Guest of the National Theatre Opera
Martin Leginus studied orchestra conducting at the State Conservatoire (Zdeněk Bílek) and at the Academy of Music in Bratislava (Ondrej Lenárd, Peter Feranec). He attended International Conducting Master Classes under the leading of Kurt Masur. In 2005, he spent one-term-stay in the Landestheater Detmold, Germany. Martin Leginus cooperated with the Orchestra of the State Opera Budapest, the Oviedo Filarmonía, the Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, the State Philharmonic Košice, the Orchestra of the State Opera Košice, the Cappella Istropolitana, the Slovak Sinfonietta Žilina, the Bohdan Warchal Slovak Chamber Orchestra, the Musica aeterna; and with soloists Ľubica Vargicová, Adriana Kučerová, Eva Hornyáková, Jolana Fogašová, Terézia Kružliaková, Pavol Breslik, Sergei Larin, Miroslav Dvorský, Oto Klein, Dalibor Jenis, Peter Mikuláš, Markus Forster, Ladislav Fanzowitz, Marián Lapšanský, etc.
Since 2006 Martin Leginus conducts in the Slovak National Theatre, first as a conductor’s assistant in Cavalleria rusticana, I pagliacci, La bohème and Madama Butterfly. He made his debut in January 2007 by a successful substitute in Khachaturian’s Spartacus. Since 2008 he has been conductor in residence of the Slovak National Theatre, where he conducts operas Die Zauberflöte, I due Foscari, The Bartered Bride, Tibor Frešo‘s Martin and the Sun and ballets The Swan Lake, The Sleeping Beauty, The Nutcracker, Ivan the Terrible, Giselle and Spartacus. In 2009 Martin Leginus made a successful debut in Vienna’s Konzerthaus and in the same year also at the stage of Berlin’s Konzerthaus with the Slovak Sinfonietta Žilina within the 20th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution. In 2010 he conducted a successful tour with the State Philharmonic Košice in Poland and later on he led the New Year’s concerts with the Oviedo Filarmonía in Spain.
Update: January 2013