• 1966 – 1970

    Conservatory in Bratislava (composition with Juraj Pospíšil and piano with Juraj Mašinda)

  • 1970 – 1975

    Janáček Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Brno (composition with Ctirad Kohoutek)

  • 1975 – 1976

    assistant conductor of the Military Art Ensembly in Bratislava

  • since 1976

    teaches music theory at the Bratislava Conservatory

  • 1978 – 1992

    stage music lector at the Czechoslovak Radio in Bratislava

  • since 1985

    professor of composition at the Bratislava Conservatory

  • since 1990

    deputy director of the Bratislava Conservatory, part-time teacher at the Department of Musicology of the Faculty of Letters of the Comenius University in Bratislava

“Through his work Stanislav Hochel brought to Slovak music stimuli specially acquired by the Brno compositional school. Some innovation in his musical thinking is particularly evident in the instrumental feeling and innovation of musical forms. In the view of his longstanding work as music educator, he is one of those composers who systematically deals with instructive music for children and youth.”


(DOHNALOVÁ, Lýdia: Stanislav Hochel. In: 100 slovenských skladateľov. Ed. Marián Jurík, Peter Zagar. Bratislava : Národné hudobné centrum, 1998, p. 119.)