Miriam Rodriguez-Brullova, guitar
She studied at the State Conservatory. After obtaining a bachelor degree in interpretation
and pedagogy at the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava she studied with outstanding
guitarist and pedagogue Alvaro Pierri at Université du Québec á Montréal and Université Laval in
Quebec City where she obtained a master degree in interpretation (2001). In 2003 she completed
her studies at Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst in Vienna as a postgraduate student
with the same teacher.
As an active participant of international master classes she cooperated with such artists as
Abel Carlevaro, Alvaro Pierri, Luise Walker, Oscar Ghiglia, Pavel Steidl, John Duarte, Hubert
Käppel, Costas Cotsiolis, Zoran Dukic, Aniello Desiderio and Laura Young.
Miriam participated in several guitar competitions in Slovakia as well as in Vienna
(Austria), Kutná Hora (Czech Republic) and Weikersheim (Germany) where she won major prizes.
Two times (1999, 2000) she was the winner of a scholarship as the best participant of the master
class at the international music festival Joventuts Musicals de Torroella de Montgrí in Spain
permitting her to perform recitals in Spain and France.
She performed as a soloist with Virtuosi di Praga, Orchestra Fondazione Arena di Verona,
Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Talich Chamber Orchestra, Bohuslav Martinu Philharmonic
Orchestra, North Czech Philharmonic, Karlovy Vary Symphony Orchestra, Cappella Istropolitana,
State Chamber Orchestra Zilina, West Bohemian Symphony Orchestra, Stamic Quartet, Slovak
Quartet and others.
She performed at such famous concert halls as Prague Rudolfinum, Berlin Konzerthaus,
Teatro Filarmonico Verona and others. In addition to Slovakia she has played in almost whole
Europe, Israel and Canada.
As a chamber music player she performs with some great Slovak, Czech and Hungarian
artists in duo with voice (Slovak National Opera´s top soloists), flute, violin, viola, cello, piano, in
trio violin, guitar, cello and in qunitet, guitar with string quartet.
Presently she is engaged by the Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst in Vienna. She
is playing the guitar by world-known lutier Gernot Wagner.
Pavol Remenar, baritone
Slovak baritone Pavol Remenár is the soloist of the Slovak National Theatre Opera in Bratislava. His debut at the Slovak first opera scene came in September 2000 when he sung the title role of Mozart’s Don Giovanni. Since then, he has performed many operatic roles on this stage, including Belcore (Donizetti: L´elisir d’amore), Figaro (Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia), Dandini (Rossini: La Cenerentola), The Count (Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro), Papageno (Mozart: Die Zauberflöte), Orfeus (Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice), Silvio (Leoncavallo: I pagliacci), Marcello and Schaunard (Puccini: La bohème), Sharpless (Puccini: Madama Butterfly), Valentin (Gounod: Faust), Eugen Onegin (Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin), Tomeš (Smetana: The Kiss), Mojmír (Eugen Suchoň: Svätopluk), Harlequin (R. Strauss: Ariadna auf Naxos) etc.
During the 2010/2011 season, Pavol Remenár sang the title role of Eugene Onegin at the Leipzig Opera (directed by Peter Konwitschny) and he will return to Leipzig in the same role in the 2011/2012 season. In June 2011 he made his debut in Zurich Opera in the role of Gorjancikov in the new production of Janáček’s opera From the House of the Dead (directed by Peter Konwitschny, conducted by Ingo Metzmacher, premiere on 4th of June 2011). He is very active in concert performances with renowned orchestras as well as in chamber music. Remenár performed in many countries as Finland, Italy, Belgium, Germany, Cyprus, Hungary, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Austria, Japan.
Pavol Remenár was born in Dolné Dubové in Slovakia. He graduated from the College of pedagogy at Komenský University, Bratislava, where he also was a soloist of the college choir Comenius. In 1996 he took first place at the Mikuláš Schneider-Trnavský International Singing Competition and in 1999 he was a finalist of the Lucia Popp International Singing Competition in Bratislava. In 2000 he graduated from the Academy of Music in Bratislava where he studied at the class of Prof. Vlasta Hudecová.