Peter Katina was born in Topolcany, Slovakia. He started playing accordion at the age of six. Already during his studies at the Primary School of Arts he won many prizes in accordion competitions. Since 1993 he studied at the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava. The Ministry of Education of the Slovak Republic awarded him for excellent results in studies which he finished with the V.C. praise certificate for excellent school performance.
He won several prizes such as the Coupe Mondiale C.I.A. and a laureate of competitions in Denmark, France and Switzerland. Thanks to his study results he won the Volksbank Grand Prix. After the graduation at the Academy in Bratislava Peter Katina studied at the Carl Nielsen Music Academy in Odense, Denmark, where he finished his studies specializing on contemporary music interpretation with brilliant study scores under prof.Owen Murray. Later he continued in postgraduate studies at the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava.
Right away Katina inclined to contemporary music interpretation which was the stimulus of several accordion compositions both in Slovakia and abroad. He cooperated with composers as Per Nørgård, Toshio Hosokawa, Pierre Jodlowski, Lars Graugaard, Sergej Newski, in Slovakia with Jozef Podprocký, Evgeny Irshai, Iris Szeghy, Peter Machajdík, Miroslav Tóth and many others. He also gave the first performance of concertos for accordion and orchestra by Igor Dibák, Joseph Kolkovich and Evgeny Irshai. He gave concerts in Denmark, Great Britain, Germany, Poland, Hungary and Serbia.
He appeared at festivals Poznań Music Spring, Arcus Temporum in Pannonhalma, Re:New in Copenhagen, Ny Musik i Birkerød, at festivals Melos-Étos, Konvergencie, ISCM New Music Days, Sound City Days, Summer Music Festival Hevhetia, Ars Nova Cassoviae, Quasars Ensemble&Košice, Konfrontácie and Rezonancie. Besides the solo projects he performs in a duo with his wife, pianist Janette Katinová Šingerová. His discography includes his debut recording Flashing with Scandinavian music, the album Preludes and Fugues Op.87 by Dmitri Shostakovich, the albums of accordion works by Jozef Podprocký and Evgeny Irshai and the albums Solo and Secrets with various works of world renowned composers.
Besides his concert activities Peter Katina is also active as a teacher at Conservatory of Jozef Adamovič in Košice and he also works as a music publicist, he is an author of a significant number of articles, interviews and reviews published in different music magazines. He worked as an external collaborator at the Slovak Radio, where he presented his own programs on classical music and jazz. Peter Katina presented a three year public serie of popularizing lectures on music entitled MusicZoom : Unconventional talk about music.

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