Adriana Kučerová (born February 24, 1976) is a Slovak soprano.
She was born on February 24, 1976, in Lučenec, Czechoslovakia. She was 22 years old and was almost finished with her university studies before she decided to go into a music career. Frank Kuznik of The Prague Post said "To say that Adriana Kučerová came late to singing would be like saying that Mozart was just another composer." She had originally studied at Matej Bel University, working towards a degree so she could become a teacher. Kuznik said that she "chang[ed] her mind literally at the last minute." A teacher at the university's music school recommended that she attend a conservatory in Bratislava. Kučerová attended the school of music in Bratislava, the Conservatoire Supérieur de musique et de danse de Lyon in Lyon, France, and the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava (VŠMU).
She won the European Music Prize for Youth in Hamburg, Germany in 2001 and in the International Summer Academy Prague-Vienna-Budapest in 2002. In 2005 she won the Gabor Belvedere singing competition in Vienna, Austria, winning first prize and the special prizes of the audience. Kuznik said that since then, she "has been in demand on stages throughout Europe".
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