• 1983 – 1986

    personal studies of playing the flute (of Vladislav Brunner older)

  • 1986 – 1992

    Conservatory in Bratislava (playing the flute – Dagmar Zsapková), at the same time personal studies of composition (Ladislav Burlas and Ilja Zeljenka)

  • 1990 – 1991

    scholarship programmes in the Künstlerhaus Boswil Foundation in Switzerland

  • 1990 – 1995

    Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava (composition – Ilja Zeljenka), at the same time personal studies of electroacoustic music with Juraj Ďuriš in the Experimental Studio of the Slovak Radio

  • since 1991

    he has worked with VENI ensemble and TULEŇ ensemble

  • 1993

    a scholarship programme at the Nottingham Trent University in Great Britain (K. Jones)

  • 1994

    a co-founder of Vapori del Cuore ensemble

  • 1994

    a co-founder of the Middle-Class Chamber Orchestra Požoň sentimentál

  • 1994 – 1998

    the ISCM Vice-President – Slovak Section

  • 1995

    a member of the programming board at Evenings of New Music festival

  • 1996 – 2005

     doctoral study of composition at the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava (Vladimír Bokes)

  • 1996

    a scholarship programme at the Akademie für Neue Musik (B. Schaeffer, M. Choloniewski)

  • 2007

     composition cours IMAutomaat  – Kulturfabrik Hainburg: Theremin-Sensor- Workshop (A. Smirnov)

  • 2018

    habilitation – HAMU Praha – Composition: Wiping boundaries of genres and species in contemporary opera

"Piaček’s interest as a composer centres on multimedia projects, synthetically combining musical expression with elements of naive theatre (Corrado, 1993; !AHORA FUERA DE BURLAS!, 1994). In his compositional undertakings he takes his bearings from the principle of play, using techniques of collage, citation, and allusion to the sphere of “un-serious” musical culture (film music, pop music). He himself appears in his projects as a multi-instrumentalist and performer who directs the study of the work and its stage presentation. These ideals have led him to cooperate closely with artists from other art branches (theatre, visual art). One may regard as his greatest success the 1st Prize awarded to his Flauto dolce ’91 at the 13th competition for composers of electro-acoustic and computer music at Russolo-Pratella 1991."

(GODÁROVÁ, Katarína: Marek Piaček. In: A Hundred Slovak Composers. Eds. Marián Jurík, Peter Zagar. Bratislava : National Music Centre Slovakia, 1998, p. 226.)