About Michaela Ambrosi
Michaela Ambrosi was born in Jeseník, Czech Silesia – situated in the north east of the Czech Republic. She graduated from her studies of modern flute with Jan Riedlbauch and recorder with Jakub Kydlíček at the Prague Conservatory. Michaela holds a Bachelors degree in Historical Informed Practise from the Charles University in Prague where she studied with Jana Semerádová, and BMus and MMus degrees in traverso playing from the Royal Conservatory in The Hague, where she studied with Wilbert Hazelzet and Kate Clark. Michaela also learned from Marcello Gatti at the Conservatorio “Evaristo Felice Dall’Abaco” in Verona during her Erasmus study program.
Michaela has had consultation lessons with world-famous flutists including Jostein Gundersen, Christophe Hungeburth, Karl Kaiser, Barthold Kuijken, Marion Moonen, Michael Posch, Anne Pustlauk, Peter Reidemeister, Michael Schmidt-Casdorff, Ashley Solomon and Jed Wentz. In chamber music she studied with Bob van Asperen, Sergio Azzolini, Patrick Ayrton, Jill Feldman, Mike Fentross, Enrico Gatti, Joachim Held, Jaap ter Linden, Giedrė Lukšaitė-Mrázková, Ton Koopman, Jacques Ogg, Bart van Oort, Lucia Swarts, Rio Terakado and Mieneke van der Velden.
She performed a solo piece with the Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century under the direction of Frans Brüggen and made her debut in Bach’s Magnificat with the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra conducted by Ton Koopman. She was also a trainee with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, with whom she participated in projects led by William Christie and András Schiff and played alongside flutist Lisa Beznosiuk. In 2015 she was asked to join the orchestra for their St Matthew Passion tour.
Michaela performs as a soloist, chamber musician and an orchestral player both at home and abroad: Amadè Players (member), De Amsterdamse Cantorijn, Collegium 1704 (member), Camerata Bachiensis, Czech Ensemble Baroque (member), Dresden Instrumental-Concert, The Feinstein Ensemble, Irish Baroque Orchestra, Musica Florea, etc. In 2013 she co-founded ensemble La Foresta Incantata and in 2014 Pro Arte Bohemica. As well as participating on CD recordings, she has also made a number of recordings for radio and television broadcasts. As an amateur she also plays the baroque violin and oboe.
She is also engaged in intensive research. Michaela has created and completed a critical edition of forgotten works by Wencel Wodiczka. Thanks to her some of these works were recorded for the Czech Radio. The life and compositions of the violinist and flutist Georg Czarth are in her current interests, and the focus of her Masters Research Thesis which was awarded an “excellent” mark and got an award from the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague. She is now commencing her doctoral dissertation on the same subject at the Janáček Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Brno.
She was appointed in the same institution, as the first ever professor for historical flutes whilst duration of her doctorate. There, she also teaches a baroque and classical chamber music class. Recently she also started to teach the recorder at the Brno Conservatory.