Lukáš Borzík

Slovak composer. He studied guitar at the Conservatory in Žilina (Peter Remeník) and simultaneously took private lessons in composition with Pavol Krška. He continued his study of composition at Bratislava's Academy of Performing Arts with Vladimír Bokes, where he also completed his doctoral study with Evgeny Irshai. His compositional style is based on a combination of tonal structures with atonal elements, especially the twelve-tone organisation of harmonic and melodic elements, and serialism. In his instrumental and vocal-instrumental works, he prefers free and untraditional compositional forms, which are bound up with an extra-musical content. In 2006, he gained first place at the international Alexander Moyzes Composition Competition in the category of works for chamber ensemble with Ask the Mirror, and he also received the prize for the best Slovak composer. Later on this work, performed by the Austrian ensemble reconsil wien, was released by the German label Spectral Records. In 2011, the Music Fund Slovakia released his profile CD Cantico delle Creature, which presents a selection of his vocal-instrumental and instrumental chamber production. The orchestral version of his Waiting for Górecki was presented in Žilina in March 2013 on the occasion of the 80th birthday of H. M. Górecki. Currently he works as an assistant at the Faculty of Composition and Conducting at the Academy of Performing Arts. His works are oft en performed at festivals in Slovakia (New Slovak Music, Melos-Ethos, Orfeus, ABB), and also abroad.