Mária HANYOVÁ

She won the 3rd prize at the Competition of the Slovak Conservatories (2005), the 3rd prize at the Imrich Godin´s International Vocal Competition in Vráble, Slovakia (2007), the 1st prize at the prestigious International Vocal Competition of Mikuláš Schneider-Trnavský in Trnava, Slovakia (2008), where she became also the absolute winner of her category and she was awarded with two special prizes as well – the Prize of Mária Kišoňová-Hubová for the best performance of the compulsory song “Ružičky“ and the Prize of the Music Center Bratislava.

Already during the studies she gave numerous successful performances in Slovakia and abroad. She collaborated in a very successful concert series with Virtuosi di Praga chamber orchestra in 2008 and 2010. She represented Slovakia in the concert of four singers of the Visegrad countries in Budapest (April 2010). Since the season 2010/11 she appears regularly as the guest soloist of the Slovak National Theatre. Among her roles are Papagena in The Magic flute, Prilepa in The Queen of Spades, Karolka in Jenufa, Concetta in Gioielli della Madonna, Despina in Cosi fan Tutte, Marzelline in Fidelio, Mi in Land of Smiles and others.

Mária also enjoys quite extensive concert career. Just to name few of her performances she appeared with great guitarist Miriam Rodriguez Brüllová in 2011 and 2016 at The international music festival „Guitar Gems 2011“ in Israel, at The international music festival „Life is beautiful“ in Bucharestin. In 2014 she sang soprano solo in Japan in several performances of Beethovens 9th symphony with Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra. The same she sang in 2015 in Slovak Philharmonic with Bruno Walter Symphony Orchestra in national live TV broadcast.

Mária recorded CD I Gioielli della Madonna for NAXOS.

She sang five Christmas concerts 2016 with the State Chamber Orchestra Žilina. She will appear in two concerts with Slovak Philharmomic Orchestra for concert performances of Strauss´s Electra in January 2017.