Alena Hönigová (Czech Republic)


Graduated from the Prague Academy of Performing Arts, where she studeid harpsichord playing with Giedré Lukšaité Mrázková and Zuzana Růžičková, in 1999. From 1999 to 2004 she pursued postgraduate studies at the „Schola Cantorum Basiliensis“ concentrating on the harpsichord, fortepiano, thorough bass and improvisation. Her teachers were Andrea Marcon, Edoardo Torbianelli, Jesper Christensen, Gottfried Bach and Emmanuel le Divellec.Her special project was the collection „Song of Solomon“ by Salamone Rossi, which she wrote a treatise on and recorded.

Together with the „La Vinciolina“ ensemble, she won first prize in the „Gotha Competition“ at the Handel Festival in Göttingen in 2001. She began working as a rehearsal pianist at the „Schola Cantorum Basiliensis“ in the same year. In 2002 she formed the „Muscadin Baroque ensemble“, with which she has premiered several contemporary works, including the chamber opera Racine´s Esther by Boris Yoffe, in 2006. She was organiser of the concert series in St.. Leonhard´s church in Basel from 2004 – 2010. Since September 2011 she is organising the Baroque spiritual concerts in the Dominican monastery of St. Giles in Prague. In summer 2012 she realised a Music Festival at the Jezeří castle in North Bohemia.

As a soloist, accompanist and chamber musican, she frequently co-operates with many early music ensembles and soloists. She recorded numerous solo and chamber music CDs, such as “Seicento im Lombardei“- together with Corina Marti - (Ars Musici AM1406 - 2), Johann Sebastian Bach: Sonatas for flute and harpsichord (Editions du Nopal, France), Salomone Rossi: The Song of Solomon in co-operation of Ensemble Muscadin and Profeti della Quinta (Panclassics, CH, PC 10214), Jan Ladislav Dusik: Fortepiano works (Koramantrecords, CH, KR 11001). Presently, she prepares a recording of Jommelli’s cantatas.

About the class: 

Group teaching: improvisation on a given bass, prelude. Suggested repertoire: Compositions based upon a ground (passacaglia, chaconna, passamezzo, la monica, la folia, and others, plus preludes in any style) Any other repertoire is also possible

Teaching languages: Czech, German, English, Italian

aktivní účastníci / active participants

  1. Anna Landsmannová
  2. Josef Lát
  3. Marta Ptáčková
  4. Marie Kirincic
  5. Jana Veselá
  6. Jitka Kocůrková
  7. Marta Pyšová

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