Anna Paulová - clarinet
Anna Paulová has been awarded 2nd prize at the Prague Spring International Music Competition 2015 and 1st prize at the Bohuslav Martinů Foundation Interpretation Competition 2016. She performed as a soloist with the Czech Philharmonic under the baton of Jiří Bělohlávek in June 2014.
Anna was born in 1993 in Prague. She began playing the clarinet at the age of eleven with Karel Mezera. At the age of 15, she played as a soloist with the Prague Philharmonia under the baton of Leoš Svárovský. In 2009 she entered the Prague Conservatory, studying with Prof. Milan Polák and Prof. Ludmila Peterková. Subsequently she received private lessons with Prof. Jiří Hlaváč at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (since 2010). At present, she is a student in the clarinet class of Prof. Jiří Hlaváč and Prof. Vlastimil Mareš at Academy of Performing Arts in Prague.
From an early age on she has won numerous prizes, for instance the 1st prize at the national round of a competition for primary schools for the arts in the category of solo clarinet (2006, 2009), 1st prize at the Competition of the Pilsen Conservatory (2009), 1st prize at the Czech Conservatories Competition in Ostrava, 1st prize at the International Clarinet Competition Marco Fiorindo in Torino (2009), 1st prize at the International Clarinet Competition in Krsko- Slovenia, 1st prize at the International Competition for Young Instrumentalists in Markneukirchen, 1st prize at the International Competition for wind instruments in Wroclaw (2010), 2nd prize at the International Competition for wind instruments Pro Bohemia Ostrava, 1st prize at the International Clarinet Competition Giacomo Mensi in Breno (2011), 3rd prize at the International Contest for Clarinet ''Town of Carlino''- Italy (2011), 1st prize at the Yamaha Music Foundation (2012). She was a finalist in the International Music Competition for Young People in Oldenburg- Germany (2013).
Her greatest success has been 2nd prize at the Prague Spring International Music Festival in May 2015 with a number of special awards, including the Bohuslav Martinů Foundation prize, Gideon Klein Foundation prize, Czech Centres prize and Mercedes Benz prize for the most successful Czech participant of the competition and 1st prize at the Bohuslav Martinů Foundation Interpretation Competition 2016 with special prize of the Artist's Life Foundation for the best participant of the competition.
As a soloist, Anna Paulová has performed with the Czech Philharmonic, PKF- Prague Philharmonia, Talich Philharmonia Prague, Bohuslav Martinů Philharmonic Orchestra Zlín, Czech Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra Pardubice, Nord Czech Philharmonic Teplice, Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra Olomouc, Moravian Chamber Orchestra, Prague Conservatory Symphony Orchestra, Bon Art Orchestra,
Hodonin Symphony Orchestra, Polish Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra Sopot, Orchestra Sinfonica Città di Grosseto and Inter>Camerata Chamber Orchestra Wroclaw, Moscow Chamber Orchestra ''The Seasons'', Orquestra Cascais e Oeiras Portugal and Orchestra da Camera di Caserta - under the baton of conductors Jiří Bělohlávek, Miriam Němcová, Leoš Svárovský, Jiří Rožeň, Chuhei Iwasaki, Joel Hána, Tomáš Židek, Richard Kružík, Jan Jakub Bokun, Nikolay Lalov, Nicolas Ellis, Wojciech Rajski, Antonino Cascio, Vladislav Bulakhov.
She was selected by national audition "Play with the Czech Philharmonic" and she performed as a soloist with the Czech Philharmonic under the baton of Jiří Bělohlávek in June 2014 at Hradčany Square in Prague.
In the field of the chamber music she works together with pianists Daniel Wiesner, Marek Kozák and Lukáš Klánský. As a chambermusician, she has collaborated with number of superb soloist (Ivo Kahánek, Jan Mráček, Lubomír Brabec, Kristina Fialová, Petr Nouzovský, Irina Zahharenkova and Marek Šedivý) and Sedláček Quartet.
She performed with Charles Neidich at the international festival Prague Clarinet Days 2016. They played together F. V. Kramář- Krommer: Concerto for two clarinets in E-flat Major, op. 35.
Anna Paulová has performed at major festivals – Talentinum, Young Prague, Prague Clarinet Days, International Music Festival Janáček May, Klasika Viva, Prague Music Festival, Czech Culture Festivities, Young Stage festival, Dvořák's Turnov and Sychrov, Smiřice Music Festival, Clarimania, Villa Musica, Vremena Goda and Autunno Musicale.
She has attended master classes given by Philippe Berrod, Paul Meyer, Michel Lethiec, Wenzel Fuchs, Sabine Meyer, Reiner Wehle, Karl Leister, Shirley Brill, Francois Benda, Michael Rusinek, Franck Amet, Jan Jakub Bokun, Thomas Martin, Philippe Cuper and Charles Neidich. She has attended the International Summer Academy Prague-Vienna- Budapest ISA- Austria (Sharon Kam, Jiří Hlaváč) and the International Clarinet Festival Clarimania 2011 in Wroclaw. She has participated in master class with Prof. Franck Amet at Conservatoire á rayonnement régional de Paris (2012), the Summer Campus 2013 in Rostock- Germany (Prof. Shirley Brill) and the Dartington International Summer School 2014 in United Kingdom (Prof. Chen Halevi) and Academy of Chamber Music and Villa Musica Rheinland-Pfalz, Schloss Engers - Německo 2016 (Marie Luise Neunecker).