Zuzana Ferjenčíková

Zuzana Ferjenčíková is Slovak organist, pianist and composer. She was educated from early childhood in alignment with the Russian piano tradition (Olga Ormisova, Jevgenij Irshai). She pursued organ studies at the conservatory in Banská Bystrica and at the universities in Bratislava and Vienna (Milan Hric, J. V. Michalko, Peter Planyavsky). She has been influenced especially by the teaching of and collaboration with her Maître Jean Guillou (Paris). She won numerous prizes in international competitions and in 2004 she was the first woman to be awarded the First Prize at the significant International Organ Improvisation Competition in Haarlem in the Netherlands.

She has founded the Vienna Franz Liszt Society and serves as its president. Regularly she gives master-classes and takes part in international organ competition juries. Since 2015 she lives in Switzerland and follows an intense concert and recording career.

From September 2021 she is appointed professor for organ at Codarts University in Rotterdam.

As a performer, her interests lie mainly in the Romantic period (works of Franz Liszt), but also in music of the 20th century, notably the compositions of Jean Guillou and Marcel Dupré. As a composer, she writes concert pieces for organ, piano and various instrumental formations and dedicates herself to transcriptions of piano and orchestral works for organ.

Since 2018 she records exclusively for the German Label MDG (Musikhaus Dabringhaus und Grimm). New releases: Guillou Organ works Vol. 1; Liszt Organ works Vol. 1.