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(*27.3.1959  Brno)

Czech Violoncellist living abroad

She plays violoncello since fourteen. She absolved Conservatory in Brno, Academy of Arts in Prague (with prof. S. Večtomov). She studied at the Royal Conservatory in Copenhagen (with prof. E. Blondal-Bentsson), private with W. Pleethe in London. She continued with master classes in Sienna, Los Angeles. She estimated much more the prices of International Competition of P. I. Tchajkovsky in Moskow, Competition of Prague Spring, and Competition of W. Naumburg in New York. Since 1985 she is living in Denmark where she was awarded price of Danish critics and Honorary Membership in Denmark Academy. She is performing regularly in Europe, in USA, Canada, Japan, and South Korea. She cooperates with many important orchestras. She recorded complete work for violoncello and piano by Martinů with I. Klánský. In 1996, she absolved a tour with Czech Philharmonic in Japan. Here discography includes works by Dvořák, Janáček and Martinů. Selection of CDs: L. Janáček: Complete Works for violin, Cello and Piano (with J. Suk and B. Jedličková, Carlton 3036600327), Compositions for Violoncello and Orchestra, Brno State Philharmonic, conductor L. Pešek (Supraphon 110360-2), A. Dvořák: Violoncello Concert B Minor, Panton 810706-2, B. Martinů: Cello Concertos (Kontrapunkt 32256), B. Martinů: Complete Works for Cello and Piano (Kontrapunkt 32084/86) ad.

Michaela Fukacova