Matteo El Khodr

1956 – 1962
Elementary art school in Tisovec (Jaroslav Brzák – piano and Leopold Krull – violin)
1960 – 1962 Violin studies in Rimavská Sobota (Vojtech Molnár)
1962 – 1968 Conservatory in Bratislava, title Best graduate of the piano department (Roman Rychla – piano)
1968 – 1973 Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (František Maxián and Jan Panenka)
1973 – 1974 Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow (Viktor Merzhanov)

Professional career
Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava (since 1997 – professor)
1997 Academy of Performing Arts in Prague
2001 Academy of Arts in Banská Bystrica, Slovakia
2002 Janáček Academy of Performing Arts in Brno (prominent graduates or students: Marcel Štefko, Tomáš Nemec, laureates of the 3.of the J. N. Hummel International Piano Competition, Peter Pažický, Aleš Solárik, Ladislav Fančovič, Dušan Šujan)
1990 founder of the Cyril and Methodius Foundation, which supports young artists (1990-1996 chairman of the Board of Directors, since 1996 vice-chairman)
1991 he initiated the creation of the Pentagonály Festival, which in 1993 was transformed into the Central European Festival of Concert Art in Žilina
1992 – 1996 Chairman of the Council of the Slovak Music Union from
1993 vice-president of the Council of the Slovak Music Council
1996 founder of the Musica nobilis festival of the Tatra towns
1996 – 1999 position in the Association of Concert Artists at Slovak Music Union in Bratislava
1997 – 1999 director of the Art and Business Section of the Slovkoncert agency and 1998 – 1999 entrusted with the function of temporary general director of this institution, which was incorporated into the structure of the Music Center since 1998, chairman of the Board of Directors of the Ján Cikker Foundation,
2005 – 2021 general director of the Slovak Philharmonic

Creative Works & Awards
competition Czech Republic radio station in Bratislava Youth Studio - honorable mention
1968 World Youth Festival in Sofia (BG) - diploma for the best piano accompaniment
1970 Smetana competition with international participation in Hradec Králové (CZ) - 1st prize, Prize of Czech Music Criticism
1972 Tour of Slovak pianists - best participant
1972 Anda-Bührle Preis for the best interpretation of the works of W.A. Mozart
1973 Anda-Bührle Preis for the best participant in the Géza Anda master Interpretation course in Zurich, CH
1973 laureate days of Kati Popová in Pleven (BG) - diploma and gold medal
1985 State award for the interpretation of the works of Sergei Prokofiev and for the representation of the Czech Republic. concert art
1987 Golden coat of arms of the OPUS publishing house for the recording of sonatas by Johannes Brahms
1995 Zlatá harmonie za za CD recording of works by Rachmaninov, Schnittke, Pärt with cellist Jiří Bárt
1997 "Classic" for recording of the year (collective recording of Zdenek Fibich's cycles Moods, impressions and reminiscences - 12 CDs)
1998 Daliborka for the best recording of the year (Leoš Janáček: Notebook of the Disappeared, together with Peter Strak and Dagmar Pecková and Piano Sonata in E minor)
2002 Gustav Mahler Prize


Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
Intermezzo op.117 No.1
Intermezzo op.118 No.6
8 min

Eugen Suchoň (1908-1993)
Little suite with Passcaglia            
12 min.

Isaac Albeniz (1860-1909)
Suite Española op.47 - selection
Granada (Serenade)
Seville (sevillanas)
Castilla (seguidillas)
12 min.

Edward Grieg (1843-1907)
Lyric pieces - selection            
Popular melodies            
Norwegian melodies            
Little bird            
To the spring            
March of the dwarfs                  
16 min.

Franz Liszt (1811-1886)    
Rigoletto - Concert Paraphrase            
10 min


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