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Barbora Kabátková

Barbora  Kabátková

Artistic director of the Tiburtina ensemble, she also plays mediaeval harp and psaltery. She studied choral conducting and sacred music on the department of musicology and music education at Charles University in Prague. She is now pursuing post-graduate studies in musicology with a specialisation in Gregorian chant, which she also teaches at Charles University. She is a member of the Fontes Cantus Bohemiae research team. She has taken private lessons and attended masterclass courses in early music interpretation given by such musicians as Marius van Altena, Peter Kooij, Julie Hassler, Howard Cook and Joel Frederiksen. Her artistic interests are centred on mediaeval music, above all Gregorian chant and early polyphony. She performs regularly as a soloist with such ensembles as Collegium 1704, Collegium Marianum, Musica Florea, Collegium Vocale Gent, Doulce Mémoire, Berg Orchestra and Ostravská banda. She is a member of the choirs of Collegium Vocale 1704 and Cappella Mariana. She regularly performs in concert with Hana Blažíkova, Monika Knoblochova and Eva Bublova. She has appeared in prestigious festivals in the Czech Republic (including the Prague Spring, Concentus Moraviae, St Wenceslas Festival in Ostrava and Lípa Musica) and abroad, including Resonanzen in Vienna, Uckermärkische Musikwochen in Templin, and festivals in France, Belgium, the Netherlands (including Festival Oude Muziek in Utrecht) and Italy (Accademia delle Crete Senesi). She has also taken part in the performance of many stage works, such as Monteverdi's Orfeo at the National Theatre in Prague (Ensemble Concerto, cond. Roberto Gini), Vivaldi's Argippo (Hofmusici, cond. Ondřej Macek), Julius Zeyer's Radúz and Mahulena (Collegium 1704, cond. Václav Luks) and Louis Andriessen's Dances (Laterna Magica, Berg Orchestra, cond. Peter Vrábel).


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