Markéta Vokáčová

Instrument
violin

In Czech Philharmonic
since October
2014

Also plays in
Czech Philharmonic Virtuosi

Born in Plzeň, she started playing the violin with Miroslav Novák at the Třemošná Music School. She finished the Prague Conservatory in Professor Pavel Kudelásek’s class in 2009 and graduated from the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague in Professor Leoš Čepický’s class six years later. She has attended a number of interpretation courses (Stephen Shipps, Gil Shaham). She has won many chamber music awards, including the 2nd prize at the Antonín Dvořák International Competition, the 1st prize at the Bohuslav Martinů Foundation Competition and the 3rd prize at the Johannes Brahms Competition in Gdańsk (Poland). In 2012, she was awarded as the best student of Václav Hudeček Academy in Luhačovice (Czech Republic) and later went on a concert tour with Hudeček himself.

She is an active chamber musician and a founding member of the Kalliopé Trio, which was formed in Jiří Panoch’s class in 2011. In 2017, the ensemble finished master’s programme with professors Ivan Klánský and Leoš Čepický. The trio also took part in masterclass courses and consultations with members of the Guarneri Trio Prague and released their first CD in 2018.

As a soloist, she has performed with PKF – Prague Philharmonia, Leoš Janáček Chamber Orchestra, chamber ensemble Camerata Moravia, Moravian Philharmonic Olomouc and Karlovy Vary Symphonic Orchestra. In November 2017, she performed with pianist Stanislav Gallin in the famous Kennedy Centre in Washington. She was a member of the Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra between 2009 and 2014.