Adriana Kučerová

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Adriana Kučerová

Adriana Kučerová (born February 24, 1976) is a Slovak soprano.

She was born on February 24, 1976, in Lučenec, Czechoslovakia.[1] 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."[2] 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."[2] A teacher at the university's music school recommended that she attend a conservatory in Bratislava.[2] Kučerová attended the school of music in Bratislava, the Conservatoire Supérieur de musique et de danse de Lyon in Lyon, France,[3] and the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava (VŠMU).[4]

She won the European Music Prize for Youth in Hamburg, Germany in 2001 and in the International Summer Academy Prague-Vienna-Budapest in 2002.[3] In 2005 she won the Gabor Belvedere singing competition in Vienna, Austria,[2] winning first prize and the special prizes of the audience.[3] Kuznik said that since then, she "has been in demand on stages throughout Europe".[2]

She joined the Slovak National Theatre after finishing her university studies.[3] As of 2009 she is a resident of Bratislava.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Adriana Kučerová[permanent dead link]" (Archive). Music Centre Slovakia. Ministry of Culture of the Slovak Republic. Retrieved on 18 October 2012."
  2. ^ a b c d e f Kuznik, Frank. "Mozart, pure and clear" (). The Prague Post. January 22, 2009. Retrieved on October 4, 2012.
  3. ^ a b c d "Adriana Kučerová." (Archive) Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. Retrieved on October 4, 2012.
  4. ^ "Adriana Kučerová." (Archive) (in Slovak) Slovak National Theatre. Retrieved on 4 October 2012. "Štúdia absolvovala na j VŠMU v Bratislave[...]"

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