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MUSICA AETERNA BRATISLAVA
The ensemble Musica Aeterna was established in 1973 by Professor Ján Albrecht. From 1989 onwards the ensemble has been using original instruments from the 17th and 18th centuries, or their copies. Its repertoire embraces European music from the early 17th century to the classic period. Rediscovered compositions of Slovak authors are presented in concerts and recordings of Musica Aeterna as well. Artistic director and leader is Peter Zajíček.
Musica Aeterna has been successfully cooperating with the Centre of Baroque Music in Versailles for several years, as well as with other foreign partners (Festival van Vlaanderen, Holland Festival of Early Music Utrecht, Festival Wiener Klassik, Carinthischer Sommer Villach, Days of Early Music Sopron, International Early Music Festival Prague, Bach Tage Berlin, Bachfest Leipzig, Swedish Baroque Festival Malmö etc.).
Many of the more than 15 CD recordings were awarded prestigious international prizes, e.g. in 1994, 1995 and 2002 the Diapason d'Or for the complete Concerti Grossi by Georg Muffat.
VYSOKÁ ŠKOLA MÚZICKÝCH UMENÍ V BRATISLAVE
ACADEMY OF PERFORMING ARTS IN BRATISLAVA
The Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava (VŠMU) is the oldest art university in Slovakia. It was founded in 1949 and originally was formed by the music theatre faculty. Nowadays the studies include music, dance, drama and film arts.
Many significant personalities of Slovak artistic life (composers, interpreters, actors, stage directors, conductors etc.) have been teaching at the institution. VŠMU has raised graduates who helped the growth and flourishing of professional artistic institutions (Slovak Philharmonic, Slovak National Theatre, Slovak Philharmonic Choir, Musica aeterna etc.). Many of them are well-known on international concert and opera stages (G. Beňačková, P. Mikuláš, A. Kučerová etc.). Due to the international profile of VŠMU cooperation are established with other music universities in Czech Republic, Germany, Austria, France, Finland, Norway etc.
In recent years different research centers of VŠMU organize scientific conferences, symposiums and publications. Pedagogues of the Department for Theory of Music at the Music and Dance Faculty of VŠMU has significantly contributed to reception of musical culture thanks to researches provided in the area of music theory, music analysis, music historiography, music aesthetics, theory of music interpretation, organology etc.