Marketa Janackova (1974)
Pianist and music director, she performs as soloist and chamber player at concert venues both in her native Czech Republic and abroad – in Spain, France, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Hungary, Italy, Belgium, Canada, Cyprus, Ukraine, China; she can boast cooperation with such orchestras as the Prague Chamber Orchestra, the Moravian Philharmonic, and the Bohuslav Martinů Philharmonic.
A winner of the Naděžda Pochlebinová-Sažinová Prize, awarded to the Prague´s Academy of Performing Art´s best piano graduates, she was also a recipient of the Gideon Klein Foundation support during her studies; Markéta makes regular recordings for Czech Radio and Czech Television.
In 1999 she was invited to participate in an international project with the title “Zum Gedenken an die Theresienstadter Komponisten“ (In Memory of the Composers of Terezín)- Hamburg, Praha, and since then she has focussed her attention on the works of Jewish composers imprisoned in Terezín. She interpreted several of their works at a concert recorded by the German ZDF TV channel as part of the Terezín Festival of Forbidden Music.
Markéta graduated from Prague´s Academy of Performing Arts (HAMU) having studied piano under Boris Krajný. In her graduation concert in 2000, she was accompanied by the Moravian Philharmonic of Olomouc. She further pursued her piano studies participating in master classes of S. Babayan in Paris, with J. Banowetz in Prague, and under E. Indjic at the Schola Cantorum in Paris.
Since 2009 Markéta has been cooperating with the Czech Radio as music director. Her teaching activities include piano instruction at the English International School of Prague.
Irena Herajnova - violin
Jan Keller - violoncello