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Ilja Zeljenka Photo: Pavel Kastl

Ilja Zeljenka

(21. 12. 1932 Bratislava – 13. 7. 2007 Bratislava)


classical music: composition

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1951 – 1956 Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava (composition – Ján Cikker)
1957 – 1961 programme adviser of the Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
1961 – 1968 programme adviser and member of the selective body of the Czechoslovak Radio
since 1968 he focuses on composition
1985 – 1996 teaches composition at the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava
1990 – 1991 chairman of Slovak Music Union and president of the International Music Festival Melos-Ethos

Beside studying at a secondary grammar school he took private lessons of harmony and counterpoint under the tutorship of Ján Zimmer and piano under Rudolf Macudzinski.