I was born on September 9, 1986, in Presov, Slovak Republic. My talent for music was first discovered at the age of 5. When I was 8 years old, I started to attend jazz piano lessons. My teacher gave me a tape with music by Kenny Barron, Chick Corea, Erroll Garner and Michel Camilo and I fell in love with that music. Thanks to these recordings I became acquainted with the main jazz styles. Kenny Barron and his lyrical style with Brazilian music influences, rhythmic perfection of Chick Corea and his Elektric Band, swing style of Erroll Garner and rich latin jazz rhythms of Michel Camilo – all these musicians have inspired me and some of them are still my great inspiration today. When I was 15, I moved to Prague to study a conservatory. Already during my studies I had the opportunity to work with a lot of well-known Czech and Slovak artists of almost all music styles. My favourite genres include among others Afro-Cuban (Salsa) and Brazilian music.