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
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
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
World" and "Music Minutes" - 1983
- "Little Suite"
for two accordions - 1987
- "Whimsical Suite"
for four accordions - 1988
- "Waltz for a Clown"
- "Childrens Rhyme"
for two accordions - 1996
More demanding and serious
- "Ad Hoc"
- "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
(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:
811 08 Bratislava SK
Phone & Fax: +421 2 554 22 863