Kamila Mazalová


Kamila comes from Ostrava (Czech Republic) and started her music studies as violinist. After high school she attended Janá?ek Conservatory in Ostrava and later studied singing at the Institute for Art Studies at Ostrava University under college lecturer Drahomíra Mí?ková. From 1999 to 2007 Kamila was engaged as a soloist of the women's vocal choir, Adash in Ostrava which under the direction of Dr. Tomáš Novotný, interpreted Jewish music. From the very beginning of her art career she participates on productions of The Czech Baroque Ensemble Orchestra and Choir leaded by Roman Válek. In 2007 she sang a solo part in the multi-art project of B. Martin? cantata Kytice for the festival Smetanova Litomyšl. At Znojmo Music Festival in 2008/09 she performed the role of Eudamia in the opera Dorilla in Tempe by A. Vivaldi and the role of Lisetta in the opera Il Mondo della Luna by J. Haydn (conductor Roman Válek, direction Ji?í Nekvasil).

Currently, she is a part of the Prague ensemble Collegium 1704 under artistic direction of Václav Luks. She sang the role of Tangia in Gluck's opera The Chinese Girls for the festival Baroque night in ?eský Krumlov with this ensemble in June 2008. She regulary takes part at The Summer Classes of Barock Music in Kel? (Moravia), where she consults with Joel Frederiksen (USA). In the Winter 2009 she was invited to perform with this outstanding bass singer and lute player and his Ensemble Phoenix Munich in the frame of his concert series in Munich. In Spring 2009, in Janá?ek Opera, Brno, she performed the role of Small Arab, Young Sailor and Chasseur in the opera Julietta by B. Martin? under the direction of J. Nekvasil. Tiburtina Ensemble (Prague) leaded by B. Sojková and Musica aeterna from Bratislava (SR), leaded by a violinist P. Zají?ek, are also the ensemble she cooperates with nowadays.

As a finalist of The Froville International Vocal Competition (France) she was awarded with the “Prix du public” in September 2011. Since 2008 she's been teaching at The Jan Deyl Conservatory in Prague.

David Skudlik