Violinist Barbora Kolářová '14MM, '15AD was awarded second prize at the annual New York International Artist Association Competition. She will perform in the winners' concert in Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall on June 7 of this year.
A native of the Czech Republic, Barbora Kolářová has appeared as a soloist with the Czech Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra, Czech Radio Symphony, Czech National Theatre Orchestra, West Bohemia Symphony Orchestra, and Limoges Orchestra. She recently performed Eleven Echoes of Autumn in the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, where she also worked closely with the composer George Crumb. She has collaborated with Pamela Frank, Jaime Laredo, Daniel Phillips, Jennifer Higdon, Leon Fleisher, Peter Wiley, and Pinchas Zukerman, as well as the Ying Quartet and Johannes Quartet. As an orchestra member, she has performed under Otto-Werner Mueller, Simon Rattle, Charles Dutoit, Christoph Eschenbach, Yannick Nezet-Seguin, Alan Gilbert, and Robert Spano.
Barbora graduated from Pilsen Conservatory under Pavel Prantl, and she holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the Curtis Institute of Music, where she studied with Ida Kavafian and Arnold Steinhardt. She currently studies with Ani Kavafian at the Yale School of Music. Miss Kolářová is a co-founder and the director of artistic administration at the Lake George Music Festival.