Biographical informationZuzana Bouřová studied viola at the Brno Conservatory in the class of Prof. Alois Moráň and at the Janáček Academy of Music and Performing Arts with Prof. Jiří Kratochvíl.
She deepened her artistic skills and theoretical knowledge later during doctoral studies at the Janáček Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Brno and at the Academy of Performing Arts (VŠMU) in Bratislava.
As early as during the studies, she participated in many competitions in solo and chamber music. She gained many prizes, and in 1987, she won the title of the laureate of the Interpretation Competition of the Ministry of Culture in Hradec nad Moravicí. During the studies, she represented the school in several national and international concerts as a soloist (the Czech Republic, Spain, France).
In 1987, she became a member of the Slovak Chamber Orchestra under the artistic management of Bohdan Warchal. With this artistic organization, she performed not only in most European countries but also in Japan, South Korea, the USA, Algeria, and Tunisia.
She participated in the recordings of more than 25 CDs for such companies as Opus, Supraphon, Classic Production and others. She implemented many records for the Slovak Radio, Czech Radio, 0RF, Gramex Denmark... and television. She played at significant musical festivals such as the Prague Spring, the Warsaw Autumn, Vendrell – festival International de Música Pau Casals, Festival de Madrid, Festival Schleswig Holstein, Festival de Musique Montreau – Vevey, Budapest Zenei Hetek, etc. The recordings can be found in the catalogues of companies RCA Viktor, Rediffusion. Zafiro...
As a member of the Slovak Chamber Orchestra, she cooperated with excellent national and foreign soloists – T. Zimmerman, Th. Zehetmayer, I. Graffenauer, Chr. Katsaris, M. Petri... After the death of Bohdan Warchal, before 2005, she worked with the Slovak Chamber Orchestra under the artistic management of Ewald Danel in the position of the first viola player.
At present, she works as a teacher at the Academy of Arts in Banská Bystrica, she devotes herself to solo and predominantly to chamber music. She cooperates with leading Slovak and foreign interpreters such as I. Gajan, J. Podhoranský, E. Danel, D. Karvay, E. Cáhová, J. Kriegovský, A. Kornienko, E. Denisova, V. Herenczár in this country and abroad.
She recorded CDs for such as companies Naxos, Slovak Treasures, and others. She is the author of educational musical projects and professional pedagogical literature, and the lecturer of international interpretation courses.