Embassy of Slovakia: The Bratislava Boys’ Choir
The Bratislava Boys’ Choir has been part of the Slovak artistic scene since 1982. Its founder is Magdaléna Rovňáková, Doctor of musical Art. The group is part of a private music school with about 90 students aged 7 to 28. The concert ensemble has 45 members. Years of collaboration with symphonic orchestras (The Slovak Philharmony, The Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, The Vienna Symphony Orchestra, Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra) have enriched the choir’s repertoire with dozens of oratorios, cantatas, and symphonies (J. S. Bach, L. Bernstein, B. Britten, A. Honegger, G. Mahler, C. Orff, C. Penderecki, M. Ravel, I. Stravinsky, E. Suchoň…) under world-renowned conductors (O. Lenárd, E. Villaume, J. Conlon, B. de Billy, A. Parrot, F. Luisi, R. Muti, G.Tate…).
The boys are cast in operas and stage plays. Singing throughout Slovakia and beyond, they captivate audiences in European cities (Berlin, Budapest, London, Moscow, Paris, Stockholm, Vienna…), the United States (Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco…), Canada (Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto), Japan (Osaka, Tokyo…), Taiwan (Taipei …), Cyprus Nicosia, Paphos).