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Virtuoso Violinist and Violist. Soloist for many world orchestras. The first Czech finalist in The Yehudi Menuhin International Violin Competition in 1987, and in 1993 the overall winner of all major prizes in that competition. The only person to ever achieve this accolade.
Member of the Artistic Council of the Prague Academy of Performing Arts. Acknowledged as “The Woman Of The Year 2005“ in a competition of the prestigious Prague Leaders Magazine…
Background & Education
Gabriela started to play the violin at the age of three and gave her first public performance at the age of five. Thanks to her very profound classical music background, including her grandfather violinist Hynek Wolf who studied chamber music with composer Leos Janacek and premiered his famous Violin Sonata in Brno Conservatory, in Gabriela’s genes circulates the best of the famous Czech Classical Music tradition of Antonin Dvorak, Bedrich Smetana, Josef Suk and most particularly Leos Janacek, who’s clear vision of an interpretation of his music and his Violin Sonata has been passed on to Gabriela personally by her grandfather. Gabriela carries that precious Bohemian - European musical heritage and her performances and interpretations of world known and unknown violin and viola repertoire are therefore unique and very special in today’s world of uniform performers.
Gabriela studied at the Prague Conservatory and at the Prague Academy of Performing Arts (AMU) under Prof. Nora Grumlikova. During her studies, she regularly took part in Master Classes all over the world with such renowned professors and violin players as Catherine Macintosh, John Holloway, Dora Schwarzberg, Joseph Gingold, Uzi Wiezel, Helmuth Rilling and many others. Very important for Gabriela’s artistic growth as a soloist were her personal consultations with Sir Yehudi Menuhin, Ruggiero Ricci, Josef Suk and pianist Jan Panenka, who she was honoured to perform with.