Prof. PhDr. Naďa Hrčková, CSc. was a long-standing lecturer at the Department of Musicology of the Philosophical Faculty of the Comenius University in Bratislava, then she has been active as a researcher at the Academy of Music and Theatre in Bratislava. She qualified as a University teacher (Doc.) and inaugurated as a Professor in Musicology at the Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic. She has been lecturing in Slovakia and guest-lecturing at various European universities (i.e.Warszawa, Krakow, Hamburg, Ljubljana, Vilnius).
Research topics: musical critic, history of European music, especially early music and 20th centurie’s music, and Slovak music. Internationally known as an expert in contemporary music.
Major monographs: Reviewing Music (Opus, Bratislava 1986), Tradition, Modernity, and the Slovak Musical Culture (Litera, Bratislava 1996), at present, Prof. Dr. Naďa Hrčková has been editing the syntetic monographs on various periods of musical history: History of Music I – VII (1, 2) issued in both Slovak and Czech languages (Ikar Bratislava and Euromedia Group Prague).
She has participated on numerous international musicological conferences (Brno, Ljubljana, Warszawa, Krakow, Vilnius, Budapest), published numerous studies in internationally renowned musicological magazines.
Since 1991 she has been co-organizing the Symposium at the International Festival of Contemporary Music Melos-Ethos (of which she is also the co-founder) and editing its periodical German- Slovak congress book. Also an editor of Handbooks of the Contemporary Musical Culture (Slovac Composers), dealing with sociological questions concernig contemporary music.
Since 2006 she has been the editor of Melos, an internet revue with texts on the contemporary musical culture. www.melos.hrckova.sk