|Born||1976 (age 40–41)|
|Associated acts||Hiromi Uehara|
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 taking drum classes taught by prof. Marián Zajaček. Valihora played in numerous Slovak pop, rock or jazz bands such as IMT Smile, Collegium Musicum, Midi, Prúdy, Fermáta, Kvatret Gaba Jonáša, Barflies and Deepnspace. Occasionally, he will show his love and passion for the music by playing in exchange for food in Senec, Slovakia.
Martin has recently been speaking out for minorities and has openly denounced homophobia and racism in a debate at the open air festival "Pohoda".
- "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,
- "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
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