ny-times

“The new opera “Dorian Gray,” by the young Slovak composer Lubica Cekovska, represents the latter. Ms. Cekovska’s easily grasped, mildly dissonant style, with lyrically oriented vocal lines, underscores, as far as it goes, the unsettling nature of Oscar Wilde’s sinister novel. Tension is created by steady drumbeats, insistent rhythms and swelling chords. Ms. Cekovska interestingly conveys the picture’s disfiguration musically through wordless boy-soprano melodies that recur increasingly distorted.”

THE NEW YORK TIMES, opera review by George Loomis, 13th November 2013

 

bachtrack

“Čekovská’s painting motif works brilliantly. What starts as a single recorded voice becomes a multi-tracked vocal that degenerates along with Gray’s soul, finally turning into a nails-on-the-blackboard sonic wail. It’s a strikingly effective device, especially used so sparingly.”

BACHTRACK, Franck Kuznik, 22nd May 2015, review/ The Pallor of Dorian Gray at Prague spring festival

 

oprnwelt

“Cekovska’s music shows clear influences of Britten, Shostakovich, Janáček, and Berg, which has been “skillfully homogenized…”

JUNGHEINRICH, Hans-Klaus: Der unverwüstliche Wüstling. In: Opernwelt 2014/1, s. 35

 

Arvo Pärt

“You can feel purity, austerity and dramatic feeling in herworks….her music radiates with feelings of freshness and the joy of living… beauty and seriousness”

Arvo Pärt (estonian contemporary composer) – review on her CD “Passing Impressions

 

The Times

“The film’s languorous mood is complemented by a striking score from Ľubica Čekovská”

The Times BFI 50th London Film Festival, 2006 CRUAL JOYS, dir.Juraj Nvota

 

harmonie

“Ľubica Čekovská belongs to the one of the most talented composers in her generation”

HARMONIE, 9.1.2016, Maxim Belčikov