JOZEF LUPTÁK

Jozef Lupták graduated from the University of Performing Arts (VŠMU) in his hometown, Bratislava and the Royal Academy of Music in London (R. Cohen). He holds numerous awards and prizes as a concert cello soloist and artistic director and founder of the Festival Convergence. He has introduced many prominent world artists to the Slovak audience – performing together  with them  – The Hilliard Ensemble, Jan Garbarek, Avi Avital, Brodsky Quartet – just to name a few of them. A special place in his recent musical explorings – on side of his classical solo and chamber music projects – belongs to multicultural and multiethnical projects – afterPhurikane (ancient Roma songs played anew by proffesional musicians and authentic Roma singers) and Chassidic Songs (respective to its name a project which he created with the Bratislava Rabbi Baruch Myers). Both of them were issued on CDs and are sought by audiences throughout Europe. His latest projects is his solo project where he uses cello, voice and human beatbox ( Free in One) and continuation of Chassidic Songs – More Chassidic Songs.