Hevhetia has again announced a contest for young talent: DEBUT 2021

Written by on October 27, 2021

On the occasion of celebrating the 20th anniversary of the founding of the music publisher Hevhetia, this prestigious record label has decided to again announce the Debut contest. The last time, five years ago, young musical talents not only from Slovakia, but also from abroad, had the opportunity to register and win the release of their own musical debut album.

An expert jury composed of Peter Motyčka (then editor-in-chief of Hudobný život magazine), Ivan Buffa(composer, conductor, artistic director of the Quasars Ensemble, music teacher), Peter Katina (music journalist and teacher, professional musician), Ján Sudzina (director of Hevhetia) and Patrick Španko (founder and editor-in-chief of the online magazine skjazz.sk), selected Košice singer and composer Zuzana Eperješiová, who works under the artistic name Skyva from among the contestants. The reward was the release of her debut album Zrkadlo under the Hev-Het-tune label.

Hopeful debutants now have the opportunity to win the same prize, too. All they have to do is enter the Debut 2021 contest between 20 October 2021 and 31 March 2022 using the form and satisfy the contest terms. Most importantly, the performers or the band and its members cannot have officially released any albums, and the average age of the band is under 30.

After the closing date of the contest, the jury, in its unchanged makeup, will evaluate the submitted works and by 30 April 2022 will select the debut performer who will be able to release an album.

Hevhetia has always supported talented people, but it is not always easy to find them. In the previous Debut contest, we were successful. Therefore, as part of this year’s celebrations of the 20th anniversary of the record label’s activities on the music market, we decided to again announce a contest for young performers. Musicians not only from Slovakia but also from abroad can take part in it. I’m already looking forward to a lot of quality and especially never heard music.” added Ján Sudzina, the director of the Hevhetia Publishing house.

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  1. Greg Doro   On   December 20, 2021 at 02:21


    My name is Greg Doroszenko. I am a leader and main composer of the HÚRRA group. HÚRRA consists of seven musicians, each of whom play a different kind of jazz music on a daily basis. The special guest of the project is Jonas Kullhammar. The band was created out of a need to explore the concept of the „information noise” which we all experience in our everyday lives. The project is an attempt to tell a story about difficulties of dealing with information overload on a regular basis.
    In contrast to the multitude of the stimuli coming from the world around us, we decided to lock ourselves in the studio and try to find a common musical language based on individual experiences.
    The idea for the band’s sound and the general artistic concept was born during countless hikes around Reykjavik. Most of the compositions for the album were also written in the capital of Iceland but the final shape of the project was formed in Gdańsk where the band met together.

    Greg Doro

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