Peter Michalica

Peter Michalica is one of the most important internationally renowned representatives of Slovak concert art. He studied at the Conservatory and at the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava (prof. Ján Skladaný), at Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory (prof. Jurij Jankelevich), and at the Royal Conservatory in Brussels (prof. A. Gertler). He also perfected his mastery under the guidance of the famous violinists Wolfgang Schneiderhan and Henryk Szeryng. He is a laureate of several international competitions (London, Brussels, etc.), holder of several prizes and honorary awards. He performed in recitals and solo performances with the orchestra in more than thirty countries on four continents. From 1982 to 1983, he worked as a visiting professor at Michigan State University and from 1985 to 1988 at Wayne State University in Detroit. He led various master classes in both, the USA and Europe (Boston, Arizona, Ohio, Florida, Dublin and others). For his beliefs, during normalization in 1972, he had to quit his post of the assistant at the Academy of Performing Arts. He started working at this school again in 1989. He is a violin professor at the Janáček Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Brno. His repertoire ranges from the Baroque to the present. Many compositions by Slovak authors were inspired by his artistic mastery and are dedicated to him. Peter Michalica is in demand as a presenter and commentator on a range of programs, including radio and television. Also, he frequently comments in the mass media on many contemporary issues of present days.