The Czech mezzo-soprano, Markéta Cukrová, joined during her childhood the world-wide known children’s singing choir Bambini di Praga and attended piano and traverso flute lessons. She had graduated from Charles University in Prague before she got two years professional training in singing at the State Conservatory in Bratislava, Slovakia. From then on she has been following the leadership of one of the most respected Czech singing teachers Marie Urbanová.
Since 1992, Markéta Cukrová has been frequently taking part in Early music projects in Czech Republic and Europe, both as a soloist and as a member of ensembles performing music ranging from Medieval to Baroque accompanied with authentic instruments (Collegium 1704, Musique des Lumiéres, Musica Florea, Collegium Marianum, Arte Dei Suonatori). Regularly she appears at most distinguished festivals of differing genres (Pražské Jaro, Svjatoslav Richter December Nights, Europalia, Tojours Mozart, Musica Judaica, New Wave Festival, Prague Premiers, The Brugge Festival of Early Music, St.Venceslas Festival, Tropical Baroque in Miami, Festival de la Chaise-Dieu, Festival de Sable, Musikverain Wien, Schleswick-Holstein Festival, Trionale). She is enjoing a membership in the world-known Italian group Mala Punica, specialised in medieval Arte Subtilior.
Markéta Cukrová continues to enrich her musical activities by performing chamber songs of Classical, Romantic, Impressionistic and 20th century authors and also oratorio and opera repertoire. In the Prague National Theatre she was pleased to take part in premiere setting of Monteverdi’s L´Orfeo, Rinaldo by George Frideric Handel and B. Martinu’s Les Jeux de Marie, and many others in the Baroque theatre of Český Krumlov (Antonio Antonio Caldara´s La Contesa di Numi, Josef Mysliveček’s Il Parnasso Confuso, etc).
Markéta Cukrová has recorded for Czech, French, Italian and Polish Radio Broadcasting and TV, for the first mentioned she completed a premiere Czech recording of Darius Milhaud’s cantate Les Machines Agricoles.