Tatiana Kanišáková

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Tatiana 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 courses of choral conducting with Prof. Éva Rozsgonyi in Szeged (H), in 2006 she finished with distinction the postgraduate study of choral singing and conducting at the Music Academy in Bydgoszcz (PL). 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 best Slovak women’s choir Iuventus Paedagogica and the founder and conductor of the mixed singer choir Nostro Canto. She was awarded several prizes with these choirs and she recorded  with them a CD of contemporary Slovak choral music.

Since 2010 she has been the conductor of the choir Collegium Technicum with which she presented for the first time several compositions of Slovak composers - Juraj Hatrík, Ivan Hrušovský, Iris Szeghy and Norbert Bodnár. In cooperation with the Slovak State Philharmonic Košice she prepared the choir for the following oratorio works:  Stabat Mater and Te Deum 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, the Heiligmesse by Joseph Haydn, the Dominicus Messe and Requiem by W. A. Mozart, Messe in C-major by Ludwig van Beethoven, Carl Orff Carmina Burana and the concert performance of the opera Le Villi by Giacomo Puccini.  

In 2012 under her leadership Collegium Technicum won first place in the category of large mixed choirs at the National Competition of Singer Choirs in Banská Bystrica and the choir was awarded the Prize of Slovak Music Fund for the best interpretation of the composition of Slovak composer.

Tatiana Kanišáková is a regular lector and jury member. She has given lectures and conducted in Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic, France, Austria, Norway, Ukraine, Slovenia, Spain, Moldovia, Macedonia and Finland  (60 concerts, festival and competition performances).

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