About Monika Knoblochová
After the Prague Conservatoire graduation, Monika Knoblochová studied a harpsichord at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague under the Giedrė Lukšaitė-Mrázková. She also broadened her knowledge by consultations with Zuzana Růžičková. Her further studies include Dresdner Akademie für alte Musik, Hochschule für Musik in Cologne, Royal Conservatoire of The Hague and Hochschule für Musik und Theater in München. In 2011, she finished her postgraduate doctoral studies at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague. Throughout her musical career, Monika Knoblochová was many times awarded, for example the third prize and laureate award of the Prague Spring, prize of the Bohuslav Martinů Foundation or the third prize and laureate award of the “16. Grosser Förderpreiswettbewerb“ in München. In 2002, she was awarded the prestigious Davidoff Prix. She is regularly recoding both early and contemporary music for Český rozhlas, therefore participating on many recordings as harpsichord compositions of B. Martinů, viola da gamba sonatas of J. S. Bach, inventions of J. S. Bach and J. Novák, work for harpsichord of J. Teml, flute/cello and piano sonatas of L. Koželuh or CD with work of V. J. Tomášek. She is a founder of concert series called “Hudební salón Café crème“, which she organizes since 2008. These concert series feature combinations of early and contemporary music, as well as spoken word, dance and theatre, all in regards of the inventive dramaturgic plan. She also teaches at the Academy of Ancient Music (the department of the Masaryk University in Brno) and at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague.