MICHAELA ŠPAČKOVÁ

The Czech bassoonist Michaela Špačková creates an unforgettable experience as a versatile artist and passionate chamber musician with her sensitive and expressive playing. From the 22/23 season she was appointed principal bassoonist at the Konzerthausorchester Berlin under Christoph Eschenbach. Before that she gained experience with the Staatskapelle Berlin under Daniel Barenboim and conductors such as Sir Simon Rattle, Zubin Mehta, Herbert Blomstedt and André Orozco-Estrada.

As a soloist, she has performed with renowned orchestras such as the Münchener Kammerorchester, ORF Wien and Czech Philharmonic and received numerous prizes at renowned competitions such as the ARD-Musikwettbewerb, the Prague Spring Competition and the Markneukirchen Competition.

Her aim is to change old-fashioned ideas about her instrument and represent it in a way that merits solo performances. She is a multifaceted artist who loves to experiment and improvise and is open to unconventional collaborations such as with Stegreif.orchester – the improvising orchestra and to new compositions for solobassoon dedicated to her by contemporary composers.

She studied at the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler with Prof.Volker Tessmann, where she is currently completing her Soloist Diploma and previously at the Conservatoire Supérier de Musique et de Danse Paris with Laurent Lefèvre.

Besides music, Michaela enjoys nature walks, reading, portrait photography. She is also a staunch environmentalist, unstoppable animal, plant and food rescuer and involved in intercultural activities, such as music education concerts and social and cultural care.