by Miroslava Páleníčková © Webdesing
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The Slovak, Czech and European jazz community consider the trombone player, Michal Motýľ, to be not only and excellent and technically experienced solo player on the bass trombone, but also an extraordinary author and arranger.
The group Michal Motýľ Tentet started in august 2013, for the recording of the great album of Michael Motýľ, called Sunflowers. The repertoire of the tentet consists of original pieces of Michal Motýľ, Matúš Jakabčic, Nikolaj Nikitin and Erik Rothenstein. These compositions are traditional, but they also include aspects of modern jazz. The brass section is non-
Between 1983and 1988, he was studying at the State conservatory in Košice, where he attended classes by prof. Pavol Takáč. He received several awards from competitions during his studies. He also attended classes of doc. J. Gašparovič at the College of Music arts in Bratislava. In 1989, he received the 2nd prize at the Amati Kraslice (ČSFR) competition. In 1990 he received the 3nd prize at the Interpretation competition of young artists in Bratislava. In 1992 at the Prague spring competition, he received the prize for the best candidate from the ČSFR.
Since 1992 he is a member of the trombone group of the Slovak philharmonic orchestra (bass trombone) and a member of the CZ-
Michal Motýľ – base trombone, composition, setting
Juraj Mitošinka – trombone
Vlado Vizár a.h. – trombone
Ondrej Juraši – trumpet, flugelhorn
Miroslav Poprádi – clarinet, soprano, tenor sax.
Erik Rothenstein – baritone sax, bass clarinet, flute, composition, setting
Matúš Jakabčic – guitar, guitar synthesizer, composition, setting
Peter Korman – contrabas
Marián Ševčík – percussion