Kristina Vocetkova

Cello

Kristina Vocetkova started playing the cello at the age of six with Katerina Hronikova. Under her guidance, Ms. Vocetkova won her first competition two years later. She was admitted at fourteen years of age to the Prague Conservatory to study with Jaroslav Kulhan. Ms. Vocetkova has also studied at the Juilliard School and the Liszt Ferenc Academy in Budapest, where she is currently a student of Csaba Onczay. During her studies, Ms. Vocetkova has participated in master classes by R. Leonard, R. Wallfish, H. Litschauer, J. Pernoo, D. Geringas, C. Bohórquez, R. Aaron, and others.

Ms. Vocetkova has participated in more than twenty national and international competitions where she primarily won first prizes and laureate titles. In 2010 Ms. Vocetkova was awarded a Yamaha Music Foundation of Europe Scholarship. She founded a string duo with violin player Matouš Pěruška and was awarded the Zoltán Kodály prize in 2015 and won the Karl Ditters von Dittersdorf chamber music competition in 2016.  Ms. Vocetkova has also appeared as soloist and has performed in Slovakia, Austria, Switzerland, Slovenia, Hungary, Italy, Croatia, Germany, France, the United States, and with many Czech orchestras: Barocco sempre giovane, Suk’s Chamber Orchestra, Pavel Haas Chamber Orchestra, North Bohemian Philharmonic, and others. Ms. Vocetkova has collaborated with outstanding Czech pianists such as Ivo Kahánek and Ivan Klánský.