Czech bassoonist Michaela Špačková is a curious and creative artist who views music as a journey to connect with our human nature. She uses her instrument as her voice, creating a sensitive and soulful expression that resonates with the rhythms of nature. She explores her own concert programs and performance formats to connect with audiences, showcasing her diverse repertoire and passion for music in all its forms.

Michaela is equally at home with classical and contemporary music, and enjoys experimenting with different styles and techniques. She regularly performs new works for solo bassoon, most recently the world premiere of Matthieu Stefanelli – Gaïa – The Cry of the Earth at Renaud Capuçon‘s Nouveaux Horizons festival, which was broadcast on ARTE. She enjoys improvising and experimenting and was a member of Stegreif.orchester, where she performed at the sustainable exhibition “Down to Earth” at the Berliner Festspiele.

She began playing the bassoon at the age of 12 and made her debut as a soloist five years later with the PKF-Prague Philharmonia, followed by solo appearances with the ORF Vienna, Münchener Kammerorchester and the Czech Philharmonic. She has won more than 20 prizes at various competitions such as the ARD Music Competition and the Prague Spring Competition. She has performed worldwide in the most prestigious halls such as the Berlin Philharmonie, the Philharmonie de Paris and the Suntory Hall Tokyo, where she played at the Suntory Hall Festival together with Radek Baborák. She was principal bassoonist in the Konzerthausorchester Berlin with Christoph Eschenbach and at the Academy of the Staatskapelle Berlin under Daniel Barenboim.

Her studies at the HfM Hanns Eisler with Prof. Volker Tessmann, where she is currently completing her Soloist Diploma, and at the CNSMD Paris with Laurent Lefèvre have strongly influenced her musical development. She also enjoys teaching and has already given masterclasses in the Czech Republic, Germany, Slovakia, Romania and Japan.