Peter Martinček van Grob

Peter Martinček:composer

Peter Martinček

"No matter how corrupt, greedy, and heartless our government, our corporations, our media, and our religious and charitable institutions may become, the music will still be wonderful.”
The Slovakian born musician Peter Martinček van Grob is one of the leading composers in Europe .He is active in the fields of contemporary classical music and film music.

born on November 13, 1962 Bratislava - Slovakia
at the age of five he attended private piano lessons at Mrs. prof.P.Pokojna,eleven year old he wrote his first composition
1978 1982 he studied composition and conducting at the Conservatory in Bratislava (composition Juraj Pospíšil, conducting Adolf Vykydal, piano Maria Masarikova)
1982 1987 the Academy of Music and Drama in Bratislava (composition prof.Dezider Kardoš)
1986 a study programme at the Academy of Music (Accademia Chigiana) in Siena-Italy (F. Donatoni)
from 1987 he teached music theory and composition at the Conservatory in Bratislava
1990 - 1994 head of the Composition and Conducting Department of the Conservatory, where he led the Ensemble for contemporary music
1992 -1997 he has worked at the Department of Theoretical Subjects of the Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts-VŠMU, where he taught Esthetics of Music and Musical History of the 20th Century
Today he is engaged in cultural EU projects of young artists.
Martincek's music plays now around the world with great success. His work has received over 1000 professional chamber,orchestral and TV performances ./Teatro la Fenice,Berlin Cathedral Church,Slovak Philharmonic Hall,Moyzes Hall,Mirbach Palace,Toronto Churches,Niagara Falls ,USA concert halls,Czech Philharmonic Hall - Rudolfinum...../

Jury Member of Composer Competitions : Roma,Wien,Bratislava,Košice ...
Member of Slovak C.A.,SOZA,LITA,EU-Art Network...etc.

He got a lot of domestic and foreign prices :
- Grand Prix Rocky Mountain for opera Memento - Montreal 1991
- Music found prizes for "3 lyrical choirs","Oratorium-opera Memento"
- Best vocal composition "Ave Maria"
- Special prize for music to the Film "Visionen aus dem Inferno"

In 2015 for his 4.symphony "in memoriam M.R.Štefanik" he got Grand prix J.L.Bella for the best composition (2014)

see: Wikipedia,Osobnosti Sk,Britishpedia.....