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Eva Blahova

She comes from a famous family, the father Dr. Janko Blaho was the first Slovak professional opera singer.

The ARTISTC CAREER
Artistic director of the Janáček Opera National theatre Brno 2011 – (artistic tours abroad: Germany, Austria, Spain, Turkey, Slovakia, Oman)
Patron of the Janáček International festival in Luhačovice 2014
President of Slovak-Canadian Music Found 1995 –
Member of nominations committee Trebbia – European prices in culture 2007 –
Member of festival’s committee of the Bratislava Music Festival (BHS) 2009 – 2014
Member of festival’s committee of the Music Festival Allegretto in Žilina 2001 –
Member of board of the National Theatre in Prague 2005 – 2013
Special guest of the World Culture Forum in San Francisco, USA 2011 (a lecture on topic the Music education in Slovak)
World Forum in Cambridge – Saint John’s Collage, UK 2010
Member of program council of the Prague Spring Festival 2003 – 2009
Voice consultant in the National Theatre Prague, Czech Republic 2007 - 2008
Voice consultant in the Opera house Den Norske, Oslo, Norway 2005 – 2008
President of the International singing competition of Mikuláš Schneider-Trnavský in Trnava, Slovakia 1994 – 2010
Work in the European Mozart Foundation (Czech Republic, Poland, Italy, Belgium) 1993 – 1998
Foundress of the Prague Festival “Opera Stars of tomorrow” 2001 - 2003, 2005, 2007
Co-foundress of the Festival “European Days in Bratislava” together with Ing. Krempaský 1997 – 2003
Initiator of the Lucia Popp International competition
Cooperation with the Olga Havlova Foundation
Cooperation with Help Foundation, Bratislava, Slovakia

APPRECIATIONS and AWARDS
- Award of the Chairman of National Council of Slovakia, Pavol Paška 2013
- Laureate of the state honour “The Knights First Class Award of the Order of the Lion of Finland”, by president of Finland, Tarja Halonen 2011
- Laureate of the state honour “The Order second class of Ľudovít Štúr “from the President of Slovakia Ivan Gašparovič for significant artistic-academic activities 2010
- Gold medal for deserving about Austrian Rupublic “Das Goldene Ehrenzaichen für Dienste um Republic Österreich” 2010
- The Personality of Bratislava in reader’s poll of the magazine Metropola 2013
- Certificate of honour of Wienenmusikseminar 2005
- Great Woman of the 21st century (The American Biographical Institute) 2004 -2005 Laureate of the honour of Trnava Town for the development and support of the culture
- Title of the Honour Citizen of Skalica Town Etc.

The ACADEMIC CAREER
VŠMU in Bratislava, Slovakia 1969 – 2000
Academy of Art in Banska Bystrica 2004 –
Guest professor on Academy of music in Krakow, Poland
Guest professor on University in Turku, Finland 2002 – 2007

INTERNATIONAL COMPETITIONS - JURY MEMBER
- International singing competition of Antonín Dvořák in Carlsbad, Czech Republic
- International singing competition of Ady Sari, Nowy Sącz, Poland
- Competition in Czech and Slovak production in Montreal, Canada
- Competition in Czech and Slovak production in Green Bay Wisconsin, USA
- International singing competition St. Peterburg, Russian
- International singing competition of V. Bucchiho v Roma, Italy
- International singing competition in Patrica, Italy
- Concorso Lirico Internazionale Seravezza, Italy
- Singing competition in Baku, Azerbaijan
- Singing competition in Russe, Bulgaria

SOLO DEBUT and ARTISTIC CAREER
Solo debut with Slovakian Philharmonic 1965
Solo singing performance in the most of European countries, countries of Asia, USA and Canada.

STUDIUM VŠMU doc. Anna Hrušovská (opera and concert singing), Bratislava, Slovakia 1962 – 1968 Akademie für Musik und darstellende Kunst (songs and oratories) prof. Robert Schollum, Vein, Austria 1968 – 1971
Master’s classes by prof. Erich Werba in Salzburg, Austria 1981
Master’s classes by prof. Daniel Ferro, Siena, Italy 1986