Dagmar Zsapka is a prominent Slovak flutist. In addition to playing in the duo she performs with
renowned symphonic and chamber ensembles. Public and experts have appreciated her brilliant technique,
beautiful sound and the way she differentiates musical feeling according to the particular style of the piece.
She has been invited to lead international master classes (Spain, France, Italy, Liechtenstein, Austria, Thailand,
Hungary, Slovak Republic, etc..) and she regularly records for broadcasting and TV studios as well as for
recording companies. At present she is a professor at the Conservatoire and the University of Music and Performing Arts in Bratislava .
Jozef Zsapka is ranked the top of the Slovak performing art. His concert activities are wide-ranging, he
performs in the duo and as a soloist not only at chamber concerts, but also with prominent orchestras. He is
a recognised teacher, music director and organiser of the International Guitar Festival "Johann Kaspar
Mertz" - in Bratislava well known event having a long tradition with participation of prominent guitar players
from all over the world. He is regularly invited to the international juries of guitar competitions. He has led
master classes in Spain, Portugal, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Liechtenstein, Austria, Thailand, Hungary, Turkey, etc. The
manysided artist acts also as an editor (mainly of those compositions dedicated both to him and to the duo)
and as a Professor at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Bratislava and Universidade de Aveiro in Portugal.
Duo Dagmar and Jozef ZSAPKA
This duo belongs to the most stable instrumental combinations of its kind. It was founded in 1979
and due to its intensive artistic activities it became world - known. From the very beginning they have been strongly
influencing Czecho-Slovak interpretative art, which they present all over the world with great success.
They have performed in Japan, USA, Australia, England, Spain, Portugal, France, Luxemburg, Switzerland, Liechtenstein,
Germany, Italy, Austria, Sweden, Greece, Turkey, Thailand, Jugoslavia, Hungary, Poland, Ukraine, Russia,
Cuba, Mexico and many other countries. Many composers were inspired by their playing - among them e.g. Jorge Cardoso,
David Babcock, Igor Rechin, Dusan Martincek, Peter Martincek, Stepan Rak, Filimon Ginalis, Vítazoslav Kubicka and
others who dedicated their pieces to this duo. Their repertoire is extremely wide as it includes music of all
stylistic periods. Critics rank them among the worlds top performers.