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Steinecker, Anton (b. December 9, 1971, Bratislava). Slovakian composer of mostly chamber works that have been performed in Europe and North America.

Mr. Steinecker initially studied viola at the Conservatory of Music in Bratislava in 1986–87 and double bass there from 1986–91 and at the Conservatory of Music in Kroměříž in 1991–92. He has studied at the Academy of Music in Bratislava since 1993, where he studied with Jozef Sixta from 1993–95 and Dušan Martinček from 1996–2000 and has studied with Vladimír Bokes since 2002. He has also studied with Theo Brandmüller at the Hochschule des Saarlandes für Musik und Theater since 2002. He studied composition privately with Tadeáš Salva in Bratislava from 1993–95, with Juraj Filas and Svatopluk Havelka at the Academy of Music in Prague in 1995–96 and with Mark Kopytman at the Rubin Academy of Music in Jerusalem from 1998–2000, where he earned an artist diploma.

Among his honors is Third Prize in the Year of Slovak Music competition (1996, for Jaj, Bože môj! – O, My Lord). His music has been performed in Austria, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Israel, Poland, Russia, Slovakia, and the USA.

He lectured on Igor Stravinsky in Vienna in 1996 and on analysis, composition, music literature, and music theory at the Academy of Arts in Banská Bystrica, Slovakia in 2001–02.


E-mail address: anton_steinecker@hotmail.com

Street address: Mr. Anton Steinecker, Tolsteho 2, 81106 Bratislava, Slovakia

Cellular phone (Slovakia): + 4219 0784 2183 or + 4219 0397 2605

Cellular phone (Germany): + 4917 8665 6413


STAGE: Istoriya Sdigr Appr (4 scene chamber opera, libretto by the composer, after Daniil Kharms), soprano, 2 altos, tenor, baritone, bass, mixed chorus, flute, clarinet, bassoon, French horn, trumpet, trombone, viola, cello, double bass, harpsichord, percussion, 2000-04

ORCHESTRAL: Preludium e quasi una passacaglia, string orchestra, 2002

CHAMBER MUSIC: Ground, oboe, viola, 1993; Piano Trio, violin, cello, piano, 1994; Invention, violin/viola/cello, 1994–95; Moments Musicaux, violin, viola, cello, 1996; Notturno, French horn, 1996; String Quartet No. 1, 1996–98; Variants, clarinet, 1998; Memories, percussion, 1998–99; String Trio, violin, viola, cello, 1998–99; String Quartet No. 2, 'Chorale Variations', 2000; Wind Quintet, flute, oboe, clarinet, French horn, bassoon, 2000; Preludium, cello, 2001–02; String Quartet No. 3, 'PreludiumFragmente', 2001–02; Impressions, clarinet, 2002; Notturni, cimbalom, 2001–03; Quintet for Cimbalom and String Quartet, 2003; Quasi una sonata, cimbalom, 2003

CHORAL: Jaj, Bože môj! (text from a traditional Slovakian source), mixed chorus, 1993–94; Es umfingen mich die Wogen des Todes (cantata, text from the Bible [German translation]), baritone, mixed chorus, small orchestra, 1999–2000; Miserere mei Domine (motet, text from Psalm 50), 5 mixed voices/mixed chorus, 2002

VOCAL: Pomnyi Sozdatyelya tvoyevo! – Remember Your Creator (text from the Bible [Russian translation]), baritone, violin, cello, piano, 2000

PIANO: Impressions IVIII, 1995–96

(Last updated on March 30, 2005)

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