Bratislava Music Agency
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The mixed choir CHORUS OSTRAVA was established in 2008, based at the Faculty of Economics in the Technical University of Ostrava. The choir is mostly formed from ex-students of the Technical University and experienced ex-singers of the Pedagogical Faculty of Ostrava University Choir. The conductor of the choir is Mgr. Petra Rašíková who is the most talented student of Prof. Lumír Pivovarský, the icon of the choir singing in our country, famous music teacher and conductor. CHORUS OSTRAVA often performs at ceremonial events at the Technical University, and gives concerts not only in the Czech Republic but also abroad. The history of the choir includes successful concert appearances at choral festivals and competitions in Slovakia, Poland, Austria, Germany, Spain and France. In 2012 CHORUS OSTRAVA was awarded a silver medal at the International Franz Schubert Competition in Vienna, Austria. In 2013 it won a gold medal at the International Gdansk Choir Festival, Poland and in 2014 a silver medal at the International Christmas and Advent Festival in Krakow, Poland. CHORUS OSTRAVA cooperates with Janáček´s conservatory orchestra in Ostrava and Janáček´s philharmonic orchestra in Ostrava. The choir’s repertoire encompasses almost all choral genres, from vocal polyphony to the works of contemporary composers. Some of its members are choirmasters of their own ensembles which helps CHORUS OSTRAVA to attain high artistic standards.
Mgr. Petra Rašíková graduated from the Pedagogical Faculty of Ostrava University in 2005, studying Teaching for General Subjects for Secondary Schools – Musical Education and Conducting, under the leadership of prof. Lumír Pivovarský. She has gained valuable choral experiences in Children´s Studio Permoník, Ostrava University Choir and in The Ostrava Female Teacher´s Choir. Currently she is a conductor and an art leader of the Orlová Grammar School Mixed Choir with whom she has achieved great success in our country as well as abroad - Mexico, Switzerland, Italy. She also works at the primary school in Orlová as a conductor of Kopretina Children´s Choir and she teaches solo singing at the Art Music School in Orlová. Since September 2013 Petra Rašíková has become a conductor of the university choir CHORUS OSTRAVA, based at the Faculty of Economics in the Technical University of Ostrava, Czech Republic. One of her biggest achievements includes winning a gold medal at the Competition of Conducting of Pedagogical Faculties in Prague in 2002 and she also holds several awards for exceptional performance in conducting. In 2010 The Czech Choral Union awarded Petra Rašíková to be the best Junior Conductor. She is a member of the professional council of secondary choral singing called Nipos Artama Praha. She sits on the jury in regional and nationwide choir competitions.Back to the list of ensembles