Czech bassoonist Michaela Špačková is a curious and creative artist who seamlessly integrates her passions for music, humanity and nature into her musical work, lifestyle and intercultural activities – from music education concerts to her development of permaculture gardening. She regularly performs works dedicated to her for solo bassoon by contemporary composers, often with topical themes, latest premiere by Matthieu Stefanelli, Gaïa, ou le Cri de la Terre – The Cry of the Earth at Renaud Capuçon‘s Festival Nouveaux Horizons, which was broadcast on ARTE.
She began playing the bassoon at the age of 12 and made her debut five years later with the PKF Prague Philharmonia, following appearances with the ORF Vienna, Munich Chamber Orchestra and Czech Philharmonic, receiving more than 20 prizes at various competitions such as the ARD Music Competition and Prague Spring Competition, and performing worldwide in the most prestigious halls such as the Berlin Philharmonie, Philharmonie de Paris, Suntory Hall Tokyo, etc. She was solo bassoonist in the Konzerthausorchester Berlin with Christoph Eschenbach and Academist with the Staatskapelle Berlin under Daniel Barenboim, played with conductors such as Sir S. Rattle, Z. Mehta, I. Fischer, W. Jurowski and others.
Her studies at the HfM Hanns Eisler with Prof. Volker Tessmann, where she is currently completing her Solistic Diploma, at the CNSMD Paris with Laurent Lefèvre, participation in various masterclasses and festivals and playing under great artists have strongly influenced her musical development. She enjoys teaching and has given masterclasses in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Germany, Romania and Japan.
Michaela is a versatile musician who enjoys experimenting and improvising and is currently looking to combine classical, folklore and electronic music and preparing her debut album for Supraphon.