• 1987 – 1992

    Philosophical Faculty of Charles University in Prague (musicology and aesthetics)

  • 1992 – 1998

    doctoral study at the Institute of Musicology at the Slovak Academy of Sciences, study stays in Basle, Bayreuth and Vienna

  • 1995 – 1998

    external pedagogue at the University of Bayreuth (seminar on the history of Czech, Slovak and Russian opera)

  • 1996 – 2007

    dramaturge of the Slovak National Theatre Opera

  • 1998 – 1999

    external pedagogue at the Comenius University Philosophical Faculty in Bratislava (lectures on the history of musical aesthetics)

  • 1998 – 2001

    staff scholar at the Institute of Musicology at the Slovak Academy of Sciences (from 2000 as deputy director)

  • from 2002

    pedagogue at the Department of Musicology at the Comenius University Philosophical Faculty in Bratislava (history of opera, history of music in the 19th and 20th centuries, and musical aesthetics), from 2005 dozent, from 2007 head of department

  • 2008

    Literary Fund Prize for dramaturgic activity

In the field of research he has focused on musical theatre and Slovak operatic composition.

He is the author of two separate books, entitled Ján Cikker: Vzkriesenie. Genéza, osudy a interpretácia operného diela (Ján Cikker: Resurrection. Genesis, Fates and Performance of His Operatic Work, 2000) and Opera na rozhraní. Pohľady na vývoj hudobného divadla v období moderny (Opera at the Frontier. Views of the Development of Musical Theatre in the Period of Modernity, 2004).

He has also authored entries for lexica and encyclopaedias: The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, Die Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart, Pipers Enzyklopädie des Musiktheaters, Knaurs Großer Opernführer, Lexikon der Oper (Komponisten – Werke – Interpreten – Sachbegriffe), 100 slovenských skladateľov (100 Slovak Composers), plus publicistic contributions for magazines, radio and the bulletins of the Slovak National Theatre.

He is a member of a number of professional commissions, editorial boards and councils (from 2000 a member of the grant commissions at the Slovak Ministry of Culture, from 2004 of the journal acta.musicologica.cz, from 2007 of Hudobný život, from 2008 of Studia musicologica, Brno. From 2012 he has been a member of the Academic Council of the Music Museum, etc.).

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