Ewald Danel

Born in Horní Suchá, Ewald Danel studied violin and conducting at the Ostrava Conservatory and the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava. He completed a conducting course with Professor Karel Österreicher and a doctorate with prof. Bohdan Warchal. After graduation he worked for two years as a concert master in the Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra and in the Slovak National Theater Orchestra. Since 1985 he has been a concert master of the Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra, with which he also collaborates as a soloist and conductor. In 2001, Bohdan Warchal took over the post of artistic director of the Slovak Chamber Orchestra. Since 2008 he has also been principal guest conductor of the Hiroshima Symphony Orchestra.
He has performed on concert stages in many European countries and overseas (Japan, Korea, Egypt, Panama, Brazil, USA). Long-term collaboration with Orquestra Sinfonica Municipal Sao Paulo, Hiroshima Symphony Orchestra, Akita Chamber Orchestra, Tokyo Harmonia Chamber Orchestra, Klang Verwaltung Munich, Ensemble Kanazawa, Nagoya Philharmonic Orchestra, Osaka Symphoniker, Sakata Philharmony, Prague Philharmonia Orquestra, Filarmónica de Málaga, Janáček Philharmonic Ostrava, etc. Besides his conducting activities and solo performances with orchestras and solo recitals, he also has extensive experience in chamber music, primarily as a primary of the Slovak Quartet since 1986, since 1987 as a co-founder of the Slovak Piano Trio. From 1992 to 1996 he was the artistic director of the Bratislava Chamber Orchestra Cappella Istropolitana. He has also participated in various projects of chamber ensembles at home and abroad. An important part of his artistic activities is long-term cooperation with church and amateur choirs and music ensembles in the role of conductor, organizer and author of sacred music. In 2012 he was awarded the Sebastian Prize for Outstanding Contribution to the Legacy of J. S. Bach. He worked as a teacher at the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava from 1987 to 1998, and since 1999 he has been a visiting professor at the Aichi Prefectural University of Fine Arts and Music in Nagoya, Japan for six years. In 2001, he led master classes for professional orchestral players at the Affinis Music Festival in Japan. authors. He initiated a series of concerts in the temples, this season he comes up with the idea of ​​concerts for disabled listeners.


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