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LA GIOIA was founded in the year 2008. It presents musical style, popopera, which unites popular music and opera singing. LA GIOIA is grouping of three singers who interpret popular songs in the style of belcanto. Trio repertoire consists not only from compositions of the world music scene, but especially noteworthy adaptations
of Slovak and Czech hits performed in original way. It is classical pop operatic crossover group which unites passion, nobles and great voices.

LA GIOIA in translation means joy. And with joy, Hispanic temperament and Italian passion comes La Gioia to offer unusual and on the music scene unique experience.

Durovec

Peter Durovec

Peter Durovec, singer - baritone, was born in 1974. Branch opera singing studied at the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava. After graduation he worked as the soloist at the State Opera in Banska Bystrica. There he created a series of characters of the world opera repertoire.

In addition to opera and operetta he created a musical characters too as a member of ensemble in the Theater of St. Pölten, Austria. Nowadays he focus on the concert and teaching activities. He is one of the founding members of La Gioia formation.


Sevcik

Peter Sevcik

Peter Sevcik singer - baritone, was born in 1976 in Topoľčany. He studied at the Private conservatory of Dezider Kardos in Topolcany opera singing in the class of professor Eva Pacovska. During studies he took part on few of international and national singers competitions.

After graduation and receiving an approval he performed in Military art ensemble in Bratislava. He passed singing courses with professor Viktoria Stracenska, also with soloist of Slovak National Theatre Denisa Slepkovska. His experiences he capitalized in setting up La Gioia formation.



Vanik

Matej Vanik

Matej Vanik tenor and composer was born in 1977 in Banska Bystrica. He graduated at the Pedagogical Faculty of Comenius University in Bratislava. He was a member of the Opera of Slovak national theatre (SNT). As the solo singer he created different characters in musicals such as Grinder and Elisabeth Báthory. He released his own pop album named Lyrika. In the role of the composer he made his debut with children's musical The Little Red Riding Hood performed in the drama SNT.
He is co- founder of original vocal formation La Gioia. He is involved in various pop and gospel projects.