• 1953

    private lessons of percussion; playing in amateur dixieland bands in Košice; later dancer in the Lúčnica traditional folk music ensemble

  • from 1959

    professional musician – drummer

  • 1961

    during his military service took part with a band in a national level of Army Creative Contest (Prague), met musicians from Prague (Hanuš Berka, Karel Svoboda etc.); cooperation with Laco Deczi

  • 1962

    engagement in Otakar Rendl’s Prague Dance Orchestra

  • 1963 – 1964

    member of the SHQ of Karel Velebný and Jan Konopásek

  • 1966

    member of the Reduta Quartet

  • 1966 – 1968

    member of Peter Herbolzheimer sextet in Nuernberg (Germany), extensively recording for Bavarian Radio

  • 1967

    member of Mal Waldron’s trio (and quartet) in the Domicile club in Munich

  • 1968

    cooperation in Laco Deczi’s album Pietoso (The Laco Déczi And Cellula Quintet featuring Laco Tropp”)

  • 1969 – 1970

    cooperation with Ladislav Gerhardt on the LP Dobre sme sa oženili

  • 1970 – 1971

    engagement in the Theatre club (Činoherní klub) (Prague) as a member of Petr Skoumal’s ensemble; member of Rudolf Dašek’s trio

  • 1971

    return to Slovakia, position in a café orchestra in Bratislava

  • 1975

    Czechoslovak Television Orchestra Prague

  • 1977

    founded his own trio, playing in the then German Democratic Republic

  • 1990

    obtained a permanent engagement in the Czech Republic (in a quartet with Štepán Markovič – sax)

  • 1995 - 2011

    member of Emil Vilický’s Trio in Prague