about

Stefan,,Pišta“ Bartus

He is undoubtedly the top Slovak bass player with amazing technique, timing and feeling. “
(M.Kubačka)

Štefan Bartuš is a jazz bass player,composer&educator
well-known not only in Slovakia. He was born in a family of musicians. He has studied at the J. L. Bella Conservatory in Banska Bystrica and later he attended the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava. During his studies he has achieved a number of successes in international competitions. He participated in several workshops
on classical and jazz music.A bass as a solo instrument has been presented by him in more public performances and recitals.
Stefan Bartus occasionally acts as juror and lector at Slovak Doublebass Club and Slovak Young Jazz Competitions.He has appeared with ensembles of various musical genres, particularly the classical, ethnic, world music, gospel …
Within the multi-genre scene he has presented himself at festivals
in US,Turkey,Russia,China,India,Cuba,South Africa,most EU countries. Since 2000 he has been focusing on JAZZ and cooperated with top masters like Benny Golson,
Rick Margitza,Peter Erskine,Bill Evans,Danny Grisset,Antonio Farao,Janusz Muniak,Piotr Baron,Andy Middleton,Jeff Gardner,Matus Jakabcic,Juraj Bartos,Lubos Sramek
Harry Sokal,Fritz Pauer,Kornel Fekete Kovac,Gabor Winand,Karen Edwards,Janusz Muniak,Piotr Baron,Howard Curtis,ect… his debut album COLLECTIVITY, has great rewiews from top masters like Jerry Bergonzi,Randy Brecker,Rick Margitza and others.