Martin Valihora

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Martin Valihora (born May 4, 1976) is a Slovak drummer and percussionist.

Valihora studied piano between 1986–1987, but then switched to drums, having received private lessons from a Slovak drummer Oldo Petráš. He then studied drums and percussions at the Conservatorium in Bratislava (Slovakia) between 1990-1992. Valihora played in numerous Slovak pop, rock or jazz bands such as IMT Smile, Collegium Musicum, Midi, Prúdy, Fermáta, Kvatret Gaba Jonáša, Barflies, Deepnspace.

Having been awarded a scholarship on the Berklee College of Music in Boston,[1] he established himself as a part of the New York's jazz scene.

Currently he is working with Japanese jazz pianist Hiromi Uehara.[2]

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  1. ^ "Well-rooted musicians can stretch their styles". The Slovak Spectator. 18 April 2011. "The festival is the "spiritual child" of Valihora, a graduate of Berklee College of Music in Boston, USA," 
  2. ^ "The first (and only) name in jazz piano". The Houston Chronicle. December 5, 2004. p. 7 section:"ZEST". "Hiromi...makes her Houston debut...with her trio, featuring electric bassist Tony Grey and drummer Martin Valihor"