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Barbora Sojková

Barbora Sojková belongs among the most sought-after Czech singers in the field of Early and Contemporary music. She has followed music from her childhood, playing piano and singing, and from 1995 as a member of the Prague Philharmonic children’s choir.

After completing grammar school, she studied Choir conducting and Church music at the Faculty of Education of the Charles University, and musicology at the same school’s Faculty of Arts where she is now a Ph.D. student specializing in Gregorian chant. Since 2009 she has been teaching Gregorian chant at the Faculty of Education of the Charles University.

She studies singing privately (I. Kusnjer, J. Jonášová, E. Toperczerová) and is intensively engaged in the performance of early solo vocal music, having participated in performance courses led by Marius van Altena, Peter Kooij, Julie Hassler, Howard Crook and Joel Frederiksen. She plays medieval harp and psaltery.

Sojková performs with such ensembles as Collegium 1704, Collegium Vocale Gent, Collegium Marianum, Musica Florea, Doulce Memoire, Capella Mariana, the Berg Orchestra, Ostravská banda, etc., and is a member of Collegium Vocale 1704. She is also the artistic director of the female vocal Tiburtina Ensemble.

Barbora was singing on the main czech and european festivals (f.e. The Prague Spring Festival, Concentus Moraviae, the Summer festivities of Early music, Resonanzen Wien, Uckermärkische Musikwochen Templin, Festival de Sablé, Festival de la Chaise-Dieu, Festival de Sully et Loiret, Rencontres Musicales de Vézelay, Festival Baroque de Pontoise, Festival de Musique Ancienne de Ribeauvillé, Festival d’Ambronay, Festival van Vlaanderen Brugge, Oudemuziek Utrecht, Muziekcentrum De Bijloke Gent etc.)