Drahomira Biligova pianist

Drahomira Biligova pianist

Graduated in piano studies with full marks under the guidance of Pavla Pokojna at the Conservatory of Bratislava, her hometown.

Specialised in piano studies in Belgium with Jacques Genty, winning the Premier Prix at the Conservatory of Mons, at Bonn with Stefan Askenase and in Rome with Fausto Zadra, Carlo Zecchi, Tito Aprea and Guido Agosti.

Specialisation courses at the Salzburg Mozarteum with Carlo Zecchi and Enrico Mainardi, and at the Centro Internazionale di Studi Musicali with Nikita Magaloff. Winner of the First Prize at the Brussels “F. Chopin” Contest in 1969, since then she has held numerous concerts for major concert organisations, both as soloist and with chamber orchestra, in Czechoslovakia, France, Switzerland, Germany, Belgium, South Africa, Turkey and Italy.

She has taken part in international festivals, including the XXI Festival dei Due Mondi at Spoleto. For Italian television, she recorded a commemorative concert for the 50th anniversary of the death of Leos Janacek. She has recorded for RCA, as well as participating in the sound tracks of Nino Rota, Luis Bacalov, Armando Trovaioli and Carlo Crivelli. In December 2003 she took part in the Manifestazione Internazionale di Musica Contemporanea “Corpi del Suono”, performing “Plus Minus” by Stockhausen. She holds specialisation courses regularly in Italy and abroad, and has sat on the jury of numerous Italian and international contests. She holds the principal chair for pianoforte at the Conservatory “A. Casella” at L’Aquila, Italy.