J. Massenet: Meditation - Monika Vrabcová 12 years old in 1995!
  • Classical music composed by Jules Massenet conductor Zora Krásná, rec. in 1995 Monika Vrabcová was born in Prague in 1983. She started to play violin at the age of 5 under the instruction of Mrs. Zdeňka Králová. Since the age of 9 she regularly took part in The International Kocian Violin Competition where she gradually gained five 2nd prizes and the same number of prizes for the best interpretation of compulsory works. In The International music competition in San Bartolomeo in 1998 she won the first prize, she achieved the same position on the same place a year later in the three - round music competition in Japanese Takasaki. As a result of this victory, she was invited to have her debut concert at the Casals Hall in Tokio. During the years 1997 2002 she studied at the Prague Conservatoire in the class of prof. Jaroslav Foltýn. She concluded her studies with a performance of the Prokofiev's Violin Concerto No. 2 in the Dvořák's Hall of the Rudolfinum together with the Symphony Orchestra of the Prague Conservatoire. In 1998 she successfully auditioned for the Gustav Mahler Jugend Orchestra, she became its youngest member and during the years 1999 - 2001 she made a concert tours under the direction of conductors such as Claudio Abbado, Seiji Ozawa, Pierre Boulez etc. She performed in the programme „Prague invites the talents of the year 2000, which was broadcasted live by the radio „ Classic . In July 2001 she was awarded a scholarship for London Masterclasses, whose violin class was guided by the professor of ...

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