Biography
2002–2017

Anna began playing the guitar at the age of ten under the guidance of Ludmila and Alois Menšík. Later she studied at the Conservatory of Brno in the class of prof. Vladislav Bláha and then with prof. Alvaro Pierri at the "Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst" in Vienna where she finished with honours in 2012. In 2007, she got a degree in musicology at the Masaryk University in Brno and in 2015 a Master in Instrument Pedagogy at the "Zürcher Hochschule der Künste" (Zurich) in the class of prof. Anders Miolin.

For the season 2011/2012, she was awarded a stipendium from "Stiftung Dr. Robert und Lina Thyll-Dürr".

Beside her soloist career, she is a member of Duo Papilio with the spainish baritone Marcos Zúñiga. Since 2012, Anna has been leading her class at the Conservatory in Bern, Switzerland.

Prizes

2011   1st Prize, International Guitar Competition Twents

Holland

2011   Prize for the best interpretation of an andalusian

piece, International Guitar Competition in Jaén

Spain

2009 1st Prize, International Guitar Competition in Rust

Austria

2006 1st Prize, International Guitar Competition in Gorizia as a member of Trio Nété

Italy

2004 1st Prize, The Competition of Czech Conservatories in České Budějovice

Czech Republic

2002 1st Prize, The National Competition of Music Schools  in Opava

Czech Republic

Critics

A perfect balance between reason and artistic sensibility. Add an extraordinary skill and ability to create a pure, round and beautiful sound. What more do you want?Alois Menšík / Svět klasické kytary (The World of Classical Guitar) CZ

She is a very musical and sensitive guitarist, with a refined and innermost expression... We are introducing a universal talent...

Vladislav Bláha / Svět klasické kytary (The World of Classical Guitar) CZ

The themes that she took over spurt out with passion, ardor and nostalgic expression.

Ela Vaculová / Hudobný život (Musical Life) SK