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Markéta Janoušková

For her artistic versatility, Czech violinist MARKÉTA JANOUŠKOVÁ has established herself as a sought-after soloist and chamber musician. 

She is not only appreciated by critics for her passionate interpretation, velvet tone and technical virtuosity but also for her creative dramaturgy of projects. Thanks to her family roots, she finds plenty of inspiration in traditional Czech and Slovak folklore music.

Markéta is a member of Mirage Quartett Berlin, Trio Crogiolo and artistic manager of the project FolkloreClassic. Oftentimes she participates as a guest teacher at masterclasses. Markéta is an alumnus of the prestigious Hochshule für Musik Hanns Eisler in Berlin, where she currently lives.

She has several CD recordings to her name. Most recent include well critiqued recording under the auspice of Malta Philharmonic and chamber music work for a German record label Genuin Classic. She frequently takes part in recording for Czech TV and Czech Radio.

The pandemic period brought Markéta a surprising number of prestigious commitments and activities in the form of online concerts, filming or editing. This season Markéta recorded, among other things, a CD of chamber works of L. von Knorr for the Genuin Classics, collaborated on recordings of S. Bodorová's works for Czech Radio, together with the Mirage Quartett Berlin recorded a concerto with works by V. Dinescu for the Frankfurter Burgerstiftung, collaborated on the release of a CD by the minimalist composer L. Altgenug, edited the Sonata l ́Astra Bleau of J.de Zeegant, dedicated to her personally by the author. She is currently preparing to record chamber works by M. Kabeláč for the German Radio.

Her recent concert achievements include solo and chamber performances at the Haydn Festival, at the Beethoven Festival, concert at the Art Piano Festival, a recital at the Tallinn Winter Festival, a concert for the Frankfurter Burgerstiftung, a recital within the Jour de Fix in Berlin and repeated concert invitations to the Hulacourt Art festival, which takes place under the patronage of Martha Argerich, and concerts within Czech and foreign concert societies.

So far in her career, Markéta has performed in many concerts and recitals in the Czech Republic, as well as in countries in Europe or Russia, Ecuador or the USA. She has performed in prominent concert halls such as the Chamber Hall of the Berlin Philharmonie, the Concert Hall of the Konzerthaus in Berlin, the Chamber Hall of Konserthuet in Stockholm, the Chamber Hall of Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg, the Rudolfinum Concert Hall and the Smetana Hall in Prague, the Bozar and Flagey concert halls in Brussels, and Stephaniesaal in Graz. She has collaborated on concerts with significant artists such as Josef Suk, Václav Hudeček, Charles Olivieri-Munroe, Jiří Bělohlávek, Anton Zapf, Boris Andrianov, Friedemann Riehle and Shlomo Mintz, under whose baton she performed Beethoven's Romance in F major with the North Czech Philharmonic Teplice.

Markéta also actively cooperates as a soloist of Jiří Janoušek's Dulcimer Music. The joint concert project FolkloreClassic on the border between classical and folk music mirrors the mastery of both genres and its renditions on festival stages has received an extraordinary response.

Markéta plays the violin of H. Lockey Hill and the string Dirk Löscher kindly borrowed from a private collection.