Juraj Škoda

All prize winners
EMCY Prize
Nationality: Slovak
Instrument: Cello
Date of birth 1999/09/07
Promoted by EMCY, The Young Hearts Music Tour 2018 and Music Campus Frankfurt RheinMain 2018

Juraj Škoda is a student at the Prague Conservatory in the class of Professor Renáta Strašrybková. He grew up in Dobrá Niva (Central Slovakia) in a musical family. He started playing violoncello at the age of 6 at Elementary School of the Arts in Zvolen, with the professor Vojtech Farkaš.

During his studies at the Music School, he played solo concerts as well as concerts of chamber ensembles. In 2015, after graduating from the Art School, this young and talented cellist went to Bratislava, and studied cello with Professor Pavol Mucha. He has played several times in the Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra, Slovak Youth Orchestra, Bratislava Conservatory Symphony Orchestra and Bratislava Conservatory String Orchestra. After a year, he started to study at the prestigious Prague Conservatory, where he is a player of the String Orchestra,

He has succeeded in many competitions in both solo and chamber music. His best-known successes include the Laureate of the competition and the winner in his category in Sherbourne-England, 1st prize and the composer prize for best performance at the Violončelová Jeseň in Modra and 2nd prize in Czech National competition of conservatories. He won the first prize at the National competition in Brezno, 4th place at the international competition Talents for Europe, 2017 in Dolní Kubín and 2nd place at the national competition Nitrianska Lutna.

If you are interested in working with Juraj, please get in touch with the EMCY Office.



J. S. Bach, Suite in G Major, Suite in D minor and Prelude in C Major
A. Piatti, From 12 Caprices No.1, 2, 7, 8, 9 and 10
D. Popper, From 40 Etudes (Op.73, No.1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 8, 10, 17 and 27)

With Piano

A. Arutunian, Impromptu
L. Boccherini, Sonata in A Major G.4
F. Francoeur, Sonata in E Major
D. V. Goens, Scherzo
B. Martinů, Variations on Rossini theme
B. Martinů, Variations on Slovak theme
D. Popper, Tarantella
D. Popper, Hungarian Rhapsody

With Orchestra

J. Haydn, Cello Concerto No.1 in C Major
D. Popper, Tarantella
D. Popper, Hungarian Rhapsody
C. Saint-Saens, Cello concerto No.1 A minor (Op.33)
A. Vivaldi, Concerto for 2 cellos in G minor

Chamber Music

L. Van Beethoven, Piano Trio in C minor (Op.1, No.3)
L. Boccherini, String Quartet D Major G.165
L. Boccherini, Sonata in A Major for 2 Cellos
A. Dvořák, String Quartet No.12 in F Major,  “American” (Op.96)
A. Dvořák, Bagatelles for String Trio and Harmonium (Op.47)
J. Halvorsen, Passacaglia by a theme from G. F. Händel for Violin and Cello
J. Haydn, String Duo in D Major Hob.VI/D1
J. Haydn, String Quartet, ‘Quinten’ (Op.76, No.2)
K. Mařatka, Praharphona sextet (contemporary music)
W. A. Mozart, Eine kleine Nachtmusik
J. Offenbach, Grand duo concertante in D Major
D. Shostakovich, Prelude for 2 Cellos and Piano
D. Shostakovich, String Quartet No.8
B. Smetana, String Quartet No.1 in E minor


Andante Cantabile by Tchaikovsky, Juraj Škoda

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