Hana Blažíková completed her vocal training with Jiří Kotouč at the conservatory in her native city of Prague in 2002, going on to study with Peter Kooij and Monika Mauch. She also studied musicology and philosophy at Charles University in Prague.
The Czech soprano focuses primarily on Renaissance and Baroque music, having performed at many international festivals including the Utrecht Early Music Festival, Resonanzen in Vienna and the Hong Kong Arts Festival. She has worked with such ensembles and orchestras as Collegium Vocale Gent, La Fenice, Tafelmusik and the Boston Symphony Orchestra.
In 2010 and 2013, Blažíková took part in an acclaimed tour led by Philippe Herreweghe featuring Bach’s St Matthew Passion. She participated in the staged production Orfeo Chaman with L’Arpeggiata in Bogotá in 2014.
Blažíková can be heard on over thirty CD recordings, including the well-known release of Bach’s complete cantatas with Masaaki Suzuki’s Bach Collegium Japan.
In addition to her singing career, she plays the gothic harp, presenting concerts on which she accompanies herself on that instrument. She is also a member of the Tiburtina Ensemble, which specialises in Gregorian chant and early medieval polyphony.
Blažíková is making her first appearance with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, under the baton of Philippe Herreweghe, in December 2017.