Kateřina Jansová


Kateřina Jansová started playing the flute in her childhood. In 1986 she iniciated her studies at the P. J. Vejvanovský Conservatoire in Kroměříž with prof.Věra Křivá. She graduated in 1992 by performing a solo recital. Between 1993 and 1997 she studied at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague under the leadership of prof. Radomír Pivoda. During her studies, Kateřina Jansová attended various masterclasses such as in Semmering in Austria, Music Academy in Telč or flute courses in Jičín and she also sucesfully participated in interpretative competitions (Amati Kraslice, Czech Conservatoires Competition in Roudnice nad Labem, Osaka International Chamber Music Competition). Between 1994 and 1995 she was appointed principal flute in Moravian Philharmonics. Since 1994 she is a member of Musica Gaudeans quartet (flute, oboe, cello, quitar) and since 1998 she performs with chamber ensemble Musica Bohemica. she recorded a number of CDs with both ensembles. Nowadays, Kateřina Jansová also works as a flute teacher at the Music Grammar School and Music School in Prague.

Simona Hečová


Simona Hečová studied at the Prague Conservatoire with prof. Jaroslav Kulhan, she graduated in 1996 by performing Concerto for Cello and Orchestra in B minor by Antonín Dvořák. She was admitted to study in prof. Daniel Veise’s class at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague the same year. She finished her studies in 2001. She attended a number of masterclasses with outstanding cello players (Klagenfurt – M. Mlejnik, Lübeck – Boris Pergamenščikov, Brno – F. Helmerson, Praha – Stanislav Apolín) Simona Hečová sucesfully competed in national children’s competitions (1986 – 1st prize in Heran Violoncello Competition in Ústí nad Orlicí, 1997 – 2nd prize in National Competition of Music Schools in Přerov), and later achieved notable success also in international competitions (1992 and 1994 – 1st prize in Violoncello Competition Liezen). She was a member of Talich Chamber Orchestra and flute quartet Ensemble Martinů. Since 1997 Simona Hečová performs in an outstanding chamber ensemble Czech Nonet, as a member of this body she played concerts in prestigious music halls and music festivals, such as Montreux, Schleswig-Holstein, La Folle journée de Nantes, Prague Spring, Janacek Maj Festival, Lyon Auditorium, Playhouse Vancouver and made a number of recordings for Bayerischer Rundfunk, NDR, WDR, Czech Radio, Washington Radio, Saint-Paul Sunday etc. Simona Hečová made a few recordings for Czech Radio as a solo player as well (R. Schumann, L- Boccherini, Martinů). She is also a member of a string quartet called The Kapralova Quartet. Apart from her music career Simona Hečová also works as a teacher.

Alice Voborská


Alice Voborská started playing the flute at the age of five in the city of České Budějovice with prof. Magda Štajnochrová. In 1981 she iniciated her studies at the Prague Conservatoire firstly in Zdeněk Kožina’s class, later in Valentina Kameníková’s class. Under her leadership Alice Voborská continued studying at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague. She graduated by performing Piano Concerto in A minor by Robert Schumann. During her studies, she was sent as an official accompanist of cello players in the International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow and in Belgrade. In 1981 she won 1st prize in the National Competition of Ministry of Youth, Education and Sport, the 1st price in the International Competition in Vercelli in Italy is one of her her greatest success in the field of chamber music. As a founding member of of Sebastian trio ensemble (flute, piano, cello), Alice Voborská performed a number of concerts in the Czech Republic and abroad (Mladé pódium Karlovy Vary, concerts of the chamber series of the Czech Chamber Music Society of Czech Philharmonic in Rudolfinum in 1992 and 1998, festival in Baden Baden, live koncerts for Czech Radio). She also recorded a CD with this ensemble. Nowadays, Alice Voborská works in the Department of Piano Cooperation at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague and she also works as an accompanist at the Music Grammar School and Music School in Prague.