Peter Machajdík is a composer of a wide range of chamber, orchestral, electronic and multimedia works. His music has been commissioned and performed by celebrated soloists, orchestras and ensembles such as the Janáček Philharmonic Orchestra, the I.J.Paderewski State Philharmonic Orchestra, Berg Orchestra, harpists Floraleda Sacchi and Klára Bábel, clarinetist Guido Arbonelli, the Lugansk Symphony Orchestra, harpsichordist Elina Mustonen, the Slovak Chamber Orchestra, the Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Camerata Europea, organists Carson Cooman, Irena Chřibková and David di Fiore, Quasars Ensemble, accordionist Boris Lenko, Mucha Quartet, Ensemble Ricercata, Arte Quartett, and cellist Piero Salvatori to name just a few. He has also worked with David Moss, Nicolas Collins, Malcolm Goldstein, Dietmar Diesner, and the rock singer Jon Anderson. Heard in a diverse array of venues ranging from classical to experimental to jazz, Peter Machajdík's works have been featured in festivals such as Inventionen in Berlin, New Work in Calgary, Early Music Festival in Boston, LakeComo Festival, Nuovi Spazi Musicali in Rome, Young Euro Classic in Berlin, Hörgänge at the Konzerthaus in Vienna, Audio Art Festival in Cracow, Melos-Ethos and the Bratislava Music Festival as well as in music series set in modern art galleries. He has also composed scores for feature films and documentaries, theatre and radio plays. Current projects include commissions from the Sacred Music Festival, Ensemble Metamorphosis, violin virtuoso Milan Paľa, as well as a commission to create a sound-based artwork for the Belianska Cave in the High Tatra mountains. Once of the central figures in the avant-garde and contemporary music scene in former Czechoslovakia for over 20 years, Peter Machajdík has been awarded a 1992 DAAD artist residency in Berlin, a 2011 International Visegrad Fund individual artist grant, and the Ján Levoslav Bella Composition Prize. His œuvre, often hailed as soothing, has a human, moral and ethical dimension, rejecting and condemming xenophobia, racism and extremism.
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