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Harfista Michal Matejčík

Michal Matejčík | Harpist, born in Žilina, Slovakia, living long term in Austria. Over his more than 20 years long career Michal gained several noticeable achievements, amongst all he was a member of the orchestra of George Michael at his Symphonica Tour (64concerts), or he was the special guest of the II Divo on their Western European tour. In March 2013, he was engaged as a “special guest” of the cult band Depeche Mode at their concert in Vienna.

In his recent years he performed as the soloist, and he made his presence attractive by several noticeable collaborations. In 2021 he performed with worldwide renowned tenor Pavol Breslik and he accompanied Pavol at his concert in Bratislava during the respected Viva Musica Festival. In the summer 2022 played with Wiener Symphoniker at Bregenzer Festspiele. His last musical project was a solo recital of the etudes and metamorphosis works of renowned Philip Glass which was premiered on September 30th in Skalica, Slovakia in collaboration with award winning designer and artist Ašot Haas. From 2023 he performs togehter with actor Marek Majeský in poetry and music evening: “This is my world”.

After finishing high school in Žilina, he studied harp in the class of Ľudmila Sawiczová and Zuzana Töröková at the State Conservatory in Bratislava. During his further studies in Vienna at the Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst, Michal Matejčík received offers as an orchestral player from several orchestras o.i. RSO Wien, Wiener Staatsoper and the Pacific Music Festival Orchestra in Japan, where he was the first to represent Slovakia.

In his homeland he was a principal harpist for certain time in Košice Opera House. In addition to music, Matejčík worked for the Swiss foundation “Robert und Lina Thyll-Dürr Stiftung” on the art project “Casa Zia Lina” on the Tuscan island of Elba.

Since 2014, he has been performing in the chamber ensembles harp and saw, harp and oboe, harp and violin and since January 2015 he has been engaged by the Bratislava Tourist Board in their musical presentations. Subsequently, he performed solo and chamber music on other European and American stages – Berlin, Hamburg, Warsaw, New York, Hightstown.
A spokesperson for George Michael released a statement to the Austrian press quoting: “Michal Matejčík plays with confidence and great musicianship, his distinctive sound and his ability to listen and play with George makes him an integral part of the George Michael Symphonica tour.”

Artistic Engagements:

Solo & Chamber Concerts


Bratislava (SK), Moyzesová sieň, Solo Recital

Bratislava (SK), Chorvatské rameno, Solo Recital 

Modra (SK), Evangelical Church, Solo Recital 

Reutte (AT), Die Kellerei, Solo Recital 

Bratislava (SK), Dot Gallery, Solo Recital 


Vienna (AT), Palais Pálffy, Trio Recital: Harp, Flute, Soprano 

Skalica (SK), Jesuit Church, Solo Recital 

Žilina (SK), Synagogue, Solo Recital

Vienna, Muth, Chamber Concert Trumpet & Harp 

Vienna, Österreichisch-slowakischer Kulturverein, Solo Recital


Bratislava (SK) Viva Musica! Festival,  Tenor (Pavol Bršlík) & Harp 

Bratislava, Puchov, Ivanka pri Dunaji, Nove Zámky (SK), Duo Recitals Violin & Harp


Bratislava (SK), Nedbalka, Solo Recital 

Capoliveri (IT), Videostream Solo Recital for Maggyart Capoliveri 

Klatova nova ves (SK), Sadok Kirche, Duo Recital: Harp & Violin

Bratislava (SK), St. Martin Kathedrale, Viva Musica! Festival, Chamber Concert


Bratislava (SK), Kulturak, Solo Recital 

Tomasov (SK), Art Kastiel, Solo Rezital

Wien (AT), Bellart Gallery, Solo Rezital

Castle Mikulov (CZ), Solo Recital 

Cerveny kamen (SK), Rytierska sala, Duo Recital, Harp & Violin

Bratislava (SK), Lampy, Solo Recital 


High Tatras (SK), Tatra Flowers Festival, Chamber Concert Violin & Harp

Castle Bojnice (SK), Trio Recital, Violin, Viola, Harp

Theresienfeld (NÖ), Church, Chamber Concert, Violin & Harp

Trnava (SK), Nadvorie, Solo Recital                        

Presov (SK), PKO, Solo Recital

Zilina (SK), Evangelical Church, Tenor (Pavol Bršlík) & Harp Concert

Langenzerdorf (NÖ), Festsaal, Solo Rezital 

Bratislava (SK), Mirbach Palaise, Chamber Concert, Violin & Harp

Zilina (SK), Rosenfeld Palaise, Chamber Concert, Violin & Harp 


Bad Schönau (NÖ), Solo Recital

Trnava (SK), Jan Palarik Theater, Multimedia concert: Transformations of Harp

High Tatras (SK), Tatra Flowers Festival, Two Solo Recitals

Ljubljana (Si), Mestni Muzej, Duo concert: Harp & Harp (Tina Zerdin)

Hamburg (D), Altonakirche, Solo Recital

Praha (CZ), Hybernie Theater Liederabend with Katarina Knechtova


Vienna (A), Peterskirche, Chamber Concert, Flute (Tunde Jakab) & Harp

Vienna (A), Salvatorsaal,Chamber Concert, Flute (Tunde Jakab)& Harp 

Vienna (A), Erzbischöfliches Palais, Solo Recital

Bratislava, Theater Mala Scena, Solo Recital 

Cerveny Kamen (SK), Duo Concert: Harp & Oboe (Zuzana Grejtakova)

Olecko (PL), Colloseum, Duo Concert: Harp & Saw (Celestine)

Rozynsk (PL), Kosciol pw. Sw. Szczepana, Duo Concert: Harp & Saw (Celestine)


Bratislava (SK),  Nedbalka, Solo Recital

Prešov (SK), Evangelical Collegium, Solo Recital

Vienna (AT), Peterskirche, Duo Recital, Harp & Flute (Tunde Jakab)

Vienna (AT), Salvatorsaal, Duo Recital, Harp & Flute (Tunde Jakab)

Tomašov (SK), Solo Rezital 

Nitra (SK), Synagogue, Duo Recital, Harp & Vocal (Ester Wiesnerová)

Bratislava (SK), KC Dunaj,  Trio ConCert: Harfe, Vocal, (Barbora Drahovská), Piano (Daniel Špiner)


Vienna (AT), Erzbischöfliches Palais, Solo Recital

Bratislava (SK), Theater Malá Scéna, Solo Recital

Červený kameň (SK), Duo Recital, Harp & Oboe (Zuzana Grejtáková)

Olecko (PL),  Colloseum , Duo Concert, Harp & Saw (Jolanta Sosnowska)

Rozynsk (PL), Kosciol pw. Sw. Szczepana, Duo Concert , Harp & Saw (Jolanta Sosnowska)

Bratislava (SK),  Nedbalka, Duo Recital, Harp & Oboe (Zuzana Grejtáková)


Hamburg (D), Markthalle, Solo Recital

Bochum (D), Kunstmuseum, Solo Recital

Berlin (D), Babylon, Solo Recital  

New York (US), Sallivan Room, Solo Recital

Hightstown (US), Duo Recital:  Harp & Violin (Filip Pogady)

Naměšť nad Oslavou (CZ), Premiere own Composition “Das Staunen der Welt” for Soprano (Petra Simkova) & Harp 

Wien (A) Peterskirche: Duo Concert , Harp & Saw (Jolanta Sosnowska)

Bratislava (SK) Christmas Concert for Radio_FM (2012) 

Laxenburg (A) “Musik für Harfe und Chor” Harp Solo, Harp & Chor Concert (2011)    

Martin (SK) “Tag ohne Gewalt” Harp & Beatbox Performance (2010) 

Bratislava (SK) “Internationales Festival der Minderheiten“, Tvila (2010) 

Kosice (SK) “VI. International Ecumenical Concert of Sacrel Chants“, Tvila (2010) 

Wien (A) Palais Augarten, Solo & Chamber Concertt (2009) 

Wien (A) Palais Lobkowitz, Chamber Concert (2007) 

München (DE) St. Petrus Kirche, Chamber Concert, Trio Recordum (2007) 

Kremnica (SK) St. Katharina Kirche, Chamber Concert, Trio Recordum (2007) 

Wien (A) Börse Palais, Chamber Concert (2006) 

Graz (A) Minoriten Kirche, Harfe & Chor , Concert with  “Musica con Grazia” (2006) 

Gödöllö (H) VII. International Harp Festival, Solo Concert (2005) 

Wien (A) Slowakisches Institut, Solo & Chamber Concert (2005) 

Sapporo (JP) “Pacific Sounding”, Chamber Concert (2004) 

Loosdorf (A) “Mensch und Natur”, Schloss Loosdorf, Solo & Chamber Concert (2004) 

Wien (A) Project mit composition Students by  Michael Jarrell (2003)

Wien (A) Palais Auersperg, Chamber Concert (2002) 

Wien (A) “Konzert zum 10.Todestag des Komponisten Ernst Krenek“, Solo Performance (2001) 

Bratislava (SK) “Europa Tage in Bratislava“, Klarisky, Solo Concert (2000) 

Orchestral Europe Tour


George Michael, Symphonica: The Orchestral Tour, 

Il Divo, The Orchestral Tour, 


George Michael, Symphonica: The Orchestral Tour,

Orchestral  Japan Tour


Pacific Music Festival Orchestra (Saporo, Osaka, Tokio)

Slovak and Czech Tour


Katarína Knechtová: Prežijú len milenci I a II


Katarína Koščová: Na šnúre

Special Guest


Depeche Mode: Album Launch Event, Museumsquartier, Wien

Depeche Mode, Bratislava, Stadium Pasienky, Support Act with Katarina Knechtova 

Orchestral- & Ensemble Engagements

2021-2022 , Wiener Symphoniker (2.Harp, Substitut)

2008-2010, 2013, 2018, 2020 Wiener KammerOrchester 

2020 Synchron Stage Orchester, Vienna

2015-2016 Slovak Oper Kosice, 1. Harp

2007-2010, 2013 Wiener Kammeroper 

2006-2007, 2013 Slovak Philharmonie (Substitut)

2008-2011 Wiener Staatsoper (Substitut)

2008-2010 Bühnenorchester der Wiener Staatsoper (Substitut)

2008-2010 Kinderoper Wien (Substitut)

2007-2010 Radio-Symphonieorchester Wien (2. Harfe, Substitut)

2007-2009 Großes Symphonisches Orchester „Recreation“ Graz

2008-2009 Ensemble Kontrapunkte 

2008-2012 Tonkünstler Orchester Niederösterreich (Substitut, 2. Harfe)

2008 Ensemble XX. Jahrhundert

2008 Instrumentalensemble des Carinthischen Sommers 

2007 Grazer Symphoniker

2007 Festivalorchester Seefestspiele Mörbisch 

2006 Philharmonic Ensemble Orchestra

2004 Ensemble für Neue Musik 

2004 Pacific Music Festival Orchestra, Japan   

2003 European Philharmonic Orchestra 

2002 Stephansdom Orchester Wien 

2001-2005 Webern Symphonie Orchester            


2018 – 2019 Franz Schubert Conservatory, Vienna bachelor’s degree, field – harp pedagogy 

2000 – 2005 Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien master’s degree, field – concert harpist 

1995 – 2000 Conservatory Zilina and Bratislava, graduation 1999, diploma 2000 

Master Classes: 

2022 Isabelle Moretti

2022 Tristan Le Govic 

2004 Xavier de Maistre 

2002 Ion Roncea 

2002 Patrizia Tassini 

2001 Andreas Ljungar-Chapelon


März 2023 Vienna

Mai 2019 Bratislava

Juli 2018 Lilienfeld

Mai 2017 Krumbach

Juli 2016 Fehring

Juli 2015 Fehring

August 2014 Vienna


2023 – Staatz, Musicschool

2018 –  Tulln, Musicschool

2016 – 2023 Hollabrunn, Musicschool

2016 – 2021 Laxenburg, Musicschool

2008 – 2011 Laxenburg, Musicschool


2006-2007 „Lina und Robert Thyll-Dürr Foundation” / CH 

2002-2006 Yehudi Menuhin-Foundation  „LIVE MUSIC NOW!” 

2003-2004  „Viktor Bünzl Foundation” / Vienna

2002-2003  „Lina und Robert Thyll-Dürr Foundation” / CH

2001-2002  „Lina und Robert Thyll-Dürr Foundation” / CH


2009 -2017 Project Casa Zia Lina, Isola D´Elba, Italy