Andrej Gál studied violoncello at State Conservatory in Bratislava with

K. Filipovič and at Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Bratislava with

J. Podhoranský, later at masterclasses with R. Wallfisch and J. Waltz.

Even during studies he became a leader of cello group in many international orchestras, such as Young artist`s festival - Bayreuth, Internationale Junge Orchesterakademie and Idyllwild Summer Arts Festival U.S.A.

As a co-founder and a member of Zwiebel Quartet he finished summer masterclasses for string quartets Prague-Wien-Budapest in Reichenau (Austria) (by A. Berg Quartet, Amadeus Quartet, Smetana Quartet, Hagen Quartet, Quatuor Mosaique, Janáček Quartet, Bartok Quartet), where was Zwiebel Quartet awarded by Thomastik Infeld Preis. Members of quartet graduated also a semestral masterclass course for string quartets in Basel (Swiss),

by W. Levin (La Salle Quartet) and R. Schmidt (Hagen Quartet).

Andrej is a member of Bohdan Warchal Slovak Chamber Orchestra since 2001 and recently playing as a solo cellist. He is also a member of ensemble   for contemporary music Ostravská banda and a leader of the cello group in Ostrava New Orchestra.

He cooperates (on a period instrument) also with Musica Aeterna.

As a soloist he performed with Janáček Philharmonic Ostrava, under R. Kluttig, State Philharmony Košice, Slovak Chamber Orchestra, Veni Ensemble and Quasars Ensemble.

He periodically performs compositions for solo violoncello (V. Godár, M. Tóth, E. Carter,

G. Ligeti, A. Schnittke, H. Lachenmann, G. Kantcheli, L. Berio, G. Crumb etc.) and is also member of various improvisation groups together with composer Miro Tóth.
He periodically plays at important festivals and stages like: Lincol Center
New York,

Carnegie Hall- Zankel Hall New York, Paris Conservatory, Bachfest Leipzig, Prague spring, Warsaw autumn, Ostrava Days, Gaia - Vilnius, Tokyo - Opera city...

INSTRUMENT

Briani Cipriani Vicentino

Milano 1905

Member of Slovak Chamber Orchestra

and Ostravská banda

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