Michaela Koudelková recorder
Michaela Koudelková studied the recorder at the Brno Conservatory and at the Kryštof Penderecký Academy of Music in Kraków in the class of Peter Holtslag and Erik Bosgraaf. She is currently pursuing doctoral studies at the Janáček Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Brno under Barbara Maria Willi. Michaela performed at solo recitals at the Fringe Oude Muziek Festival Utrecht and won first prize at the Tel Aviv Recorder Competition in Israel. At the Kaleidoscope Vocal and Instrumental Competition in Santa Monica (USA), she was one of six finalists from a total of 2,000 participants from 88 countries.
Michaela Koudelková has performed at music festivals in the Czech Republic and abroad (Concentus Moraviae, Znojmo Music Festival, Tel Aviv Recorder Festival, Janáček's May, Musica Holešov, Mikołowskie Dni Muzyki Dawnej, Opera Nova w Bydgoszczy, Bach Tribute, Dni Bachowskie, Nitrianská hudobná jeseň, Barok w Radości, Barok na Spiszu, Kraków Bach Festival).
She is the co-founder of the Ensemble Musica Armonia and the Czech-Polish Baroque group Il Giorno Felice, with which she performed in the finals of the York Early Music International Young Artists Competition 2015 in Great Britain. She collaborates with the ensembles Musica Aeterna, The Czech Ensemble Baroque, Capella Cracoviensis, Ensemble Opera Diversa, Wrocławska Orkiestra Barokowa, Moravský komorní orchestr, Cornu Copiae, Quartetto Nero, Ensemble Hand-Made, Janáčkova filharmonie Ostrava, Filharmonie Hradec Králové, Orkiestra Barokowa AMuz w Krakowie, La Tempesta and Sine Nomine Ensemble.
Michaela Koudelková focuses mainly on the interpretation of early music and plays on replicas of period instruments. Since 2016, she has also been actively involved in pedagogical activities, teaching recorder at the Brno Conservatory and, as part of her doctoral studies, teaching baroque and classical chamber music at the Janáček Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Brno.