Sinfonietta Bratislava

1. 7., 17:00, Klarisky Concert Hall

Dear all, we’re sorry to inform you, that due to the unfavorable weather forecast today’s concert of Sinfonietta Bratislava takes place in the Klarisky Concert Hall (Klariská 1).

Musical Gardens #1

Miriam Minková / violin
Ferdinand Slezák / violin
Juraj Škoda / cello
Sinfonietta Bratislava
Pavel Bogacz Jr. / violin, artistic director

A novelty of the 19th annual Viva Musica! festival is chamber concerts in city gardens and parks, subtitled Musical Gardens. The title evokes the initial year of the festival, 2005, when it was held under the title Musical Gardens of Bratislava, and also the successful concert series Music in the Park (everywhere), held in Janko Kráľ Park. On the first day of the holidays, in the magnificent spaces of the Liszt Garden, which is part of the University Library in Bratislava, the chamber orchestra Sinfonietta Bratislava will appear with three outstanding young soloists. The Polish-Slovak violinist Miriam Minková is a student of the Prague Conservatory and already, despite her youth, has some significant awards to her credit. She is a stipendiary of the Arkady Fomin Scholarship Fund, the Stadler-Trier Foundation, and the Talents of New Europe programme of the Central European Foundation and the Slovnaft firm. She has completed master courses led by Vadim Gluzman, Vadim Repin and Dalibor Karvay, and in 2021 she was also a finalist in the international television competitionVirtuosos V4+. The violinist Ferdinand Slezák is studying at the Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst inVienna. He is the holder of awards in several international competitions. He has completed master courses led by Julian Rachlin, Renaud Capuçon, Shlomo Mintz, Dalibor Karvay, Josef Špaček and the world-famed Midori, with whom he also appeared as soloist at a concert in Slovak Radio. The cellist Juraj Škoda is studying at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague and is concurrently a member of the Orchestral Academy of Czech Philharmonic, in which context he has an opportunity to work with conductors and soloists of global prominence. As soloist he has performed with Wiener Stadtorchester, Bruno Walter Symphony Orchestra and Prague Conservatory Chamber Orchestra. Miriam, Ferdinand and Juraj will appear with the chamber orchestra Sinfonietta Bratislava, led by the violinist Pavel Bogacz jun., and will present works by Antonio Vivaldi, Joseph Haydn and Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky.


Vivaldi: Concerto for 2 Violins and Cello in D minor, RV 565
Kreisler: Praeludium and Allegro in the Style of Pugnani
Haydn: Cello Concerto No. 1 in C major, Hob.VIIb:1 (3rd Movement)
Tchaikovsky / Minková: Lensky's Aria from Eugene Onegin
Mascagni: Intermezzo from Cavalleria rusticana
Massenet: Meditation from Thaïs
Casals: El cant dels ocells (Song of the Birds) 
Bartók: Romanian Folk Dances, Sz. 56
Brahms: Hungarian Dance No. 5 


The concert is held within the Musical Gardens series.
Admission to the concert is free (until the space has full capacity).

The concert is held in collaboration with the international educational programme Violin Virtuosos Master Classes in Bratislava.

We reserve the right to change the programme and performers.

Free entry