Dagmar Šašková was born in Rakovník, Czech Republic, in 1978. She began her musical studies with Ludmila Kotnauerová at the Western Bohemian University in Pilsen (2003 graduate). In 2002, she was awarded Second Prize at the Leoš Janáček International Competition in Brno and the Bohuslav Martinů Special Award for her singing. She continued at the Janáček Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Brno (Marta Beňačková class, 2006). In June 2008, Dagmar Šašková brought her singing studies in baroque technique to a brilliant close at the Versailles Baroque Music Centre.
Dagmar Šašková often performs in concerts with orchestras such as Akadêmia, Correspondances, Il Festino, La Fenice, La Rêveuse, Le Concert Brisé, Les Paladins, Pygmalion, Le Poème Harmonique, Sagittarius and Musica Florea. She has taken part in the recordings of Marc Antoine Charpentier’s Sacred Stories and Pierre Robert’s Grands Motets conducted by Olivier Schneebeli, as well as in the extracts from Opella Nova and Israelis Brünnlein by Johann Hermann Schein with the Sagittarius orchestra conducted by Michel Laplénie. She has also recorded Dietrich Buxtehude’s Cantatas for soprano with Le Concert Brisé conducted by William Dongois, the arias of Stefano Landi with the Il Festino orchestra (Manuel de Grange), and finally Johann Sebastian Bach’s Mass in B-minor with the Pygmalion orchestra conducted by Raphaël Pichon. For the moment, the two last contributions to her discography are The Royal Night Concert with the orchestra Les Correspondances (Sébastien Daucè) and Natale in Italia with La Fenice (Jean Tubéry).
Dagmar Šašková has sung many parts in operas performed all over the world, including France, the Czech Republic, India and South Korea. Her stage performances include Corisande in Jean-Baptiste Lully’s Amadis, Apollo in George Friedrich Händel’s Terpsicore, Melanto in Ritorno d’Ulysse in patria and Nymph in L'Orfeo by Claudio Monteverdi as well as Dido in Henry Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas (concert version).
She performs regularly in recital with the organist Kateřina Chroboková, with a baroque repertoire. With the pianist Vendula Urbanová, she has given a series of concerts of the Czech music (romanticism, 20th century) at the Czech Center in Paris.