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The orchestra Afrodíté was established in 1994 in Bratislava. The idea of a girl orchestra was born in the head of Dr. Pavel Schwarz, director of Istropolis, International centre of art and congresses, where orchestra regularly practiced and performed in first two years of existence. The group started as septet with two violins, viola, violoncello, two flutes and piano but lately, in 1999, was reduced and performed and practiced in City cultural center. The orchestra performs as quintet:

violin - Petra Šalamonová
viola - Júlia Urdová
violoncello -
Ivana Zemáneková
piano -
Xénia Maskaliková
flute -
Michaela Mudroňová

at the moment.

The orchestra interpretes mostly pop music of the 20th century in the original arrangements, made especially for the instrumentation of the group. The orchestra has four special concert programs: “Unforgettable evergreens”, “The world of musical”, “Famous movie melodies” and “ Hommage to Mozart”. The group is actually working on Lovesong program. The group performed on many national and international stages as Czech, Hungary, Austria, Germany and Italy as solo concert ensemble or as a part of the festivals (Germany, Italy, Czech, Slovakia) or special social events (Slovak embassies in HU, CZ, A or American Embassy in SK). The group performs very often in Slovak health resorts (Pieštany, Trenčianske Teplice, Rajecké Teplice) and in the mountain hotels in High and Low Tatras (Patria, Permon, Grand Praha, Satel, Partizán etc). The orchestra also performs on many balls, receptions and banquets for national and international companies (U.S.Steel, Swedwood, IKEA, Samsung, Pfizer, Phillip Morris, Skanska or Austrian chamber of commerce). The Afrodítés regularly perform on Danube river cruises for international audience. The first CD of the group called Memories was recorded in The Slovak radio thanks to great help of SKANSKA CZ in July 2005. The second CD Afrodite Live was recorded in June 2007 in the Palffy castle in Bratislava.