• 1979 – 1985

    studied violin with Štefan Demeter at the Conservatory in Košice

  • 1985 – 1990

    member of the orchestra of Jonáš Záborský Theatre in Prešov

  • 1986

    cofounder and leader of the band “Ali Ibn Rachid”

  • 1990

    moved to Bratislava

  • 1991

    joined the theatre ensemble “Stoka“ (“Sewage“), contributing as musician, composer and actor

  • since 1995

    member of the ensemble Požoň Sentimental

  • 1996 – 1999

    studied composition with Ivan Parík at the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava

  • 1999

    founding member of the Dogma band together with Martin Burlas, Zuzana Piussi and Daniel Salontay

  • 2000

    founder of the Association for Contemporary Opera with Martin Burlas

“The composing identity of Burgr is a result of the meeting of different worlds, and so (similar to Martin Burlas and Marián Varga) his musical activity exceeds genre boundaries. He is connected with theatre through the group Stoka /Sewer, with rock music through his own group Ali Ibn Rachid, and his ability to abstract from fashion trends and to follow the line of his own way of expression leads him to classical music. His music reflects more a polemical and relativistic aspect of contemporary work than the technological aspect, meaning, he focuses more on the values hidden behind layers rather than the means of expression. It connects him with the whole group of generationally close composers, but Burgr remains himself, somewhere half way between an intuitive and academically oriented composer, writing formal pieces in which the lyrical center is often veiled by allusions and contextual play. His theatrical songs and short musical pieces build in front of the listener a multidimensional world of references to artificial music, folk song, and chanson. The apparent direction toward mockery in them often rapidly turns to the opposite effect – a simple emotion revealed.”


(ZAGAR, Peter: Ľubomír Burgr. In: 100 slovenských skladateľov. Ed. Marián Jurík, Peter Zagar. Bratislava : Národné hudobné centrum, 1998, p. 57.)