Peter Machajdik

Peter Machajdík

Also known as Peter Machajdík
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Discography of Peter Machajdik:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Namah 10 Audio 2008-09-30 Musica Slovaca
2 The Immanent Velvet 10 Audio 2012-12-05 Azyl Records (2)

Composer of new classical music. Focus on chamber and orchestral works, composing for film and theatre, electronic music, and sound environments.

Since 1985, Peter's works have been performed and exhibited at numerous performance spaces, museums, galleries, and festivals, including Inventionen, Berlin; New Work Festival, Calgary; Hörgänge, Vienna; young.euro.classic, Berlin; LakeComo Festival; Nuovi Spazi Musicali, Rome; Melos-Ethos, Bratislava; Kunstforum Ostdeutsche Galerie, Regensburg; 5 Giornate per la Nuova Musica, Milano; Logos Foundation, Ghent; Institut Unzeit, Berlin; De IJsbreker, Amsterdam; Musica Nova, Sofia; Festival de Jazz et Musiques d'Aujourd'hui, Mulhouse; Kunstverein Wien, Vienna; Bremer Kunstfrühling, Bremen; Review of Composers, Belgrade; Audio Art Festival, Cracow, as well as at venues in the Netherlands, Belgium, Finland, Canada, Denmark, Switzerland, Portugal, Uruguay, Ukraine, the Czech and Slovak Republics, the United Arab Emirates, and the U.S.A. Some of the venues where his compositions have received their first performances include Deutsche Oper Berlin, Slovak Philharmonic Hall Bratislava, Konzerthaus Berlin, Tenri Cultural Institute New York, Paderewski Pomeranian Philharmonic Hall in Bydgoszcz, Adolphus Busch Hall Cambridge (MA), and Sala Filarmonica in Trento. Performers of Machajdík's music have included artists such as Carson Cooman, Floraleda Sacchi, Guido Arbonelli, Elina Mustonen, David Moss, Czechoslovak Chamber Duo, Rocco Anthony Jerry, Piero Salvatori, Boris Lenko, Sonia Lee, Peter Katina, Milan Paľa, Jozef Lupták, Natalia Pshenichnikova, Ivano Ascari, Mayuko Kida, Piet Van Bockstal, Ulrike Mattanovich, conductors Anu Tali, Miran Vaupotich, Peter Breiner, Maria Makraki, Marián Lejava, Dominika Kawiorska, Ivan Buffa, Ondřej Kukal, Aleksander Gref and Karol Kevický, the Janáček Philharmonic Orchestra, the I.J.Padarewski State Philharmonic Orchestra, the State Philharmonic Orchestra of Košice, ARTE Quartett, Slovak Chamber Orchestra, AccoDuo, Camerata Europea, Agon Orchestra, Veni Ensemble, Zwiebel Quartet, Slovenian Clarinet Quartet, and many others.

Peter has been a freelance composer and sound artist since 1992. He has received numerous commissions and awards from, among others, the Kulturfonds Foundation, Russolo-Pratella Foundation, Slovak Music Fund, Czech Radio, German Accordion Society, Bratislava Music Festival, and International Visegrad Fund. In 1992 he was invited to live and work in Berlin as a guest of the prestigious DAAD Künstlerprogramm. Peter was also the composer in residence at Schloss Wiepersdorf, Germany, at Künstlerhäuser Worpswede, Germany, and at Künstlerhaus Lukas in Ahrenshoop on the German Baltic coast. In 2006 he was awarded the Jan Levoslav Bella Prize, the most significant classical music award in Slovakia.

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