Violin (working with composers and performing their works)
Violinist Barbora Kolářová is the co-founder, artistic director, and general manager at the Lake George Music Festival; a visiting performing artist with the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra; and a Lincoln Center Stage performing artist for Holland America Line cruises. Ms. Kolářová is represented by Manhattan Concert Artists in New York City.
A former visiting member of the Czech Philharmonic, Ms. Kolářová has received top prizes at several competitions, including recent honors at the Golden Classical Music Awards International Competition and the Grand Prize Virtuoso and Manhattan international music competitions. She has also received the Broadus Erle Prize, the grand prize at the Michigan ASTA Solo Competition, and awards from the New York International Artist Association, International Violin “Remember Enescu”, International Georg Philipp Telemann Violin, and Prague Junior Note competitions.
Ms. Kolářová has appeared as a soloist with the Czech Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra, the Czech Radio and West-Bohemian symphony orchestras, the orchestra of the National Theatre in Prague, and l’Orchestre de Limoges. She has performed at the Young Prague and Haydn festivals and appeared as part of the Mutual Inspirations Festival in 2012, giving a presentation on Czech music in the 1960s at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. Ms. Kolářová serves on the faculty of the Sound of Piano, Strings, and Voice Music Festival in Xi’an, China where she has participated in numerous solo and chamber music performances and appeared on television and radio shows.
A native of the Czech Republic, Ms. Kolářová holds a bachelor of music degree from the Curtis Institute of Music and a master of music degree from the Yale School of Music.