The Czech bassoonist Michaela Špačková is a solo bassoonist with the Konzerthausorchester Berlin under Christoph Eschenbach, has performed as a soloist with renowned orchestras such as the Münchener Kammerorchester, ORF Wien and the Czech Philharmonic, and has won numerous awards at major competitions such as the ARD-Musikwettbewerb, the Prague Spring Competition, the Markneukirchen Competition and the DAAD Preis Prize.
She regularly performs works for solo bassoon dedicated to her by contemporary composers, and this season she premiered a new work by Matthieu Stefanelli, Gaïa ou le Cri de la Terre, at Renaud Capuçon‘s Nouveaux Horizons Festival, broadcast live from Aix-en-Provence on ARTE, and is preparing her debut album for Supraphon.
Her aim is to change the received ideas of the bassoon as a dissolute grump, proving that it is worthy of solo performances and audience interest. She is a versatile artist who enjoys experimenting and improvising, for example with the Stegreif.orchestra ensemble or by combining classical and electro music.
She has performed in the most prestigious halls such as the Berliner Philharmonie, Philharmonie de Paris, Elbphilharmonie, with conductors such as Sir Simon Rattle, Daniel Barenboim, Zubin Mehta, Iván Fischer, Semyon Bychkov, Francois Xavier Roth, Jaap van Zweden and others.
She studied at the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler with Prof. Volker Tessmann, the Conservatoire Supérieur de Musique et de Danse Paris with Laurent Lefèvre and graduated from the Academy of the Staatskapelle Berlin with Mathias Baier.
In addition to music, Michaela is actively interested and involved in intercultural activities such as music-educational concerts, social and cultural care and in current issues such as the environment and the protection of the Earth, animals and plants, which she likes to combine with musical projects.