He started to study cimbalom at the music school in Valašské Meziříčí and continued under D.Skála at the Janáček Conservatory in Ostrava. He is preparing to study cimbalom at the university in the USA. He regularly participates in international competitions at International Cimbalom Festival in Valašské Meziříčí, where he was awarded the 1st prize in the category of 18–30 years of age in the solo performance and he received the Special Jury Award for the performance of the compulsory piece by M. Slimáček in 2017. He succesfully debuted with the Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra in May 2018.
He actively represents cimbalom concerts close to his domicile, at which he also performs, and invites music guests. He plays at the Church Night as a soloist and with cimbalom ensembles in Hodslavice and Nový Jičín. He represented the Cimbalom Association of the Czech Republic, when he played at the gala-evening of the 14th World Cimbalom Congress in Banská Bystrica as the only Czech cimbalom player.
J.Dadák - Concert Etude No.4
P.Csillag - The Faces of the Wood – Aspen, Oak, Hazel Tree, Cedar Tree
L.Janáček - On the Overgrown Path cycle – Unutterable Anguish
He studied at the Brno Conservatory, since 2015 he has studied at the Janáček Academy of Performing Arts in Brno, since 2017 at Hochschule für Musik Detmold (as part of the Erasmus program).
He attended courses with M. Culbertson in Prague in 2010, P. Halwax in Brno in 2012, A. von Puttkamer in Detmold in 1917. In 2010 he won the Conservatory Competition in Ostrava, in 2016 he received the certificate of merit at the Leoš Janáček International Competition in Brno and Opus musicum award for the best Czech performer. In 2016 he worked with the Slovak radio Orchestra, he has been the member of the Orchestral Academy of the Brno Philharmonic. He works with Czech Virtuosi, SOSr Bratislava, National Theatre Brno, Brno Philharmonic and many chamber ensembles.
In 2014–2017 he worked as a teacher at Bohuslav Martinů music school in Polička.
She studied accordion at the Janáček Conservatory in Ostrava under M. Halmová, she is finishing her MgA studies under J. Pichura and P.Chołołowicz at K. Szymanowski Academy in Katowice. During her studies she performed at many concerts as a soloist as well as a member of various chamber ensembles of classic and pop music. In 2013, she had a solo performance with the Janáček Philharmonic, in 2015 as a member of the orchestra at Warsaw Autumn festival. She presented the production of contemporary composers at the Musicollage festival and has been associated with theatres (National Moravian-Silesian Theatre, Petr Bezruč Theatre, Těšín Theatre) or Cirkus trochu jinak society. In 2011–2017, she accompanied the men’s vocal ensemble Noach. She received the 2nd place at the Czech Conservatory Showcase (2007), 2nd place in the Kleine Tage der Harmonika competition Klingenthal (2010), 1st place at Lanciano Accordion festival (2010) or the 2nd place at the International Accordion Competition in Ostrava (2015).
She was encouraged to deal with music by her grandfather J. Kopáček — the clarinetist and the emeritus member of Czech Philharmonic. She won the first prize in the international competition Novohradská flétna/Nové Hrady Flute 2011 and has received many prizes in international competitions. In 2011–2015, she was the first flutist of the Europera international symphonic orchestra. In 2016, she performed with Czech Philharmonic in rudolfinum, Prague with conductor J. Bělohlávek. In 2017, she played at concerts of the Concertina Praga competition winners (the concerts were recorded by Czech radio Vltava). She is going to graduate at roudnice nad Labem grammar school under Jaroslav Pelikán, the first flutist of the National Theatre. In September 2018, she is going to study at Music Academy in Prague.
She graduated from the Janáček Conservatory in Ostrava, Art Faculty of Ostrava university and she has been a PhD student there since 2014.
In 2007, she received the 3rd place in the Conservatory Competition in Pardubice and the award for the best performance of a ballet aria, in 2010, she received the 1st place in Leoš Janáček Singing Competition in Hukvaldy and in 2012, the 2nd place in the Imrich Godin Iuventus Canti Inter national Competition in Slovakia and the 3rd place in Musica sacra in rome. In 2015, she received the 1st place in the Antonín Dvořák International Competition in Karlovy Vary.
Her opera repertoire includes Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte, rosina in the Barber of Sevilla, Violetta in Traviata and others. She works with Czech opera houses and orchestras, Opera in Lyon. She regularly participates in the Les Musicales de Louvergny festival.
G.Verdi - La Traviata, aria from Act 1 E strano, e strano Sempre libera
Since 2014, he studied at the Brno Conservatory under P. Klečka. After the first year, he changed the school to Jan Deyl Conservatory and still studies under P. Klečka.
With the PKF–Prague Philharmonia, at which he is the member of the Orchestra Academy for the second time, he has played in various important halls (Suntory Hall Tokyo, royal Opera House Muscat in Oman, gasteig in Munich) and accompanied leading soloists (A.Netrebko, D.Hvorostovsky, M.Maisky, J.Kaufmann, S.Jo, S.Nakarjakov, I.Kahánek and others). He received the award at the Conservatory Competition, the 3rd place in Pro Bohemia Competition in Ostrava, 1staward from the national round of Eurovision Young Musicians Competition and 2.Prize in the Competition of Czech Philharmonic.
G.Bottesini - Concert in B minor for double bass, 2nd movement Andante,
He currently studies singing at the Janáček Academy of Performing Arts in Brno under Z.Šmukař. He is the laureate of many singing competitions, such as Žerotín Olomouc (he was the absolute winner in 2015), Bohuslav Martinů Singing Competition in Prague. In 2016, he received the honorable mention and two awards for interpretation of songs — Antonín Dvořák and Gustav Mahler Awards — at the A.Dvořák Singing Competition in Karlovy Vary. In 2017/2018, he studied six months at universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst in Vienna under Anton Scharinger. He attended masterclasses with I. Sylya or D. Staponkus. He has participated in concerts and showcases in Poland, Bulgaria, Italy, Austria or Slovakia. As a member of the JAMu Chamber Opera, he studied the role of Satan (Tears of the Knife), Demon II (Lights Out), Knight (Mirandolina), Poet (L’impresario in angustie) and Orpheus (Orfeo and Eurydice). He has worked with conductors J. Klecker, r. Kružík, r. Válek, V. Spurný, O. rósza, P. Šnajdr, Ch. Meier and others. He is currently a guest at the National Theatre and as Devil’s gate-Keeper and Princess’s Chamberlain (The Devil and Kate), Narrator (Puss in Boots) and Narumov (The Queen of Spades).
G.Donizetti - The Elixir of Love, aria Come Paride Vezzoso
W.A.Mozart - The Marriage of Figaro, aria Hai gio vinta la causa, Vedro mentr’io sospiro
B.Smetana - The Devil’s Wall, aria The only Beautiful Face of my Wife
E.Korngold - Fünf Lieder, op.28, No.5 My Mistress Eyes
She has a musical background and has received many awards (e.g. she is the winner of the International Antonín Dvořák International Competition in Karlovy Vary, 2nd place in the American Inter national Czech & Slovak Voice Competition in USA and 2nd place in the Bohuslav Mar tinů Foundation Competition in Prague).
After graduating from the Prague Conservatory under the violinist D.Zárubová, she started to work in the Opera Studio in Biel. In the 2014/15 season, she was engaged in Theater Biel-Solo-thurn as a Cook in rusalka and Luigi in Donizetti’s Viva la mamma. In these roles, she has sung in more than 50 performances in various Swiss theatres. Since 2014, she has been the official soloist of the Swiss orchestra de genève-Lancy. In 2016, she initiated her own opera project of Ariadne by Bohuslav Martinů, in which she sung Ariadne in Biel, Switzerland. She is planning to stage the opera in the Czech republic in cooperation with Bohuslav Martinů Foundation. In September 2016, L.Kaňková started a two-year Solo Performance master’s degree programme in Luzern, in the class of Prof. B. Locher. In Spetember 2017, she also started a PhD programme at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague. Currently, she works with g. Beňačková and cooperates with different orchestras and theaters.
G.Donizetti - Linda di Chamounix, aria Ah tardai troppo, O luce di quest’anima
When she was a small child, she participated in international competitions Prague Junior Note, Kocian Violin Competition or Talents for Europe in Dolný Kubín, in which she received the awards. She later studied piano under X. Hranic ká at the Janáček Conservatory. She is currently in the 6th year of the Janáček Conservatory in Ostrava and studies violin under L.Cap and she is also in the 2nd year at Ostrava university under J.Vodička.
She received the first place in the Prague Junior Note competition (2004), 3rd place in B.Warchal International Competition (2005), Jaroslav Kocián Competition (2006), the first place at the Conservatory Competition in Brno, International Chamber Music Competition in Vidnava and others. She attended international master courses with P. Michalica and P. Šporcl. She has had solo performances with the Janáček Philharmonic in Ostrava and Janáček Conservatory Ochestra as well as in Poland, Slovakia and germany. She has performed in an orchestra in the Central Bohemia Philharmonic of the Youth under J.Bělohlávek and in Janáček Philharmonic. She is also a concert master at the Janáček Conservatory and Ostrava university. Three years ago, she became the member of Milhaud trio, with which she has received various awards and performed at concerts in the Czech republic and Poland.
S.Prokofiev - Violin Concert No.1, op.19 D major, 2 movements
Since 2005 she studied at the Brno Conservatory under Z. Nováček. In 2008, she was the winner of the 2nd category at the Petr Eben International Organ Competition in Opava and received the special award from the Czech Music Fund for the best performance of Petr Eben’s piece. Since 2017, she has studied at the Music Faculty of the Janáček Academy in Brno under Z. Nováček. Based on her recording, she was selected for the Inter national Organ Competition in Dublin, Ireland in 2014. In the academic year of 2014/2015, she participated in the Erasmus program and studied at Académie supérieure de musique in Strasbourg under A. Heurte - matte. She attended masterclasses with O. Latry, K. Owolabi, P. D. Peretti, M.Toporowski and others.
In 2017 she received the 2nd place and the title of the laureate at the L.Janáček International Competition in Brno. She recorded J. S. Bach’s and gaston Litaize’s pieces for Czech radio Brno. She is currently a PhD student at the Music Faculty, Janáček Academy in Brno and is actively engaged in concert and teaching activities.
J.S.Bach - An den Wasserflüssen Babylon, BWV 653b
Since 2012, he has been the student of percussion instruments at the Janáček Academy of Performing Arts in Ostrava under F. Škrla. In 2016/2017, he studied at the Percussion Department at the Janáček Academy of Performing Arts in Brno under M. Opršál. He regularly participates in music workshops at JAMu or the Percussion Festival organized by the academy. He has performed at Czech festivals (Smetana Litomyšl, Janáček May, Ostrava Days Festival, Janáček Hukvaldy and others) and abroad (festivals in Austria, Ireland, Netherlands and others).
As a player, he has been engaged in various ensembles in Moravia and Silesia, such as woodwind orchestras (DO Ostrava, DOM Jistebník, Májo vák, and others), with whom he traveled most of Europe, big bands or symphonic orchestras (NDM Opera Orchestra, Janáček Philharmonic Os tra va, Czech Virtuosi, Ostrava New Orchestra) and other occasional cooperation. He has had solo performances with the Májovák woodwind orchestra and Janáček Philharmonic Ostrava.
Since January 2017 he has been a kettledrum player in Janáček Opera at the National Theatre Brno.
L.Janáček - The Barn Owl Has Not Flown Away, arr.M. Opršál
D.Fridman - Texas Hoedown
L.Howard Stevens - Rhythmic Caprice for Solo Marimba
He comes from the family of musicians. His most distinctive success is the honorable mention at the Riga International Competition for Young Pianists Riga (Latvia). He then studied cello under J.Zedníček at the Janáček Conservatory in Ostrava. He has concerts in the Czech republic, Slovakia, Poland and germany. In the international competition Pro Bohemia 2012, he received the 2nd prize and in 2015 he received the Bohuslav Martinů Foundation Award for the performance of Martinů’s piece. His recent success is the 1st place and the laureate title at the XVII Juliusz Zarebski International Music Competition in Warsaw 2017. He is also engaged in chamber music in Silesian Quartet, with whom he received the 2nd prize at the national competition Classicism and String Instruments Brno, honorary mention at the XVII Juliusz Zarebski International Music Competition in Warsaw and the 2nd prize at the international competition Talents for Europe Bohdan Warchal in Dolný Kubín, in which the ensemble received the Schola Arvensis special award. He regularly attends masterclasses with M. Fukačová, M. Petráš, J. Schulmeister and V. Paraschkevov. In 2017, he had a solo performance with the Janáček Philharmonic Ostrava. He currently studies at the Janáček Academy of Performing Arts in Brno under M. Zicha.
L. van Beethoven - Sonata C Major op.102, Andante, Allegro vivace
He graduated from Pavel Josef Vejvanovský Conservatory in Kroměříž in the bassoon class under M. Kubáč as well as from the Janáček Academy of Performing Arts in Brno, where he received his BcA under r. Novozámský and J. Kubita. He now continues in his master’s studies.
In 2016 a 2017, he participated in the ISA Inter national Summer Academy in Semmering, Austria under world-famous bassoonists r.galler from Vienna, C.Colombo from Lyon or D.Jensen from Munich. He also received the 2nd place in the 3rd category at the 9th International Interpretation Competition of Woodwind Instruments in Brno in 2017. Apart from bassoon, he actively plays the recorder and became the student of the Church Conservatory in Opava in 2016.
During her studies at the Prague Music School, she became the laureate of competitions in Carlino, Wroclaw, Markneukirchen or Czech Clarinet Art in Teplice. In 2014, she was the soloist accompanied by the Prague Symphony Orchestra in rudolfinum. She received the Oleg Podgorný Award at the Prague Spring competition. She now studies under M. Polák and V. Spilka at the Janáček Academy in Brno. Since 2015, she has been the member of the Orchestral Academy at the Brno Philharmonic. She is engaged in chamber music in Kalabis Quintet and at the Academy of Chamber Music, where she received the scholarship in 2015. In 2017 and 2018, became the member of the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester based on the competition among people all around Europe.
He graduated from the Conservatory in České Budějovice under M. Šim ko vá -Kotrčová, he has had masterclasses with A. Vlasáková, V. Nosina, J. Aner, C. Moniuszko, E. Indjič and others.
He has won many prizes in the music school competitions, 1st prizes in Pro Bohemia in Ostrava, Bohuslav Martinů Foundation in Prague the Young Academy Award in rome, 4th prize in Euregio Piano Award, Mauro Paolo Monopoli Prize in Barletta, Italy. In 2017, he received the award for the best Czech performer at the Leoš Janáček International Competition in Brno, he received Grand Prix and the recommendation of the “21st-century artist” at the International Competition in Lonigo, Italy.
He has also performed at significant music festivals Prague Spring 2013, MHF Český Krumlov 2013, Le strade d’Europe 2016 in Vilnius, Janáček Brno 2016. He has worked several times with Czech radio Brno and Vltava in live broadcast or studio recordings.
He now studies the MgA program at Janáček Academy in Brno under A.Vlasáková. In 2017, he received the prestigious scholarship at the YMFE competition. He regularly has concerts in the Czech republic and abroad (germany, Austria, Slovakia and others). He has been teaching at Brno Conservatory since 2017.
A.N.Scriabin - Fantasy in F minor, op.28
S.Barber - Sonata op.26, 4th movement Fuga Allegro non spirito
She studied at the Brno Conservatory, Spanish language and literature at the Faculty of Arts, Masaryk university and the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague. She received her MgA degree at the Janáček Academy of Performing Arts under A.Vlasáková and J.Jiraský. She is currently a PhD student focusing on B.Mar tinů’s piano works.
She received the Antonín Moravec Award for her performance of the S.Prokofiev’s 1st piano concert. The turning point was the first prize in the Bohuslav Martinů Foundation competition and a special award for the interpretation of Martinů’s Piano Sonata, H 350, in 2015. In 2017, she performed the Piano Quintet No.1 with the Stamic Quartet at B. Martinů Days 2017. Her repertoire is focused on 20th century music with the emphasis on B. Martinů’s work, she works with composer V. Zouhar, participates in contemporary music projects (the live performance of the 24-hour long E. Satie’s piece at Moravian Autumn festival, the concert performance of A. Pärt’s music in association with P. Machková-Čadová and others). She is active as a soloist, chamber and ensemble player (she is associated with Kantiléna choir and National Theatre Brno Drama, soloists J. Kraj čo vi čová -Tajov ská, M. Cukrová).
She is the student of the 6th year of classic singing at the Pardubice Conservatory under J.Chaloupková and she also works with Italian teacher A.Carangelo. From the age of seven to 2012, she was the member and soloist of Children’s Opera Prague.
She has received many awards: 1st prize and the award for interpretation of W.A.Mozart’s work at Singing Competition Olomouc (2012),1st prize at Dušek Competition (2014), 1st prize at the A.Dvořák International Singing Competition in the category of Opera Shooting Stars (2014) and the 3rd prize in the Junior category (2015). She also received the 1st prize in the Singing Competition Olomouc (2015) and the title of the laureate and the Award of Moravian Theatre Opera and Operetta Artistic Director.
She has had music performances in the Czech republic and in Italy. He regularly works with Barocco sempre giovane and V.Hudeček. In 2016, she performed at the gala-concert with Š.Margita and made her debut as Pamina in Magic Flute in the Moravian Theatre Olomouc. In 2017, she performed at the final concert, which was part of rusalka exhibition in the Bohemian National Hall in New York together with the members of the Lindemann program and was also Zuzanka in the project of RunOpeRun The Marriage of Figaro in Prague.
G.Rossini - The Barber of Sevilla, aria Una voce poco fa
L.Janáček - The Cunning Little Vixen, aria I Stole
She graduated from P.J.Vejvanovský Conservatory under M.Macko and she is in the 5th year at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague under H.Kaupová. In 2016, she studied at royal Northern College of Music in Manchester under S.roper.
As a soloist, she works with many choirs and orchestras in the Czech republic. She was invited to perform at the W. A. Mozart International Festival in rovereto, Italy and she has recently had a concert in the Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, great Britain.
Her theatre career dates back to the 2012/2013 season, when she performed as a guest in the Moravian Theatre Olomouc in the Night at Karl štejn musical, where she played the character of Elizabeth of Pomerania. She was also a guest artist in the F.X.Šalda Theatre in Liberec as the First Lady in the Magic Flute, and the North Bohemian Theatre in Ústí nad Labem as Leila in g.Bizet’s The Pearl Fishers, Esmeralda in B.Smetana’s The Bartered Bride and Elizabeth of Pomerania in The Night at Karlštejn. The recently staged production in the theatre in Ústí is Mozart’s The Abduction from the Seraglio, where she plays Blondy and she will rehearse the operetta of The Bird Seller by Carl Zeller in the 2017/2018 season in Ústí nad Labem. She is going to rehearse her debut of Barbarina in Mozart’s the Marriage of Figaro at the National Theatre.
G.Donizetti - Lucia di Lammermoor, aria Regnava nel silenzio
J.Massenet - Manon, aria Adieu notre petite table
L.Janáček - The Cunning Little Vixen, aria I Stole
During her studies at the Janáček Conservatory in Ostrava under P. Bohuš, she was successful in the competitions Mládí/Youth and Bohuslav Martinů in Polička (2013, 2014 with the award for the music performance and interpretation of Martinů’s work). She was successful at Jastrzebie (2016) and Pro Bohemia competitions (2017), she also received the Bohuslav Martinů Foundation Award.
She works with distinctive artists, such as pianist I. Kahánek, members of Smetana Trio, clarinetist K. Dohnal, cellist J. Hanousek, Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra Olomouc, Janáček Philharmonic Ostrava (2018). She drew attention to herself with her recital at the International Competition and Music Festival Beethoven Hradec and was propounded to participate in two concerts at Leoš Janáček International Music Festival (formerly Janáček May). She regularly participates in clarinet courses under Czech and foreign masters (K. Dohnal, I. Františák, J. Montilla, K.Wolak, g. Varga). In her final year of the Janáček Conservatory, she was also the student at Akademia muzyczna in Katowice under A. Adamski.
She studied singing at the Brno Conservatory under I. Sobolová Hýlová. She now studies at the Singing Department of the Music Faculty at JAMu under Z.Šmukař. In December 2017, she made her debut in the Estates Theatre in Prague as the First Lady in Mozart’s The Magic Flute.
She is the laureate of many international competitions (A.Dvořák International Singing Competition in Karlovy Vary, Ferruccio Tagliavini International Singing Competition in Deutsch landsberg, B. Martinů Foundation Competition, Prague Singer, Dušek Singing Competition, Singing Competition Olomouc, Janáček Hukvaldy and others). She has attended singing courses with M. Lanskoi, D.Staponkus and I. Sylya.
As she was associated with the Opera Studio of the Brno Conservatory and JAMu Chamber Opera, she rehearsed Mirandolina from the B.Martinů’s Mirandolina, Lise grapin from F. von Flotow’s Die Witwe grapin, Mathurine from Ch.W.gluck’s L’Ivrogne Corrige, Ariel/Aeolus from H.Purcell’s The Storm and others. In 2016, she recorded the opera Adapa in Accadian by Israeli composer T.Fleischer with the Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra Olomouc conducted by P. Vronský, she performed in Leonard Bernstein’s Mass (conductor O.rózsa). She works with Czech orchestras and baroque music ensembles.
She is engaged in concert and teaching activities. Her repertoire includes many songs and arias from the baroque period until nowadays.
W.A.Mozart - Così fan tutte, aria Fiordiligi Come scoglio
P.I.Tchaikovski - Eugen Onegin, aria Puskaj pogibnu ja!
In 2017, he received his BcA in composition at the JAMu under I.Medek. He currently studies singing at the JAMu under I.Troupová. In his singing practice, he is engaged in interpretation of contemporary music and classical repertoire. As a composer, he focuses on vocal and vocal-instrumental works. He has participated in selected interpretation courses abroad (VENI Academy, vocal masterclass EMA and others) and singing masterclasses with A.Carangelo. In 2013 and 2014, he received the honorable mention at the international composition competition Generation and in 2015, he received the 2nd prize at the Antonín Dvořák International Singing Competition it the category of Opera Shooting Stars. In 2017, he received the 2nd prize at the Dušek Singing Competition, The President of the EMA prize, 3rd prize at the prestigious Antonín Dvořák International Singing Competition in the categories of Junior and The Song. Last year he played the character of Papageno in Mozart’s The Magic Flute in the Theatre na Orlí in Brno, he staged the premiere of his composition Philoctetes in association with the Brno Philharmonic and he sang the baritone solo in Carmina Burana with the Karlovy Vary Symphony Orchestra. He started to work with the J.K.Tyl Theatre in Pilsen this year, where he played the role of Horatio in A.Thomas’s Hamlet.
J.Teml - Riding the Grasshopper – No.3 Cherry ritornellos, No.4 Love Letter
O.Paczkowska - Katatrenia
J.Sibelius - 8 songs, op.61, No.4 Romeo
B.Martinů - The Opening of the Wells, baritone arioso IMet the Fall
She ranks among the most interesting talents of the young generation. She currently studies the Academy of Arts in Prague and at the same time under the famous Italian tenor and renowned teacher A. Carangelo. She cooperates with important Czech orchestras and performs at concerts with famous Czech and international personalities such as Š. Kocán, P. Nekoranec, S.Keen ly side, Š.Margita or V.Hudeček, or introduced the concert of P.Domingo in 2017.
Nikola uramová is the laureate of several singing competitions. She received the first prize in the junior category in the W.A.Mozart International Singing Competition in Prague in 2012. In 2014, she received the first prize in the category Opera Hopes in the A.Dvořák International Competition in Karlovy Vary. The most recent awards include 3rd prize in the junior category in the same competition in Karlovy Vary in 2017 and the 3rd prize in the Czech Philharmonic Competition in 2018.