Conductors

Konstantin Ilievsky

foto_1.jpgMMAg. Konstatin Ilievsky was born to a family of well-known Bulgarian musicians. At the age of 5 he started playing piano with Professor Milena Kurteva in Bulgarian Sofia.

At the age of 14 he continued in his studies with Professor Peter Čerman at the State Conservatory in Bratislava. At the same time he studied conducting with Professor Zdeňek Bílek and graduated in cooperation with the Orchestra and Chamber Choir of the Conservatory. He finished both studies with distinction. 

At the same period, he also won numerous awards as a pianist at many international competitions and took part in international master classes, e.g. with Professor Marian Lapšanský, Lee Kum Sin or Eugen Injic. Later on, he studied composition at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna with Professor Detlev Müller-Siemens and conducting with Uros Lajovic. He graduated his studies with Master degrees.

Konstantin Ilievsky also attended several master seminars in orchestral conducting e.g. with Bertrand de Billy and Webern Sinfonietta Chamber Orchestra Vienna (2010), with Ralf Weikert and Pro Arte Orchestra Vienna (2011) and with Daniel Harding and the Vienna Chamber Orchestra (2011, Wiener Konzerthaus). Konstantin Ilievsky has realized recordings for Slovak Radio, ORF Radio and Bulgarian National Radio and TV, and regularly records with the BNR Symphony Orchestra. 

As conductor or soloist he cooperated with several European orchestras.  He performed in Bulgaria, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Austria, Germany, the Netherlands, France, Italy, Poland, Albania and Ireland. In addition to the above mentioned countries, his works were performed also in Russia and the United States.  

Ilievsky’s works were performed by Wiener Konzert Verein Chamber Orchestra, ZOE Chamber Orchestra (Bratislava, Slovakia), Sinfonietta Vidin (Bulgaria), Sliven Symphony Orchestra (Bulgaria), Blagoevgrad Chamber Opera (Bulgaria), Dianopolis Chamber Orchestra (Yambol, Bulgaria),  AGBU Armenian Chamber Orchestra (Sofia, Bulgaria), Gabrovo Chamber Orchestra (Bulgaria), Occentric Symphony Orchestra Vienna and Sinfonietta dell'Arte orchestra.

Already at the age of 17 Konstantin Ilievsky founded the international Sinfonietta dell'Arte in Bratislava. He has been a chief conductor and general music director of this ensemble up to the present. Today, twenty years after its establishment, musicians of more than ten nationalities perform in the orchestra.

In 2015 he became Director General of the Golden Diana music festival (Yambol, Bulgaria) and Professor at the State Conservatory in Bratislava (Slovakia). In 2016 he was a conductor of the Sliven Symphony Orchestra (Bulgaria) and debuted with the Slovak Philharmonic at the concerts in Reduta concert hall in Bratislava. Since 2017 he has been realizing on regular basis studio recordings in cooperation with the Symphony Orchestra of the Bulgarian National Radio (BNR). 

In 2018 he also cooperated for the first time with the Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, conducting the official diplomatic concert on the occasion of Presidency of Bulgaria in the Council of the European Union in the Large Concert Studio of the Slovak Radio. In the same year he won the Crystal Lyre Award in Bulgaria in the “Conductor” category for an exceptional concert with the Bulgarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, with works by A. Bruckner, R. Strauss and G. Mahler.


Adam Sedlický

by Patrik Dorčík.jpegHe studied piano and conducting at the Conservatory in Žilina (SK) and graduated in 2016 from the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava (SK) studying orchestra conducting with Jaroslav Kyzlink. He took part in semester studies at the Academy of Music in Krakow (PL).

Recently he successfully attended conducting masterclasses with Gabriel Chmura, Colin Metters and Michalis Economou, in which he had the chance to conduct renowned orchestras such as the Beethoven Academy Orchestra, Cardiff Sinfonietta and Athens Philharmonia Orchestra.

In 2014 he started working with the National Moravian-Silesian Theatre in Ostrava (CZ), where whilst still being a student he was engaged to conduct the operetta/musical ensemble (season 2015/16).

In 2017 he gained permanent engagement as conductor of the opera ensemble in the National Moravian-Silesian Theatre in Ostrava (CZ). He has conducted numerous productions of opera and ballet, including G. Verdi: La Traviata, A. Dvořák: Rusalka, L. Janáček: Destiny, G. Puccini: Il Trittico, P. I. Tchaikovsky: Swan lake, Z. Fibich: The Storm, B. Britten: The Rape of Lucretia, L. Minkus: Don Quijote, G. Meyerbeer: Robert le diable, C. Orff: Carmina Burana, and others.

Adam Sedlický has cooperated with the Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Slovak State Philharmonic Košice, Slovak Sinfonietta, Moravian Philharmonic Olomouc, South Czech Philharmonic, Orchestra of Moravian theatre Olomouc, Cardiff Sinfonietta, Beethoven Academy Orchestra, Athens Philharmonic Orchestra, Moravian-Silesian Sinfonietta, Trnava Chamber Orchestra and others. In the 2019/20 season he will debut with Brno Philharmonic Orchestra and the Bohuslav Martinů Philharmonic Orchestra.

Apart from orchestral conducting, he is also a devoted choirmaster. Since 2015 he has been engaged as conductor and choir master of the Academic Choir of the Technical University of Ostrava, which belongs to the leading chamber singing choirs in the Czech Republic.

In 2018 he was awarded the “Choirmaster – junior” prize in the Czech Republic. In the 2019/20 season he will cooperate as choirmaster with the Slovak Philharmonic Choir.



Adrian Kokoš

Adrian_Kokos.jpgSo základmi hudby oboznámila Adriana Kokoša pani Alžbeta Mišleyová. Už ako 10-ročný hrával na bohoslužbách v Reformovanom kresťanskom kostole v Jenkovciach, odkiaľ pochádza. Na Vysokej škole múzických umení v Bratislave vyštudoval zborové dirigovanie v triede prof. Blanky Juhaňákovej, v orchestrálnom dirigovaní bol žiakom prof. Ondreja Lenárda.

Od januára 2004 pôsobí ako zbormajster a dirigent v Slovenskom rozhlase, kde nanovo založil Detský spevácky zbor a nadviazal tak na jeho bohatú 50-ročnú tradíciu. Spolupracuje so Symfonickým orchestrom SRo, s ktorým okrem koncertnej činnosti pravidelne realizuje štúdiové nahrávanie pre RTVS. V roku 2003 začala jeho spolupráca so slovenským skladateľom Víťazoslavom Kubičkom. Vo svetovej premiére uviedol desať skladateľových opier, spomeňme napr. Kristov dotyk , Marína Havranová , Šavol , Betlehem . Ďalej dirigoval viaceré domáce i zahraničné hudobné telesá (Cappella Istropolitana, Moravská filharmónia Olomouc, Štátna filharmónia Košice, Janáčková filharmonie Ostrava, Johann Strauss orchester v nemeckom Coburgu a iné). Ako dirigent sa predstavil aj na viacerých hudobných festivaloch (medzinárodný festival Musica Sacra v Nitre, Festival sakrálneho umenia Košice, Viva Musica Festival, Bratislavské hudobné slávnosti, Europäische Johann Strauss Bühnenwerke Festival, operný festival Smetanova Litomyšl, medzinárodný festival Petra Dvorského – Jaroměřice, Dvořáková Olomouc).

V roku 2008 dirigoval na renomovanom hudobnom festivale – Summa Cum Laude vo Viedenskej filharmónii, v Slovenskej filharmónii uviedol Kubičkov Betlehem . V sezóne 2009/10 pôsobil ako hosťujúci dirigent Štátnej opery v Banskej Bystrici, kde naštudoval neznámu Straussovu operetu Indigo a v septembri 2009 pod jeho taktovkou odznela v Rosenthal-Theater Selb Straussova opereta Wiener Blut . V rokoch 2010 – 2011 absolvoval s orchestrom Cappella Istropolitana prvé česko-slovenské symfonické turné speváka a skladateľa Miroslava Žbirku. Predstavil sa aj na 30. ročníku Letných olympijských hier v Londýne, kde v slávnom divadle Sadlers Wels spolu s Miroslavom Žbirkom a svetovou art-rockovou legendou skupiny YES Jonom Andersonom dirigoval Slovenský reprezentatívny koncert. Od januára 2015 pôsobí ako druhý dirigent. Do 31. 1. 2018 bol tiež hlavným dramaturgom Symfonického orchestra Slovenského rozhlasu.

Adrian Kokoš je uznávaným interpretom a propagátorom slovenskej vokálno-inštrumentálnej hudby, nahral viacero hudobných titulov, ktoré vydali vydavateľstvá Slovak Radio Records, Universal Music. Pravidelne sa podieľa na umeleckých programoch pre Rozhlas a televíziu Slovenska a Českú televíziu.