Biography│English

„…a truly enormous talent…”

– operaslovakia.sk

Soprano Slávka Zámečníková is one of the most promising singers, inspiring great expectations since her successes at Berlin State Opera, the Internationale Maifestspiele Wiesbaden as well as at Moniuszko Competition, Neue Stimmen Competition and Belvedere Competition in 2019. In the season 2020/2021 she started her new engagement as a member of the ensemble of the Wiener Staatsoper with a great success as Norina in Don Pasquale,  Frasquita (Carmen) and Poppea in the new production of Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea under Pablo Heras-Casado. She rounded this off by singing the soprano part in the ballet premiere with Mahler’s 4th Symphony. At the beginning of the season she also made her debut as Contessa in the new production of Le nozze di Figaro in Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden. In 2019/20 she delighted audiences at Staatsoper Berlin as Nanetta (Falstaff) under the baton of Zubin Mehta and as Dircé in Medée. Holding a scholarship of Liz Mohn Kultur- und Musikstiftung during the seasons 2017/18 and 2018/19, she was a member of the International Opera Studio of Staatsoper Berlin achieving successes as Erste Dame (Die Zauberflöte), Miss Jessel (Turn of the Screw), Falke (Die Frau ohne Schatten), Flora (La Traviata), and as Chasseresse (Hyppolite et Aricie) under the baton of Sir Simon Rattle, who conducted her in the same role at her debut at Elbphiharmonie Hamburg. Further important debuts  include Ilia in the new production of Idomeneo during the Internationale Maifestspiele at Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden and Sophie in Werther at National Theater Prague and at Slovak National Theater in Bratislava.

She made her debut at Prague Spring Festival 2018 in Mahler’s Symphony No. 4  with National Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra. Concerts have brought her to Rheingau Musik Festival, Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, at Konzerthaus Berlin, and in Mozart‘s Requiem at Galina Wischnewskaja Opera festival in Sotschi.

The soprano has been awarded Third Prize at the prestigious international competition Neue Stimmen 2019 in Gütersloh as well as at the renowned International Hans Gabor Belvedere Competition in Villach. She has also been awarded Second Prize at the greatest Polish competition – International Stanislaw Moniuszko Competition in Teatr Wielki in Warsaw and at the German national competition – Bundeswettbewerb Gesang Berlin 2018. She received 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 in the International Iuventus Canti Competition 2015 in Slovakia. In the summer 2016, she received Third Prize, the Audience Award and the Daegu Opera House Award in the Otto Edelmann International Competition in Vienna as well as a Special Award in the Concorso lirico Internationale di Portofino in Italy.

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, Patricia McCaffrey, Neil Shicoff, Renée Morloc, Thomas Quasthoff, Gregory Lamar and Luciana D’Intino. She has also been mentored by Deborah Polaski, KS Julia Varády, Matthias Samuil and Wolfram Rieger.

Ms. Zámečníková is a scholarship recipient of the Junge Musiker Stiftung and the Deutschlandstipendium.

Awards

2019│Neue Stimmen Singing Competition (D)

3. Prize


2019│International Hans Gabor Belvedere Competition in Villach (A)

3. Prize


2019│International Stanisław Moniuszko Competition in Warsaw (PL)

2. Prize│Cracow Polish Music Festival Award – solo recital


2018 │ Bundeswettbewerb Gesang Berlin (D)

2nd Prize


2018 │ International Competition Accademia Belcanto in Graz (A)

1st Prize │Hamburger Kammeroper Award│Award of Maria Callas Festival in Sao Paolo


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 a baroque aria


2016 │ International Competition Otto Edelmann 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 in Bratislava (SK)

1st Prize │ Special Award of Music Centre Bratislava