Juraj Tomka

Juraj Tomka graduated from the Bratislava Conservatory (2007), where he studied in the violin class of Stanislav Mucha, then continued at the Academy of Performing Arts as a student of Jozef Kopelman, Alexander Jablokov and Ján Slávik (chamber playing). Simultaneously he attended the Viennese Hochschule für Musik und darstellende Kunst. He took part in many international performing projects led by renowned violinists – Violin Workshop in Žilina (Jindřich Pazděra), International Youth Symphony Orchestra Bremen (Heinrich Buhlmann), Wiener Jeunesse Orchester (Herbert Böck), European Union Youth Orchestra (Vladimir Ashkenazy), Musica Arvenzis in Dolný Kubín (Vesselin Paraschkevov), The International Holland Music Sessions (Serguei Azizian, Isaac Schuldman). He is a laureate of the Violin Talents competition in Nižná and Slovak Conservatories Students Competition. As a soloist he collaborated with the Conservatory SO Bratislava, Slovak Sinfonietta Žilina, SO of the Academy, Slovak State Philharmonic Košice, in 2018 also with the Slovak Radio SO. As a member of chamber ensembles (Piano Trio Istropolis, Mucha Quartet II, Slovak Quartet) he has performed at many festivals (Orfeus, Young Composers Exhibition, Johann Nepomuk Hummel Chamber Music Days, New Slovak Music). Currently he is the first violinist of the string quartet Mucha Quartet, which has been extremely successful both at home as well as abroad winning some important awards at competitions and performing at many significant festivals. He is a teacher of violin playing at the Bratislava Conservatory and at the Academy of Performing Arts.