“Poláčková’s playing was so technically secure and musically insightful, it was unimaginable that anything she played could possibly be difficult.” (Cleveland Classical)
Petra Poláčková began her guitar studies at the age of six. She got lessons from Mr. Faltus and Mrs. Pavelkova. She also studied with Zdenek Dvorak in Prague. In 2004 she graduated from an 8-year high school in Roznov pod Radhostem. In 2010 she completed her studies at the School of Music in Pardubice (Czech Republic) with Prof. Petr Saidl. She obtained her Bachelor and Master Degrees with Prof. Paolo Pegoraro at Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Graz, Austria.
In addition to her degree studies, Petra Poláčková has participated in an impressive number of masterclasses throughout Europe presented by internationally acclaimed classical guitarists and musicians: Leo Brouwer, Zoran Dukic, Massimo Felici, Hubert Käppel, Pablo Márquez, Elena Papandreou, Thomas Müller-Pering, Judicael Perroy, Pavel Steidl and others. In 2011 she received the Merit Diploma at the Chigiana Academy of Siena in Maestro Oscar Ghiglia´s Class.
As a result of her extraordinary musicianship, consummate virtuosity, and numerous first prizes, she has been invited to perform and lead masterclasses at many prestigious European and also non-European guitar festivals. Since 2010 she has been a co-organizer of the Guitar Festival Mikulov (Czech Republic).
Petra Poláčková is a guitarist of extraordinary ability, which has been demonstrated by sustained international acclaim.” (The American Federation of Musicians)
11 December 2021
8 pm CET
Central European Time
Real-time on Zoom
Johan Sebastian Bach
Grave (BWV 1003)
from 2nd violin sonata in a minor
Preludio from Suite Compostelana
Allegro 3rd part from Sonata Giocosa
Sylvius Leopold Weiss
Sarabande (Suite II D major)
Giga (Suite II D major)
Three Catalan Folk Songs:
El testament d’Amèlia
Cançó del Lladre
El Noi de la Mare
Franz Schubert, arr. J. K. Mertz
Lob der Tränen