slovak contemporary classical music composers. living contemporary music composers. european new music composers. 21st-century classical composers.
Bratislava-born Peter Machajdík is a composer of chamber, orchestral, vocal and electro-acoustic music. He often takes simple materials and a simple mode of expression, and creates a vibrant and challenging sonic palette. His music, commonly described as emotive, imaginary and hypnotic, has been performed to international audiences on five continents for over twenty five years and has been featured at festivals such as Inventionen in Berlin, New Work in Calgary, Early Music Festival in Boston, LakeComo Festival, Ostrava Days, Nuovi Spazi Musicali in Rome, Young Euro Classic in Berlin, Hörgänge at the Konzerthaus in Vienna, Bolzano Festival, Audio Art Festival in Cracow, Contrasts in Lviv, Melos-Ethos Festival, and the Bratislava Music Festival. Peter Machajdík's music has been performed internationally by the Janáček Philharmonic Orchestra, Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie, the I.J.Paderewski State Philharmonic Orchestra, Berg Orchestra, Slovak Chamber Orchestra, the Lublin Philharmonic, the Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Cluster Ensemble, Ensemble Metamorphosis, Quasars Ensemble, harpists Floraleda Sacchi, Kristan Toczko and Klára Bábel, clarinetists Martin Adámek and Guido Arbonelli, violist Sasha Mirković, harpsichordists Elina Mustonen, Sonia Lee and Asako Hirabayashi, flautists Rebecca Jeffreys and Alex Griffiths, double bassist Dritan Gani, and oboist Piet Van Bockstal to name just a few. His work has been championed by conductors such as Benjamin Bayl, Anu Tali, Paweł Przytocki, Florian Ludwig, and Hakan Sensoy.