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Tatiana Kanišáková - Present conductor of Collegium TechnicumTatiana Švajková-Kanišáková graduated from the Faculty of Education, Comenius University in Bratislava in 1997, from which she also received her PhD. degree.  In 2003 she took part in the master classes of choral conducting with Prof. Éva Rozsgonyi in Szeged (Hungary), in 2006 she attended the postgraduate study of choral singing and conducting at the Akademia Muzycna in Bydgoszcz which she finished with distinction. 
Since 2001 she has been teaching at the Department of Music, Faculty of Humanities and Natural Sciences, University of Prešov.  She is the conductor of the women’s choir Iuventus Paedagogica and the mixed singer choir Nostro Canto there with which she recorded a CD of contemporary Slovak choral music. At the international competitions IFAS in Pardubice, Czech Republic (2004, 2008) and Academic Banská Bystrica, Slovakia she was awarded the highest prizes and the prize for the best conductor.
Since 2010 she has been the conductor of the choir Collegium Technicum with which she presented for the first time the compositions of Juraj Hatrík and Ivan Hrušovský. In cooperation with the State Philharmony of Košice she prepared the choir for the following oratorio works:  Stabat Mater by Antonín Dvořák, Schubert’s Messe As dur and Stabat Mater, Messa di Gloria by Pietro Mascagni,  the Messe solennelle de Saint Cécile by Charles Gounod and the Heilgmesse by Joseph Haydn.
She has conducted CollegiumTechnicum 15-times in public concert performances. Under her conduction at the National Competition in Banská Bystrica 2012, the Collegium Technicum confirmed its dominant position in the hierarchy of large mixed choirs in Slovakia when it won the competition and it was awarded the Prize of the Slovak Music Fund for the best interpretation of the composition of Slovak composer.  
Tatiana Švajková is a regular lector and jury member. She has given lectures and conducted in Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic, France, Austria, Norway, Ukraine, Slovenia and Spain (33 concerts, festival and competition performances).
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