Blanka Juhaňáková, blessed with perfect pitch from childhood, graduated from the Bratislava Conservatory, where she majored in piano (with Eva Pappová) and minored in voice (with Zlatica Livorová). Completing six years of study in just four years, she was then accepted at the Janáček Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Brno, in the Czech Republic. Upon completion of her studies in piano performance (with Professor Inessa Janíčková) she played Grieg's Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in A minor at the graduation concert. She went on to study choral conducting at the same academy (with Associate Professor Josef Pančík). In 1993, Juhaňáková served as corepetitor at the International Singing Courses led by Elena Nikolaidi in Houston, Texas, in the USA. Juhaňáková is currently a senior teacher at the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava. Since 2000, she has chaired the Choir Singing Committee of the National Center of Education in Slovakia Since 2002, she has served as a member of the Concert Artists´ Committee for the Music Fund, and since 2003, she has served on the Council of Arts and Sciences at the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava.
Choir Music of the 20th and 21st century
Sergej Rachmaninov - All-Night Vigil Op.37