J. S. Bach: French Suite No. 6 in E major, BWV 817
M. Hatlak: Harmagong 2017
J. S. Bach: English Suite No. 5 in E minor, BWV 810
M. Hatlak: Monks 2021*
J. S. Bach: Partita No. 2 in C minor, BWV 826
Accordion virtuoso Marko Hatlak is well known as a soloist and as a member of various ensembles and performs a repertoire ranging from baroque and classical to tango and world music. After graduating from the famous Franz Liszt University of Music in Weimar, he completed postgraduate studies in Würzburg in 2008. In the early part of his career, in which he gave solo concerts featuring a repertoire of serious music ranging from baroque to contemporary, folk music and tango (with the groups Terrafolk and FUNtango) acted as a kind of creative counterweight. These days he is increasingly placing his creative energies in the foreground. The Marko Hatlak Band, in which he is also the singer and composer, performs a blend of funk, Latin and rock music. Each of his projects – be it with Stefan Milenkovich, Vlatko Stefanovski, Iztok Mlakar, Sabina Cvilak, Nuška Drašček or Marko Črnčec – is something unique and special. At his solo concerts he enjoys presenting a range of genres, from baroque to Mozart, while interweaving his own original compositions and, if the occasion allows it, other genres as well. In 2019 he composed Quicksilver, a piece for accordion and orchestra, and performed it with the RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra. He has also performed as a soloist with the Moscow Philharmonic and the Jenaer Philharmonie.