The violinist Martina Bačová – core member of the Baborak Ensemble – highly acclaimed for her ability to captivate audiences with her expressive, dynamic and passionate stage presence, is among the most sought after Czech artists of her generation. With the solo concertos at the center of her career, she has appeared at renowned international festivals such as the Prague Spring Festival, the Gustav Mahler Festival Jihlava, the Festival de Nancy, the St.Gellert Festival, the Jerusalem Festival, the Festival de la Vezere as well as the Janáček Festival. She frequently performs at prestigious venues in Germany, Spain, France, Netherlands, Hungary, Korea and the U.S. to point out just a few.
As soloist, Martina is in much demand with major Czech orchestras, including performances with Czech Radio Orchestra, Prague Symphony Orchestra, Prague Philharmonia, Janáček Philharmonic Orchestra Ostrava, Bohuslav Martinů Philharmonic, Czech Virtuosi, Janáček Camerata and collaborates with Czech Radio and Television.Her CD debut ,,Elegant provocation´´ containing virtuoso compositions by Leoš Janáček, Béla Bartók and George Enescu – recorded with the pianist Alexander Starý – was honoured as ,,Outstanding Recording´´ by the International Recording Revue.
Born into a family of musicians, Martina began her studies of music in her native Ostrava, later at the Janáček Conservatory, and at the Prague Conservatory. After graduating from the Faculty of Arts by Prof. Zdeněk Gola, she entered the Hochschule für Musik ,,Carl Maria von Weber´´ in Dresden, where she studied with Prof. Ivan Ženatý from 2008 and graduated in 2011 with the ,,Masterklasse Diplom´´.
Martina Bačová won first prizes at several competitions, i.e. at the Kocian Violin Competition, the Prague Junior Note and the Beethoven Prix 2002. She received a scholarship-grant for the Cleveland Encore School for Strings by Linda and David Cerone violin masterclass.Parallel to her solo and chamber music projects, Martina holds the concert master position with the Czech Sinfonietta, the Prague Chamber Soloists and the Summer Academy Biel.