Iva Bittova

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Date of Birth July 22, 1958
Place of Birth Bruntal, Czech Republic
Age 62 years old
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Iva Bittová

Iva Bittová is a Czech avant-garde violinist, singer, and composer. She began her career as an actor in the mid-1970s, appearing in several Czech feature films, but switched to playing violin and singing in the early 1980s. She started recording in 1986 and by 1990 her unique vocal and instrumental technique gained her international recognition. Since then, she has performed regularly throughout Europe, the United States and Japan, and has released over eight solo albums.

Birth name: Iva Bittová
Born: Jul 22, 1958, Bruntál, Czechoslovakia
Genres: Folk, experimental, avant-rock, contemporary classical
Occupation(s): Musician, composer, actor, teacher
Instruments: Violin, voice
Years active: 1976–present
Labels: Supraphon, ECM Records, Indies Records, BMG, Nonesuch/Elektra Records
Website: Iva Bittová's Official site
IMDb: Iva Bittová's IMDb

About Iva Bittova

Avant-garde violinist, singer, composer, and actress who has appeared on more than thirty albums.

Before Fame

She took ballet as a child.

Achievement

She acted in the 2003 film Zelary, for which she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.

Family Life

Her father, Koloman, was a famous Slovakian musician.

Associations

She dubbed over Christina Ricci's voice for the Czech release of the 2000 film The Man Who Cried.

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  • Nonesuch Records artists
  • Czech folk musicians
  • Experimental musicians
  • Masaryk University alumni
  • Czech female singers
  • 21st-century violinists
  • Czech film actresses
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Latest information about Iva Bittova updated on October 19, 2020.

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