Jan Blahuta organist, conductor, singer,  photographer
Born in Bratislava, Slovakia, Ján Blahuta enjoys a manifold musical career as a concert and liturgical organist, teacher and choral conductor. He studied organ playing with Zlatica Koričánska-Suchánková and choral conducting with Dušan Bill at the local State Conservatory, Bratislava. He finished studying church music, obtaining his diploma with honors (1998). At the same time he started his organ studies at the Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts, Bratislava. There he earned his bachelor ́s degree and Master of Fine Arts degree under the tutelage of Imrich Szabó (1999) and Ferdinand Klinda (2001). During his professional training, his activity as an organist in Dominicans´ and Jesuits´ church significantly contributed to his organ improvisation skills.  He has presented himself in his solo organ recitals and on his concert tours (Slovakia, Czech Republic, Austria, Switzerland and Germany) since his study years. His own improvisations always used to be included in the concert programme. His collaboration with various soloists, choirs and ensembles brought him to the stages and temples in Slovakia, Czech Republic, Austria, Hungary, Poland, Germany, Italy, Australia, USA and Mexico.  He dedicated some time to teaching of organ playing, organ improvisation and organology at the State and later the Church Conservatory in his native town.  In the year 2003, his successive artistic career brought him to Austria where he is active as a free artist until today. His performances can be attended in numerous temples of the city of Vienna. He is head organist of the Maurarcher organ of the Parish Church St. Michael in Heiligenstadt and of the Rieger organ of the Kaiser Jubilee Church (the Mexico Church). He also serves its historic parishes and orders, f.e. Heiligenstadt St.James ́s Church, St. Mary on the Strand, Benedictine Abbey of Our Dear Lady of the Scots, Maltese Church, Schubertchurche Lichtental and monastery Klosterneuburg. Furthermore he conducts several vocal choirs with aim to enrich liturgical events. He also devotes his time to performing of profane choral works at various music festivals.