Helena Hozová

Soprano Helena Hozová first studied singing at the Pardubice Conservatory under the guidance of Martina Forštová, then continued her musical education at the Faculty of Music of Janáček Academy of Music and Performing Arts (JAMU) in Brno where her instructors were Jaroslava Janská and Marta Beňačková and at the Hochschule für Musik Carl Maria von Weber in Dresden in the class of Christiane Hossfeld. She attended masterclasses by T. Krause, F. Proietti, A. Carangela, J. Protschka, and G. Beňačková.
In the Opera Studio Pardubice and at the JAMU Faculty of Music’s Chamber Opera, Helena was cast in the role of Tatyana (Eugen Onegin by P.I. Tchaikovsky), Cinderella (Comedy on the Bridge by B. Martinů), Armanda (Alexander Twice by B. Martinů), Luigi (Viva la Mamma by G. Donizetti), Jelena Ivanovna Popova (Bear by I. Jirásek) and The First Witch (Dido and Aeneas by H. Purcell).
Helena Hozová has collaborated with the Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra Olomouc, the Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra Pardubice, the Bohuslav Martinů Philharmonic Orchestra Zlín, the South Bohemian Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Collegium 1704 and Barocco Semper giovane ensembles. She is a member of the vocal and instrumental ensemble known as Rebelcanto.
Hozová regularly performs at various international music festivals such as Smetana’s Litomyšl, Theatrum Kuks, Martinů Fest, Tomášek and Novák’s Musical Skuteč, and Poláček’s Summer.
In 2010, together with guitarist Irena Babáčková, she founded Duo Nana, which performs works by contemporary composers. The duo is part of the Czech Chamber Guitar Association.
For the Czech Radio, Helena Hozová has recorded Seven Songs with lyrics by F. L. Čelakovský and composed by Pavel Haas, Singing to Children and Flowers of Speech by Luboš Sluka and for the Czech Television she sang Karel Růžička’s Celebration Jazz Mass.

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