• 1949

    co-founder of the University Dance Orchestra, he collaborated with the Slovak swing ensemble Kolektív, and also with the Ján Siváček Orchestra and Siloš Pohanok Dixieland

  • 1952

    graduated at the Slovak University of Technology, concurrently studied clarinet playing at the School of Music in Bratislava. During his studies he was a member of a number of student ensembles (Tiger Jazz Band, Luňáci, Night Club)

  • from 1952

    composed dancing songs

  • 1958 – 1967

    profesional musician, arranger and composer in Tatra Cabaret (Tatra Revue), later in Juraj Berczeller’s Orchestra

  • from 1967

    head of the Light Music Editorial Staff (later Poular Music Editorial Staff) in Czechoslovak Radio in Bratislava; 1984 withdrawn from this function for political reasons; later music editor in the same staff group; 1990 retirement

  • 1974

    won the Golden Bratislava Lyre with the song Zem pamätá (Remembered Land – text by Tibor Grünner, performer Karol Duchoň)

  • 1976

    won the Golden Bratislava Lyre with the song Pár nôt (A Few Notes – text by Ľuboš Zeman, performer Jana Kocianová)

  • 1991 – 2008

    author and dramaturge of the projekt Antológia slovenskej populárnej hudby (Anthology of Slovak Popular Music – Sony Music Bonton Slovakia, Hudobný fond)

  • 1993 – 2003

    co-author of the cycle of programmes Songs from the Record for Slovak Radio, focused on mapping the history of Slovak popular music with contemporary recordings.

Alongside his musical activities, he engaged also in theoretical work and publicistics. He concentrated on documentation and research of Slovak popular music. He is the author of an anthology of work of the 1930s to the 1960s, which appeared in many parts (1 – 10), and a synthetic professional publication on Slovak popular music from its beginnings to the 1970s.

He is the author of instrumental and vocal compositions in pop music, swing, and higher pop. He wrote a number of film scripts and film music tracks, a number of chansons, and also compositions for wind music.

Alongside his editorial work as a music editor for radio, he addressed the issues of the use of computers in the field of music programming.

He was president and member of the working group of authors of popular music for the Slovak Composers’ Union. Together with the composer Ján Siváček he made an important contribution to the inception of the International Festival of the Dance Song (MFTP) Bratislavská lýra. This was an international competition festival of popular music, held yearly in Bratislava from 1966 to 1989, where he was active in various functions for more than 25 years.