazoslav Kubička: Twilight Op. 182
      Miki Skuta (pf)
    26. Marián Lejava: Fragment II (Variations)
      Ivan Buffa (pf)
    27. Peter Machajdík: She Will Be Picked by Herself
      Magdaléna Bajuszová (pf)
    28. Daniel Matej: Lynch Variations
      Magdaléna Bajuszová (pf)
    29. Boško Milaković: MoNaMi
      Ivan Buffa (pf)
    30. Milan Novák: Improvisation
      Miki Skuta (pf)
    31. Petra Bachratá: Bagatelle
      Ivan Buffa (pf)
    32. Lucia Papanetzová: Imagination VI (Variation E flat – B flat)
      Magdaléna Bajuszová (pf)
    33. Miroslav Pejhovský: Variations in E flat
      Ivan Buffa (pf)
    34. Rudolf Pepucha: With Your For You
      Ivan Buffa (pf)
    35. Marek Piaček: Lodovico's Quintessence
      Miki Skuta (pf)
    36. Jozef Podprocký: Passacaglia piccola
      Ivan Buffa (pf)
    37. Daniel Remeň: ESta una BElla
      Ivan Buffa (pf)
    38. Vladimír Rusó: Racconto dell'anima abbandonata
      Diana Buffa (pf)
    39. Ľubica Čekovská: LaSiFaDo
      Miki Skuta (pf)
    40. Karine Sarkisjan: Colours
      Diana Buffa (pf)
    41. Juraj Vajó: Variations
      Ivan Buffa (pf)
    42. Ivan Valenta: Toccata Variations
      Magdaléna Bajuszová (pf)
    43. Ján Zach: Interludio
      Ivan Buffa (pf)
    44. Ilja Zeljenka: E flat B flat Variations
      Magdaléna Bajuszová (pf)

Premieres

  • First performances in Slovakia
  • Ján Zach: String Quartet
    21 Nov
    2016
    First performances in Slovakia
    Bratislava Music Festival, Small Concert Hall of the Slovak Philharmonic, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Mucha Quartet
  • Ján Zach: Four Lyric Pieces
    for double bass and piano
    10 Nov
    2013
    First performances in Slovakia
    Melos-Ethos, Mirbach Palace, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Martin Crla (cb), Veronika Davidová (pf)
  • Ján Zach: Cvetoslov
    Symphonic poem
    16 May
    2013
    First performances in Slovakia
    Fatra House of Arts, Žilina, SK
    PERFORMERS: Slovak Sinfonietta Žilina, Oliver Dohnányi (dir.)
  • Ján Zach: Melomania
    per orchestra d'archi
    12 Nov
    2012
    First performances in Slovakia
    New Slovak Music, Small concert studio of the Slovak Radio, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Bohdan Warchal Slovak Chamber Orchestra, Ewald Danel (dir.)
  • Ján Zach: Sectio Aurea
    1 Jun
    2012
    First performances in Slovakia
    Žilina-Záriečie, SK
    PERFORMERS: Ivan Buffa (dir.), Quasars Ensemble
  • Ján Zach: Interludio
    for piano
    20 Sep
    2007
    First performances in Slovakia
    Quinta Double Concert, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Róbert Kohútek (pf)
  • Ján Zach: Musiquette
    Octet for flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon and string quartet
    18 Nov
    2004
    First performances in Slovakia
    New Slovak Music, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Pressburger Quartett, I fiati
  • Ján Zach: ...Lie Back (in an Arm-Chair)
    for string quartet
    13 Nov
    2002
    First performances in Slovakia
    New Slovak Music, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Moyzes Quartet


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