doc. Ivan Zvarík, ArtD.

Ivan Zvarík   10.05.1967 graduated in 1995, from the class of opera singing at the Conservatory in Žilina, as a bass. Following, he pursued opera and concert singing studies under prof. Eva Blahová at the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava, graduating in 1999. In 2009 he completed his ArtD. studies at the Academy of Arts in Banská Bystrica.From November 2018 he is assistant profesor in singing at the Academy of Arts. Since 2000, he has been a soloist of the State Opera in Banská Bystrica, while in 2010 he also became a permanent guest artist of the State Theatre Košice. During his studies he collaborated with the State Opera in Banská Bystrica and the Chamber Opera in Bratislava, ŠKO Žilina, the Prague Chamber Orchestra, and the State Philharmonic of Brno. He has completed master classes both at home and abroad (Czech Republic, Holland, Germany and Austria). He performs in Slovakia, Austria, the Czech Republic, the Netherlands, Germany, Poland, Italy, Slovenia and Japan. He participated in opera festivals in Germany (Isny, Kempten, Munich) and Italy (Salerno, Lagonegro). He has worked in theaters in Sweden, Germany, Slovak National Theatre in Bratislava, Rome and Košice State Theater.  He mastered the entire bass repertoire and has performed alongside opera stars such as Ľubica Vargicová, Peter Dvorský, Jolana Fogašová, Adriana Kučerová, Jana Kurucová, Cristina Baggio, Agnieszka Zwierko, Štefan Kocán, Miroslav Dvoský, Pavol Breslik. He has performed many concerts and independent recitals including at an opera recital in Rome in 2017. He has worked with prominent personalities of the music world, including Italian conductor Fabio Mastrangelo, legendary director Gianfranco De Bosi, Tomas Tomaschke and others. He is also teaching singing and solfeggio at Jan Albrecht Music and Art Academy in Banska Štiavnica. He is the holder of the Slovak Price for the character of Fiesco in Verdi's opera "Simon Boccanegra" as well as the figure of Cerevika Operas Soroć’s Fair from MP Musorgsky