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Helena Matyášová

Helena studied cello at the Conservatory in Pardubice, and later at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague under Prof. M. Petras. Concurrently she studied historical performance practice and Baroque cello at the Týn School – Collegium Marianum (Charles University), with MgA. Mark Štryncl.

She frequently participates in international masterclasses led by Early Music experts, such as I. Hubatschek, M. Štryncl, B. Cocset, N. Crnjanski, C. Giardello, J. ter Linden, M. Müller, Florilegium Ensemble, U. Engelke, S . Standage and R. Dubrovsky. In summer 2011 she was awarded a scholarship to attend the Austria Barock Akademie in Gmunden, where she won 1st prize in the ABA Music Awards.

As a soloist and chamber musician, Helena regularly collaborates with several ensembles and orchestras. She is a guest member of Musica Florea, Ensemble Inégal, Collegium 1704, Capella Regia and Ensemble Tourbillon. Since 2004 she has also performed as a soloist and permanent member of the chamber group Barocco semper giovane, which has baroque music as its main focus but also performs music of younger styles and contemporary compositions.

Helena has appeared on the concert patform and at festivals both in the Czech Republic and abroad, including Pražské Jaro, Mitte Europa, The Ohrid Summer Festival and Concentus Moraviae. She is also involved in international early music early music projects, recordings and broadvasts for radio and television.