Peter Breiner

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Peter Breiner (born July 3, 1957 in Humenné, in former Czechoslovakia, present day Slovakia) is a Slovak pianist, conductor, and composer.

Breiner began to play and study the piano at age four. At age nine, he started to study at Conservatory in Košice, Slovakia (where he studied piano, percussion, composition and conducting). He subsequently moved to Bratislava, Slovakia where he attended the Academy of Performing Arts continuing his composition studies under the tuition of Alexander Moyzes; he was graduated from the Academy in 1982.

Breiner has recorded over 150 albums as conductor or pianist. He is well known for his arrangements, such as Baroque versions of the Beatles and a similar adaptation of Elvis Presley, as well as arrangements of popular Christmas music. His 2004 release of all the national anthems of the world was used by the Athens Olympic Committee as the music for medal ceremonies at the Games.

His triple CD "Janacek Operatic Suites", released on Naxos label, was one of the Top Ten Classical CDs of 2009, according to the Chicago Tribune

Breiner also has a career as a television personality. In early 2000 his talk show on STV (Slovenská televízia), called "Do You Have Something Against That?", was temporarily banned, accused of being exceedingly controversial. In fact, that episode made quite a stir in Slovak TV and Radio media.

Breiner lived in Toronto, Canada from March 1992 to June 2007. Since July 2007 he has been residing in New York, USA.

Peter Breiner is a passionate soccer player (left wing).

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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1991 Christmas Goes Baroque Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra, Košice, Peter Breiner 2
1992 Romantic French Music for Guitar and Orchestra Debussy, Fauré, Satie; CSSR State Philharmonic Orchestra, Peter Breiner, Gerald Garcia 1
1998 The Complete National Anthems of the World, Volume 3: Gabon - Kyrgyzstan Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Peter Breiner 1
2001 Christmas Goes Baroque II Nicolaus Esterházy Sinfonia, Peter Breiner 1
2003 The Seasons (Arranged for Violin and Orchestra by Peter Breiner) Tchaikovsky; Takako Nishizaki, Queensland Symphony Orchestra, Peter Breiner 1
2005 The Complete National Anthems of the World Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Peter Breiner 1
2006 The Complete National Anthems of the World, Volume 1: Acadia - Botswana Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Peter Breiner 1
2006 The Complete National Anthems of the World, Volume 2: Brazil - Czech Republic Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Peter Breiner 1
2006 The Complete National Anthems of the World, Volume 3: Denmark - Grenada Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Peter Breiner 1
2006 The Complete National Anthems of the World, Volume 4: Guadeloupe - Kyrgyzstan Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Peter Breiner 1
2006 The Complete National Anthems of the World, Volume 5: Laos - Myanmar Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Peter Breiner 1
2006 The Complete National Anthems of the World, Volume 6: Nagorno-Karabakh - Puerto Rico Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Peter Breiner 1
2006 The Complete National Anthems of the World, Volume 7: Qatar - Syria Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Peter Breiner 1
2006 The Complete National Anthems of the World, Volume 8: Taiwan - Zimbabwe Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Peter Breiner 1
2012 Pictures at an Exhibition / Songs & Dances of Death / The Nursery Modest Mussorgsky; New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, Peter Breiner 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1989 Cello Concertos Compilation Haydn, Boccherini; Ludovít Kanta, Capella Istropolitana, Peter Breiner 2
1989 Rodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuez / Granados: Zapateado / Spanish Dances nos. 2, 6, 8 & 11 / Albéniz: Zambra granadina / Asturias / Falla: Aragonesa Compilation Rodrigo, Granados, Albéniz, Falla; Gerald Garcia, CSSR State Philharmonic (Košice), Peter Breiner 2

Other + Spokenword

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
Soundtrack Drama, Volume 11 Spokenword Peter Breiner 1

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