Personality profile

Photo: Anton Steinecker Author: Viki Hobinka

Anton Steinecker

9 Dec 1971 Bratislava

classical music
composition

Bio

Bio

1986 – 1987
Conservatory in Bratislava (viola)
1986 – 1991
Conservatory in Bratislava (double bass)
1991 – 1992
Conservatory in Kroměříž, Czech Republic (double bass)
1993 – 1995
private lessons of composition by Tadeáš Salva
1993 – 1998
Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava (composition – Jozef Sixta and Dušan Martinček)
1995 – 1996
composition courses at the Academy of Music and Drama in Prague (Svatopluk Havelka, Juraj Filas)
1996
Bohemia Festival, Kostelec nad Černými Lesy, Czech Republic (Dušan Martinček)
1998 – 2000
composition course at The Jerusalem Rubin Academy of Music and Dance (Mark Kopytman)
since 1998
a member of Slovak Composer's Union
since 1999
Artist Diploma studies at AMD (composition, Dušan Martinček, Vladimír Bokes), The Jerusalem Rubin Academy of Music and Dance (composition, Mark Kopytman)
2001
8. International Summers Programm in Composition CASMI, Prague, Czech Republic (Ladislav Kubík)
2001, 2003
Ostrava New Music Days and Festival, Czech Republic (Christian Wolff, Alvin Lucier, Jean-Yves Bosseur, Petr Kotík, Tristan Murail)
2002
International Music Academy „Masters de Pontlevoy“, France (Mark Kopytman)
2002 – 2005
Hochschule des Saarlandes für Musik und Theater, Germany (with Theo Brandmüller)
2003
International Holiday Courses Of New Music in Darmstadt (Brian Ferneyhough, Chaya Czerowin, Toshio Hosokawa, Enno Poppe, Georg Friedrich Haas)
2003, 2004
international courses "Tage für Interpretation und Aufführungspraxis, HFM Saar" (Theo Brandmüller, Toshio Hosokawa)

Works

  • opera
  • История Сдыгр Аппр

    Chamber opera torso in two scenes for 6 soli, mixed choir and chamber orchestra
    2001 TEXT: Daniila Charms
    SCORING: CM, orch: fl, cl, fg, tr, tn, cr, vl, vc, cmb, bat
  • symphony orchestra
  • Stimmung

    2013 10'
    SCORING: orch
  • chamber orchestra
  • Preludium e Quasi una passacaglia

    for string orchestra
    1994/2002 15'
    PUBLISHER: Hudobný fond
    SCORING: archi
  • Composition for Chamber String Orchestra

    2010 8'
    SCORING: archi
  • Kaddish

    in memory of Mark Kopytman
    2014 10'
    SCORING: 2fl, 2ob, 2cl, 2fg, 2cr, 2tr, bat, archi
  • solo voice(s), choir, and orchestra
  • Es umfingen mich die Wogen des Todes

    Cantata for baritone, SATB choir and chamber orchestra
    1999–2000 14'
    TEXT: Bible
    SCORING: br, CM, orch (fl, ob, cmb, archi)
  • solo instrument
  • Invention

    In memoriam Tadeáš Salva
    1994–1995 11'
    PUBLISHER: Hudobný fond
    SCORING: vn/vl/vc
  • Notturno

    1996 4'
    PUBLISHER: Hudobný fond
    SCORING: cr/tu
  • Variants

    1998 10'
    PUBLISHER: Hudobný fond
    SCORING: cl
  • Memories for Drums

    In memoriam friends
    1998–1999 5'
    SCORING: bat
  • Notturno I. - Bad Dream

    2001 3'
    SCORING: zmb
  • Preludium

    2001–2002 2001–2002, rev. 2008, 4'
    PUBLISHER: Hudobný fond, Univerzita Mateja Bela
    SCORING: vn/vl/vc/cl
  • Impressions

    2002 6'
    PUBLISHER: Hudobný fond
    SCORING: cl
  • Notturno II. - In the Forest

    2002 2'
    SCORING: zmb
  • Notturno III. - Bulgarian Bus

    2002 3'
    SCORING: zmb
  • Notturno IV. - Hard Falling Asleep

    2003 2'
    SCORING: zmb
  • Notturno V. - In Half-sleep

    2003 3'
    SCORING: zmb
  • Notturno VII. - Enikö's dream

    2004–2005 3'
    SCORING: zmb
  • Notturno VI. - Silence

    2005 5'
    SCORING: zmb
  • Interludes for Harpsichord

    2011 SCORING: cmb
  • piano or piano four hands
  • Impressions I – VIII

    for piano
    1995–1996 10'
    PUBLISHER: Hudobný fond
    SCORING: pf/pf4m
  • two instruments
  • Ground

    for oboe and viola
    1993 9'
    PUBLISHER: Hudobný fond
    SCORING: ob, vl
  • three instruments
  • Piano Trio

    1994 15'
    PUBLISHER: NONA, Hudobný fond
    SCORING: vn, vc, pf
  • Moments musicaux

    for string trio
    1996 5'
    PUBLISHER: Hudobný fond
    SCORING: vn, vl, vc
  • String Trio

    1998–1999 9'
    PUBLISHER: Hudobný fond
    SCORING: vn, vl, vc
  • four instruments
  • Quadrille

    for flute, clarinet, violin and cello (co-authors Miloš Betko and Lukáš Borzík)
    2013–2014 15'
    SCORING: fl, cl, vn, vc
  • string quartet
  • String Quartet

    1993 20'
    PUBLISHER: Hudobný fond
    SCORING: 2vn, vl, vc
  • String Quartet No. 1

    1996–1998 11'
    PUBLISHER: Hudobný fond
    SCORING: 2vn, vl, vc
  • String Quartet No. 2

    Choral Variations on choral Es ist genug
    2000 6'
    PUBLISHER: Hudobný fond
    SCORING: 2vn, vl, vc
  • String Quartet No. 3

    Preludium - Fragmente
    2001–2002 3'
    PUBLISHER: Hudobný fond
    SCORING: 2vn, vl ,vc
  • five instruments
  • Cimbalomquintett

    2003 8'
    SCORING: zmb, 2vn, vl, vc
  • String Quintet

    2007 5'
    SCORING: 2vn, vl, 2vc
  • wind quintet
  • Wind Quintet

    2000 5'
    PUBLISHER: Hudobný fond
    SCORING: ob, cl, fg, fl, cr
  • vocal-instrumental chamber works
  • Pomni Sozdatelja Svojevo

    for baritone and piano trio
    2000 6'
    TEXT: Bible
    SCORING: br, vn, vc, pf
  • Magnificat

    2013 10'
    SCORING: s, ens: fl, ob, cl, fg, 3tn, bat, vn, vl, vc, cb
  • music for theatre
  • They, Who See...

    Music to dance performance
    1992
  • mixed choir
  • Oh, My God!

    on slovak traditional text for mixed choir
    1993–1994 4'
    TEXT: trad.
    SCORING: CM
  • Miserere mei, Domine!

    Motet for mixed choir a cappella or soli
    2002 5'
    TEXT: Bible
    SCORING: CM/s, a, a, t, b
  • O vos omnes

    Motet for mixed choir a cappella or soli
    2005-2007 5'
    TEXT: Bibl.
    SCORING: CM/s,a, a, t, t, b
  • sound track
  • How to Overcome The Gravitation

    1994

Bibliography

  • Studies (Book Chapters, Dictionary Entries, Scholarly Articles)
  • MARTINÁKOVÁ, Zuzana: Mladá slovenská skladateľská generácia – štýlové a názorové orientácie
    2010 Slovenská hudba year 36, 2010, no. 1, p. 27–62
  • MARTINÁKOVÁ, Zuzana: Slovak Composer After 1900. Formation and Styles
    2002 Academy of Arts in Banská Bystrica, Banská Bystrica 2002, p. 83–84
  • Art Critique and Journalism
  • DOHNALOVÁ, Lýdia: ŠKO Žilina
    Šanca mladým
    2019 Hudobný život year 51, 2019, no. 7-8, p. 17
  • FORDINÁLOVÁ, Ľubica: SLOVAK SOUNDS prezentuje HTF aj súčasnú slovenskú hudbu
    2018 TEMPO, časopis HTF VŠMU year 15, 2018, no. 3-4, p. 24-25
  • KOLÁŘ, Robert: S Josefom Špačkom do novej sezóny
    2015 Hudobný život year 47, 2015, no. 11, p. 2
  • BUBNÁŠ, Juraj: Bratislava: Nová slovenská hudba 2014
    2014 In: operaplus.cz/bratislava-nova-slovenska-hudba-2014/
    2014
  • HATRÍK, Juraj: Osem dní spolupatričnosti
    Festivalový zápisník z Novej slovenskej hudby 2014
    2014 Hudobný život year 46, 2014, no. 12, p. 8
  • PUŠKÁŠOVÁ, Melánia: Nová slovenská hudba 2012
    Muchovo kvarteto
    2013 Hudobný život year 45, 2013, no. 1-2, p. 22–23
  • DOHNALOVÁ, Lýdia: Štátny komorný orchester Žilina
    2012 Hudobný život year 44, 2012, no. 5, p. 5
  • KATINA, Peter: Milan Paľa : Violin Solo 2 : Violin Solo 3 [recenzia CD]
    2012 Hudobný život year 44, 2012, no. 3, p. 35
  • KATINA, Peter: Milan Paľa: Violin Solo 1 – 3 [recenzia CD]
    2012 Slovenská hudba year 38, 2012, no. 4, p. 418–420
  • AR: Anton Steinecker – Miniprofil HŽ
    2001 Hudobný život year 33, 2001, no. 1, p. 5–6
  • DOHNALOVÁ, Lýdia: Tvorba najmladších
    1996 Hudobný život year 28, 1996, no. 22, p. 2
  • Personal bibliography
  • Peter Katina : Solo [recenzia CD]
    2012 Hudobný život year 44, 2012, no. 6, p. 37–38
  • Five Pieces : Takemitsu, Hindemith, Janáček, Silvestrov : Duo Gazzana [recenzia CD]
    2012 Hudobný život year 44, 2012, no. 6, p. 36–37
  • Tadeáš Salva : Cello Concerto, Three Arias... [recenzia CD]
    2012 Hudobný život year 44, 2012, no. 11, p. 36
  • Ľudovít Rajter : Orchestral Works [CD review]
    2011 Hudobný život year 43, 2011, no. 7–8, p. 55
  • P. I. Čajkovskij, V. Kissine : Piano Trios [recenzia CD]
    2011 Hudobný život year 43, 2011, no. 12, p. 35

Discography

  • Photo: Violin Solo 2 – Milan Paľa VIOLIN SOLO 2 – MILAN PAĽA
    2010 CD – Pavlik Records PA 0079-2/9
    1. Jevgenij Iršai: Omni tempore
      Milan Paľa (vn)
    2. Jevgenij Iršai: From Nowhere with Love
      Milan Paľa (vn)
    3. Jevgenij Iršai: Lost Notes 1, 2, 3
      Milan Paľa (vn)
    4. Jevgenij Iršai: Pimpampunči
      Milan Paľa (vn)
    5. Jevgenij Iršai: Vodever
      Milan Paľa (vn)
    6. Jevgenij Iršai: Ex foedere
      Milan Paľa (vn)
    7. Matej Haász: Frammento di Epos
      Milan Paľa (vn)
    8. Adrián Demoč: Violin
      Milan Paľa (vn)
    9. Adrián Demoč: Katharsis
      Milan Paľa (vn)
    10. Adrián Demoč: Apogeum
      Milan Paľa (vn)
    11. Lucia Koňakovská: On the Bottom of Nonsenses
      Milan Paľa (vn)
    12. Lucia Koňakovská: Schizofrescos
      Milan Paľa (vn)
    13. Marián Lejava: Violino solo
      Milan Paľa (vn)
    14. Anton Steinecker: Preludium
      Milan Paľa (vn)
    15. Anton Steinecker: Invention
      Milan Paľa (vn)
    16. Lucia Papanetzová: Imagination V
      Milan Paľa (vn)
    17. Peter Groll: Play Violin
      Milan Paľa (vn), Peter Groll (C*)
  • Photo: Slovak Cello Music SLOVAK CELLO MUSIC
    2003 CD – Discant DK-0069-2131
    1. Vladimír Godár: O Crux
      Ján Slávik (vc)
    2. Ilja Zeljenka: Prolog ed allegro
      Branislav Dugovič (cl), Ján Slávik (vc)
    3. Anton Steinecker: Preludium
      Ján Slávik (vc)
    4. Alexander Albrecht: Das Märchenteufelchen (A Little Devil in a Fairy-Tale)
      Ján Slávik (vc)
    5. Mirko Krajči: ...and to Dust You Shall Return
      Ján Slávik (vc)
    6. Ladislav Kupkovič: Suite in D Major
      Ján Slávik (vc), Jozef Podhoranský (vc)
    7. Jevgenij Iršai: Seguidilla
      Ján Slávik (vc)
    8. Jozef Kolkovič: Time and Distance
      Ján Slávik (vc)

Awards

  • Slovak Performing and Mechanical Rights Society (SOZA) Award
    2004 for work String Trio
  • Year of Slovak Music International Composition Competition, Bratislava (SK)
    1995 - 3rd prize for work Oh, My God!

Premieres

  • First performances in Slovakia
  • Anton Steinecker: Memories for Drums
    In memoriam friends
    14 Dec
    2015
    First performances in Slovakia
    Premieres 2015, Polish Institute, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Tamás Schlanger (bat)
  • Anton Steinecker: Stimmung
    22 Sep
    2015
    First performances in Slovakia
    Concert Hall of the Slovak Philharmonic, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Slovak Philharmonic, Leoš Svárovský (dir.)
  • Anton Steinecker: Kaddish
    in memory of Mark Kopytman
    6 Mar
    2014
    First performances in Slovakia
    Fatra House of Arts, Žilina, SK
    PERFORMERS: Slovak Sinfonietta Žilina, Leoš Svárovský (dir.)
  • Anton Steinecker: String Trio
    12 Nov
    2012
    First performances in Slovakia
    New Slovak Music, Small concert studio of the Slovak Radio, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Juraj Tomka (vn), Veronika Kubešová (vl), Pavol Mucha (vc)
  • Anton Steinecker: Miserere mei, Domine!
    Motet for mixed choir a cappella or soli
    21 Oct
    2006
    First performances in Slovakia
    Banská Bystrica, SK
    PERFORMERS: Soozvuk, Zuzana Chlpíková (dir.)
  • Anton Steinecker: Notturno VI. - Silence
    16 Nov
    2005
    First performances in Slovakia
    Melos-Ethos, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Enikő Ginzery (zmb)
  • Anton Steinecker: Notturno VII. - Enikö's dream
    16 Nov
    2005
    First performances in Slovakia
    Melos-Ethos, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Enikő Ginzery (zmb)
  • Anton Steinecker: Cimbalomquintett
    13 Nov
    2003
    First performances in Slovakia
    Melos-Ethos, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Moyzes Quartet, Enikő Ginzery (zmb)
  • Anton Steinecker: String Quartet No. 3
    Preludium - Fragmente
    28 Nov
    2002
    First performances in Slovakia
    Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Zwiebel Quartet
  • Anton Steinecker: Preludium e Quasi una passacaglia
    for string orchestra
    9 Nov
    2002
    First performances in Slovakia
    New Slovak Music, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Bratislava Chamber Soloists, Anu Tali (dir.)
  • Anton Steinecker: Preludium
    13 Oct
    2002
    First performances in Slovakia
    Sunday Matinees at the Bratislava City Gallery, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Ján Slávik (vc)
  • Anton Steinecker: Moments musicaux
    for string trio
    2002 First performances in Slovakia
    Košice, SK
    PERFORMERS: Zwiebel Quartet
  • Anton Steinecker: String Quartet No. 1
    2002 First performances in Slovakia
    Banská Bystrica, SK
    PERFORMERS: Eva Quartett
  • Anton Steinecker: Wind Quintet
    17 Nov
    2001
    First performances in Slovakia
    New Slovak Music, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Bratislava Wind Quintet
  • Anton Steinecker: String Quartet No. 2
    Choral Variations on choral Es ist genug
    2 Dec
    2000
    First performances in Slovakia
    Orfeus Festival, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Eva Quartett
  • Anton Steinecker: Impressions I – VIII
    for piano
    1996 First performances in Slovakia
    Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Janette Katinová - Šingerová (pf)
  • Anton Steinecker: Notturno
    1996 First performances in Slovakia
    Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Filip Kováč (cr)
  • Anton Steinecker: Ground
    for oboe and viola
    1994 First performances in Slovakia
    Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Zuzana Kurimská Greková (ob), Tomáš Kaiser (vl)
  • Anton Steinecker: Piano Trio
    1994 First performances in Slovakia
    Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Tatiana Nedelčeva (vn), Eva Šochmanová (vc), Vasilena Verbovská (pf)
  • First performances abroad
  • Anton Steinecker: Notturno V. - In Half-sleep
    13 Jun
    2003
    First performances abroad
    International Festival of New Music, Krakov, PL
    PERFORMERS: Enikő Ginzery (zmb)
  • Anton Steinecker: Notturno IV. - Hard Falling Asleep
    19 Mar
    2003
    First performances abroad
    Hamburg, DE
    PERFORMERS: Enikő Ginzery (zmb)
  • Anton Steinecker: Impressions
    12 Dec
    2002
    First performances abroad
    Saarbrücken, DE
    PERFORMERS: Rebekka Kirchner (cl)
  • Anton Steinecker: Notturno III. - Bulgarian Bus
    17 Nov
    2002
    First performances abroad
    Völklingen-Hütte, DE
    PERFORMERS: Enikő Ginzery (zmb)
  • Anton Steinecker: Notturno I. - Bad Dream
    2 Oct
    2002
    First performances abroad
    Viedeň, AT
    PERFORMERS: Enikő Ginzery (zmb)
  • Anton Steinecker: Notturno II. - In the Forest
    2 Oct
    2002
    First performances abroad
    Viedeň, AT
    PERFORMERS: Enikő Ginzery (zmb)
  • Anton Steinecker: String Trio
    2000 First performances abroad
    Jeruzalem, IL
    PERFORMERS: Václav Laněk Ioffe (vn), Udi Berner (vl), Jonathan Gottliebovich (vc)
  • Anton Steinecker: Memories for Drums
    In memoriam friends
    2000 First performances abroad
    Jeruzalem, IL
    PERFORMERS: Giori Politi (bat)
  • Anton Steinecker: Variants
    3 Mar
    1999
    First performances abroad
    Jeruzalem, IL
    PERFORMERS: Dan Rapaport (cl)
  • Anton Steinecker: Oh, My God!
    on slovak traditional text for mixed choir
    1996 First performances abroad
    Jihlava, CZ
    PERFORMERS: The Mixed Choir Tirnavia


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