|M.A. Michal Mesjar
was born on 29th September 1982 in Bratislava. He received his basic music education at the Music School on Štefanik Street No.6 in Bratislava. Having successfully accomplished the course he continued further with his studies at Church School of Music (Conservatoire) in Bratislava specializing in playing both the organ and the piano under the supervision of M.A. Marek Vrabel and M.A. Edita Toperczerova respectively.
In 2000 and 2002 during his conservatoire studies Michal Mesjar took part in Petr Eben International Organ Competition of young organists in Opava as well as in Regard of young Slovak organists.
After graduating from the conservatoire he attended the course of Interpretation of organ music at Janácek Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Brno (JAMU in Brno) headed by Prof. Kamila Klugarova and a seminar on organ interpretation with Ben van Oostenom in Vienna.
Between the years 2004 and 2008 Michal Mesjar studied Organ at the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava headed by Doc. Imrich Szabó, ArtD. The topic of his final bachelor’s dissertation and artistic performance was ‘Interpretation Problems of ‘Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen’ variations by Franz Liszt’. The master’s dissertation and artistic performance were dedicated to preludes and fugues by Johann Sebastian Bach from the Weimar period.
Since 2007 Michal Mesjar has been employed as a piano accompanist and teacher at the Music School in Devinska Nova Ves and in years 2008/2009 he also worked as an organ teacher.
In August 2007 he performed at the music festival ‘August Concerts of Revuca’ (RAK) together with outstanding Slovak soloists such as Anna Predmerska-Zurikova, Marian Lapšansky or Miroslav Dvorsky. A year later he himself conducted the production of the RAK festival. In August in years 2007 and 2008 Michal Mesjar gave organ recitals at ‘Days of medieval music‘ in St. George’s Church in Spisska Sobota. In 2008 he participated in restoration works of the oldest preserved positive organ in the Slovak Republic (1698) in the Church of Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Mokra Luka.
Since 2008 he has been interpreting pieces by Bach, Mendelsohn Bártholdy and Léon Boellmann in concerts at various festive occasions in the Church of the Holy Spirit in Devinska Nova Ves.
The contemporary French music composer Jean Paul Verpeaux dedicated Station II from his "14 brêves pour le Chemin de Croix" to Michal Mesjar.
In December 2009 he played in numerous concerts in churches and cathedrals around Slovakia presenting spiritual music. The concerts were organized by Harmonia Seraphica headed by Jaroslav Pehal. He also cooperated with Rastislav Kocan, Katarina Meliskova, Michaela Kustekova, Pavol Oravec, Zuzana Rahlova, Katka Krcmarova, Alena Jurcackova and Lujza Durisova.