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Musicians:

Jana Wallingerová- mezzo-soprano

The mezzo-soprano Jana Wallingerová, 
née Štefáčková, gained her first singing experience in a children's choir in the Moravian town of Šumperk.
From 1993 to 1999, she studied at the Prague Conservatory with the professor Jarmila Krásová. In 1998 she came second at the Czech Conservatories Singing Contest. In 1997 to 2000 she was a member of Opera Mozart, Prague, extending her activities to ancient music (with Ars Cameralis) and folk music (with the Muzika Jara ensemble).
Having completed her studies, Mrs Wallingerová was invited to sing Lola in Mascagni's Cavalleria Rusticana at the opera house in Liberec, The Fox in Janáček's Cunning Little Vixen in Ústí nad Labem, and Serafinka in a Czech operetta by Rudolf Piskáček called Miss Searfinka's Pearls and Lel the Shepherd in Rimsky-Korsakov's Snegurochka (Snow Maiden) in Ostrava, North Moravia.
In 2000 Mrs Wallingerová was invited to join the opera company of the National Theatre in Brno, Czech Republic. The repertoire she has sung in Brno includes a large number of mezzo roles such as The Fox (L. Janáček, The Cunning Little Vixen), Varvara (L. Janáček, Katja Kabanova), Mercedes (G. Bizet, Carmen), Maddalena (G. Verdi, Rigoletto), Fenena (G. Verdi, Nabucco), Nancy (F. Flotow, Marta), Hänsel (E. Humperdinck, Hänsel und Gretel), Nicklausse (J. Offenbach, The Tales of Hoffmann).
Guest performances have taken the young mezzo to the State Opera Prague (Sharon in Zdenek Merta's Roulette) and the opera house in Plzeň (Mercedes in Carmen, The Fox in The Cunning Little Vixen and Concepción in The Spanish Hour). Mrs Wallingerová makes regular guest appearances at the National Theatre in Prague as Cherubino (Mozart, Le Nozze di Figaro), Kate (Dvořák, The Devil and Kate), The Fox (Janáček, The Cunning Little Vixen), Beauty (Glass, Beauty and the Beast).
Mrs Wallingerová's concert activities are an essential part of her repertoire and have brought her together with some leading Czech orchestras, such as the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Prague Symphony Orchestra FOK, Prague Radio Symphonic Orchestra, Brno Philharmonic Orchestra, Prague Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra, Janáček Philharmonic Orchestra. She works with conductors such as Serge Baudo, Jiří Bělohlávek, Gerd Albrecht and others. Mrs Wallingerová is a regular guest at opera houses and concert stages outside the Czech Republic (Japan, Spain, Mexico, Greece, Netherlands, Austria, and Germany).
The Brno National Theatre awarded Mrs Wallingerová with the DIVA 2005 Award. Since 2001 the soprano Natalia Romanova has been her singing coach.
www.wallingerova.cz

Sabina Vajdová- piano

The pianist Sabina Vajdová, née Třetinová, studied   at the Brno Conservatory with Hedvika Vláčilová and graduated in 1994. In 1994 she was awarded
Certificate of Honour at the North London Musical Festival. She continued at the Janáček Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Brno with Prof. Zdeněk Hnát. During her University Studies she was performing in the Czech Republic and abroad (Great Britain, Germany, and France). In 1996 she started cooperating with Jana Wallingerová in chamber duo. They perform regularly at concerts organized by e.g. the Bohuslav Martinů Foundation, Leoš Janáček Foundation and Vítězslava Kaprálová Foundation.
For the Czech Radio they recorded song cycles of B.Smetana, A. Dvořák, B. Martinů, V. Kaprálová and P. Eben.
Sabina Vajdová works also as a teacher and she co-organizes piano courses and seminars.


Pavel Wallinger- violin

Pavel Wallinger – Violin
music education at the Brno Conservatoire with Jan Stanovský and at the Janáček Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Brno with Adolf Sýkora (ex-member of the Janáček Quartet).
During his study, Pavel Wallinger was awarded significant prizes, above all the 1st prize in the Beethoven Copetition (1985). He took part in mastercourses in Germany (Bayereuth) and Austria (Semmering) and performed with the Youth Orchestra of Gustav Mahler under Claudio Abbado.
In the 1986 he founded the Wallinger Quartet which became soon famous as prize laureat at international chamber competitions (Beethoven Competition (1987) – 1st prize, Prague Spring (1988) – honourable mention, International String Quartet Competition in Evian (1990) – 3rd prize and Prix Espace). Numerous performances in Europe, America and Africa have followed.
As a soloist he performed with leading Czech orchestras such as the Brno Philharmonic Orchestra, Moravian Philharmony Olomouc, Philharmony Hradec Králové, chamber orchestra Musici Boemi and others.
In 1992 he became concert master of the State Philharmony Brno (nowaday the Brno Philharmonic Orchestra). As such he has toured many countries and cosmopolises, recorded for different radio and TV companies and big CD publishing houses (Supraphon, Sony BMG) and cooperated with renowned conductors (Sir Charles Mackkeras, Christoph Campestrini, Aldo Ceccato, Gaspar Richter, Enoch zu Guttenberg, Jiří Bělohlávek, Vladimír Válek, Petr Altrichter, Tomáš Hanus and others). 
I the present he devotes himself to active chamber-musical and soloist activities in ensembles in our country and abroad (he is the guest concert master in the Swiss chamber orchestra Camerata Bern) and since 2006 he has been teaching at the Janáček Academy of Performing Arts Brno.
www.wallinger.cz


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Spiritual music

Jana Wallingerová- mezzosoprano
Pavel Wallinger- violin
Sabina Vajdová- piano

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