FRIDAY, APRIL 12TH
KENTUCKY COUNTRY DAY
“Petra Polackova is a guitarist of extraordinary ability, which has been demonstrated.
by sustained international acclaim.”
THE AMERICAN FEDERATION OF MUSICIANS
“Polackova's playing was so technically secure and musically insightful, it was unimaginable that anything she played could possibly be difficult.”
A musician's musician, Petra Poláčková began her guitar studies at the age of six at the
Elementary Art School in Roznov pod Radhostem where she worked with Mr. Bohuslav Faltus
and Mrs. Miroslava Pavelkova. She also studied with Zdenek Dvorak at the Elementary Art
School Lounskych in Prague. In 2004 she graduated from an 8-year high school in Roznov pod
Radhostem. In 2010 she completed her studies at the School of Music in Pardubice (Czech
Republic) with Prof. Petr Saidl. She obtained her Bachelor and Master Degrees with Prof. Paolo
Pegoraro at Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Graz, Austria.
In addition to her degree studies, Petra Poláčková has participated in an impressive number of
master classes throughout Europe presented by internationally acclaimed classical guitarists and
musicians: Giampaolo Bandini, Leo Brouwer, Zoran Dukic, Massimo Felici, Hubert Käppel,
Rolf Lislevand, Pablo Márquez, Lorenzo Micheli, Nigel North, Thomas Offermann, Stefano
Palamidessi, Elena Papandreou, Paolo Pegoraro, Thomas Müller-Pering, Judicael Perroy, Pavel
Steidl, Alexander Swete, Jens Wagner, Brigitte Zaczek, Piotr Zaleski and others. In 2011 she
received the Merit Diploma at the Chigiana Academy of Siena in Maestro Oscar Ghiglia´s Class.
As a result of her extraordinary musicianship, consummate virtuosity, and numerous first place
prizes, she has been invited to perform and lead masterclasses at many prestigious European and
also non-European guitar festivals, such as Bonn, Darmstadt, Hamburg, Vienna, Rust, Linz,
Paris, Toulouse, Prague, Mikulov, Kutna Hora, Tychy, Wroclaw, Poznan, Bratislava, Pordenone,
Milano, Budapest, Balaton, Bar, Braga, Madrid, Genéve, Luzern, Aarhus, Turku, Tel Aviv,
Jerusalem, Cleveland (US Debut in May 2014), Portland (US), Paracho, Culiacan (both Mexico),
Frutillar (Chile) and others.
Since 2010 she has been a co-organizer of the Guitar Festival Mikulov (Czech Republic). In June
2020, she released her CD debut "WEISS" with music by the German lutenist Sylvius Leopold
Weiss, recorded on a 9-string romantic guitar.
Currently she is teaching in Austria at the Franz Schubert Music School Fürstenfeld, Johann-
Joseph-Fux Konservatorium Graz and most recently in 2022 she was appointed Honorary
Professor at the Royal Academy of Music Aarhus/Aalborg, Denmark.
We are so excited to welcome Petra Polackova to Louisville!
Join us for a exquisite and breath-taking performance!
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