• 1986 – 1994

    Conservatory in Bratislava (1986 – 1988 as a special student, violin – Albín Vrteľ), title the Best Graduate of the Year

  • 1994 – 1998

    Hochschule für Musik und darstellende Kunst in Vienna (Michael Frischenschlager, Chugaev) and privatestudy (Eugenia Thougaeva)

  • 1994, 1996, 1997

    Sommerakademie Wien-Prag-Budapest, Semmering, Austria (Michael Frischenschlager)

  • 1996

    Internationale Kurze in Bled

  • since 2000

    concert master of the Chamber Soloists Bratislava

  • 2002

    co-founder of string trio Trio EIS (with Petra Ackermannová, vl and Roland Schueler, vc)

  • since 2007

    pedagogue at Conservatory in Innsbruck

  • since fall 2008

    attendance at project Vienna Art Orchestra

Ivana Pristašová focuses on chamber and solo performing. She is co-founder and a member of the ensemble Opera Aperta and concert master of Chamber Soloists Bratislava. She has cooperated with ensembles Stradivari Sextett, Jess-Trio-Wien, Albrecht Quartet, VENI ensemble, Cappella Istropolitana, Ensemble 20. Jahrhundert, Klangforum Wien, Ensemble Contrechamp Geneve and with viola player Yossi Gutmann.

As a soloist she has performed with Slovak Philharmonic, Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Slovak Sinfonietta Žilina under conducting of Ondrej Lenárd, Róbert Stankovský, Peter Keuschnig and Alexander Schwinck. She presented herself at several international festivals in Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Slovenia, Poland and Czech Republic.

Ivana Pristašová performs and pays great attention to the study and premieres of contemporary music, regularly cooperates with specialized music ensembles. She performs at festivals of new music Wien Modern, Klangspuren, Steirischer Herbst, in Schleswig-Holstein, Salzburg, Lucerne and at Biennial in Venice.

She also performs within music-theatre productions at several European opera stages. She is also interested in playing jazz and world music.