Personality profile

Photo: Eva Varhaníková

Eva Varhaníková

13 Nov 1977 Brezno

classical music
piano
pedagóg – piano

Collaboration(s): Invention Quartet

Bio

Bio

1992 – 1998
Conservatory Žilina (piano – Darina Švárna)
1998 – 2003
The Music Faculty of Academy of Arts in Banská Bystrica (piano – Zuzana Niederdorfer-Paulechová)
international master classes:
Brno (Jiří Skovajsa), Jihlava (Radoslav Kvapil), Sanok (Jaroslav Drzewiecki, Oxana Rapita, Irena Rumancieva), Banská Bystrica (Otto Niederdorfer, Stephan Möller)
since 2003
pedagogue at The Music Faculty of Academy of Arts in Banská Bystrica (at present as the head of Department of keyboard instruments)
2009
completed doctoral studies at Academy of Performing Arts (Z. Niederdofer-Paulechová)

She holds several awards from national and international piano competitions. She performed at home and abroad (England, Russia, Czech Republic, Poland, Slovenia, Lithuania, Finland, Italy, Spain, Bulgaria, Ukraine, Iceland). She has worked with domestic and foreign orchestras and as a chamber musician with a number of performers (eg. with pianist Zuzana Niederdorfer-Paulechová, singer Ivan Zvarík, accordionist Michal Červienka and guitarist Adam Marec). She performed at numerous public recordings for Slovak Radio and premiered several works of Slovak composers (P. Špilák, J. Iršai, E. Krák and others).

Bibliography

  • Art Critique and Journalism
  • Dohnalová, Lýdia: ŠKO Žilina
    Noblesný Martinů
    2018 Hudobný život year 50, 2018, no. 1 - 2, p. 19
  • Miškovičová, Eva: Bass Fest 2016
    2016 Hudobný život year 48, 2016, no. 12, p. 40
  • Šišková, Ingeborg: Interpretačne mnohoraký december i január v Mirbachu
    2014 Hudobný život year 46, 2014, no. 1-2, p. 3
  • Horkay, Tamás: Collegium Wartberg v Humennom
    2013 Hudobný život year 45, 2013, no. 11, p. 12
  • Dohnalová, Lýdia: Music for viola, cello and piano - J. Brahms, M. Bruch [recenzia CD]
    2017 Hudobný život year 49, 2017, no. 9, p. 38
    (Z. Bouřová, J. Podhoranský, E. Cáhová; Diskant 2016)
  • Miškovičová, Eva: Banskobystrická hudobná jar
    2017 Hudobný život year 49, 2017, no. 6, p. 16

Discography

  • Photo: Music for Viola, Cello and Piano : Johannes Brahms, Max Bruch MUSIC FOR VIOLA, CELLO AND PIANO : JOHANNES BRAHMS, MAX BRUCH
    2016 CD – Discant DK0168-2131
    1. Johannes Brahms: Trio in A minor for Viola, Cello and Piano Op. 114
      Zuzana Bouřová (vl), Jozef Podhoranský (cb), Eva Varhaníková (pf)
    2. Max Bruch: Eigth Pieces for Viola, Cello and Piano Op. 83
      Zuzana Bouřová (vl), Jozef Podhoranský (vc), Eva Varhaníková (pf)
  • Photo: Hummel – Didi – Schubert : Collegium Wartberg HUMMEL – DIDI – SCHUBERT : COLLEGIUM WARTBERG
    2015 CD – Collegium Wartberg_SK
    1. Ján Nepomuk Hummel: Piano Quintet in E-flat major op. 87
      Collegium Wartberg, Dalibor Karvay (vn), Zuzana Bouřová (vl), Jozef Podhoranský (vc), Ján Krigovský (cb), Eva Varhaníková (pf)
    2. Vojtech Didi: Musica Concertino
      Collegium Wartberg, Dalibor Karvay (vn), Zuzana Bouřová (vl), Jozef Podhoranský (vc), Ján Krigovský (cb), Eva Varhaníková (pf)
    3. Vojtech Didi: Musica rurale
      Collegium Wartberg, Dalibor Karvay (vn), Zuzana Bouřová (vl), Jozef Podhoranský (vc), Ján Krigovský (cb), Eva Varhaníková (pf)
    4. Franz Schubert: Quintet in A major "The Trout" D 667 op. posth. 114 for piano, violin, viola, cello and double bass
      Collegium Wartberg, Dalibor Karvay (vn), Zuzana Bouřová (vl), Jozef Podhoranský (vc), Ján Krigovský (cb), Eva Varhaníková (pf)
  • Photo: Egon Krák – Mémoires II EGON KRÁK – MÉMOIRES II
    2013 CD – Music Fund SF 00712131
    1. Egon Krák: The ELF Symphony
      Slovak Philharmonic, Ernst Theis (dir.)
    2. Egon Krák: Au jardin d'amour
      Jana Pastorková (s), Egon Krák (pf)
    3. Egon Krák: New Harmony
      Alexander Stepanov (cl), Egon Krák (pf)
    4. Egon Krák: Lovers in the Moonlight
      Daniela Blesáková (fl), Mária Blesáková (pf)
    5. Egon Krák: Candlelight
      Adam Marec (gui), Eva Varhaníková (pf)
    6. Egon Krák: Panopticon
      Eva Varhaníková (pf)

Awards


  • 2008
  • Smetana International Piano Competition, Plzeň (CZ)
    2004 - 3rd prize
  • Schubert International Competition of Piano Duet, Jeseník (CZ)
    2004 - 1st prize (with Aneta Majerová)
  • Anglo-Czecho-Slovak Trust Competition, London (UK)
    2002
  • Bohuslav Martinů International Competition, Prague (CZ)
    1999

Premieres

  • First performances in Slovakia
  • Jozef Kolkovič: EP
    for jazz quartet
    25 Jun
    2016
    First performances in Slovakia
    41th Guitar Festival of J. K. Mertz, Klarisky Concert Hall, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Invention Quartet, Adam Marec (gui), Eva Varhaníková (pf), Róbert Ragan (cb), Peter Solárik (dr)
  • Egon Krák: Bonjour, M. Charpentier!
    Strena per chitarra, pianoforte, contrabbasso e percussione
    5 Mar
    2014
    First performances in Slovakia
    The Town Hall, Cikker's Hall, Banská Bystrica, SK
    PERFORMERS: Adam Marec (gui), Eva Varhaníková (pf), Róbert Ragan (cb), Peter Solárik (bat)
  • Peter Špilák: Tango Without a Farewell
    for piano
    19 Jan
    2014
    First performances in Slovakia
    Sunday Matinees at the Bratislava City Gallery, Mirbach Palace, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Eva Varhaníková (pf)
  • Vojtech Didi: Musica rurale
    Composizioni per pianoforte e archi
    3 Oct
    2013
    First performances in Slovakia
    Central Slovakia Museum, Thurzo's House, Banská Bystrica, SK
    PERFORMERS: Collegium Wartberg, Eva Varhaníková (pf), Dalibor Karvay (vn), Andrej Baran (vn), Zuzana Bouřová (vl), Jozef Podhoranský (vc), Ján Krigovský (cb)
  • First performances abroad
  • Vojtech Didi: Fare musica
    Composizioni per contrabasso e pianoforte
    5 May
    2013
    First performances abroad
    The European Festival of the Music Academies, Warsaw, PL
    PERFORMERS: Romana Uhlíková (cb), Eva Varhaníková (pf)
  • Vojtech Didi: Musica rurale
    Composizioni per pianoforte e archi
    5 May
    2013
    First performances abroad
    The European Festival of the Music Academies, Warsaw, PL
    PERFORMERS: Eva Varhaníková (pf), Andrej Baran (vn), Daniela Formanová (vn), Andrej Krajčovič (vl), Branislav Bielik (vc), Romana Uhlíková (cb)
  • Peter Špilák: Concertino
    for piano and string orchestra
    29 Jan
    2012
    First performances abroad
    Sanok, PL
    PERFORMERS: Eva Varhaníková (pf), Lwowska Orkiestra Kameralna Artura Mykitki, Igor Pylatyuk (dir.)
  • Egon Krák: Candlelight
    for guitar and piano
    26 May
    2011
    First performances abroad
    Sala Mompou de Sgae, Barcelona, ES
    PERFORMERS: Adam Marec (gui), Eva Varhaníková (pf)
  • Jevgenij Iršai: Magnil totoka
    for guitar and piano (from the cycle Letters to Ofodur)
    26 May
    2011
    First performances abroad
    Sala Mompou de Sgae, Barcelona, ES
    PERFORMERS: Adam Marec (gui), Eva Varhaníková (pf)

Gallery

  • Photo: Matiné in Mirbach Palace 2019-03-24 Matiné in Mirbach Palace
    Collegium Wartberg

    Source: Archives of Music Centre Slovakia
    Author: Dušan Godár


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