If Martina was about to write her own biography, she would have to write two versions of it in fact. One mapping her career of a TV editor, news presenter and journalist and another one tracking her career of soprano soloist. However, in the very beginning, Martina made her choice to become a historian. She graduated from the Silesian University in Opava, Czech Republic, in history and museology. At the same time, she continued her studies at the College of Music in Ostrava.

During her university studies, Martina pursued her career of a TV editor and news presenter in the Ostrava TV Center of the Czech Television. In 1994, she joined the news team of TV Nova in Prague as a TV news presenter. In 1996, Martina moved to TV Prima as an evening news presenter and remained in her position till the end of 2006. In 2007, she had been moderating a live discussion program on the Czech TV News Channel “CT24” called Side Effects. Since March 2008, Martina is active as a news presenter in Z1 – a digital television station.

Along with her TV career, Martina has been intensively devoting herself to opera singing and as a soloist, she regularly guests in opera theatres in the Czech Republic, performs concerts in the country and abroad and cooperates with a number of musicians and orchestras, for example with the North-Bohemian Philharmonic Orchestra, Philharmonic Orchestra of Hradec Kralove, Janacek Philharmonic Orchestra in Ostrava or Wihan Quartet.

Martina guests in the State Opera and the Musical Theatre in Prague, in South-Bohemian Theatre in Budweis (Ceske Budejovice), in the City Theatre in Carlsbad (Karlovy Vary) and also regularly guests in the F. X. Salda Theatre in Liberec.

Martina performs concerts not just in the Czech Republic but also in countries like Germany, Austria Japan or Cyprus. She regularly performs with Amadeus Trio. This project is unique also due to the fact that the adjustments of songs and opera arias for mezzo-soprano and wind instruments are made specially for their common concerts. At the same time, Martina is a member of the Lyrico Trio, where she performs predominantly French and Italian repertoire together with harp and flute.

Martina actively participates in common projects with Katerina Englichova, Lubomir Brabec, Jaroslav Sveceny or the above-mentioned Wihan Quartet.

In her repertoire, you can find mezzo-soprano and some soprano pieces, a large number of songs and oratorio pieces.

Within her music career, Martina also devotes herself to children. She has developed and presented a comprehensive program called “Classical Music Need Not To Be Serious“ – in this program, she introduces and presents classical music and the person of W. A. Mozart to children and youth.

Musical brought Martina to the theatre scene. For three years she had been performing one of the solos in a very successful musical named Krysar (The Pied Piper of Hamelin). Afterwards she focused predominantly on classical music. She took part in several international music contests.

In 2002, Martina has been awarded Gustav Mahler Prize by the European Union of the Arts.

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