Bratislava 19:00 /**Stream – recording
The programme of this concert places side by side the famous Bratislava-born Johann Nepomuk Hummel with the german genius Ludwig van Beethoven, the 250th anniversary of whose birth we commemorated last year. We’ll present a peculiar work with a jocular title Duet with Two Obbligato Eyeglasses, written for viola and cello, which displays the Maestro’s sense of humour. Interesting is also the small outing into the work of Fryderyk Chopin, undoubtedly influenced by our Hummel.
Jordana Palovičová studied at the Conservatory in Bratislava (Juraj Mašinda), Academy of Performing Arts (Daniela Varínska), Royal College of Music in London (Yonty Solomon) and Musikhochschule Lübeck in Germany (James Tocco). Within masterclasses she has worked together with other important teachers (Lazar Berman, György Sándor, Eugen Indjic, Jan Wijn, Aci Bertoncelj, Marian Lapšanský, Peter Toperczer). She has received awards at Slovak and international competitions, including the Ján Cikker Award in 2016 for active dissemination of the composer’s oeuvre. She has made recordings for Musica, Music Fund Slovakia, Music Centre Slovakia, Pavlík Records, Slávik Slovenska, Toccata Classics, Real Music House, Academy of Performing Arts, Radio and Television Slovakia, Czech Radio, Czech Television, Norddeutscher Rundfunk. On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of Ján Cikker’s birth she made a recording of his solo and concertante work, which met with an enthusiastic reception of the specialist public. She has performed at numerous music festivals and concert cycles (Bratislava Music Festival, Central European Music Festival Žilina, Košice Music Spring Festival, New Slovak Music, Festival of Nice Music, international chamber music festival Convergence, Confrontations, Viva Musica!, Harmonie Starego Miasta, Cheltenham International Festival of Music, Sibelius Week, Duettissimo, Albrechtina (Un)Known Music, Vent d’Est – Vent d’Ouest, etc.). In the area of chamber music she cooperates with a wide range of musicians and ensembles (Moyzes Quartet, Solamente Naturali, Vladimir Mendelssohn, Ivan Palovič, Maxim Rysanov, Robert Cohen, Jozef Lupták, Eugen Prochác, Isabelle van Keulen, Milan Paľa, Juraj Tomka, Eva Šušková, Daniel Buranovský, Zuzana Biščáková, Jakub Čižmarovič, Ivan Koska, etc.). She regularly performs with leading Slovak and foreign orchestras (Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra, Slovak Radio Symphonic Orchestra, Cappella Istropolitana, State Chamber Orchestra Žilina, Slovak State Philharmonic Košice, Hilaris Chamber Orchestra, Morava Philharmonic Orchestra Olomouc, Prague Philharmonia, Lübecker Philharmoniker among others). She works as an associate professor at the Keyboard Instruments and Church Music Department of the Academy of Performing Arts’ Music and Dance Faculty.
Eugen Prochác was the absolute winner of the international competition Premio Valentino Bucchi in Rome in 1990. He has performed in over 40 countries in four continents and recorded a high number of albums for Slovak and foreign music labels. He has given performances together with world-famous musicians such as Sofia Gubaidulina, Giovanni Sollima, Jon Anderson, Rick Wakeman, Steve Hackett, Ken Hensley… He has been teaching at the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava since 1990 and has led masterclasses in Portugal, France, Austria, Thailand, Indonesia and Vietnam. He is the artistic director of the Festival of Nice Music in Banská Štiavnica.
Violist Róbert Lakatos was a member of the Slovak Philharmonic in 1997–2004, followed by the orchestra Solistes Européens in Luxembourg from 2004 to 2017. In 2010 he founded the Hugo Kauder Trio together with the oboist Ivan Danko and pianist Ladislav Fanzowitz. In 2018 he founded the Beliczay Chamber Orchestra. As a chamber player, Róbert Lakatos has cooperated, among others, with Moyzes Quartet, Herold Quartet, Vlach Quartet, Cappella Istropolitana and Julian Rachlin. From 2011 to 2019 he was the music leader of the Theatre Thália in Košice. He has been the director of the Municipal Cultural Centre in Komárno since 2019.