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Richard Salay

music composer, arranger, performer, sound desinger and actor
 

Richard grew up with a strong musical background. His parents were a tremendous influence and still accompany famous classical philharmonic choirs & singers of National theater. His versatility and ability to adapt his music to a tremendous variety of style is what makes him so special. His wide musical range includes everything from pop, r&b and latin to funk,dance,ethno.acoustic and classic. Not only a composer - arranger Richard is also adept at playing many different instruments. He can play piano, guitars, bass guitars, percusions and sing, all very well. Richard also collaborates with other professional musicians too ,when needed. His talent for mixing different sounds from his massive library of samples allow him to create also a big orchestra sound when desired. His past acting experience gave him a feel and understanding of what it´s like working with a group of sensitive and passionate people who are a hallmark of the music,theatre,tv and radio industries. Thanks to his state of the art recording system „AVID PROTOOLS“ his work is totally compatible with most of the famous and popular recording studios and productions around the world.
In addition a final demo or master can be sent in seconds at the click of a button to just about anywhere, thanks to online communications.

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1975  -  born in Bratislava,Czechoslovakia

MUSIC - COMPOSITION , ARRANGE , MUSICIAN , PRODUCER , SOUND ENGINEER - DESIGNER

1981 - 1987 - singer / The boys philharmonic choir / SK
1984 - 1989 - studying piano and music theory / SK
1989 - starting music compositions and guitar playing / first music group Sonic / SK
1989 - 1992 - keyboardist,guitarist,singer / concerts with group Merry go round / SK
1989 - 1995 - absolutorium of Bratislava's State Conservatory / music and acting department / SK
1991 - 1997 - composing & performing in other music groups / Merry Go Round , Maze , B & 5 , Bigband AUS , Hotel & other / SK
1993 - 1998 - music cooperation and producers activities with / Jana Kirschner, Peter Lipa,Marián Slovák, Marián Greksa, Miroslav Žbirka, Vašo Patejdl, Richard Muller, Marcel Palonder, Berco Balogh, Barbora Haščáková, Vrabec, Henrich, Soňa Norisová, Zuzana Norisová, Ján Ďurovčík, Oskar Rozsa, Andrej Šeban, Emil Frátrik, Marcel Buntaj, Viktor Hydvegi, Martin Gašpar, Csaba Csendes, Roman Bahník, Helena Krajčiová, Katarína Hasprová and many more...
1995 - music producer - performer / CD Message / SK
1996 - 1998 - keyboardist / Polemic slovak ska & reggae group concerts / SK
1996 - keyboardist & background guitarist / Marlboro rock in live - DEMIKAT rock group / M.Grexa,A.Seban,O.Rozsa,E.Fratrik / Bratislava SK
1998 - music producer - performer  / CD Hotel - slovak funky soul group,concerts / SK
2002 - music producer - performer  / CD Polemic / SK
2002 - music arrange,performer,recording / Jesus christ superstar - Big musical show / Prague CZ
2003 - music arrange,recording / JAD COMPANY - Move / Prague CZ
2003 - music producer,performer,recording / Cachexy 7 / Prague CZ
2004 - 2006 - percusionist / XXL Acoustic groove music group - concerts / CZ
2006 - music composer,producer,performer,recording / Kate Mate - What I wanna be / Prague CZ
2002 - starting pro mixing,recording,editing,mastering / studio Svengali / Prague CZ
2003 - sound engineer,designer & music dramaturgist / Pocahotnas,Tarzan, Malá morská víla, Vládca Nílu,Quasimodo from Disney production & more other / Studio Fontána / Prague CZ
2003 - 2005 - music editing,arranging and composing / Black Light Comedy , Wow - black theatre / Prague CZ
2005 - percusionist / like a guest with : Jana Koubková , Cuban Summer , Francois Pignon , DJ Blue , Veve and many others              2004 - until today creating his own music recording studio and composing, arranging,multiinstrumental performing,sound designing, editing, recording, mixing and mastering lot of music projects  / Bratislava SK

ACTING - THEATRE , TV , RADIO

1984 - 1988 - reciter & singer / winner of reciter & singer competitions Hviezdoslavov Kubin & Puskinov pamatnik / SK
1990 - 1997 - tv moderator  / Zóna D - TV broadcast for young people - Slovak TV / SK
1993 - 1995 - main acting roles  / musical Mannon Lescaut , play with Susan , Mirandolina & many more / ROH Bratislava / SK
1994 - 1997 - other acting roles / Little shop of horror , Mary Stuart / DAB Nitra / SK
1995 - 1996 - radio moderator / radio Koliba Bratislava / SK
1996 - 1998 - tv moderator / Od Kuka do Kuka - TV broadcast for children - Slovak TV / SK
1998 - 2000 - main acting role / musical Grease /  Prague / CZ
2000 - 2001 - model / fashion shows by Fisher fashion tour / CZ & SK
2001 - 2008 - actor in TV commercials / MOTOROLA , EUROTEL , GAMBRINUS , NESCAFE , FERNET , MIRINDA & others / WORLD & CZ
2000 - 2002 - puppet actor / Don Quijote,Don Giovanni - Puppet theatre Prague / CZ
2003 - 2004 - black actor / Black light theatre - LIOR KALFO SHOW / Prague / CZ
2002 - 2003 - sound engineer,light engineer / Puppet theatre Prague / CZ

DUBING , VOICE OVER , SINGING

1994 - 1998 - dubing & singing / Tom & Jerry , Smurfs , Hercules , Goofy , Resanka and many many more animated roles / SK
since 1994  -  until today voiceover & singing / hundreds of TV and RADIO commercials for Slovak republic / CZ

MAGAZINE WRITER 

since 2005  -  writing articles for Czech most popular music magazine MUZIKUS / Prague / CZ