Mezzosoprano Markéta Cukrová belongs to the most sought-for Czech soloists in the field of historically informed music. Her name is to be frequently found in the programs of Baroque oratorio and opera, chamber music and lieder recitals, as well as those of living composers.
Since 1992 she has been taking part in Early Music projects throughout Europe both as a soloist and a member of numerous ensembles. Her performing abilities range from Medieval (Mala Punica, Club Mediéval) to Baroque (Les Muffatti, Collegium Marianum, Collegium 1704, Czech Ensemble Baroque, Musica Florea, Ensemble Inégal, Arte dei Suonatori) and Classic period (lieder recitals accompanied by hammerklavier).
She regularly appears at the most distinguished festivals of differing genres (Prague Spring Festival, Laus Polyphoniae, La Chaise-Dieu, Sable, Europalia, Prague Summer Festival, Brugge and Utrecht Early Music Festivals, St.Venceslas Festival, Miami Tropical Baroque, Musikverain Wien, Schleswick-Holstein Festival, Trionale). She has particiated in more than twenty recording projects, among others Officium Defunctorum and Missa Votiva/Jan Dismas Zelenka/Collegium 1704, Missa Nativitatis Domini/Zelenka/Musica Florea, Missa D-major/Antonín Dvořák/Ensemble Inégal, Moravian Duets/Dvořák, Stabat Mater/Ryba/L’armonia terrena.
She was honoured to take part in the project „Pilsen, European City of Culture“ where she created the dramaturgy of West Bohemia Baroque Summer Festival.
Markéta has taken part in the premiere setting of Monteverdi´s Orfeo (Euridice) at the Prague National Theatre, Handel´s Rinaldo (Eustacio) at the theatres in Prague, Caen, Luxembourgh and Rennes and in Bohuslav Martinů´s The Miracles of Mary. In 1212 was invited by the Internazionale Handel Festspiele Göttingen to perform Handel´s Amadigi di Gaula (Dardano) under the baton of widely known musicologist and conductor Andrew Parrott, staged by Sigrid T´Hooft, that claimed wide success both in public and reviews.
In 2018, Markéta has been nominated for opera awards Thalia and Jantar for her exceptional creation in K. Saariaho L’amour de Loin and Britten The Rape of Lucretia.