• 1971 – 1975

    Conservatory in Bratislava, flute (Ladislav Šoka, Viktor Vavro)

  • 1975 – 1979

    Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava, flute (Miloš Jurkovič)

  • 1979 - 1980

    2-year artistic scholarship at the Academy of Music and Drama in Prague, flute (Prof. František Čech)

  • 1980 - 1981

    Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava, PhD. studies (Miloš Jurkovič)

  • 1999 - 2000

    Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava, ( artis doctor)

  • since 1979

    member of the Dagmar & Jozef Zsapka duo (with her husband, guitarist Prof. Jozef Zsapka)

  • since 1982

    teacher at the Conservatory in Bratislava

  • since 2007

    teacher at the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava (2013 docent, 2019 professor)

Dagmar Zsapková performs both as a soloist and as a chamber music partner. In her solo performances, she appeared a number of times with renowned chamber and symphonic ensembles (e.g. Bohdan Warchal Slovak Chamber Orchestra, Slovak Sinfonietta Žilina, Košice State Philharmonic, Moyzes Quartet, Musica Aeterna, Liechtenstein Quartet etc.). Since 1979, she has regularly appearing with her husband, guitarist Jozef Zsapka, in a duo Dagmar & Jozef Zsapka. She has given concert performances almost all over the world (e.g. Japan, USA, Mexico, England, Spain, Portugal, France, Luxemburg, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Germany, Italy, Austria, Sweden, Greece, Turkey, former Yugoslavia, Hungary, Poland, Ukraine, Russia, Czech Republic, Mongolia, Vietnam, Cuba, Bulgaria, Romania etc.). She brought to stage many compositions of contemporary Slovak and foreign artists as premieres. A number of them have been dedicated to her by their authors (e.g. Jorge Cardoso – Argentina, David Babcock – USA, Igor Rechin – Russia, Filimon Ginalis – Greece, Štěpán Rak – Czech Republic as well as slovak composers Alexander Moyzes, Ilja Zeljenka, Dušan Martinček, Peter Martinček, Víťazoslav Kubička, Miloslav Kořínek, Ľuboš Bernáth and others). These compositions have come out on Fritz & Vogt, Trekel, Chanterelle, Guitarissimo, Hudobný fond and Opus labels. She has recorded 6 profile albums released by Opus, Akcent, Vysoká škola múzických umení labels.

Apart from performing in concerts, she is also active in education. Among her prominent students were Ivica Encingerová – 2nd flutist of the Munich Philharmonic, Martina Lesná – Musica Aeterna member, Marek Piaček – composer, as well as other students of flute attending universities in Paris, Vienna, Graz, Linz, Salzburg, Budapest, Brno and at the Academy of Music and Drama in Bratislava. She also regularly sits in juries of international performers’ contests. She has been leading master classes both in Slovakia and abroad (Czech Republic, Hungary, Russia, Japan, USA, former Yugoslavia, Greece, Italy, Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Luxemburg, France, Spain, Portugal and England).