• 1945

    return to Slovakia to Bratislava, he continued to study music (Štefan Németh-Šamorínsky)

  • 1951 – 1956

    Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava (composition – Ján Cikker)

  • 1956 – 1959

    studied at the Deutsche Akademie der Künster in Berlin (composition – Paul Dessau), co-operation with DEFA film studios

  • 1957 – 1962

    worked as a musical director in the Czechoslovak Radio in Bratislava, co-operation with ensembles such as SĽUK, Lúčnica, Mladé srdcia

  • 1962 – 1968

    the programme adviser at the Studio of Short Film in Bratislava

  • 1968

    emigration to Sweden, he worked as a piano technician and tuner, a musical reviewer of the magazine Göteborgs Handels- och Sjöfartstidning, a pedagogue at various schools of music in Södertalje, Arvika, Stockholm and at the Gothenburg University


Pavol Šimai achieved the basic general and musical education in Budapest (piano – Pál Kadosa).