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Barbora Sojková (Soprano)

Born: Czech Republic

The Czech soprano, Barbora Sojková, followed music from her childhood, she played a piano and sing as well - from 1995 as a member of the Prague Philharmonic childrenís 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. Now she is a student of Musicology at the Faculty of Philosophy of the Charles University in Prague. She studies singing privately (I. Kusnjer, J. Jonášová, E. Toperczerová). She is engaged in intepretation of early music (interpretation master-classes with Marius van Altena, Peter Kooy, Julie Hassler and Howard Crook. She is also interested in intepretation of medieval music, first of all of gregorian chant. She worked with Schola Benedicta (2004-2007), with which she made CD Wenceslas II. etc.

Barbora Sojková works with ensembles Collegium 1704, Collegium Marianum, Musica Florea, Capella Regia, Ensemble Inégal, Hipocondria Ensemble, Doulce Memoire etc. She is member of ensemble Collegium Vocale 1704, with which she participated in project Bach-Prague 2005 (Mass B minor (BWV 232) at the Prague Spring Festival 2005, Christmas Oratorio (BWV 248) in 2005, St. John Passion (BWV 245) and St. Matthew Passion (BWV 244) in 2007) and in 2007 performance of compositions of Jan Dismas Zelenka at the Prague Spring Festival, Dresdner Festspiele (Germany), Festival de Sablé and Festival de La Chaise-Dieu (France). With this ensemble she also made a recording of J.D. Zelenkaís Missa Votiva for French label Zig Zag. In 2007 she participated in staging of Claudio Monteverdiエs opera Orfeo at the National Theatre in Prague (Ensemble Concerto and Roberto Gini). This year she has taken part in the new performance of Antonio Vivaldiís reconstituted opera Argippo (Hofmusici, artistic director Ondřej Macek). She is also soprano soloist, artistic director and dramaturgy of the female vocal ensemble Tiburtina.


Source: Tiburtina Ensemble Website
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (April 2012)

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works




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Video: BWV 243, BWV 249

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