Biography

Kristina Fialová has been primarily praised by the critics for her impeccable technique, impassioned performance and sophisticated musical sentiment. After winning the 2013 Michal Spisak International Competition in Katowice, Poland, she was invited to the major concert stages. Her appearance at the prestigious Tivoli Festival in Denmark was followed by her debuting in the Tonhalle Zürich, Cologne philharmonic hall, Sumida Triphony hall in Tokio, Gran Teatro Nacional in Lima and giving a recital at the 2015 Prague Spring festival.

She has regularly performed with renowned Czech and foreign orchestras (Copenhagen Philharmonic, Aarhus Symphony Orchestra, Prague Philharmonia, Czech National Symphony Orchestra, Janáček Philharmonic Orchestra, Czech Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra Pardubice, Brno Philharmonic, Pilsen Philharmonic, Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra, Zabrze Philharmonic, Slovak Chamber Orchestra Bohdan Warchal, Bohuslav Martinů Philharmonic Orchestra Zlín, Czech Chamber Soloists, etc.) under the baton  of counductors such as Krzysztof Penderecki, Libor Pešek, Case Scaglione, Charles Olivieri Munroe, Rafael Payare, Fao Tan, Tomáš Brauner, Stanislav Vavřínek, Petr Vronský, Arild Remmereit či Stanislaw Chrzanovski . As a chambermusician, she has collaborated with a number of superb soloists (Radovan Vlatković, Sophia Jaffé, Ivan Ženatý, Václav Hudeček, Igor Ardašev, Martin Kasík, Adam Skoumal, Petr Nouzovský) and ensembles (Atos Trio, Stamitz Quartet, Kocian Quartet).

Kristina Fialová has performed at concert hall across Europe, including Russia, as well as in Africa, Asia and the Americas, and at major festivals (Copenhagen Summer Festival, Janáček May, Mahler Jihlava, Kulturtage Dresden, Festival Internacional de Santander, the Bergen International Festival, the Vesna v Rossii). She is the winner of numerous international competitions, including Talents for Europe, Soutěž Konzervatoří, ACT London, Beethoven´s Hradec, the Forbest Competition, the Alexander and Buono International String Competition, the Val Tidone Competition, the Danish Soloist Competition, and the Johannes Brahms Competition etc.

Kristina Fialová studied at the Brno Conservatory, the Hochschüle für Musik Carl Maria von Weber in Dresden (Prof. Vladimír Bukač), the Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen (Prof. Tim Frederikson and Prof. Lars Anders Tomter), and the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (Prof. Jan Pěruška). She further honed her skills at master classes led by leading soloists and pedagogues around the world (Leif Ove Andsnes, Wolfram Christ, Sheila Browne, Tatiana Masurenko, Jerry Horner, Helen Callus, Charles Avsharian, Václav Hudeček, Siegfried Frühlinger).

Kristina Fialová records regularly for Czech and Danish radio, Czech Television, TV Noe and has recorded eight CDs for Supraphon, Arcodiva, Sound Trust and Dacapo. She has given master classes in New York, Dellaware, Lima, Copenhagen, Qingdao and Guangzhou.

Kristina plays a Carlo Antonio Testore – Contrada 1745 viola. She is a Pirastro artist and she exclusively uses Pirastro strings.

 

"…the ’tendernessful’ (if such a word may be allowed to exist) beauty of the viola sound, resourceful agogics and inexhaustible variations in both dynamics and tempo gave Hindemith’s music a whole new dimension, most attractive to the ear…"

Hudební Rozhledy 6/2016

"…Kristina Fialová’s refined taste matches up with her interpretive approach to the compositions selected and gives her temperament, natural virtuosity and emotionally engaged tone of her instrument an opportunity to shine…"

Harmonie 10/2015

"…after that, the reigning queen of Czech viola came to the stage and performed an Ostrava resurrection of one of the greatest cinematographic composers of all times…"

Ostravan 3/2015