Ľudmila Štefániková is an award-winning multi-instrumentalist, vibraphonist, vocalist and composer. She grew up in Bratislava, Slovakia, in a family of musicians, writers and actors. She began playing classical piano at the age of five, began singing soprano in the Children’s Choir of Bratislava at the age of nine, and started playing the drums when she was thirteen.
Ludmila Štefániková graduated both from Berklee College of Music in Boston (music performance major) and Comenius University in Bratislava (international relations major). In 2012, she was nominated for “Most Successful Slovak Women Living Abroad” by the popular Slovak magazine Slovenka. She also won the “Best Interactive Performance and Jazz Interpretation Award” in the annual Slovak Jazz Society national competition in 2012.
Ludmila Štefániková has given numerous concerts all over Europe and around the world, including the United States and Canada. She has had the privilege of performing and showcasing her Slovak roots at many diplomatic and cross-cultural events.
She has also demonstrated her composition skills on her albums “Be Beautiful, Rainbow Memories for 17-Piece Jazz Orchestra” (2011) and “ElectriCITY” (2013) and with her music for the children’s puppet play “Zvedavy Slonik” (“The Curious Elephant”), written by her grandfather Jan Ozabal.