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Meet the Coupe Mondiale Test Piece Composer - Stanislav Hochel

Slovakian composer Stanislav Hochel was born 2 September 1950.

He studied at the Bratislava Conservatory of Music and Drama from 1966 - 1970 where he studied composition under Juraj Pospíil and piano under Juraj Mainda. Hochel graduated from the Leo Janáèek Academy of Performing Arts in Brno in 1975 having studied composition under Prof. Ctirad Kohoutek.

After a year in the Army Artistic Ensemble as assistant conductor, in 1976 he became a music theory teacher at the Bratislava Conservatory of Music and Drama, a position he holds to this day. In addition to music theory he began teaching composition in 1985 and in 1990 he was appointed as the Deputy Director of the school.

From 1978 - 1992 Mr. Hochel worked with the Slovak Radio as a lecturer for scenic music. Since 1990 he has been an external teacher at the Music Theory Department of the Philosophical Faculty of the Comenius University.

Hochel is a member of the Executive Committee of the Slovak Composers Society and a member of the Composers Commission of Music Fund. During his studies in Bratislava and especially in Brno he composed many solo, chamber and orchestral works which have been performed with success at concerts and won many prizes in competitions such as Brno - 1974, Jihlava - 1974, 1978, 1985 and 1988, Praha - 1975, Pieany - 1975, 1977, 1978 and 1980 and others.

He regulary composes for children and young people. He is author of more than 140 works. The most important among them are:

  • Musica Pathetica for piano and orchestra - 1972
  • Our Era for performer, piano and orchestra - 1974
  • Festival Overture for trumpet, trombone and orchestra - 1979
  • Missa in C" for solos, choir and orchestra - 1994

Accordion occupies an important position in his music. A lot of these works are of instructive character:

  • "Children´s World" and "Music Minutes" - 1983
  • "Little Suite" for two accordions - 1987
  • "Whimsical Suite" for four accordions - 1988
  • "Waltz for a Clown" - 1996
  • "Childrens Rhyme" for two accordions - 1996

More demanding and serious works include:

  • "Ad Hoc" - 1980
  • "Reminiscences" - 1983
  • "Capriccio" - 1986
  • "Holiday Memories" - 2002 - selected as the Test Piece for the 2003 Coupe Mondiale World Accordion Championships, composed on initiative of CIA Vice President - Mr. Tibor Rácz, a prominent Slovak accordionist and teacher.

Testpiece: "Holiday Memories" by Stanislav Hochel

(1) Polka
(2) Lullaby
(3) Valse
(4) Perpetuum Mobile
(5) Quasi Tango

For the Coupe Mondiale World Accordion Championships, the candidate must choose any THREE (3) movements. The Test Piece is available on request from the CIA Secretariat or you may request it online.

For further information on Mr. Hochel or the Test Piece, please contact:

Tibor Rácz
Moskovská 21
811 08 Bratislava SK
E-mail: tibor.racz@nextra.sk
Phone & Fax: +421 2 554 22 863

CIA Contact for 2003 Coupe Mondiale

Walter Maurer - General Secretary

Dietrichgasse 51/19 - A - 1030
VIENNA (Austria-Europe)

Phone: +43 1-712 0960 Fax: +43 1-712 0960
E-mail: icaccordions@netway.at

Confederation Internationale des Accordeonistes (CIA) - General Secretary
Dietrichgasse 51/19, A - 1030, Vienna, AUSTRIA   Phone/Fax: +43 1-712 0960   E-mail: icaccordions@netway.at

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