TIBOR RÁCZ (7. 4. 1953 Dunajská Streda) Classical Music: accordion 1968 – 1974 Conservatory in Bratislava, accordion (Marta Szőkeová) 1974 – 1978 Academy of Music and Drama, accordion (Marta Szőkeová) 1980 – 1982 post-graduate studies of Cultural policy and aesthetics at the House of Political Education, former Socialist Academy 1975 – 1978 conductor of the mixed choir of the Hungarian Song and Dance ensemble Young Hearts 1976 – 1980 artistic director of a vocal group of the Economist university ensemble 1981 – 1983 artistic director and conductor of the Ukrainian Choir at the cultural centre of Bratislava I district 1985 – 1987 dramaturg of the Slovak Television Main music desk script writer for evening and instructional concerts of the former Slovkoncert agency soloist collaboration with a number of Slovak and foreign orchestras, such as Białystok State Philharmonic and Filharmonia Sudecka Walbrzyg (PL), Ternitzer Kammersolisten (AT), Budapest Festival Orchestra (HU), led by the following conductors: Gabriel Patócs, Ján Pragant and Stanisłav Welanyk (SK), Eduard Fischer and Jan Valta (CZ), László Tihanyi (HU) Tadeusz Chachaj and Stanisłav Welanyk (PL), Ferdinand Langer (AT).

Since 1978 Conservatory in Bratislava, accordion teacher, lecturer on pedagogy, didactics and aesthetics 1982 – 1985 and 1997 – 1998 Academy of Music and Drama in Bratislava, part-time lecturer lecturer and associate Prof. of master classes in France, Austria, Holland, Poland, Finland, Russia, Denmark, Germany Czech Republic and UK author of projects for ceremonial concerts and radio recordings of professional soloists and students of Slovak and international artistic schools as a part of presentation of contemporary composers´ work under the auspices of the Methodology Centre and of the Freundkreis Internationale Akkordeonwettbewerbe “Rácz´s artistic expression is characterised by his effort to achieve intense emotional involvement, in harmony with his artistic balance resulting in a successful stylistic mastery of the performed piece. He is able to perform convincingly, with eruptiveness, at the same time as with delicate stress on detail. This is enabled by a solid stock of all types of accordion techniques.” (Vladimir Cizik: Dictionary of Slovak Concert Art vol. I) REPERTOIRE Alain Abott, Franck Angelis, Christine Boll (Concert Etude Nr. 5 – dedication), František Brož, Rudolf Bruči, Bogdan Dowlasz, Petr Fiala, Jürgen Ganzer, Nicolaus August Huber, Pál Károlyi, Georg Katzer, Jean-Marie Kiefer, Anna Kožlik (Constelations to „a” – dedication), Ernst Křenek, Andrzej Krzanowski, Reiner Kunad, György Kurtág, Jiří Lejsek, György Ligeti, Hans Luck (Evening Songs for Soprano and Accordion – dedication), Torbjörn Lundquist, Jiri Matys, Dieter de la Motte, Per Nørgård, John Noble, Francis Poulenc,Bronisław Kazimierz Przybylski (Flash Backs for Accordion, Cymbalo, Piano and Basso – dedication), Jacek Rabiński, Henri Sauguet, Alexander Šcetinskij, Jonas Tamulionis (Passacaglia – dedication), Jonas Tamulionis (Contrasts for 2 Accordions and Basso – dedication), Jonas Tamulionis (Seven bagatells – dedication), Jiri teml, Jan Truhlá, Sven Erik Werner, Isang Yun, Vladislav Zolotariov SOLO WITH ORCHESTRA Alexander Arutiunian: Armenian Rhapsody Jaromír Bažant: Concertino Paul Hindemith: Kammermusik I.–IV. Maurizio Kagel: Orkestrionstraat Bogdan Precz: Concerto for Accordion and Orchestra Bronis Kazimierz Przybilski: Concerto polacco Bronis Kazimierz Przybilski: Concerto classico Dmitrij Šostakov: Music for 20 Violins, Flute, Harp and Accordion Jonas Tamulionis: Paradiesvögel – dedication Jonas Tamulionis: Metamorfózy – dedication Václav Trojan: Fairy Tales for Accordion and Orchestra John Webb: Concerto for Accordion, Clari