Kabátková Sojková / Tiburtina ensemble

Barbora Kabátková (b. Sojková) (soprano, artistic director, dramaturgy, medieval harps, psaltery)

followed music from her childhood, she played a piano and sing as well – from 1995 as a member of the Prague Philharmonic childrenエs choir. With this ensemble she joined more then 300 concerts, many opera performances at the National Theatre and the State Opera in Prague, recordings of cds and concert tours round world stages (f.e. Carnegie hall in New York, National Theatre in Kuala Lumpur)

After completing grammar school, she studied Choir-conducting and church music at the Faculty of Education of the Charles University and Musicology at the Faculty of Philosophy of the Charles University in Prague. Now she is a postgraduate student of Musicology at the same departement. She is specialized in the gregorian chant under the leadership of Mr. David Eben. From 2009 she teachs Gregorian chant at the Faculty of Education of the Charles University. She is very active in research on the czech gregorian chant tradition, she works on sources of the St. George's Convent at the Prague Castle.

She studies singing privately (J. Jonášová, E. Toperczerová). She is engaged in intepretation of early music (interpretation master classes with Marius van Altena, Peter Kooij, Julie Hassler, Howard Crook and Joel Frederiksen). She is interested in intepretation of medieval music, first of all of gregorian chant and polyphony. She worked with Schola Benedicta (2004 - 2007), with which she made cd Wenceslas II. etc. She is artistic director of Tiburtina Ensemble. She plays gothic harp and psalltery.

Barbora works with ensembles Collegium 1704, Collegium Marianum, Musica Florea, Doulce Memoire, Ensemble Inégal, Ensemble Tourbillon, Collegium Vocale Gent, Berg Orchestra, Ostravská banda etc. She is member of ensemble Collegium Vocale 1704.

Barbora was singing on the main czech and european festivals (f.e. The Prague Spring Festival, Concentus Moraviae, St. Wenceslas Festival Ostrava, International Music Festival Lípa Musica, the Summer festivities of early music, Resonanzen Wien, Uckermärkische Musikwochen Templin, Festival de Sablé, Festival de la Chaise-Dieu, Festival de Sully et Loiret, Rencontres Musicales de Vézelay, Festival Baroque de Pontoise, Festival de Musique Ancienne de Ribeauvillé, Festival van Vlaanderen Brugge, Festival d'Ambronay, Musiekcenter DeBijloke Gent, Oudemuziek Utrecht, Accademia delle Crete Senesi etc.)

In 2007 she participated in staging of Claudio Monteverdi's opera Orfeo at the National Theatre in Prague (Ensemble Concerto and Roberto Gini). In 2008 she has taken part in the new performance of Vivaldi’s reconstituted opera Argippo (Hofmusici, artistic dirictor Ondřej Macek), in 2009 she has taken part in the new performance of Julius Zeyer's melodrama Radúz and Mahulena at the National Theatre in Prague (Collegium 1704, Václav Luks) and in 2011/2012 is participating on the stage production of Louis Andriessen Dances (National Theatre Prague – Laterna Magica, Berg Orchestra, Peter Vrábel).

Ivana Bilej
                    Brouková / Tiburtina ensemble

Ivana Bilej Brouková (soprano)

She is gratuated in singing from the Prague Conservatory and the Berlin Hochshule der Künste (2000), where, under the instruction of the lutenist Nigel North, she became acquainted with the authentic interpretation of early music. That led her to develop an interest in music from the Early Baroque to the Early Classical period. She has attended master classes, for example, with Emma Kirkby, Jill Feldman, Richard Wistreich, and René Jacobs. She was awarded a prize in the Biagio Marini (BRD) competition and was on a year's scholarship at the Akademie für Alte Musik, Bremen.

In past years she has been invited to participate in opera projects, for example, the Lausitzer Opernsommer and the Sferisterio Opera Festival, Mascerata. That is where she began to work with the Tuscan ensemble Florilegio Musicale. At home and abroad she gives concerts with various professional ensembles concerned with early music (Capella Regia, Hipocondria Ensemble, Collegium 1704, and Ensemble Tourbillon) and also in duets with Ophira Zakai and Jan Krejča.

Hana Blažíková
                    / Tiburtina ensemble

Hana Blažíková (soprano, gothic harp)

She was born in Prague. In 2002 she graduated from the conservatoir in Prague in the class of Jiří Kotouč. She took courses with Poppy Holden, Peter Kooij, Monika Mauch and Howard Crook and she is mostly involved in the interpretation of baroque, rennaisance and medieval music. Hana cooperates with international ensembles and orchestras, e. g. Collegium Vocale Gent, Bach Collegium Japan, Sette Voci, Capella Regia, Collegium Marianum, Musica Florea, Collegium 1704 etc.

She performed at many european festivals, such as Prague Spring, Oude Muziek Utrecht, Resonanzen in Wien, Tage Alter Musik in Regensburg, Festival de Sablé, Festival de La Chaise – Dieu, Festival de Saintes and others. Further she plays gothic harp and gives concerts singing and accompanying herself.

                    Čermáková / Tiburtina ensemble

Daniela Čermáková (alto)

Daniela Čermáková studied singing at the Secondary School of Music in Brno, Theory and Interpretational Practice of Early Music at the Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University, Brno, and Vocal and Music Education at the Faculty of Education, Masaryk University, Brno.

Since her secondary studies (1998), she has been intensively engaged in the interpretation of the 16th – 18th century music. Her main interest and strong point is ensemble singing (Societas Incognitorum, Doulce memoire, Collegium 1704, Madrigal Quintet...), as a soloist she performed with renowned ensembles of so-called early music, e.g. Musica Florea, Musica Aeterna, Cappella Accademica.

She has a rich record of concerts at significant festivals both in this country and abroad, co-operates with the Czech Radio and Television and makes CD recordings. Moreover she engages in the interpretation of jazz music and chanson, important is also her pedagogical practice.


Marta Fadljevičová

Marta has played the piano since her childhood and sang in the Prague Philharmonic Children's Choir when 12. She started to learn solo singing at music school. In 1997 she graduated as a soloist at the Prague Conservatory under the guidance of Antonia Denygrová. She devoted further study to singing under the tuition of Vlasta Hudecová, Professor of Performing Arts in Bratislava.

Since 1994 she has been engaged in the authentic interpretation of early music (performance courses led by Marius van Altena, Howard Crook, etc.). She works with ensembles Musica Florea, Ensemble Inégal, Collegium 1704 and Collegium Marianum, Hipocondria with whom she not only performed in concerts in Czech and European stages, but also recorded CDs and performed in Baroque operas. She is a member of Collegium Vocale 1704 and since 2008 has performed with the medieval music ensemble Tiburtina Ensemble.