1996 – 1998
Conservatory in Žilina (double bass – Ján Krigovský and Ružena Šípková)
1997 – 2003
Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Munich (Klaus Trumpf) künstlerisches-Diplom
2003 – 2005
Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Munich (postgraduate study – Klaus Trumpf) meisterklassenpodiums-Diplom
scholarship holder of The Anne-Sophie Mutter Foundation
assistant at Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Munich
Roman Patkoló performs solo double bass literature and chamber music. As a soloist he has cooperated with the following ensembles: Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie, Münchener Kammerorchester, Philharmonie der Nationen, Virtuosi di Kuhmo, St. Petersburg Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra, Moscow Camerata Chamber Orchestra, Deutsches Symphonie Orchester Berlin and others, and he has performed concerts in Switzerland, Germany, Serbia, Austria, Russia, Spain, Canada and USA, in prestigious concert halls such as Herkulessaal in Munich, Meistersingerhalle in Norimberg, Berlin Philharmonic Concert Hall, and Konzertsaal Stadtcasino Basel. He has performed at many festivals abroad (Musical Olympus International Festival, Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival, Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Festival de Cadaques, International Laureates Festival in Los Angeles, Lucerne Festival) and in Slovakia (Central European Music Festival in Žilina and others).
In 2002 – 2004 he attended courses with Sir André Previn, Krysztof Penderecki, Anne-Sophie Mutter, James Levine, Zubin Mehta, Gidon Kremer and Daniel Barenboim. The excellent performance skills of Roman Patkoló led the first two named authors to compose pieces dedicated to him. In 2004 he won a concourse for the position of first double bass player in London Symphony Orchestra. Patkoló has performed in music TV shows of the TV companies ARTE (Stars von Morgen – with Jeunesses Musicales World Orchestra in Saarbrücken), Bayerisches Fernsehen (with quartet Bassiona Amorosa), Hessischer Rundfunk – Fernsehen and ZDF (Sunday Nights Classics – duet with Maxim Vengerov).
In March 2011 he attended a concert tour with world-famous violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter and chamber orchestra Mutters Virtuosi in German culture centers – in Hannover, Frankfurt, Cologne, Essen and Hamburg. One month later he performed with the same violinist Concert for Violin, Double Bass and Orchestra by André Previn, which the composer dedicated to both artists. Under the conducting of the author he played with the prominent Boston Symphony Orchestra. After the concert Patkoló was awarded with the prestigious award of violinist and pedagogue Aida Stucki.
Since 1999 Patkoló is a member of international double bass quartet Bassiona Amorosa under the leadership of Prof. Klaus Trumpf, with which he performed in USA, Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, Austria and others. In addition to his rich concert activity Patkoló also teaches. Since 2006 he is an assistant at Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Munich. As lecturer Patkoló led double bass master classes in Novi Sad, Belgrade, and Burgdorf.