Bassoon & Piano

From classical repertoire for bassoon and piano to new, opera and jazz pieces! Michaela’s main collaborators are LUKÁŠ KLÁNSKÝ and BETTY LEE. Although much of their repertoire includes 20th century compositions, they also perform music from various epochs including Romantic composers such as Johannes Brahms, P.I.Tchaikovsky, Antonín Dvořák as well as compositions by W.A.Mozart and his opera Don Giovanni. Renditions of the music of Luboš Sluka can create magical atmosphere and variety. The colorful program’s arranged by Michaela and aim to express a plethora of sonic possibilities in the connection of bassoon and piano music. Within the live concert setting it is possible also to hear solo piano interludes – for example Chopin and his Nocturnes – and solo bassoon pieces that include the music of Bach or contemporary music with new musical interpretation.

Fagott & Harfe

 

 

This ensemble features two bass instruments, bassoon and violoncello – JUAN MARÍA RASO LLARÁS. But don’t let yourself be confounded as this unusual pairing of instruments can sing and please the ear of the listener with their lovely sound. Although it is a duo, this ensemble maintains much flexibility in terms of style, genre and collaborative invitees. A singer or a mandolin is a very welcomed addition to the ensemble. They offer a repertoire from the Baroque period to the 21st century, where the baroque pieces tend to be played by authentic instruments. What is about the music of 21. Duo Impulso appeared for the first time in 2017 for a beneficial concert for Rotary Club in Germany. Since then they have made many performances across Europe.

Bassoon & Orchestra

 

 

Michaela offers solo bassoon collaborations with orchestra and string ensembles for a different contextual flavor. The repertoire ranges from Baroque – A.Vivaldi, F.Jiránek, C.Ph.E.Bach – through Classicism – W.A.Mozart, J.N.Hummel – to Romanticism – with C.M.von Weber, G.Rossini – to the beautiful and virtuosic pieces for bassoon of 20th century from composers as for example A.Jolivet, J.Francaix, H.Tommasi, E.W.Ferrari, Ch.Koechlin, H.Villa-Lobos, J.Williams. Also contemporary pieces made by K.Aho, S.Fagerlund and in the arrangements of music by P.I.Tchaikovsky or G.Gershwin.

Duo Esperanza

 

 

An extraordinary ensemble made by 2 bassoonists – MICHAELA ŠPAČKOVÁ and DENISA BEŇOVSKÁ, focusing on various interpretations of classical and traditional music. Duo Esperanza was founded in 2017, after eight years together within the Fagotiky quartet, to establish an ensemble which aims to promote and spotlight the bassoon as a solo instrument within an outstanding program of repertoire. Having persued contemporary music for many years, they collaborate with orchestra Berg and Prague Modern and various chamber ensembles. They perform through much of the world with an emphasis on presenting the czech music via formal concerts, but also educational concerts.

Duo Impulso

 

 

This ensemble features two bass instruments, bassoon and violoncello – JUAN MARÍA RASO LLARÁS. But don’t let yourself be confounded as this unusual pairing of instruments can sing and please the ear of the listener with their lovely sound. Although it is a duo, this ensemble maintains much flexibility in terms of style, genre and collaborative invitees. A singer or a mandolin is a very welcomed addition to the ensemble. They offer a repertoire from the Baroque period to the 21st century, where the baroque pieces tend to be played by authentic instruments. What is about the music of 21. Duo Impulso appeared for the first time in 2017 for a beneficial concert for Rotary Club in Germany. Since then they have made many performances across Europe.

Trio Eolie

“We reach Eolie (…) It’s an island that floats: a bronze coast, an unbreakable wall, the whole circle; a polished rock pointed towards the sky”.

 

The Eolie trio is a dynamic chamber music ensemble in search of a new sound palette: piano – ANASTASIA CHZHAN, clarinet – LAURIANE MAUDRY and bassoon – MICHAELA ŠPAČKOVÁ. It is also a meeting of three women, seeking interaction with the audience, a desire for creativity and a link between the performers at the origin of chamber music. They perform arranged, original and creative works. With great delicacy and sensitivity, they pass through the different musical periods. Their interpretation offers you completely new musical experiences.

Bassoon Quartet Fagotiky

 

It is an exceptional ensemble united with five bassoonists, colleagues and friends – MICHAELA ŠPAČKOVÁ, DENISA BEŇOVSKÁ, KATEŘINA KMÍNKOVÁ, MARKÉTA DAVIDOVÁ and TEREZA MATOUŠKOVÁ. It can lead you through music from baroque to present, even to actual pop and film music. The combination of four bassoons is really uncommon and their sound is picturesque and colorful. The quartet was founded in 2009 at the Music Gymnasium in Prague and since then performs throughout all Europe. They focus on the classical music, so popular and film music as well, therefore they offer classical concerts, as well as lighter programs with popular music. Fagotiky are very active about education projects throughout the whole Czech Republic and most of the members teach bassoon.

Educational Projects

Michaela is very actively involved in educational projects. She believes, that one of the important missions of a musician is to spread understanding and love for music. Some of her projects make a full- fledged effort for educational projects with a main focus on pre-school children, elementary and high school students, as well as music schools. They offer programs for seniors or handicapped, through educational form or moderated concerts.

 

THE FIRST INTRODUCTION TO MUSIC AND ITS SOUNDS.

WHAT IS MUSIC AND WHAT DOES IT MEAN FOR ME?

WHAT IS CLASSICAL MUSIC, HOW AND WHY TO LISTEN TO IT? MUSICAL

INSTRUMENTS, WHAT IS BASSOON?

These are the thematic spheres. Concerts are interactive and react to the emotions and spirit of the students. Many topics can be explored.

Michaela’s passion is teaching bassoon and she currently studies complementary pedagogical work/activity at the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler. Learning is possible for beginners, the more advanced and as well for those who want to try out a fresh and unusual instrument. The lessons take place though form of private lessons. Lessons are currently possible in person in Nuremberg and Berlin. Michaela offers online lessons per internet platforms such as zoom or skype, but just in an addition of complementary lessons masterclass form. Her aim is to pass on to students the joy of music. That is, to develop the abilities of the student to work on musical development with pleasure, enjoyment, and a sense of humor. In terms of learning the bassoon no one must have fear, and you will see when you try it out that perhaps you will not be able to leave it from your hands.