Slávka Vernerová

After graduating from the Pardubice Conservatoire under the leadership of Prof. Martin Hršel, she took up between 1998 - 2003 the Master’s programme at the Prague Academy of Music with Prof. Ivan Moravec, followed by her Doctorate programme completed in 2007. 

She also took part in masterclasses with Nelly Akopian and in 2002 studied for three months as a postgraduate student at the Royal College of Music in London. In the same year, Czech Television produced a forty-minute portrait in the series Without a Limit (director Jan Mudra).

Vernerová won the International Smetana Piano Competition in Hradec Králové in 1996, as well as other competitions abroad, including Wroclaw 1995, Missouri 1998 and Wales 2001.

She has played with practically all domestic orchestras, including the Czech Philharmonic, Prague Symphony Orchestra FOK, Brno Philharmonic, Janáček Philharmonic Ostrava and Moravian  Philharmonic Olomouc as well as with orchestras abroad, such as Gunma Symphony Orchestra and Royal Liverpool Orchestra, among the conductors, she has performed with are Libor Pešek, Jiří Bělohlávek, Martin Turnovský and Jakub Hrůša. In 2009 she took part in the Proms festival at the Royal Albert Hall, London as a guest of the BBC Symphony Orchestra. She has given solo recitals as part of the FOK World Piano Series, in Tonhalle (Zurich), in the Concert Series in Osaka and Music and Beyond, Ottawa.  She has repeatedly performed at the Prague Spring International Festival, in 2020 as part of the Firkušny Piano Festival.

Vernerová (née. Pěchočová) devotes herself also to chamber music in the Spring Duo, as a founding member of the Dvořák Piano Quartet and is a sought-after pianist for collaboration with leading instrumentalists and ensembles of the Czech musical scene. 

In 2010 she recorded for the French label Praga Digitals a CD of Janáček’s solo piano compositions. This recording received one of the most prestigious rewards in France, the CD CHOC, in the Czech Lands it was announced as TIP Harmonie magazine and the Belgian Radio Classic included it in their TOP 10.

For the label Vernerová - Pěchočová recorded two other CDs: in 2011 a solo recital Chopin - Schumann and in 2013 three piano concerti by W. A. Mozart. The recording received all five gold stars from Diapason.

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