Artist in residence
The soprano Hana Blažíková was born in the Czech Republic. She studied singing at the Prague Conservatory with Jiriho Kotouc and musicology and philosophy at Charles University in Prague. Hana Blažíková specialises in Renaissance and Baroque repertoire, but also excels at Gregorian singing and mediaeval music. She is certainly no stranger to Romantic lieder or contemporary music either. She plays the Gothic harp and even the bass guitar in the rock band Stillknox. In her work with Bruce Dickey, she wowed audiences as a star soprano, but she is also a member of Tiburtina Ensemble and Cappella Mariana. She has taken master classes with Poppy Holden, Peter Kooij, Monika Mauch and others. Hana Blažíková has worked with leading early music ensembles and composers, including Collegium Vocale Gent led by Philippe Herreweghe, Bach Collegium Japan led by Masaaki Suzuki, Sette Voci led by Peter Kooij and many more. As the artist in residence at AMUZ, you will be able to hear her at work with various ensembles and a highly diverse repertoire in this concert season.
"Czech soprano Hana Blazikova is one of the most exciting voices in the baroque music scene today. [...] Her clear, angelic soprano voice is capable of both great virtuosity and delicate sensitivity.”
"The soprano was exquisite. [...] Her voice has a unique beauty, a pure, colorful tone, with a mezzo-like dark energy. Her unadorned, but elegant and shapely phrasing connected notes and words in a wonderful musical whole.”
New York Classical review