Bratislava Guitar Quartet was founded in 1995 to land Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava. All members have completed the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava in the class of prof. Jozef Zsapka. During his studies he regularly attended many master classes, where they had the opportunity to study under the guidance of renowned artists and teachers (L. Brouwer, C. Cotsiolis, R. Gallen, Garrobe A., V. Mikulka, J. Panetsos, L. Walker .. .). Successfully presented at the music competition at home and abroad, where he won several major awards (Czech Republic, France, Portugal, Italy).
Bratislava Guitar Quartet performs successfully at festivals all over Slovakia (Bratislava, Banská Bystrica, Bardejov Bojnice, Kežmarok, Rimavská Saturday, Trnava …). The file is also a regular guest at major music festivals at home and abroad. Within the domestic scene and they spoke to the Bratislava Music Festival and the Melos Ethos and hosted international events in the Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Germany, Austria, Northern Ireland, Serbia and Spain. A recital introduced its program in European capitals for example. in Belgrade, Madrid, Paris, Prague, and Vienna. In addition to the Slovak Radio, where he is a regular guest quartet, the ensemble has successfully presented at the British BBC.
The file is in the repertoire of both original compositions as well as their own treatment works by authors of different periods and styles. Regularly deals with the placing of contemporary works by Slovak composers, premiered works among others, Peter Breiner, Martin Burlas, Vladimir Godar, Egon Krak, Ladislav Kupkovič, Pavel Malovec.
Their discography includes 3 CD plates. Their profile recording titled Recital (Accent 2000) contains Gioacchino Rossini, Manuel de Falla, Astor Piazzolla and others. In Kosice publishing Hevhetia released in 2009 2CD Šeban – Godár – Breiner – Kolkovič in which said file, along with the State Chamber Orchestra of Žilina and conductor Peter Breiner, his song Notturna Guitaralia. Their last recording Slovak music for guitar quartet (2011) is dedicated to the formation of a new Slovak and I include several world premieres.
The members of the Bratislava Guitar Quartet teaches at the Conservatory in Bratislava and the Music and Dance Faculty of Performing Arts in Bratislava.
“Vlado Godar has not only highlighted the Bratislava Guitar Quartet, but it also prompted to write songs for them and organized approach CDs. write a song has been simple – I sat down at the table and in two weeks the song was written. Like more songs from this period is a little darker, perhaps more serious than my previous song. And I’m very happy with how it Bratislava Guitar Quartet plays. They make it a better song than it really is. ”