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Alena Hellerová (Soprano)

Born: July 17, 1982 - Czech Republic

The Czech soprano, Alena Hellerová, recived at basic school vocal studies and piano lessons (1991-1997). She began her formal musical studies at the Conservatory in Teplice with Professor Ludmila Abrahámová (1997-1998), continued at the Prague Conservatory with Professor Antonie Denygrová (1998-2003). The studies ended at the Academy of performing arts in Prague in the class of Professor Magdaléna Hájossyová (2004-2009), where she obtained her Master of Art degree. She has attended several master-classes: Master singing courses in Karlovy Vary (2000), International Summer Academy (Austria, Reichenau an der Rax) with Professor Magda Nádor (2006), International Summer Academy (Austria, Reichenau an der Rax) with Professor Sonia Ghazarian (2007), Summer Baroque Academy in Kelč (Czech Republic) with Professor Joel Frederiksen (2010). He awards and prizes include: Mozart Competition Duškova 2nd place (2006), The International Antonín Dvořák Competition - song category- honourable mention (2006), International Vocal Competition in Trnava (Slovakia) - prize for the best interpretation of song by M.Š.Trnavský (2008).

From 2005, Alena Hellerová became a member of vocal chamber choir Octopus pragensis (artistic leader: PhDr. Petr Daněk Phd.) This choir is specialized at interpretation music of 16th-7th centuries (Concert tour in Israel, Prague Spring 2007 and other festivals)..

In 2007, Alena Hellerová co-operated with the conductor Tomáš Netopil on the implementation of the arias and duets from the operas by W.A. Mozart. Since 2008, she regularly co-operates with Chamber Orchestra Berg (conductor: Peter Vrábel), which interprets the premieres of contemporary composers and important works of the 20th century. She is also intensively dealing with the interpretation of the music of the Baroque with Collegium Vocale 1704 under the direction of Václav Luks. As a soloist she also worked with the Prague Symphony Orchestra (conductor: Ondřej Kukal; since 2008), Bohuslav Martinů Philharmonic Orchestra,The Czech Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra Pardubice. With the Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra Olomouc she made recordings of contemporary composers for the record company Parma Records. She attended many of the festivals of Baroque music, not only in the Czech Republic (the Prague Spring (since 2009), Concentus Moravie), but also abroad (Belgium, France).

In 2009, Alena Hellerová sang at the Prague Spring soprano solo in B. Martinů cantatas, with Kühn Mixed Choir conducted by Marek Vorlíček, recorded for The Czech Radio; soprano solo George Frideric Handelís Messiah, with the Czech Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra Pardubice at Czech opera festival (Smetanova Litomyšl); Musica Florea (ensemble specialized in Baroque music) conducted by Marek Štryncl; soprano solo in A. Liehmannís Missa Pastoralis, with the Prague Chamber Symphony conducted by Jaroslav Brych. In 2010, she sang soprano solo in Gustav Mahlerís 4th symphony, with Bohuslav Martinů Philharmonic orchestra conducted by Stanislav Vavřínek; soprano solo in A. Dvořákís Stabat Mater, with Bohuslav Martinů Philharmonic orchestra conducted by Stanislav Vavřínek; soprano solo in G.F. Handelís Israel in Egypt, with Baroque Academy Kelč conducted by Roman Válek. In 2011, she sang soprano solo in G.F. Handelís Messiah, with Collegium 1704 & Collegium Vocale 1704 conducted by Václav Luks in Prague and Dresden; soprano solo in Jan Dismas Zelenkaís Missa Votiva with Collegium 1704 & Collegium Vocale 1704 conducted by Václav Luks in Prague and Dresden; soprano solo in J.S.Bachís St. Johns Passion (BWV 245), with Collegium 1704 & Collegium Vocale 1704 conducted by Václav Luks in Ostrava and Opava; soprano solo in J.D. Zelenkaís Te Deum, with Collegium 1704 & Collegium Vocale 1704 conducted by Václav Luks in Prague and Dresden.



Source: Prague Symphony Orchestra Website; Musical Chairs Website
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (April 2012)

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Václav Luks

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Video: BWV 243, BWV 249

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Alena Hellerová - Soloist Soprano (Prague Symphony Orchestra)

Alena Hellerova (Musical Chairs)

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