Hana Blažíková

Hana BlazikovaBorn in Prague, Hana Blažíková graduated from the Prague Conservatory in the class of Jiří Kotouč in 2002, and later undertook further study with Poppy Holden, Peter Kooij, Monika Mauch, and Howard Crook.

Currently Hana specializes in the interpretation of Baroque, Renaissance, and medieval repertoires, and sings with ensembles and orchestras around the world, including Collegium Vocale Gent, Bach Collegium Japan, Sette Voci, Gli Angeli Genève, La Fenice, Tafelmusik, Collegium 1704, Collegium Marianum, Musica Florea, and others. Hana Blažíková has performed at many international festivals, such as Prague Spring, Oude Muziek Utrecht, Resonanzen (Vienna), Tage Alter Musik (Regensburg), Festival de Sablé, Festival de La Chaise-Dieu, Festival de Saintes, Arts festival Hong Kong.

In 2010 she took part in a highly acclaimed tour with Bach´s St Matthew Passion conducted by Philippe Herreweghe. Last season she made her debut in Carnegie Hall with Masaaki Suzuki´s Bach Collegium Japan, and during Easter week she sang in the St John Passion with the Boston Symphony Orchestra.

Hana appears on more than 20 CDs, including the well-known edition of Bach´s complete cantatas with Bach Collegium Japan.

Hana Blažíková also plays gothic harp and presents concerts in which she accompanies herself on this instrument; she is a member of Tiburtina Ensemble, which specializes in Gregorian chant and early medieval polyphony.

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