Lenka Torgersen Baroque violin, concert master
Currently concertmaster of Collegium Marianum, she also works regularly with other Czech and international ensembles including La Cetra Barockorchester Basel, Ensemble 415, Freitagsakademie Bern, Ensemble Inégal, and others. From 1999 to 2012 she was concertmaster of Collegium 1704. As a chamber musician and soloist she performs at major European stages and music festivals and also collaborates with various leading figures in early music (e.g. René Jacobs, Andrea Marcon, Jordi Savall, Andrew Parrott).
In 2010 as a soloist with Collegium 1704 she recorded the works of Antonín Reichenauer, for which she received the Diapason d’Or award. In 2013 she recorded a solo CD “Il Violino Boemo” (Supraphon), a modern-day premiere reviving the sonatas of the 18th century Czech violin virtuosi.
She has been invited regularly by Janáček Academy of Performing Arts in Brno as tutor of Baroque violin and early-music performance.