Slovak pianist Monika Mockovcáková began her piano studies at age six, and at the age of thirteen she won the National Music Competition of former Czechoslovakia. She graduated with honors from The University of Musical Arts of Bratislava, Slovakia, where she received her Master’s degree in Music. She studied piano with the noted Slovak pianist Ida Cernecká - a pupil of renowned pianist and master teacher Vera Gornostayeva. In 2010, she completed her Doctoral degree at The University of Musical Arts of Bratislava, studying under the distinguished pianists Prof. Daniel Buranovský and Prof. Ludovit Marcinger.

In the United States, Monika expanded the scope and range of music in her repertoire by studying with pianist and Prof. Dr. Robert Pennington. She has attended many international performer courses under the direction of famous instructors and performers, including M. Gutman, E. Hagenah, E. Indjic, P. Toperczer, S. Rodriguez, A. Koscielny and others. Her concert tours have taken her to the Czech Republic, Hungary, Austria, Germany, France, Belgium, the United States and Switzerland.

In addition to her solo activities, Monika is often welcomed as a lieder accompanist, chamber music performer and in a duo playing piano four hands. In 2007, she won 2nd Prize in the Washington International Piano Artists Competition, as well as the Press Award and the Award for Best Performance of a Classical Work. In years 2011-2012, she taught at Conservatoire de Musique in Geneva, Switzerland. She worked at the University of Musical Arts of Bratislava, and currently teaches at The Conservatory of Music in Bratislava. Monika has developed a reputation as a dynamic pianist who blends an immaculate command of the instrument with deep musical understanding to express her fresh artistic interpretations. She has recorded for Slovak Radio, Czech Radio, Slovak TV and Swiss radio TSR Espace 2.


 

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