Since I was a small child, I had an unusual dream…
Children usually want to be firemen, astronauts, or teachers, but when I was 5 years old I told my mom that I want to become a music composer! Since then I started to play the piano and compose my first small pieces. I continued pursuing my dream at both conservatory and university until I became a graduated professional.
I grew up in a house surrounded by natural beauty in the heart of Europe, my native Slovakia. I was raised by artists, my mother is a guitarist and my father a potter. My other passion is traveling, which I consider a very important source of inspiration for my works, also that is the reason why I lived in Mexico for a year. One of my great sources of inspiration for my works has been nature. Jungles, animals, and mountains all appear in my most important work so far: The Sounds of Jungle.
After studying both piano and composition at the Conservatory in Bratislava, I wanted to continue my higher education in composition. I chose the Janacek Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Brno because of their progressive approach in relation to contemporary composition where I graduated under the guidance of professor and composer Ivo Medek. As a result of variety of classes and extracurricular activities with great professionals like Martijn Padding from the Royal Conservatory of Hague, German percussionist Jeff Beer, the Czech composer Martin Smolka, the Israeli composer Dan Yuhas, or the French composer Tristan Murail, my composition education flourished.
During my master studies, I've studied one year abroad through Erasmus program in Conservatorio Superior in Valencia, under the guidance of professors Voro Garía and Marc García Vitoria.
As you can see in my EXPERIENCE, I have worked on different projects as a composer and pianist, both within and outside the academic realm, which allowed me to develop as a professional composer.
"Haimoni is very empathic both towards the musicians and the audience."
- Hana Hána, flutist
My works have been played by Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra (SK), State Philharmonic Kosice (SK), Slovak Sinfonietta Zilina (SK), Moravian Philharmonic (CZ), Linkoping Academic Orchestra (SWE), Philharmonic Orchestra of the University of Valencia (ES), Tallinn University Symphony Orchestra (EE), EnsembleSpectrum, Devanas Duo, and other ensembles and solosits at international contemporary music festivals in the Slovak National Radio, at the Brno Philharmonic, at JAMU, in the Het Nutshuis Hall in Hague, in Centre Cultural la Beneficencia in Valencia, or in the Museum of Contemporary Art of Queretaro, Mexico.
My graduation concert was held at the Brno Philharmonic, performed by the Moravian Philharmonic.