The Slovak cellist Ján Slávik studied at the Bratislava Conservatory and the Academy of Music and Performing Arts, where he has held a senior position since 2002. He has taken part in many interpretation courses (Weimar, Kerkrade, Bayreuth, Piešt’any) and has been awarded a number of important prizes. He is a founding member of the Moyzes Quartet (1975) which, between 1986 and 2005, was the chamber ensemble of the Slovak Philharmonic and, from 2006 to 2007 of the city of Modra. Since 2008 it has been the chamber ensemble of the city of Skalica. With the quartet he has given concerts in almost all European countries, in Japan, the United States and Canada and participated in more than thirty recordings. As a soloist he has given performances with renowned Slovak orchestras and abroad, and has given concerts in Germany, Spain, France, Denmark, Austria, Poland, Russia and Ukraine. Ján Slávik regularly collaborates with radio and television and records for Diskant, Naxos, TUTL and Classico.