Peter Niňaj

/born on 9th March 1961/

A conductor, composer and a pianist. He studied  first at the Conservatoire in Žilina. In that period he participated in many domestic and foreign competitions and was awarded titles of laureates (Germany, Spain). During his academic studies, he performed as a conductor with all distinguished orchestras in Slovakia.  In 1985 he accomplished his study stay in Siena, Italy. He graduated from the Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts conducting a concert of the Slovak Philharmony in 1987. Already during his academic studies, he joined the artistic ensemble Lúčnica, first as an assistant to the conductor from 1983 to 1991 and later as a principal conductor. In that period he did great many radio and TV recordings  and as the conductor of Lúčnica, has been realizing all première music and dance programmes up to the present day.

Since 1986 he has been closely cooperating with the operette and musical theatre „Nová scéna“ in Bratislava, where he prepared and introduced majority of operettes and musicals. In addition to that, he was leading the opera studio at the Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts.

In 1992 he got an engagement in a theatre in Frankfurt, Germany (the musical Edith Piaf/.

He musically prepared and realized the original Slovak musical „Pacho is coming back“  followed by recording the CD.

Since 1995 he was cooperating as a conductor of orchestra and until recently as an artistic director of orchestra of the „Slovak artistic collective – SĽUK“, where he realized all full-lenght programmes. In that period he was continuously realizing recordings for the Slovak Radio and the Slovak TV.

Besides conducting, he devotes his time to composing and arrangement activities for various ensembles and music bodies. Last year he realized a première of the full-lenght music and dance programme „Magic violin“, where he himself composed the music, prepared and conducted the performance.

In 2003  he composed and realized music to  performance PA.DI.PA.RE./music-dance and light show./

Since January 1999 he has been cooperating as a composer and a pianist in a TV talk-show. He has performed in almost all European countries (Germany, Poland, Austria, Switzerland, France, Turkey)  in Afrika (Marocco) ,India.,South America..

Last years he has been cooperating with musical theater in Prešov /East Slovakia/ and also this time he is preparing like a conductor and composer a new performance in musical theatre „Nova scena“ in Bratislava..

At present he works as an artistic director of orchestra of the „Slovak national artistic collective – SĽUK“,