Kristina Fialová has a velvety tone, perfect for the works’ lyricism… The Gramophone
Violist Kristina Fialová’s tone is huge and her playing is bold and characterful with excellent intonation… Fanfare magazine
Kristina Fialová has been primarily praised by the critics for her impeccable technique, impassioned performance and sophisticated musical sentiment. Her appearance at the prestigious Tivoli Festival in Denmark was followed by her debuting in Tonhalle Zürich, Cologne philharmonic hall, Sumida Triphony hall in Tokio, Gran Teatro Nacional in Lima and at the Prague Spring festival.
She has regularly performed with renowned Czech and foreign orchestras (Bamberg Symphony Orchestra, Copenhagen Philharmonic, Aarhus Symphony Orchestra, Prague Philharmonia, Czech National Symphony Orchestra, Mannheim Kammerorchester, 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, Czech Chamber Soloists, etc.) under the baton of counductors such as Krzysztof Penderecki, Libor Pešek, Jakub Hrůša, 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, Prague Proms, Tallin Chamber music Festival, Janáček May, Mahler Jihlava, Kulturtage Dresden, Festival Internacional de Santander, the Bergen International Festival, the Vesna v Rossii). She is the prizewinner of numerous international competitions, including Michal Spisak Viola Competition Katowice, 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, the Johannes Brahms Competition Pörtschach etc.
Kristina Fialová studied at the Brno Conservatory (prof. Miroslav Kovář), the Hochschule 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 is a founder and director of the Oscar Nedbal International Viola Competition in Prague and music director of the South Bohemia Chamber music Festival. Kristina has been a Professor of Viola at the Prague Conservatory since September 2020.
Kristina Fialová records regularly for Czech and Danish radio, Czech Television, TV Noe and has recorded ten CDs for Supraphon, Arcodiva, Sound Trust and Dacapo. She has given master classes in New York, Delaware, 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.
"…Kristina Fialová has a velvety tone, perfect for the works’ lyricism…"
"…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…"
"…Kristina Fialová is universally acclaimed for her expressive and lively interpretation, brilliantly cultivated tone, and coherent general conception. Her flawless technique and immense musicality did not take long to manifest themselves…"