Miklós Skuta (SK)

Miklós Skuta is probably Slovakia’s most versatile piano artist. Born is Komárno, Skuta studied at the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava and also in the class of Claude Helffer in Paris. He gave solo evenings in London, Paris, Budapest (at the Music Academy Hall), in Berlin, Wien as well as in Novosibirsk. His Bach recording was listed in the „1001 classical recordings you must hear before you die”, published in England.

As a jazz pianist he made his career in the 90’s, playing concerts with the best Slovak and Austrian jazz musicians, such as Wolfgang Muthspiel, Thomas Sztanko, Jiří Stivín, Mark Feldman, Didier Lockwood. He wrote music to the CD of Attila Kaszás, composed violin concerto for the Austrian violin virtuoso Benjamin Schmid, wrote music for several Slovak tales as well as for his own jazz albums. On his free jazz recordings he cooperates with Austrian trombonist, Bertl Mütter and the Slovak flutist, Marek Piaček.

As a guitar player, he was the member of the „Gymnasium Hungaricum” rock band in the years 1974-76. He has never given up playing the guitar completely but he has been returning to it more intensively only lately. Skuta performed on the concerts of Palo Hammel, at the Melos Ethos contemporary music festival and on the concert of OENM (a contemporary music group) in Salzburg.

With his wife, Nóra Skuta, they founded the „Skuta Piano Duo” in 1996. They have been giving concerts in many European countries since then.

Skuta has been awarded with Crystal wing and „Frico Kafenda” awards.