Jarmila Balážová

Jarmila Balážová graduated from the Conservatory of Music in Bratislava in 2011. In the conservatory’s chamber opera, she played the role of Arsamene in the opera Xerxes (also known as Serse) by G. F. Händel and the character of Marta in the opera Iolanta by P. I. Tchaikovsky. Balážová is a graduate of the Janáček Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Brno (2017), where she was instructed by Marta Beňačková. Under the chamber opera project, she played the part of Lapák the dog, in the opera The Cunning Little Vixen, composed by Leoš Janáček, followed by the character of Mother in the one-act opera Tears of the Knife by Bohuslav Martinů, the role of the Alto singer in the opera ‘L’impresario in Angustie’ by Domenico Cimarosa, and the Third Lady in the opera Magic Flute by W. A. Mozart. In 2015, she also completed a six-month internship at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw in the class led by Professor Ewa Iżykowska. Jarmila Balážová regularly collaborates with acclaimed Slovak Baroque music ensembles such as Il Cuore barocco, Solamente naturali, and Musica Aeterna. At the International Imrich Godin Singing Competition IUVENTUS CANTI, held in the Slovak town of Vráble, she received the 2015 Bach Society Performer Prize and in 2016 the Certificate of Merit in her category therein. Since 2017, Balážová has collaborated and participated in the projects of various music ensembles such as Ensemble Opera Diversa, Brno Contemporary Orchestra, Lübeck International Choir Academy, and L’armonia terrena. She also attended several singing masterclasses under the guidance of Adam Plachetka, Kateřina Kněžíková, Markéta Cukrová in Liteň, Kateřina Beranová in Valtice, Dagmar Pecková in Chrudim and Margreet Honig in Poland.


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