Barbora Kabátková voice, harp, artistic leader
Barbora Kabátková has been dedicating herself to music since early childhood, inspired by Marie Štajnochrová’s piano lessons and her membership at the Kühn Children’s Choir under Jiří Chvála’s direction.
She studied voice privately; master classes with Marius van Altena, Peter Kooij, Julie Hassler, Howard Crook and Joel Frederiksen have inspired her interest in early music which has become the core of her musical activities. She is the artistic director of the foremost female vocal Tiburtina Ensemble and plays medieval harp and psaltery.
Barbora Kabátková has sung at a number of prestigious Czech and international concert venues, collaborating with ensembles such as Collegium Vocale Gent (Philippe Herreweghe), Collegium 1704 (Václav Luks), Collegium Marianum (Jana Semerádová), Musica Florea (Marek Štryncl), Cappella Mariana (Vojtěch Semerád), Concerto Melante (Raimar Orlovsky), Accentus Austria (Thomas Wimmer) and La Grand Chapelle (Ángel Recasens).
She also takes part in contemporary music projects (in collaboration with Berg Orchestra or Ostrava Band) and crossover productions; in 2014 she was invited to participate on the CD production of the Eben Brothers “Čas holin” (Time for Wellies).