Peter Valentovič has already achieved a lot of success at the world’s opera houses and concert halls, especially as a conductor but also as a pianist accompanying singers’ recitals.
This is what Edita Gruberová said about Peter Valentovič in an interview for Operaslovakia.sk on 1 August 2016:
“I liked him immediately, so I approached him and our cooperation began to develop from there. In the beginning I gave him Schubert’s songs and he played them with a lot of feeling. I felt as if we had been rehearsing them for years. He was very sensitive and responded immediately to my singing, felt my phrases, the composition’s contents, changes in tempo, dynamic structure, etc.
He sight-read everything with no preparation and he played not only the notes but also the music and stories of the songs. Then I thought I could test him playing Strauss, whose music is more complicated, and he didn’t disappoint me. I was more than satisfied. He is a great sight-reader and improviser. He’s excellent!”