Magdaléna Mašlaňová


Instrument
violin

In Czech Philharmonic
since September 2012

Also plays in
Czech Philharmonic String Quartet



Her family has a teaching and musical tradition and she grew up surrounded by music. Aged four, she began to play the violin with Zdeňek Vyoral and later attended the music class of Professor Jiří Fišer at the Jan Neruda Grammar School. Having spent two years at the Prague Conservatory in the class of Jaroslav Foltýn, she was enrolled at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague in 2005 and studied with Professor Ivan Štraus and Leoš Čepický. She completed a one-year study stay at Universität für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Wien with Peter Schuhmayer. After graduating in Prague, she broadened her studies at the Park University in Missouri, USA, with Ben Sayevich.

She won commendation at the Kocian Violin Competition, the first and second prizes at the Master Josef Muzika Violin Competition in Nová Paka (Czech Republic), commendation in the Beethoven’s Hradec International Music Competition (2002) as well as the third prize in the Piano Trio category in the same competition (2004) and the third prize at the Bohuslav Martinů Foundation Competition (2009).

As a soloist, she has performed with the Prague Chamber Philharmonic (PKF – Prague Philharmonia), the Prague Conservatory Chamber Orchestra, Roxy Ensemble (now Haas Ensemble), the Academic Chamber Soloists and the Czech Student Philharmonic. She has frequently attended summer courses at the Meadowmount School of Music (USA) and the International Music Courses in Plzeň (Czech Republic). She has also completed masterclasses with R. Ricci, S. Yaroshevich, J. Epstein, Ch. Avsharian, S. Shipps, I. Ženatý, M. Vilímec, Midori, E. Granat, D. Armstrong and A. Bologni.

She also enthusiastically takes part in Czech Philharmonic’s education projects (Czech Student Philharmonic, Joint Orchestra of Music School Pupils and Czech Philharmonic Musicians). She passes her passion for the violin to next generations as a tutor. She has always loved chamber music and plays in many ensembles with her friends and family. Having founded the vocal band Mysterium, she continues the family music tradition.

She is the Deputy Concertmaster of the Czech Philharmonic.

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