"...a truly enormous talent..."
Lyric soprano Slávka Zámečníková, born in 1991 in Slovakia, is since September 2017 a member of the International opera studio of the Berlin State Opera, where she made her debut as the First Lady (Die Zauberflöte), Flora Bervoix (La Traviata), Miss Jessel (Turn of the Screw) and Nanetta (Falstaff) as cover for the star soprano Nadine Sierra under the baton of Daniel Barenboim. In the season 2017/18, she also appeared in the Prague National Theatre and Slovak National Theatre as Sophie (Werther). The next season in the Berlin State Opera includes beside other roles also Drusilla (L´incoronzione di Poppea), Ännchen/cover (Der Freischütz), Stimme des Falken (Frau ohne Schatten), Une chasseresse (Hippolyte et Arice) under the baton of Simon Rattle, Rosina (Betrothal in a Monastery) under Daniel Barenboim, First Lady (Die Zauberflöte) and Contessa Ceprano (Rigoletto).
In the 2017/2018 season, the young soprano performed in various concerts and international festivals, above all in the "Rheingau Music Festival" with Sinfonietta Cracovia, in the Konzerthaus Berlin, in the Georgian National Opera Theater as well as in the "Galina Vishnevskaya Opera Festival" in Sochi in the Mozarts Requiem. She also made her debut in the "Prague Spring Festival 2018" in Mahler's Symphony No.4 with the Warsaw National Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Mo Jacek Kaspszyk. Slávka Zámečníková appeared on stage as Musetta (La Bohème), Frau Fluth (Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor), Pamina (Die Zauberflöte), Woglinde (Das Rheingold) and Contessa (Le nozze di Figaro) and has made appearances around the world in countries including Brasil, Australia, China, South Korea, Monaco, Norway, France, Italy, Russia, Czech Republic and Austria.
The soprano has been awarded First Prize in the International Antonín Dvořák Competition 2016 in Carlsbad, in the International Mikulas Schneider-Trnavsky Competition 2017 as well as the International Iuventus Canti Competition 2015 in Slovakia. In the summer 2016, she received Third Prize, Audience Award and Daegu Opera House Award in the Otto Edelmann International Competition in Vienna as well as the Special Prize of Eva-Maria Wieser in the Concorso lirico Internationale di Portofino in Italy. She has participated in the Klaudia Taev International Competition 2017 in Estonia and the Queen Sonja International Competition 2017 in Norway.
Slávka Zámečníková graduated from the Bratislava Conservatory in 2015 and will finish her Master degree at the Hochschule für Musik "Hanns Eisler" in Berlin in 2019 under the tutelage of Anna Samuil. In addition, she has participated in various master-classes and workshops with renowned KS Anna Tomowa-Sintow, Francisco Araiza, Deborah Polaski, Patricia McCaffrey, Renée Morloc and Thomas Quasthoff and took part at the master-class program Corso d´Opera in Montepulciano with the vocal coach of Accademia Teatro alla Scala, Luciana D'Intino. She has also been mentored by KS Julia Varády, Abbie Furmansky and Wolfram Rieger.
Ms. Zámečníková is a scholarship recipient from the Liz Mohn Kultur- und Musikstiftung, the Junge Musiker Stiftung and the Deutschlandstipendium.
2017 │ International Mikulas Schneider-Trnavsky Competition (SK)
1st Prize │Slovak National Theatre Award
2016 │ International Antonín Dvořák Competition in Carlsbad (CZ)
1st Prize │Overall Winner Award│Prague National Theatre Award│Prague Spring Festival Award│Antonín Dvořák Award│Award for the best interpretation of the baroque work
2016 │ Otto Edelmann Competition in Vienna (A)
3rd Prize │ Audience Award│ Daegu Opera House Award
2016 │ Concorso Lirico Internationale di Portofino (IT)
Special Award of Eva-Maria Wieser
2015 │ International Vocal Competition Imrich Godin (SK)
1st Prize │ EMCY Award
2013 │ Competition of Slovak Conservatories (SK)
1st Prize │ Special Award
2011 │Competition Opera?Jo!Opera! (CZ)