World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Peter Breiner

Article Id: WHEBN0004279919
Reproduction Date:

Title: Peter Breiner  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Zem menom láska, Magic Flute Diaries, Thru the Moebius Strip, Isaac Albéniz, 1957 in music
Collection:
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Publication
Date:
 

Peter Breiner

Peter Breiner
Born (1957-07-03) July 3, 1957
Humenné, Czechoslovakia
Occupation Composer, Conductor and Pianist.
Website
Peter Breiner Official Homepage

Peter Breiner (born July 3, 1957 in Humenné, in former Czechoslovakia, present day Slovakia) is a Slovak pianist, conductor, and composer.

Breiner began to play and study the piano at age four. At age nine, he started to study at the Conservatory in Košice, Slovakia (where he studied piano, percussion, composition and conducting). He subsequently moved to Bratislava, Slovakia where he attended the Academy of Performing Arts continuing his composition studies under the tuition of Alexander Moyzes; he was graduated from the Academy in 1982.

Breiner has recorded over 150 albums as conductor or pianist. He is well known for his arrangements, such as Baroque versions of the Beatles and a similar adaptation of Elvis Presley, as well as arrangements of popular Christmas music. His 2004 release of all the national anthems of the world was used by the Athens Olympic Committee as the music for medal ceremonies at the Games.[1]

His triple CD "Janacek Operatic Suites", released on Naxos label, was one of the Top Ten Classical CDs of 2009, according to the Chicago Tribune.[2]

Breiner also has a career as a television personality. In early 2000 his talk show on STV (Slovenská televízia), called "Do You Have Something Against That?", was temporarily banned,[3] accused of being exceedingly controversial. In fact, that episode made quite a stir in Slovak TV and Radio media.

Breiner lived in Toronto, Canada from March 1992 to June 2007. Since July 2007 he has been residing in New York, USA.

Peter Breiner is a passionate soccer player (left wing).

See also

References

  1. ^ http://mypage.uniserve.com/~pbreiner/athens.html
  2. ^ http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2009-12-13/news/0912100418_1_ecm-new-series-maurizio-pollini-joann-falletta/2
  3. ^ http://www.ce-review.org/00/14/frank14.html

External links

  • Peter Breiner at the Internet Movie Database
  • Official web site
  • Instant Encore page with recordings, concert dates, bios and links
  • 'A Little Collection' of Peter Breiner pictures
  • NAXOS music publisher's website
  • Biography at osobnosti.sk website (Slovak)


This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 


Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.