ABOUT

 

Lukas Kobela was born on 20 May 1987 in Bratislava, Slovakia. He is a composer of film/TV music as well as concert works.

After graduating from Private Secondary School of Animation at 2006, he later studied Mass-media Communication at the University of Ss. Cyril and Methodius and received his master’s degree in 2011. He started playing piano at the age of 11. At that time he started making his first efforts at composition. He later taught himself to play guitar and began taking vocal lessons. His first orchestral compositions were made while studying at the University. A turning-point year was 2010, when he composed music for the project Hockey Heroes of Slovakia, which gained huge popularity. A couple months later he scored a student short film Perdition for The Los Angeles Film School. In the same year he got an offer to score his first feature film Lóve. Based on the movie ticket sales, it has become one of the most successful Slovak films of all time.

Since 2012 he’s been composing music for a successful TV series Taste of Love (currently in its 9th season), while he studies composition with Mgr. art. Lubos Bernath, ArtD. at The Bratislava Conservatory. In 2013 he won The Slovak Conservatories Students Competition with his first string quartet. In 2015 he collaborated with a successful composer Michal Novinski on orchestration and music preparation of his score to feature film Wilson City, which was nominated for the Best Original Score (Czech Lion Award 2016). A similar collaboration between them took place in 2016 for the succesful feature film The Teacher by a renowned director Jan Hrebejk. The score won the FICX Award for the Best Original Score (54. Gijon International Film Festival, Spain). In the same year they joined with a composer Lubos Bernath and together began composing a score for the trilogy Secrets of the Carpathians. The first film of a trilogy called Life in the Clouds was premiered in december 2016, the second film The Immortal Forest in march 2017 and finally the third film The Living River in september 2017. At the same time he also collaborated on music preparation of Michal Novinski’s score to feature film Barefoot on Stalks by an Oscar awarded director Jan Sverak, released on August 2017.

 

Music for Film, TV and Multimedia:

  • 2017: Barefoot on Stalks (music preparation)
  • 2017: The Living River (documentary film)
  • 2017: The Immortal Forest (documentary film)
  • 2016: Life in the Clouds (documentary film)
  • 2016: The Teacher (orchestration, music preparation)
  • 2015: Wilson City (orchestration, music preparation)
  • 2013: Don’t Judge A Book (online spot)
  • 2012: Taste of Love (TV series)
  • 2011: Dreamy Poems (children’s poetry book)
  • 2011: Lóve (feature film)
  • 2010: Perdition (student short film)
  • 2010: Hockey Heroes of Slovakia (online project)

 

Concert Works:

  • 2016: The Show Must Go On (Variation Rondo on a Theme by Queen), Op. 13
  • 2016: Fugue for Violin, Cello and Piano No. 2, Op. 12
  • 2016: Fugue for Violin, Cello and Piano No. 1, Op. 11
  • 2016: Concerto for Viola and Orchestra, Op. 10
  • 2015: Pod horou, pod horou (for SATB Choir), Op. 9
  • 2015: Omnia Sponte Fluant (for French Horn, Soprano and SATB Choir), Op. 8
  • 2015: Dicenda Sunt Omnia (for SATB Choir), Op. 7
  • 2014: Rocky Meets Beethoven (Variations for Sax, Violin and Piano), Op. 6
  • 2014: Song Cycle for Alto and Bass, Op. 5
  • 2014: Rondo Eversum, Op. 4
  • 2013: Three Images (Suite for Bassoon, Viola and Cimbalom), Op. 3
  • 2013: String Quartet No. 1 in C minor, Op. 2
  • 2012: Four Preludes for Piano, Op. 1