Olga Šroubková - violin

After graduating at the Prague Conservatory, Olga Šroubková has become a student at the Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien Hannover. She is a laureate of several international competitions. On several occasions she has also had an opportunity to act as a guest concert master of the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra.


 

Olga Šroubková (1993) has been playing the violin since the age of four, when her mother, Rimma Kotmelová, a graduate from the Moscow Conservatory in the class of Professor Viktor Pikaizen, began to teach her. When she was eight, Olga joined the class of Professor Jiří Fišer at the Music School of Prague, graduating under the same teacher from the music programme of the Jan Neruda Grammar School and, in 2014, from the Prague Conservatory. Since October 2014, Olga has been studying at the Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien Hannover with Professor Adam Kostecki.

Olga is the laureate of numerous Czech and international competitions, such as Competition of Conservatories and Grammar School Music Classes 2011 (1st prize and the absolute winner), BRAVO! International Competition 2013 in Belgium (1st prize), Kloster Schöntal 2013 in Germany (2nd prize and the EMCY Special Award), Bohuslav Martinů Foundation Competition 2013 (1st prize and the award for the best performance of a Martinů composition), Zhuhai International Mozart Competition for Young Musicians 2015 in China (4th prize), Chengdu International Violin Competition 2015 in China (1st prize), Rodolfo Lipizer Prize 2016 in Gorizia, Italy (1st prize and four special awards), Prague Spring International Music Competition 2017 (1st prize, the Bohuslav Martinů Foundation Award and the Czech Music Fund Award), Michael Hill International Violin Competition 2017 (4th prize and the award for the best performance of a contemporary composition) and the Shanghai Isaac Stern International Violin Competition 2018 in China (2nd prize for the best interpretation of a contemporary Chinese composition).

Olga has made several appearances with the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, with the first taking place in 2006, on the occasion of the 110th anniversary of the orchestra. In 2014 and 2015 she auditioned for the position of concertmaster of the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, which led to several invitations to perform as a guest concertmaster.

Olga makes regular solo appearances with prominent Czech and Slovak orchestras, including PKF – Prague Philharmonia, Prague Symphony Orchestra, Karlovy Vary Symphony Orchestra, Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra, State Philharmonic Košice, State Chamber Orchestra Žilina. Her performances at competitions have been accompanied by orchestras from outside her native country, such as the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra and the Symphony Orchestra of the Udmurt Republic.

She has collaborated with leading conductors such as Petr Altrichter, Andrea Barizza, Nuno Coelho, Chuhei Iwasaki, Julian Rachlin, Jiří Rožeň, Michael Stern, Leoš Svárovský and others.

Olga has an impressive record of festival appearances, the most prominent venues including the Dvořákova Praha International Music Festival, the Prague Spring International Music Festival, the Smetana's Litomyšl National Festival, Allegretto Žilina, the Leoš Janáček International Music Festival, Film Music Prague, and Ticino Musica International Classic.

At her recitals, Olga is regularly joined by the pianist Miroslav Sekera.

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