Main show: Nora Skuta (SK) – John Cage: Sonatas and Interludes for Prepared Piano – Studio 2
Slovak radio [Bratislava]
|Date:||August 20, 2021|
|Address:||Mýtna 1 Bratislava|
Nora Skuta is a popular performer of contemporary music. She has performed in many unique projects, regularly she is performing on the middle Europe festivals (Melos Ethos, Nights of new music – Bratislava, Konvergencie, Grenzenlos – Berlin, Contrasts – Lvov, Warsaw autumn music, Wien Modern, Aspekte, stART – Salzburg … ) Chamber playing is a dominant part of her artistic profile, she was collaborating with many important figures, composers, performers of music of the 20th century (Beth Griffith, Sigune von Osten, Marianne Schroeder, Zygmunt Krauze, Johannes Kalitzke, Sofia Gubaidulina, L. Andriessen, Amadinda percussion group etc.). She was co-founder of Opera aperta ensemble, she is working with a group for contemporary music VENI and Österreichishes ensemble für Neue Musik, sporadically she performs in piano duet with her husband, Miki Skuta. She also has a rich repertoire in classical-romantic literature. As a soloist she performed with local and Czech symphony and chamber orchestras. In duo formations mostly she plays with cello or violin, her regular partners are J. Lupták, E. Prochác, G. Demeterová from Czech republic, she performed also with Robert Cohen, Xavier Phillips, László Fenyö, Barnabás Kelemen, V. Mendelssohn… She was premier player of many pieces, her discography includes chamber recordings and profiles of most Slovak composers.
Her solo album: John Cage – Sonatas and Interludes for prepared piano (Hevhetia, 2005) is in home and foreign professional circles highly rated. In January 2007 in London, the CD was chosen for the book of renowned critic BBC Music Magazine, Roger Thomas: 1001 Classical CDs You Must Hear, Before You Die. For the next year, she is preparing solo CD – Olivier Messiaen: Vingt regards sur l´Enfant Jesus.
Nora Skuta / prepared piano