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Maros Potokar

Maroš Potokár is a significant person among the youngest generation of Slovak conductors. He studied at the Conservatory in Košice violin (Š. Demeter, K. Petróczi) and conducting (J. Drietomský). He continued his studies at The Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava, where he studied violin in the class of professors J. Kopelman and A. Jablokov. Already during studies he became in 2007 a concertmaster of The State Philharmonic Košice, with which he performs regularely also as a soloist. He obtained reach experiences also as a member of several chamber groups. Most significant was his work with Quasars Ensemble and Albrecht quartet.

In orchestra conducting studies he continued at The Janáček Academy of Performing Arts in Brno, where he graduated in class of R. Štúr and R. Hališka. During studies he graduated masterclasses with Zsolt Nagy, renowed conductor and professor of Paris Conservatory.

As a conductor he cooperated with The Brno Philharmonic, The Moravian Philharmonic Olomouc, The Bohuslav Martinů Philharmonic Orchestra Zlín, The State Philharmonic Košice, Slovak Sinfonietta ŽilinaNational Philharmonics of „Sergey Lunchevici” Chisinau, The Academy chamber soloists orchestra of AMU in Prague and others.

Since 2007 he is also choirmaster of The Košice Teachers Choir and since 2014 he is an artistic leader of chamber orchestra Musica Cassovia.

Since 2013 he regularely work with The State Theater Košice, first as guest conductor for titles F. Poulenc: Dialogues of the Carmelites and G. Verdi: Rigoletto, later already as a resident conductor he debuted with his first musical preparation in Puccini’s opera La Boheme. In last season he also debuted in National Moravian-Silesian Theatre Ostrava with new ballet premiere Three musketeers (J. Kučera) and in Slovak National Theatre Bratislava in opera premiere Abduction from the Seraglio (W. A. Mozart).

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