Anton Steinecker

(b. 9 December 1971, Bratislava).

Slovakian composer of mostly chamber works that have been performed in Europe and North America.

Mr. Steinecker initially studied viola at the Conservatory of Music in Bratislava in 1986–87 and double bass there from 1986–91 and at the Conservatory of Music in Kroměříž in 1991–92. He studied at the Academy of Music in Bratislava from 1993–2005, where he studied with Jozef Sixta from 1993–95, Dušan Martinček from 1996–2000 and Vladimír Bokes from 2002–05. He also studied with Theo Brandmüller at the Hochschule für Musik Saar in Saarbrücken from 2002–06. He studied composition privately with Tadeáš Salva in Bratislava from 1993–95, with Juraj Filas and Svatopluk Havelka at the Akademie múzických umění v Praze – Academy of Performing Arts in Prague in 1995–96 and with Mark Kopytman at the Rubin Academy of Music of Tel Aviv University from 1998–2000, where he earned an artist diploma.

Among his honours is Third Prize in the competition Year of Slovak Music (1996, for Jaj, Bože môj! – O, My Lord). His music has been performed in Austria, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Israel, Poland, Russia, Slovakia, and the USA.

He lectured on Igor Stravinsky in Vienna in 1996 and on analysis, composition, music literature, and music theory at the Academy of Arts in Banská Bystrica, Slovakia in 2001–02.


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Istoriya Sdigr Appr (chamber opera in 4 scenes, libretto by the composer, after Daniil Kharms), soprano, 2 altos, tenor, baritone, bass, mixed chorus, flute, clarinet, bassoon, French horn, trumpet, trombone, viola, cello, double bass, harpsichord, percussion, 2000–04


Preludium e quasi una passacaglia, string orchestra, 2002


Ground, oboe, viola, 1993

Piano Trio, violin, cello, piano, 1994

Invention, violin/viola/cello, 1994–95

Moments Musicaux, violin, viola, cello, 1996

Notturno, French horn, 1996

String Quartet No. 1, 1996–98

Variants, clarinet, 1998

Memories, percussion, 1998–99

String Trio, violin, viola, cello, 1998–99

String Quartet No. 2, 'Chorale Variations', 2000

Wind Quintet, flute, oboe, clarinet, French horn, bassoon, 2000

Preludium, cello, 2001–02

String Quartet No. 3, 'PreludiumFragmente', 2001–02

Impressions, clarinet, 2002

Notturni, cimbalom, 2001–03

Quintet for Cimbalom and String Quartet, cimbalom, string quartet, 2003

Quasi una sonata, cimbalom, 2003


Jaj, Bože môj! (text from a traditional source from Slovakia), mixed chorus, 1993–94

Es umfingen mich die Wogen des Todes (cantata, text from the Bible [German translation]), baritone, mixed chorus, small orchestra, 1999–2000

Miserere mei Domine (motet, text from Psalm 50), 5 mixed voices/mixed chorus, 2002


Pomnyi Sozdatyelya tvoyevo! – Remember Your Creator (text from the Bible [Russian translation]), baritone, violin, cello, piano, 2000


Impressions IVIII, 1995–96