Personality profile

Photo: Martin Majkút

Martin Majkút

6 Aug 1975 Bratislava

classical music
conducting, choir conducting

Bio

Bio

1989 – 1995
Bratislava Conservatory (orchestral conducting – Zdeněk Bílek, piano – Karol Toperczer)
1995 – 2000
Academy of Performing Arts, Bratislava (orchestral conducting – Bystrík Režucha, choir conducting to 1998 – Elena Šarayová)
1995 – 2000
as conductor he has appeared with Slovak Philharmonic, Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, State Philharmonic, Košice, Chamber Opera Orchestra and Symphony Orchestra of the Academy of Performing Arts, Bratislava, later also ŠKO Žilina and with the early music ensembles Musica Aeterna and Solamente naturali
1997 – 1999
assistant conductor of the ECHO choir
1999
founder and artistic director of the vocal ensemble Voci Festose, later also choirmaster and member of the vocal formation Camerata Bratislava and choirmaster of the chamber choirs Camerata Bratislava, Musica vocalis
2000 – 2001
Academy of Performing Arts, Bratislava, doctoral study (Ondrej Lenárd) and active in Slovak Philharmonic in the position of auxiliary conductor
from 2003
University of Arizona School of Music (conducting – Thomas Cockrell, piano – Paula Fanová); during his stay in USA was conductor of Arizona Symphonic Orchestra and Arizona Philharmonic Orchestra
2006
nomination for the Ľudovít Rajter Prize
from 2010
musical director and conductor-in-chief of Rogue Valley Symphony Orchestra in the American state of Oregon

Artistic collaboration with conductors such as Andrew Parrott, Stephen Stubbs, Simon Standage, Marie Laure Teissedre etc. He also gives concerts as a pianist (chamber music) and singer (soloist and choir singer specialising in old music). With the vocal ensemble Voci Festose, of which he is the founder and artistic director, he has made two CD recordings with medieval and renaissance music for Nadi Hrčková’s book Dejiny hudby (History of Music) I., II.

Bibliography

  • Art Critique and Journalism
  • Alexová, Jana: Slovák šéfuje dvom americkým orchestrom: Na moje miesto čakajú stovky iných [rozhovor]
    2019 In: www.kultura.sme.sk/c/22141927/slovak-sefuje-dvom-americkym-orchestrom-na-moje-miesto-cakaju-stovky-inych.html
    SME / Kultúra 2019
  • Blaho, Vladimír: Koncert k 70. výročiu Vysokej školy múzických umení
    2019 In: www.operaslovakia.sk/koncert-k-70-vyrociu-vysokej-skoly-muzickych-umeni/
    Opera Slovakia 2019
  • Šuba, Andrej: Slovenská filharmónia
    2010 Hudobný život year 42, 2010, no. 9, p. 3
  • Šišková, Ingeborg: Recenzie : Klasika : Franz Liszt: Via crucis, Johannes Brahms: O Traurigkeit, o Herzeleid
    2007 Hudobný život year 39, 2007, no. 6, p. 30 – 31
  • LA: Miniprofil HŽ. Martin Majkút
    2001 Hudobný život year 33, 2001, no. 6, p. 8 – 9
  • Kolář, Robert: Slovenský mládežnícky orchester: sympatický príslľub do budúcnosti
    2016 Hudobný život year 48, 2016, no. 9, p. 5
  • (mot): Mládežnícky orchester Európskej únie oslavuje
    2016 Hudobný život year 48, 2016, no. 6, p. 37
  • Dohnalová, Lýdia: ŠKO Žilina
    2016 Hudobný život year 48, 2016, no. 6, p. 9
  • Šuba, Andrej: Martin Majkút: „Byť dobrým človekom je dôležitejšie než úspech.“ [rozhovor]
    2016 Hudobný život year 48, 2016, no. 10, p. 6 – 8

Discography

  • Photo:
    2007 CD – Musica Tyrnaviensis
    1. Marc–Antoine Charpentier:
      Martin Majkút (dir.), Solamente naturali, Chorus Marianum Trnava
    2. Johann Sebastian Bach: Magnificat in D major BWV 243
      Martin Majkút (dir.), Solamente naturali, Chorus Marianum Trnava
  • Photo: Barcarolle BARCAROLLE
    2001 CD – Slovart Records SR-0047
    1. Vladimír Godár: Barcarolle
      Juraj Čižmarovič (vn), Slovak Sinfonietta Žilina, Martin Majkút (dir.)
    2. Vladimír Godár: Sequence
      Juraj Čižmarovič (vn), Zuzana Čižmarovičová (pf)
    3. Vladimír Godár: Suite
      Juraj Čižmarovič (vn), Peter Hamar (vn)
    4. Vladimír Godár: Meditation
      Juraj Čižmarovič (vn), Slovak Sinfonietta Žilina, Martin Majkút (dir.)
    5. Vladimír Godár: Variazioni facili (Simple Variations)
      Juraj Čižmarovič (vn), Eugen Prochác (vc), Zuzana Čižmarovičová (pf)

Premieres

  • First performances in Slovakia
  • Ladislav Kupkovič: Variations on Christoph Willibald Glück from the opera Orpheus and Eurydice
    31 Mar
    2016
    First performances in Slovakia
    Fatra House of Arts, Žilina, SK
    PERFORMERS: Slovak Sinfonietta Žilina, Martin Majkút (dir.)
  • Jozef Kolkovič: Concert for Piano, Strings and Timpani
    10 Sep
    2010
    First performances in Slovakia
    Historical building of the Slovak National Theatre, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Magdaléna Bajuszová (pf), Slovak Philharmonic, Martin Majkút (dir.)
  • Jozef Kolkovič: Arboretum I
    for chamber orchestra
    4 Dec
    2007
    First performances in Slovakia
    Bratislava Music Festival, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Slovak Sinfonietta Žilina, Martin Majkút (dir.)
  • Daniel Matej: John King (ballad opera)
    for soprano, baritone, bass, actress, actor-clarinetist, actor-trombonist, 3 dancers, statist, commentator, chamber orchestra and CD
    15 Dec
    2001
    First performances in Slovakia
    Evenings of New Music, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: VENI ensemble, Marián Lejava (dir.), Martin Majkút (zbm.), Daniel Matej (hudba)
  • Ivan Parík: Missa brevis
    for mixed choir
    8 Nov
    2001
    First performances in Slovakia
    Melos-Ethos, Big Lutheran Church, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Voci Festose, Martin Majkút (zbm.)
  • Vladimír Godár: Mother Stood
    for female voice and chamber orchestra
    15 Sep
    2001
    First performances in Slovakia
    Wooden Articular Church, Svätý Kríž, SK
    PERFORMERS: Iva Bittová (a), Miloš Valent (vn), Solamente naturali, Martin Majkút (dir.)
  • Ilja Zeljenka: Album for Young Pianists
    17 Feb
    1989
    First performances in Slovakia
    New Slovak Music, Moyzes Hall, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Martin Majkút (pf)
  • First performances abroad
  • Marián Lejava: Candide overture
    for large orchestra Op. 13
    27 Jan
    2017
    First performances abroad
    Southern Oregon University Music Recital Hall, Ashland, US
    PERFORMERS: Rogue Valley Symphony Orchestra, Martin Majkút (dir.)


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