• 1990 – 1996

    Ľudovít Rajter Primary Art School in Bratislava (piano – Milica Kailingová) 

  • 1995 – 1996

    private study of piano with Daniel Buranovský 

  • 1995 – 1998

    International performance courses in Piešťany (Marián Lapšanský, Peter Toperczer, Eugen Indjic) 

  • 1996 – 2000, 2004 – 2006

    Academy of Performing Arts, Bratislava (piano – Daniela Varínska)    

  • 2000 – 2004

    Royal Conservatory, Ghent in Belgium (piano – Daan Vandewalle, conducting – Wim Belaen, early music with harpsichord – John Whitelaw) 

  • 2001

    participation in producing the Slovak opera by Ľubomír Burger and Martin Burlas “Face by Face” in Luxembourg 

  • 2002/2003

    collaboration with theatre ensembles Walpurgis (Antwerp) and Wederzijds (Amsterdam) in a new production about the music and life of Charles Ives

  • 2004

    stipendiary of the Internationale Ferienkurse für Neue Music Darmstadt (Kaya Haan, Nicolas Hodges and Uli Wiget)

  • 2004 – 2005

    Orpheus Institute of Postgraduate Education in Ghent (chamber playing – Jan Michiels) 

  • since 2004

    conductor of the youth choir Eben - Ezer and concurrently collaborating with the children’s choir Kvapôčky

  • 2005

    stipendiary of Tanglewood Music Center in USA (piano – Emanuel Ax, Joseph Kalichstein, Claude Frank, chamber playing – Joseph Silverstein, Pamela Franková, Ursula Oppensová and Timothy Genis), stipendiary of the Ostrava New Music Days international courses

  • since 2006

    doctoral study at Academy of Performing Arts, Bratislava  

  • 2007

    stipendiary of the world-rated Banff Centre for the Arts in Canada

Ivan Šiller engages in performance of solo piano literature, chamber playing, conducting, and organizational activity also. He has performed at many Slovak and foreign festivals (Week of Contemporary Music Ghent, Festival Philipa Herreweghea, Ostrava Days, Festival van Vlaanderen, Steinway festival Bijloke etc.). He has given concerts in Belgium, Holland, Germany, France, Czech Republic, Great Britain, USA, etc. His chamber partners include Gerrie de Vries, ms, Adriana Kučerová, s, Pedro Guridi, cl, Paulo Klinck, vn, Jozef Lupták, vc etc. He collaborates with various ensembles and orchestras (Phoenix Ensemble, Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra, Veni Ensemble, Ostrava Band etc.) and with contemporary Slovak and foreign composers (Daniel Matej, Peter Zagar, Jevgenij Iršai, Marián Lejava, Boško Milakovič, Marcel Séneši, Yehudi Wyner, Gunther Schuller, Louis Andriessen, John Rose).


He is an initiator and organizer of various musical projects. During his study at the Royal Conservatory in Ghent he brought to fruition the Festival of Chamber Music (2003), Evening of Slovak Music (2003) and later the Holland Music Winter in Slovakia (2006). He is the founder and artistic director of the Space Festival (since 2003), which focuses on contemporary music. He also organizes projects aimed at making serious music more accessible to an amateur public, combined with  introductory commentary. As an author he has participated in a project of creative workshops for children, Music of the Century (Just) Gone By, operating since 2004, which attempts to communicate 20th century music to children by interactive means.