Hana Blažíková | soprano
Hana Blažíková graduated from the Prague Conservatory in the class of Jiří Kotouč in 2002, and later undertook further study with Poppy Holden, Peter Kooij, Monika Mauch, and Howard Crook. Currently Hana Blažíková specializes in the interpretation of Baroque, Renaissance, and medieval repertoires, and sings with ensembles and orchestras around the world, including Collegium Vocale Gent, Bach Collegium Japan, Sette Voci, Gli Angeli Genève, La Fenice, Tafelmusik and others.
In 2011 she made her debut in Carnegie Hall with Masaaki Suzuki’s Bach Collegium Japan, and performed the St John Passion with the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Hana appears on more than 20 CDs, including the well-known edition of Bach’s complete cantatas with Bach Collegium Japan.
Barbora Kabátková | soprano
Barbora Kabátková has been dedicating herself to music since early childhood. Master classes with Marius van Altena, Peter Kooij, Julie Hassler, Howard Crook and Joel Frederiksen have inspired her interest in early music which has become the core of her musical activities. She is the artistic director of the foremost female vocal Tiburtina Ensemble and plays medieval harp and psaltery.
Barbora Kabátková has sung at a number of prestigious Czech and international concert venues, collaborating with ensembles such as Collegium Vocale Gent (Philippe Herreweghe), Collegium 1704 (Václav Luks), Cappella Mariana (Vojtěch Semerád), Concerto Melante (Raimar Orlovsky), Accentus Austria (Thomas Wimmer) or La Grand Chapelle (Ángel Recasens).
Markéta Cukrová | alto
A sought-out performer of Baroque repertoire, Markéta Cukrová collaborates with Czech ensembles such as Collegium Marianum, Musica Florea, and Gabriela Demeterová’s Collegium, abroad she has collaborated with the Swiss orchestra Musique des Lumieres and with Arte dei Suonatori in Poland.
She is a member of Mala Punica, an acclaimed ensemble focussing on the repertoire of medieval Italy, and of female vocal Tiburtina Ensemble which specializes in western chorale singing and in medieval polyphony. She also dedicates herself to oratorio and lieder repertoire, and has performed in concert music by Mozart, Haydn, Berlioz, Dvořák, Martinů, and others.
She has been guest at festivals such as Festival de Música Antigua, Prague Spring, Dresdner Musikfestspiele, Toujours Mozart, Resonanzen Festival in Vienna, Festival de Musique Ancienne de Ribeauvillé, Festival de Sablé, Biennale Alte Musik Berlin
Tomáš Lajtkep | tenor
Started to study solo singing privately while studying University of Technology in Brno. Since 2008 he’s cooperating with leading ensembles of Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque music in Czech republic and in other european countries. These ensembles include Collegium Marianum, Cappella Mariana, Collegium 1704, Schola Gregoriana Pragensis, Ensemble Inégal, Collegium Vocale Gent, Vox Luminis, La Grande Chapelle, Copenhagen Baroque Soloists, Wrocław Baroque Ensemble.
In the field of interpretation of Baroque and Renaissance music, he draws on masterclasses from bass Joel Fredericksen, soprano Evelyn Tubb and tenor Erik Stoklossa.
In addition to singing, he devotes himself to playing tenor and bass sackbut (Renaissance style trombone). There were teachers to him excellent players such as Franck Poitrineau, Bernhard Rainer and Adam Woolf.
Tomáš Král | bass
Tomáš Král studied voice at the Janáček Academy of Performing Arts with Adriana Hlavsová. He took part in masterclasses of Julie Hassler, Howard Crook, Peter Schreier, and Joel Frederiksen, and consulted with Ivan Kusnjer.
As a soloist, he has performed at a number of European festivals, such as the Festival d’Ambronay, Tage Alte Musik Regensburg, Oude Muziek Utrecht, MA Brugge, Salzburger Festspiele, at the Bozar centre in Brussels.
In 2016 he took part in a highly acclaimed performance of St John’s Passion by Bach with B’Rock Gent in a production by Pierre Audi.
Tomáš Král has taken part in many highly acclaimed CD recordings featuring mostly music by Jan Dismas Zelenka (Missa votiva, Requiem and Officium Defunctorum and Responsoria for Hebdomada Sancta).
Jaromír Nosek | bass
Jaromír Nosek studied voice at the Academy of Music in Prague. As a scholarship holder he took lessons with Emmy Kirkby at the Dartington International Summer School and subsequently studied with Christophe Rousset at the Accademia Chigiana in Siena and with Sara Mingardo at Conservatorio Santa Cecilia in Rome. He attended masterclasses by Peter Kooij and Joel Frederiksen, among others.
He is a member of Collegium Vocale 1704 and Cappella Mariana and collaborates with a number of other ensembles, including Wrocławska Orkiestra Barokowa, Gli Angeli Genève, Vox Luminis, La Venexiana, and Lautten Compagney.