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.
Slovak by origin, the soprano Patricia Janečková, grew up in Ostrava where she has studied solo voice at the Janáček Conservatory and the Ostrava University.
Patricia has appeared in a number of gala performances in the Czech Republic and abroad, including the Starry Night in Vienna, Junge Talente der Klassik in Klosterneuburg, Austria, the International Music Festival of Peter Dvorský in Jaroměřice nad Rokytnou, Festival Terras Sem Sombra in Grândola, Portugal, Les musicales de Louvergny in France, Smetana’s Litomyšl, Talentinum in Zlín, International Music Festival Český Krumlov, Janáček May Ostrava, the Lednice-Valtice Music Festival, and Concentus Moraviae.
She has also maintained a collaboration of many years with the National Moravian-Silesian Theatre. Since 2017, she has been collaborating with Collegium Marianum.
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 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 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.