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BIOGRAPHY

 

I was born on 21st September 1979 in Kroměříž, where I studied from 1994 to 2000 playing the piano at the Conservatory of P. J. Vejvanovský with Mgr. Helena Zahradníčková. The studies at the Conservatory I finished by performing the Piano Concerto No. 2 in
C minor Op. 18 by Sergei Rachmaninoff with the accompaniment of the school symphony orchestra. Next I went on studying in years 2000 - 2005 at JAMU in Brno with Prof. Jiří Skovajsa and also at the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava, where I studied in 2004 on an internship with prof. Marian Lapšanský. On 2nd November 2004 I performed together with the Moravian Philharmonic Olomouc The Piano Concerto G minor Op. 33 by Antonín Dvořák.

I participated in many competitions as a soloist (Smetana Competition in 1996 and 2001), Piano Bratislava - 1999 (advance to finals), Competition of conservatories - 1999 (3rd prize), Competition for the anniversary of Schubert and Brahms in Brno – 1997 (1st prize and prizes for the best performance of compositions by Brahms and O. F. Korte), Bohuslav Martinů Competition - 2002 (honorable mention), Beethoven Competition in Hradec nad Moravicí - 2003 (2nd prize), Janáček Competition in Brno - 2004 (1st prize and prizes for the best performance of compositions by Janáček and Martinů), Novák Competition in Kamenice - 2010 (2nd prize), International Janáček Piano Competition Brno - 2012, Art Duo Competition Vienna - 2012 (2nd prize),  Concorso Riviera della Versilila "Daniele Ridolfi" in Viareggio (Italy) - 2013 (1st prize), but also as an accompanist - Competition of conservatories in Ostrava (wind instruments), Competition of conservatories in Teplice (string instruments), Porta musicae in Nový Jičín - prizes for the best piano accompaniment, Concertino Praga 2001 - also the best prize for piano accompaniment in the national round of the competition.

In 2002 and 2003 I attended the International Master Classes in Luxembourg, where I studied under Romanian pianist Dana Protopopescu. In 2004 and 2008, I participated in The Tel-Hai International Piano Master Classes in Israel, where I had the opportunity to study in the classes of Victor Derevianko, Sontraud Speidel, Matti Raekallio and Gabriel Kwok. At the same time
I received there 2nd prize, and, in 2008 1st prize in the competition for the best interpretation of a contemporary Israeli composition. In March 2006, I attended the courses of Sontraud Speidel in Ellwangen. The following year I was invited to the prestigious monthly study in the Brahms House in Baden-Baden, where I was again invited in the years 2009 and 2011.

Every year I give solo recitals and chamber music recitals. In the years 2000 - 2007 I worked as an accompanist of flute, violin and cello in the International Master Classes in Brno. In 2010 and 2011
I was a lecturer in the International Piano Master Classes in Zábřeh "Music in the town of J. E. Welzl".

For nearly 20 years I have devoted myself to chamber music and piano accompanying and I pay attention to the problems of the branch a great deal, as well as piano accompanying about which
I have written a non-published thesis „Specifications of a piano accompanist work“, as well as a textbook „History and literature of piano“.

I have been a teacher since 1996 and now I teach at the Conservatory of P. J. Vejvanovský the piano playing, history and literature of piano, obligatory piano playing and I play as an accompanist. I work alsoas a guest pianist with the Bohuslav Martinů Philharmonic in Zlín and an accompanist in the International Violin Master Classes of Bohuslav Matoušek in Zlatá Koruna. Since 2008
I have been also a piano accompanist of Holešov children's choir - The Moravian Children.