at Berliner Philharmonie, 2017

Photo: Matthias Horn

with Michael Gielen, 2006

with Michael Gielen, 2006

Daniela Hlinková, born in Žilina, Slovakia, started taking piano lessons at the age of five. During her early teens she already concertized in Prag and Bratislava, later followed by Budapest, Berlin and Dresden.

Aged 14, on Lazar Bermans recommendation she received a stipend to study with from Prof. Sergei Maltzev at N. Rimsky-Korsakov-Music Gymnasium in Saint Petersburg. Afterwards she attended the piano class of Prof. D. Varínska at Music Academy in Bratislava (Slovakia) and then joined the class of her father Jiří Hlinka of the Bergen Conservatory of Music in Norway.

1993 continued her studies at the Academy of Music by Prof. Pavel Gililov, where she graduated 1998 and in 2001 with the Diploma.

She obtained several scholarships, such as the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), the Slovak Ministry of Culture and the Axel-Springer- Foundation.

She is the 1993 prizewinner of the Brahms Competition in Klagenfurt, in 2002 received the Ibla-Grand-Prize in Sicily and in 2003 the Riviera del Conero Ancona.

Performing at the Konzerthaus Berlin in 2004 she came to the attention of Michael Gielen, who in 2006 invited her to debut with the Berlin Symphony Orchestra.

Hlinková concertized in such concert halls as the Gasteig München, the Konzerthaus Berlin and the Berlin Philharmonic (all in Germany), St. Petersburg Philharmonic Hall and participates at the Schleswig Holstein Music Festival, the Kasseler Musiktage, Choriner Musiksommer, Island Music Festival and the Avantgard Music Festival in St. Petersburg.

As part of Young Euro Classic Festival 2010 she played the Piano concerto N. 5 in E flat major with Heinrich Schiff conducting.

2011 appeared at several concerts as Artist in Residence at the Kasseler Musiktage.

2012 premiered the Concertino of Simon Laks in Konzerthaus Berlin, broadcasted live by Deutschland Radio Kultur.

Next to her solo career she devotes herself passionately to chamber music. Cooperation with such artists as Alexander Rudin, Christian Altenburger, Klaus Thunemann have considerably shaped her style performing style. Among her chamber music partners count primarily the cellists Knut Weber (Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra), Sophia Bacelar and Jiří Bárta, Hornist Andrej Zust (Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra) as well as violinist Bernhard Forck (concert master of the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin) and the Moyzes Quartet.

She organizes and participates in concert-readings chiefly oriented on Works of Theresienstadt composers, which she is deeply involved with.

Daniela lives in Berlin.