Petra Matějová

For a number of years, Petra Matějová links in her career modern and historic piano playing. She aims for performing every type of repertoire in accordance with the period sound and interpretation ideals, including the choice of appropriate instruments. Her interest in approaching music in this way grew especially during her six years  lasting sojourn in Paris, where, after graduating from Prague Conservatoire and Academy of Performing Arts, she specialised in fortepiano playing. She recorded many times, on modern and historic pianos, for the Czech, Slovakian and Spanish Radio (Rejcha, Mozart, Janáček, Fibich, Voříšek, Tomášek, Franck, Haydn, Mendelssohn, Beethoven), and for the French Mezzo TV station (Schubert). In 2004, she recorded in Paris a solo CD of works by  Voříšek, Beethoven and Schubert. In 2012, she concluded complete recording of Voříšek’s piano works for the Czech Radio. She appeared at festivals in  France and Spain, the Czech Republic (Pražské jaro, Prague Symphony Orchestra concert seasons, the Haydn  Festival of Music, and others), and in Slovakia (Dny staré hudby, Hammerklavierfest).  As a soloist and chamber player, she performed in most European countries. From 1995, she regularly teaches piano and chamber music playing at summer courses; from   2007-2009 she was the fortepiano at the Valtice early music summerschool. From 2008, she teaches fortepiano playing at the Janáček Academy of Performing Arts, Brno.  Recently, she finished her PhD studies at the Paris Conservatoire, La sorbonne and the Janáček Academy of Performing Arts; the subject of her dissertation were J. V. H. Voříšek’s piano works.