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Kamila Mazalová (Contralto)

Born: Ostrava, Czech Republic

The Czech contralto, Kamila Mazalová, attended after high school the Janáček Conservatory in Ostrava and later studied solo and concert singing at the Institute for Art Studies at Ostrava University under college lecturer Drahomíra Míčková.

From 1999 to 2007, Kamila Mazalová was engaged as a member of the women's vocal choir, Adash in Ostrava which under the direction of Dr. Tomáš Novotný, interpreted Jewish music. From the very beginning of her art career she participates on productions of the Czech Baroque Ensemble Orchestra and Choir leaded by Roman Válek. In 2007 she sang a solo part in the multi-art project of B. Martinů’s cantata Kytice for the Festival Smetanova Litomyšl. At Znojmo Music Festival in 2008/09 she performed the role of Eudamia in the opera Dorilla in Tempe by Antonio Vivaldiand the role of Lisetta in the opera Il Mondo della Luna by J. Haydn (conductor Roman Válek, direction Jiří Nekvasil). She regulary takes part at The Summer Classes of Barock Music in Kelč (Moravia), where she consults with Joel Frederiksen (USA). In the Winter 2009 she was invited to perform with this outstanding bass singer and lute player and his Ensemble Phoenix Munich in the frame of his concert series in Munich.

Currently, Kamila Mazalová is a part of the Prague ensemble Collegium 1704 under artistic direction of Václav Luks. She sang the role of Tangia in Gluck's opera The Chinese Girls for the festival Baroque Night in Český Krumlov with this ensemble in June 2008. Musica Aeterna Bratislava (Serbia), leaded by a violinist Peter Zajíček, is also an ensemble she cooperates with nowadays. In Spring 2009, in Janáček Opera, Brno, she performed the role of Small Arab, Young Sailor and Chasseur in the opera Julietta by B. Martinů under the direction of J. Nekvasil. Recently, together with harpsichordist and hammerklavier player, Monika Knoblochová, she presented a revelatory song recital from the work of Czech composer, V. J. Tomášek. She is member of the female vocal ensemble Tiburtina since 2010.

Since 2008, Kamila Mazalová has been teaching at The Jan Deyl Conservatory in Prague.




Source: Tiburtina Ensemble Website; Photo 02 © Luděk Sojka
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (April 2012)

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Video: BWV 243, BWV 249

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