shut up and listen! 2022
Donnerstag, 22. September 2022, 20:00
mit Veronika Vitazkova & Michal Paľko
Werke für Fujara und weitere slowakische Flöteninstrumente
Veronika Vitazkova & Michal Paľko präsentieren traditionelle und neue Musik u.a. für die slowakische Schnabelflöte Fujara, darunter auch eine Uraufführung der Komposition Battle von Michal Paľko, welcher am selben Abend auch als Teil der Mojše Band zu erleben sein wird.
I am a professional flutist based in Vienna and I enjoy conveying my love of music through different genres, styles and woodwind instruments from all over the world. It is a joy to introduce traditional half forgotten instruments on an international stage and to inspire and bring new knowledge to my audience. My video playing Slovak folk instruments, Fujara and Koncovka, went viral soon after its publication, garnering over a million views in a short period. I also work as a flexible classical musician, regularly invited to play and tour with prominent ensembles and conductors such as the Wiener Volksoper Orchester, the Vienna Chamber Orchestra, and the late Ennio Morricone. I have a passion for recording, bringing a new energy to numerous film scores and soundtracks (for ex., Netflix, Sony and BBC) both as a solo and orchestral musician. Due to the Covid-19 situation, I built a new home studio where I work as a remote session musician and teach my students.
Michal Paľko (cimbalom) graduated from Conservatory of Music in Košice specialized in composition, cimbalom and conducting. The audience was impressed by his cimbalom performance as well as by his new approach to playing the Slovak folk wind instruments and his effort to make them part of classical musical instruments. Later he resumed the Art studies specialized in composition and was attending the classes of profesor Vladimír Bokes at VŠMU as well as the cimbalon classes of Doc. Viktória Herencsár at Art Academy in Banská Bystrica. He graduated from the studies of composition under the guidence of profesor Wojciech Widłak at Akademia muzyczna in Krakow. He has founded the avantcore group Shibuya Motors with Slávo Krekovič and duo MY LIVE EVIL with Alexander Platzner. He is also the leader of the Mojše Band.