Music Centre Slovakia, Bratislava

Music Centre Slovakia - logo
Hudobné centrum, Bratislava
Contact: Oľga Smetanová (f) Director
Contact: Viktória Slatkovská (f) Secretary


Michalská 10, 815 36 Bratislava, Slovakia
421 (0) 2 2047 0111
421 (0) 2 2047 0110
10am-5pm Mon-Fri, closed Sat-Sun

Music Centre Slovakia - logoThe Music Centre is a State-subsidised institution established by the Ministry of Culture of the Slovak Republic.

Its mission is to encourage Slovak music culture by:

- organising concerts,

- bringing pieces of Slovak composers to the stages,

- publishing sheet music and music books,

- documenting the music life in Slovakia,

- promoting Slovak music culture abroad.

The Music Centre Slovakia has its seat in St Catherine’s Court, a building of great historical value in the heart of the old town. The house incorporates a chapel dating from the 14th century which still functions today as a place of prayer.

The origins of the Music Centre Slovakia go back to 1969, the year when the Slovkoncert agency was founded, operating as a guarantor in the field of music festivals and concerts both of "classical" and "popular" music. Thanks to extension and enhancement of the powers of Slovak institutions became renowned in Slovak and international contexts. In 1997, it was integrated in the National Music Centre, while in 1999 the Slovkoncert was turned into the Music Centre Slovakia consisting of four departments: documentation, publishing, external relations and economy.

The Music Centre is a member of the international associations:

International Association of Music Information Centres (IAMIC)

European Conference of Promoters of New Music (ECPNM)

International Association of Music Libraries, Archives and Documentation Centres (IAML)

Activities of the Music Centre Slovakia include:

- concert cycle SUNDAY MUSIC MATINEE in Mirbach Palace in Bratislava

- Central European Festival of Concert Art in Žilina

- Melos-Étos - International festival of contemporary music

- Ľudovít Rajter Award