Jana Semerádová

Jana Semerádová is a graduate of the Prague Conservatoire, the Philosophy Faculty of Charles University (Theory and Practice of Early Music) and the Royal Conservatoire in the Hague, Netherlands (Class of Wilbert Hazelzet). In 2003 she was awarded third prize in the Historic Woodwind Section of the International Telemann-Wettbewerb Competition in Magdeburg and in the same year, together with Monika Knoblochová, she received the title of laureate in the prestigious 16. Grosser Förderpreiswettbewerb in Munich.

Jana Semerádová is artistic director of the Collegium Marianum Ensemble and programme director of the concert cycle "Baroque Soirées" and the international festival "Summer Festivities of Early Music". She is engaged in intensive research both at home and abroad and in the study of baroque gesture, declamation and dance. She has made numerous recordings for various labels (Supraphon, Deutsche Grammophon, Pan Classics, Kammer Ton, K617 etc.). She also regularly records for Czech television and radio.

As a soloist she has performed on prominent European concert platforms (Konzerthaus in Vienne and Berlin, Palau de Música Barcelona, Tage Alter Musik Regensburg, Bachfest Leipzig, Mozartfest, Centre de Musique Baroque de Versailles, Pražské jaro, Europamusicale, Festival de Sablé) and regularly appears with the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, Wroclawska orchiestra barokowa, Batzdorfer Hofkapelle, Ars Antiqua Austria or modern_times1800.

Jana Semerádová teaches transverse flute at Prague's Charles University (the course of study "Early Music Practice") and leads interpretation workshops.