He is a violinist, viola d’amore
player, conductor and professor who undertook his studies at the Kosice Conservatory in Slovakia
followed by further studies in Prague.
He ventured out on his career as a professional
musician after his graduation from the Conservatory in 1964 and since then
has worked as a concertmaster for several national and international
orchestras and ensembles such as the Cairo Symphony from 1971 to 1972, Camerata Helvetica, Kosice
Radio Orchestra and Camerata Cassovia. He is also a longstanding member of
the Slovak State Philharmonic, Kosice,
being the concertmaster since the orchestra was established in 1969. He has also worked regularly in
collaboration with the pianist Anna Lickova.
Very involved in choral work he has been a choral
conductor of a Kosice
choir since 1975 and became the conductor for the Choir of St. Cecilia in Kosice in 1996, spending
several seasons with them. He
also became the choral conductor of the Collegium
Technicum in 1997 and has since led them through
oratorios by Dvorak, Mascagni and Mozart and as
well as touring throughout Europe with them and
winning several choral competitions.
Active in the studio, he has appeared on several
recordings that include Baroque Guitar
Favourites, Classical Guitar
Collection and Eternal Guitar
by Camerata Cassovia
and Christmas Goes Baroque 1 and Suppe, Overtures Vol. 2 by the Slovak
State Philharmonic Orchestra, Kosice.
In the field of musical education he is one of Slovakia’s
most respected violin professors.
Philharmonic Orchestra, Kosice (CSSR) recordings
Naxos 8.550301 (CD: Christmas Goes Baroque 1)
Adeste Fidelis (John Francis Wade)