"...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), Falke (Frau ohne Schatten), Une chasseresse (Hippolyte et Arice) under the baton of Sir Simon Rattle, Ännchen/cover (Der Freischütz) 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) and will make her debut as Ilia (Idomeneo) in the Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden within the International Maifestspiele 2019.
In 2017/2018 the young soprano performed in various concerts and international festivals, above all at the Elbphilharmonie under Sir Simon Rattle as Une chasseresse in Rameau´s Hippolyte et Aricie, in the "Prague Spring Festival 2018" in Mahler's Symphony No.4 with the Warsaw National Philharmonic Orchestra, at the "Rheingau Music Festival", in the Konzerthaus Berlin, in the Georgian National Opera Theater as well as at the "Galina Vishnevskaya Opera Festival" in Sochi in the Mozarts Requiem. Slávka Zámečníková appeared on stage as Pamina (Die Zauberflöte), Contessa (Le nozze di Figaro), Musetta (La Bohème), Frau Fluth (Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor) and Woglinde (Das Rheingold) and has made appearances around the world in countries including Brasil, Australia, China, South Korea, Monaco, Norway, France, Italy, Russia, etc.
The soprano has been awarded several main prizes at the international competitions, above all the Second Prize in the Bundeswettbewerb Berlin 2018 and the First Prizes in the International Competition Accademia Belcanto 2018 in Graz, 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 the Third Prize, the Audience Award and the 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 and finished her Master degree at the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler in Berlin under the tutelage of Anna Samuil. In addition, she has participated in various master-classes and workshops with renowned KS Anna Tomowa-Sintow, KS Brigitte Fassbaender, KS 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.
2019 │ International Stanisław Moniuszko Vocal Competition (PL)
2018 │ Bundeswettbewerb Gesang Berlin (D)
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)