Ľudovít Kanta



Slovakians premier cellist Ľudovít Kanta was born in Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia.

He studied at Konzervatorium Bratislava under Prof.Gustav Večerny, and  at Academy of Music Arts Praha  under Prof. Alexander Večtomov, member of the original Czec Trio.

In 1977 he won the first prize in the Hradec Opava Beethoven Competition and in 1980 was awarded 2nd prize and also took unanimous prize of Capital Czechoslovakia in the Prague Spring International Competition.

In 1982 he was appointed 1st solo cellist with the Slovakia Philharmonic Orchestra and since 1990 has been Principal Solo Cellist with Orchestra Ensemble Kanazawa in Japan(Japans premiere chamber orchestra). And he had taught at Aichi Aichi Prefecture University of Arts Nagoya,Japan.

Kanta ha toured as a soloist through Europe, U.S.A. and Asia like Czechoslovaks Culture Days in St. Petersburg under Maestro Hiroyuki Iwaki, Valery Gergiev, Zdeňek Košler so on and has also given solo recitals in major cities including Tokyo, Chicago and Washington DC.

He also invited international music festivals, competitions or seminars including Japan Music Competition Affinis International Music Festival, Ishikawa Music Academy, Prague Spring, Bratislava Music Festival, Katja Popova`s Laureates Days in Pleven. Also he is serving Amongst his many solo recordings include the concertos of Haydn and Boccherini on the NAXOS label. His latest recording of the Kodaly Sonata for Cello Solo, Melodies and the Bach Six Suites for Unaccompanied Cello have been critically acclaimed and featured in the Record Geijutsu (Japans most respected Music Magazine).

His recent projects, significant attention get his performance of all J.S.Bach 6 Suites for Unaccompanied Violoncello in one concert.