The cellist Eugen Prochác was a pupil of Juraj Fazekaš at the Conservatory in Bratislava. He continued his studies at the Academy of Music and Drama in Prague with Josef Chuchro and later with Daniil Shafran, Erling Blöndal Bengtsson, Mikhail Khomitser and Angelica May. As a student he twice won the Slovak Conservatories competition. He won the Interpretation Competition of Slovakia (1983) and the international Premio Valentino Bucchi Competition (1990) in Rome. As a soloist he has appeared with many leading orchestras and in important festivals. Concert tours have taken him him to many European music centres, and also to Canada, Japan, Argentina, the United Arab Emirates, Iran, and many other countries. Active as a teacher, since 1990 he has taught at the High School of Performing Arts in Bratislava, and from 1993 to 1997 taught at the principal conservatories in Lisbon, with masterclasses in Portugal, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia and the Czech Republic. Since 2006 he has served as director of the international Štiavnica Summer Classes, which he founded, holding and hosting cello classes.