Peter Machajdík

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Peter Machajdík
Background information
Birth name Peter Machajdik
Born (1961-06-01) 1 June 1961 (age 53)
Bratislava, Slovakia
Genres Classical, Contemporary classical music, Film music
Occupation(s) Composer
Instruments Keyboards
Years active 1988–present
Labels Decca Records, Azyl Music, Musica slovaca, Albany Records, Amadeus Arte, Pavlik Records, Czech Radio

Peter Machajdík (born 1 June 1961) is a contemporary Slovak composer and sound artist.[1] He was born and grew up in Bratislava, Slovakia and lives in Berlin, Germany.

In the 1990s, he took part in seminars with Vinko Globokar, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Clarence Barlow, Konrad Boehmer, and others.

He has composed music in nearly all genres, including orchestra, band, chorus, chamber music, works for solo instrument, works for piano and organ, as well as liturgical works and hymns. His music is published primarily by Musica Slovaca, and Edition Hudba.

Machajdik's orchestral works have been premiered by the Janáček Philharmonic Orchestra,[2] State Philharmonic Orchestra of Košice, Pomeranian Philharmonic,[3] Lugansk Symphony Orchestra, Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Slovak Chamber Orchestra, Camerata Europea,[4] Capella Istropolitana and many others.

Film credits include Machajdik’s scores for 4 Schüler gegen Stalin (2005),[5] and Miloš and the Lynxes (2010).[6] Machajdik has worked with choreographers and dancers such as Dorothea Rust, Studio tanca, Petra Fornayova, Studio ALT@RT, and others.


  • 1995: THE ReR QUARTERLY © QUARTERLY, ReR Volume 4 No 1 CD - ReR 0401 Recommended Records
  • 2003: NAMASTE SUITE (Guido Arbonelli) © Mnemes HCD 102
  • 2008: NUOVE MUSICE PER TROMBA 6 (Ivano Ascari) © AZ 5005
  • 2008: NAMAH[7] © musica slovaca SF 00542131
  • 2009: MINIMAL HARP (Floraleda Sacchi) © DECCA / Universal 476 317
  • 2011: INSIDE THE TREE[8] (Machajdík's music for cello, harp and electronics) © Amadeus Arte Catalogue No. AA11003
  • 2012: CZECHOSLOVAK CHAMBER DUO (Dvořák / Machajdík / Schneider-Trnavský) Czech Radio, Catalogue No. #CR0591-2
  • 2012: A MARVELOUS LOVE - New Music for Organ (Carson Cooman plays compositions by Peter Machajdík, Patricia Van Ness, Jim Dalton, Tim Rozema, Al Benner, Thomas Åberg, and Harold Stover), Albany Records, Catalogue No. TROY1357
  • 2012: THE IMMANENT VELVET[9] (Machajdík's chamber music for piano, guitar, cello, harp and strings), Azyl Records, Catalogue No. R266-0024-2-331

On the 2008 CD NAMAH, Machajdík worked with singer Jon Anderson from Yes,[10] harpist Floraleda Sacchi, vocalist & drummer David Moss, clarinet virtuoso Guido Arbonelli, cello player Jozef Lupták, and others.


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