Her way to music was not straightforward. Martina graduated from the Silesian University in Opava, Czech Republic, in history and museology. At that time, music was just one of her hobbies beside her TV career.

At the College of Music, Martina studied violin playing. Later she joined the Female Chamber Choir of Frantisek Haba. Afterwards she pursued her studies of opera singing at the College of Music in Ostrava. Even though Martina graduated in opera singing, it was musical what brought her to the theatre scene. However, afterwards she focused predominantly on classical music.

Martina performed her first theatrical role on the stage of The Musical Theatre in Prague-Karlin. It was Prince Orlofsky in The Bat by Strauss. Later she toured Japan with this role. In the State Opera in Prague she had been guesting as a naiad in Rusalka by Dvorak. She also performs regularly as a guest in the F. X. Salda Theatre in Liberec. Martina guested also in the City Theatre in Carlsbad (Karlovy Vary) and in South-Bohemian Theatre in Budweis (Ceske Budejovice).

In addition to theatrical performances, Martina also performs concerts regularly. She really likes close contact with her audience and very often she accompanies her concerts by spoken word. Concerts also create special and unique opportunities to meet colleagues and friends.

Since 2001, Martina performs with The Amadeus Trio (Karel Dohnal – clarinet, Frantisek Hluchan - clarinet, Peter Hluchan – bassoon). /click – photos/ For their common concerts, all adjustments of songs and opera arias for mezzo-soprano and wind instruments have been made.

At the same time, Martina is a member of the Lyrico Trio (Katerina Englichova - harp, Zofie Vokalkova - flute), where she performs predominantly French and Italian repertoire.

She also closely cooperates with guitarist Lubomir Brabec, violinist Jaroslav Sveceny or The Wihan Quartet. Martina also performs with a number of orchestras as the North-Bohemian Philharmonic Orchestra, Philharmonic Orchestra of Hradec Kralove, Janacek Philharmonic Orchestra in Ostrava and others.

Within her music career, Martina also devotes herself to children. She has developed and performed 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.

Martina performs concerts not just in the Czech Republic but also in countries like Germany, Austria Japan or Cyprus.

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

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