who attended the Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Bratislava, the
conservatory in Kosice, and the Royal Conservatory in Gent, where he took
master classes in contemporary music.
whom he has performed include the Gent Clarinet Quartet (nee Rok Clarinet Quartet), Harmonieorkest
Drachten, the Isny Oper Festival Orchestra, the Quasars Ensemble, the Slovak
State Philharmonic Orchestra, Kosice (CSSR), and Soozvuk
Clarinet Quartet is an international foursome that comprises Marco Mazzini
of Peru, Martin Mosorjak of Slovakia, Citlalli Rosas of Mexico, and Sven Vandevoorde
of Belgium. They specialize in
taking non-clarinet pieces and adapting and arranging them for
clarinet. Marco, who plays bass
clarinet, often does these arrangements, such as “Hungarian
Dance No. 5” by Johannes Brahms and “Spring” from The Four Seasons by Antonio Vivaldi.
Ensemble tackles a much different repertoire, frequently focusing on
contemporary composers such as Antonio Ferreira, Viera
Janarcekova, and Salvatore Sciarrino. On 27th February 2008,
they performed a concert at the Slovak Radio Symphony Hall that included Geerard Grisey’s “Vortex
Temporum”, Tristan Murail’s
“Barque Mystique”, and Josef Podprocky’s “Two Meditations”. They appeared at the Belem Arts
Centre on 24th September in a program that featured “Assonance
III” by Michael Jarrell, “Coll’Age”
by Vladimir Bokes, and “Sonata 1960”
by Roman Berger. In November,
they participated in the Ars Nova Cassoviae 6th Festival of Contemporary Art,
sprinkling works of Ivan Buffa, Vladimir Godar and Juraj Vajo in between those of Johann Sebastian Bach.
Martin was a
guest performer with the Zwiebel Quartet at the
44th Bratislava Music Festival on 23rd November on “American
Night” which consisted of “Black Angels (Images I)” by
George Crumb, “Different Trains” by Steve Reich, and “The
Dreams and Prayers of Isaac the Blind” by Osvalo
2009, the Quasars Ensemble returned to the Slovak Radio Symphony Hall for a
“One Year After” concert that shined the spotlight on Vladimir Bokes’ “Postludium”,
Petra Oliveira’s “Bachrata –
Eyes Wide Shut for 8 Instruments”, and Salvatore Sciarrino’s
“Quintettino No. 1”.
Soozvuk de Profundis performed “4 canzoni
per voce e due strumenti melodici
secondo le poesie di Michelangelo Buonarroti”
at Studio 12, Jakub Platz
12, on 21st May.
Peter Zwiebel played viola and Lucia Duchnova handled the vocals.
playing time with the Zwiebel Quartet on the
Martin Burlas album, Sotto Voce, in 2009, teaming up with cellist Josef Luptak and pianist Eleonora Skutova on “Familienbilder
August 2010, the Quasars Ensemble appeared at Congress Hall in a
wide-ranging program that featured music of Johann Sebastian Bach, Ivan Buffa, Vladimir Godar, Darius
Milhaud, Ennio Morricone,
Sergei Rachmaninoff, and Juraj Vajo.
collaborated with cellist Josef Liptak and
pianist Nora Skutova in a multimedia presentation
of photography-inspired works by Martin Burlas, Bosko Milakovic and Peter Zagar, in concomitance with Photography Month in
Bratislava and Vienna, Austria.