Bratislava Music Agency
841 06 Bratislava 4
Con moto Slovakia is a choir of music lovers from all over the country. The choir leader, Mr Jiří Slovík, however, comes from the Czech Republic. He is a well-known choir master and thanks to his effort and love for music and the singers the choir is becoming more and more known as well. The members of the choir meet about once a month always in a different place thanks to the fact that they want to perform in various Slovak towns and villages. They usually meet for rehearsals then followed by one or two concerts at weekends. The choir is not exactly typical due to its informal atmosphere and close contact and interaction with listeners. The aim of the choir is to present choral music in a way which is both easy to comprehend and challenging, so the repertoire of the concerts is usually a mixture of very difficult pieces and pieces easy to understand and follow. Con moto, the choir with a motion, moves towards its listeners. It wants them to appreciate the beauty of music, the language which does not necessarily need words to communicate mutual feelings and messages. It wants to enrich people’s lives with Slovak and the world’s musical heritage ranging from the oldest songs to the newest, from sacral through folklore and jazzy style.
Jiri Slovik was born in Karvina where he also finished high school. During his studies he also attended violin lessons. In 1967 he took part in the International Koocian Violin Competition in Usti nad Orlici. Later he studied music education at the Faculty of Education in Ostrava and later at the Faculty of Arts. Currently he is finishing postgraduate studies at the Music Education Department in Usti nad Labem. His doctoral thesis deals with the Academic choirs in the Czech Republic. He is a founder and conductor of the Janacek Philharmonic Youth Choir at Janacek Phillharmony in Ostrava and frequently acts as a jury member of international choral competitions.Back to the list of ensembles