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Archi di Slovakia

Artist Archi di Slovakia
Title Archi di Slovakia
Release Date Saturday, November 12, 2011
Genre Classical > String Orchestra
Copyright © PAVLIK RECORDS
Country SLOVAKIA

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One of the best known professional orchestras in Eastern Europe

ARCHI DI SLOVAKIA, String Ensemble of the Slovak Sinfonietta Zilina - František FIGURA - violin, artistic director Ernest Patkoló - violin Radovan Varga - violin Peter Soušek - violin Maroš Didi - violin Slavomír Glos - violin Szaniewska Oľga - violin Marek Pukl - viola Libuše Sršňová - viola Pavol Šimčík - violoncello Katarína Tumajerová - violoncello Michal Kvitkovský - double bass Soloist: František Figura - violin The guests musicians (only in No. 5) Tibor Kováč - harp, Libor Cabejšek - percussion The string ensemble of the Slovak Sinfonietta Žilina, ARCHI DI SLOVAKIA, was founded in 1997 by the orchestra’s concertmaster, František Figura. The group consists of the best string players, who have developed numerous concert activities outside of the Slovak Sinfonietta’s regular concerts. Most of these players also perform as soloists with the SSŽ or with small chamber groups. Archi di Slovaka has performed many concerts on their home stage in the Fatra Concert Hall in Žilina, as well as making many recordings for Slovak Radio in Banská Bystrica They regularly participate in international summer festivals in Slovak ci­ties: the Musica Sacra Festival in Nitra; „Talents for Europe“ in Dolný Kubín; the Guitar Festival in Nitra, and the International Festival „Musica Nobilis.“ On may 1, 2004, they performed at a concert in Piešťany celebrating Slovakia’s entrance into the European Union. In 1999 they performed at the Thurn und Taxis Festival, and also gave concerts in Holland’s musical centers: the Hague, Amsterdam, Leiden and Leeuwarden, and at the summer festival in Maulbronn, Germany. In 2001 they toured Spain for two weeks, and in 2002 they gave concerts in Vienna and other European centers. In 2005 they performed six concerts in Canada. The ensemble has also been part of the SSŽ’s programs in nearly all European countries, Tunisia, the USA, Brazil and Japan. They worked with such significant artists as violinist Václav Hudeček, sopranos Nao Higano and Sharon Kim, mezzo-soprano Eve Garajová, conductors Christian Pollack, Mathias Maurer and Karol Kevicky, violinist Barbara Gorzynská, flutist Ján Figura, organist Anna Zúriková, etc.

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