• 1981 – 1987

    Bratislava Conservatory, piano (Juraj Mašinda) and harpsichord (Róbert Grác)

  • 1988 – 1992

    Academy of Performing Arts, Bratislava, piano (Miloslav Starosta, Daniela Varínska)

  • 1992 – 1993

    recipient of the Slovak Music Fund scholarship (Daniela Varínska)

  • since 1994

    Academy of Performing Arts, Bratislava, PhD. studies specialising in contemporary music (tutorials with Christian Wolff, András Wilheim, Martin Erdmann, Sigune von Osten, Zygmunt Krauze, Beth Griffith, Louis Andriessen etc.)

  • participation in international performance master classes (Eugen Indjić, Zoltán Kocsis, Rudolf Kehrer, Attila Némethy, Siegfried Mauser, Marianna Schröderová)

  • since 1988

    member of the VENI ensemble

  • since 1996

    member of a piano duo with her husband Mikuláš Škuta

  • 1997

    co-founder and member of a contemporary music ensemble Opera Aperta

  • 1993 – 1999

    rehearsal pianist at the Church Conservatory, Bratislava

“Eleonóra Slaničková-Škutová commands, among other things, a respectable dynamic amplitude, and she applies her creative temperament to the pieces she performs. Compositions with drama and passion are her forte. It is here that she wins the audience, the critics and the acclaim of the authors. At the same time, she attains an ideal balance between the mosaic of details and their integration into higher units; when performing the classical repertoire she captivates the audience with her personalized rendering of very well-known works.” Vladimír Čížik: Dictionary of Slovak Concert Art, Vol I., Hudobné centrum, Bratislava 2002, p. 120-123)

Moreover, Škutová is a sought-after chamber partner – apart from her duo with Mikuláš Škuta and the Opera Aperta ensemble, she is a member of the VENI ensemble and a standing chamber partner of Jozef Lupták, Eugen Prochác – vc, Ivana Pristašová – vn, Peter Šesták – vl, collaborating with vocalists in duos (Lívia Ághová, Andrea Danková, Aleš Jenis, Adriana Kohútková, Yveta Tannenbergerová), cellists (Ján Slávik and Michal Sťahel etc.) and foreign performers (Gabriela Demeterová, Barnabás Kelemen – vn, Robert Cohen, László Fenyő and Xavier Phillips – vc, Zygmunt Krauze – pf, Sigune von Osten and Beth Griffith – s).