Hana Blažíková soprano


Hana Blažíková is an exceptional figure on the Czech and international early music scene. A soprano singer with a characteristic timbre, sensitive vocal expression and warm interpretative style, she has won the admiration of audiences in many concert venues both at home and abroad.
Hana Blažíková was born in Prague. She is a graduate of the Prague Conservatory, where she studied under Jiří Kotouč and later undertook master classes with Poppy Holden, Peter Kooij, Monika Mauch and Howard Crook.
Currently, the singer specialises in the interpretation of mainly Baroque, Renaissance and Medieval repertoire and performs solo with many of the world’s leading ensembles, including Collegium Vocale Gent, Bach Collegium Japan, Gli Angeli Genève, the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, L’Arpeggiata, Ensemble Pygmalion, Nederlandse Bachvereniging, La Cetra, La Capella Reial de Catalunya, Ensemble Masques, Les Passions del’Âme, Constantinople and others. Among the Czech ensembles, we should first mention the Collegium Marianum, Tiburtina Ensemble, Collegium 1704, Cappella Mariana, and Musica Florea.
Hana Blažíková appears regularly at major international festivals, such as the Prague Spring, the Edinburgh International Festival, Salzburger Festspiele, Oude Muziek Utrecht, Tage Alter Musik Regensburg, Resonanzen (Vienna), the Summer Festivities of Early Music, Festival de la Chaise-Dieu, Chopin i jego Europa, Festival de Saintes, Bachfest Leipzig, and Concentus Moraviae.
She has also sung works by Bach with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Bamberger Symphoniker under the baton of Herbert Blomstedt. Her collaboration with the Bach Collegium Japan took her to New York’s Carnegie Hall.
Since 2015, she has worked closely with the renowned cornett player Bruce Dickey, with whom she has recorded 2 solo CDs (“Breathtaking”, 2016 and “On the Breath of Angels”, 2020) and made several recordings with his ensemble Concerto Palatino. Together they have toured in North America (most recently in 2023) as well as Australia and Tasmania (2019).
In 2017, she participated in the “Monteverdi 450” project, where she performed in all three of Monteverdi’s operas under the direction of Sir John Eliot Gardiner, playing the roles of Eurydice, Musica, Minerva, Fortuna and Poppea. This important project enabled her to sing in leading opera and concert houses in both Europe and the USA.
Hana Blažíková also focuses on music of later eras and has been invited twice to the Chopin i jego Europa festival in Warsaw to perform songs by Fryderyk Chopin, Robert Schumann, Jan Václav Tomášek and Antonín Dvořák. In 2013, she recorded the complete songs of Chopin.
The artist has appeared on more than forty CDs, including the highly acclaimed edition of Bach’s complete cantatas with the Bach Collegium Japan. Among her most recent recordings are “La Morte del Cor Penitente” by G. Legrenzi (with the Ensemble Masques), the oratorio “Antiochus and Stratonica” by Ch. Graupner (with the Boston Early Music Festival Orchestra), and “Lilium among the Thorns” (with the Collegium Marianum), which was nominated for the Czech Musical Academy “Anděl” (Angel) award in 2023.
Hana Blažíková also plays the Gothic and Romanesque harp, performing solo, in a duo with Barbora Kabátková and with the Tiburtina Ensemble.