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Cellomania

cello quartet

Bio

Bio


The ensemble Cellomania was established in 2000; its founder is Eugen Prochác. Members of the ensemble are leading Slovak cellists, who are actively presented as soloists, chamber players, teachers and organizers of musical events.

The repertoire of the ensemble has a wide range – from Baroque to contemporary music. The repertoire consists of arrangements as well as original compositions for this configuration. The ensemble has premiered several works of Slovak composers (Juraj Beneš, Ilja Zeljenka, Peter Kolman and others). The group cooperated with world known composer Sofia Gubaidulina at the festival Melos Ethos in 2003 and performed several of her compositions. In 2005 the ensemble performed in the world premiere of the octet version of the work Cello Counterpoint by Steve Reich.

Cellomania regularly performs at Slovak music festivals. Among the many foreign performances worth mentioning are the prestigious Cello Festival in Beauvais, France, and performances in Paris, Regensburg, Budapest, Berlin, Salzburg, Ljubljana, and Wroclaw.


Bibliography

  • Ursínyová, Terézia: Cellomania a Moyzesovci v zajatí hudobnej mágie
    2014 In: www.operaslovakia.sk/cellomania-moyzesovci-v-zajati-hudobnej-magie/
    2014
  • (kul): Cellomania zahrá medzi obrazmi
    2011 21, 2011/113, p. 44
  • Alexander, Juraj: Spravodajstvo, koncerty.
    2011 43, 2011/7 - 8, p. 2
  • Dohnalová, Lýdia: Cellomania - Slovak Works for Cello. (Recenzia CD).
    2009 XLI, 2009/5, p. 36.
  • Bujnová, Eleonóra: Tri dni s čarovnou hudbou v Banskej Štiavnici
    2006 2006/9, p. 7.

Discography

  • Photo: Cellomania CELLOMANIA
    2007 CD – Pavlik Records PA 0054-2-131
    1. Pavol Simai: Tack (Thanks)
      Jozef Lupták (vc), Jozef Podhoranský (vc), Eugen Prochác (vc), Ján Slávik (vc), Cellomania
    2. Jevgenij Irsai: Cellitorrenti
      Jozef Lupták (vc), Jozef Podhoranský (vc), Eugen Prochác (vc), Ján Slávik (vc), Cellomania
    3. Vladimir Godar: Swan Song
      Jozef Lupták (vc), Jozef Podhoranský (vc), Eugen Prochác (vc), Ján Slávik (vc), Cellomania
    4. Peter Martincek van Grob: Torus for Four Cellos
      Jozef Lupták (vc), Jozef Podhoranský (vc), Eugen Prochác (vc), Ján Slávik (vc), Cellomania
    5. Ilja Zeljenka: Music for four Cellos
      Jozef Lupták (vc), Jozef Podhoranský (vc), Eugen Prochác (vc), Ján Slávik (vc), Cellomania
    6. Lubica Cekovska: Kuckucks Winterlied
      Jozef Lupták (vc), Jozef Podhoranský (vc), Eugen Prochác (vc), Ján Slávik (vc), Cellomania
  • Photo: Ilja Zeljenka: Musica Slovaca – Cello Works ILJA ZELJENKA: MUSICA SLOVACA – CELLO WORKS
    2005 CD – Discant DK 0079-2-131
    1. Ilja Zeljenka: Sonata
      Ján Slávik (vc)
    2. Ilja Zeljenka: Double Plays
      František Török (vn), Ján Slávik (vc)
    3. Ilja Zeljenka: Prolog ed allegro
      Branislav Dugovič (cl), Ján Slávik (vc)
    4. Ilja Zeljenka: Music for Solo Cello
      Ján Slávik (vc)
    5. Ilja Zeljenka: Two Pieces
      Branislav Dugovič (cl), Ján Slávik (vc)
    6. Ilja Zeljenka: Zwei Stücke für zwei Violoncelli (Two Pieces for Two Cellos)
      Eugen Prochác (vc), Ján Slávik (vc)
    7. Ilja Zeljenka: Musica Slovaca
      Cellomania, Ján Slávik (vc), Eugen Prochác (vc), Jozef Podhoranský (vc), Csaba Rácz (vc)

Premieres

  • First performances in Slovakia
  • Vojtech Didi: Concertino
    for four cellos
    13 Nov
    2016
    First performances in Slovakia
    Epoché – New Slovak Music, Mirbach Palace, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Cellomania
  • Ľubica Čekovská: Nachtigalls Frühlingslied
    for four cellos
    18 Jun
    2014
    First performances in Slovakia
    Divergencie Festival, St. Michael Parish Church, Skalica, SK
    PERFORMERS: Cellomania, Jozef Lupták (vc), Jozef Podhoranský (vc), Eugen Prochác (vc), Ján Slávik (vc)
  • Milan Novák: Novelette and Variations
    for four cellos
    21 Jun
    2009
    First performances in Slovakia
    Divergencie Festival, Skalica, SK
    PERFORMERS: Cellomania
  • First performances abroad
  • Peter Machajdík: Fragments (from Bydgoscz)
    26 Nov
    2009
    First performances abroad
    Witold Lutosławski Philharmonic, Wrocław, PL
    PERFORMERS: Cellomania

Contact:
Eugen Prochác
Sološnická 42
841 04 Bratislava



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