Iva Bittová: A Virtual Experience is part of a season-long series of digital segments that bring you up close and personal with artists from a variety of art disciplines.
Hailing from the present-day Czech Republic, Iva Bittová is one of Europe’s most innovative and celebrated artists. She began her career as an actor in the mid-1970s, appearing in several Czech and Slovak feature films.
Born to famed Roma violinist Bittó Kálmán, she playing violin and singing at a very early age. By 1990 her unique vocal and instrumental technique gained her international recognition. Since then, she has released nearly 20 albums and has performed regularly throughout Europe, Australia, Asia, and the United States – including twice at the Luckman.
Bittová has continued acting and still occasionally appears in feature films. She played the part of Zena in the critically-acclaimed film Želary which was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the Academy Awards.
Shot on location on her Hudson Valley, New York property, this special episode features musician and composer Antonín Fajt.
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