Personality profile

Photo: Eva Virsik Author: R. Lesay

Eva Virsik

www.evavirsik.com/Reviews.html

classical music
piano

Bio

Bio

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Bratislava Conservatory and P. I. Tchaikovsky State Conservatory in Moscow (piano – Jakov Zak, Stanislav Nejgauz), where she also completed postgraduate study
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departmental assistant at Academy of Performing Arts, Bratislava 
since 2006
employed at the University of New Haven, state of Connecticut, USA 
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teaching activity at musical faculties in Germany (Hochschule für Musik und darstellende Kunst in Frankfurt, Hochschule für Musik in Freiburg), as also in Bowdoin College and at Portland Conservatory of Music 
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currently lives in USA
 

While professionally engaged in Slovakia she performed with the most important Slovak orchestras. Her concert performance in the USA and Europe has been varied and extensive (solo concerts with orchestra and independent recitals). She has performed with orchestras abroad such as the Berlin Radio Orchestra, Portland Symphony Orchestra in USA, Orchestre National de Lille in France, Eastern Connecticut Symphony, Orchestra of Southern Finger Lakes in New York etc.

 

Festivals in which she has participated include Russian Winter, Arcady Music Festival in USA, BHS, Berolina (in Germany, biennale of contemporary music), etc. She has made numerous concert appearances also at music institutes and universities in Europe and the USA.

 

Eva Virsik has collaborated with radio stations in Europe and the USA, and she has made recordings e.g. for SWR in Germany and for French television. She has given a recital in direct transmission for Morning Pro Musica on Boston radio. Her concerts have been broadcast on the American TV channel PBS, as well as radio stations in Maine and Connecticut. Her latest CD “Piano Encores” (2010) was highly rated by a critic in the magazine “Fanfare” (2011).

Bibliography

  • Šišková, Ingeborg: Trom zo štyroch nedeľných koncertov v Mirbachu dominoval klavír
    2013 Hudobný život 2013, no. 5, p. 10
  • Adamčiaková, Vlasta: partes
    rozhovor
    1981 (13. 1. 1981) Smena 1981 (13. 1. 1981)
  • Šuhajdová, J.: Hudba a poézia v Mirbachu
    1981 Hudobný život 1981, no. 1, p. 7
  • - :: V romantickom tóne
    1980 (28. 11. 1980) Večerník 1980 (28. 11. 1980)
  • Králik, Jan: Karlovarské Mladé pódium
    1979 Hudobný život 1979, no. 19, p. 4
  • Čížik, V.: Dva výborné polorecitály
    1978 Hudobný život year 10, 1978, no. 24, p. 7
  • Dušinský, Gabriel: Koncerty v Mirbachovom paláci
    1977 Hudobný život 1977, no. 6, p. 4
  • -žk-: Prehrávky Slovkoncertu
    1976 Hudobný život 1976, no. 24, p. 5
  • Podracký, Igor: Nevšedné zážitky
    Koncertní umelci v Trenčianskych Tepliciach
    1975 (20. 8. 1975) Práca 1975 (20. 8. 1975)
  • Adamčiak, Milan: Bohatá koncertná sezóna
    1975 Nové Slovo year 17, 1975, no. 35
  • Marešová, Jaroslava: Klavír je pre mňa všetkým
    1972 (1. 2. 1972) year 17, 1972 (1. 2. 1972), no. 22
  • - :: Klub S
    1972 Rozhlas 1972, no. 30
  • - žk -: Ešte raz o kytici
    1971 (15. 12. 1971) Večerník year 16, 1971 (15. 12. 1971), no. 274
  • Bachleda, Stanislav: Súťažiť áno, ale hodnotne. (Najvyššia trofej Smetanovskej súťaže na Slovensku)
    1970 (november) Smena year 23, 1970 (november), no. 282
  • - :: Víťazstvo v Hradci
    1970 Večerník year 15, 1970, no. 271
  • Strausz, Mikuláš: Ceny sa hrnú do Bratislavy
    1969 Večerník year 14, 1969, no. 252
  • - :: Malý rozhovor pri veľkom klavíri
    1963 (29. 12. 1963) Ľud / Kultúra year 15, 1963 (29. 12. 1963), no. 310
  • Personal bibliography
  • Ištvančin, Ján ml.: Život za klávesnicou
    1981 Smena na nedeľu year 16, 1981, no. 21, p. 7
  • O sovietskej klavírnej pedagogike
    1976 Hudobný život year 8, 1976, no. 18, p. 6
  • Pamiatke Jakova I. Zaka
    1976 Hudobný život year 8, 1976, no. 15, p. 6

Awards

  • "Coin for Excellence"
    2013
  • Simone Belsky Piano Competition, Hartford, Connecticut, (US)
    2011
  • Maria Callas Grand Prix – International Music Competition, Athens (GR)
    1981
  • Performance Competition of the Slovak Socialist Republic
    1979
  • Competition of Students Slovak Republic Conservatories
    1971
  • International Piano Competition, Hradec Králové (CZ)
    1970
  • Virtuosi per musica di pianoforte, Ústí nad Labem (CZ)
    1969
  • National Piano Competition, Prague
    1969


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