Terezie Kovalová

Born in Ostrava, she started doing music at the age of five by taking up piano and singing and added cello at the age of eight. She first studied at the Janáček Conservatory in Ostrava in the class of Dr. Jiří Hanousek

Then she proceeded to study cello at the Prague Conservatory in the Prof. Miroslav Petráš's class. She holds a master's degree in music management from the Prague Academy of Performing Arts, where she studied under the lead of Prof. Jiří Štilec. Under the baton of Jiří Bělohlávek, she performed at the opening concert of the Prague Spring Festival. She collaborates on many projects of the Czech and international music scene. She has been playing with Vladivojna La Chia and Jakub König for a long time. She is also a part of the superband Zvíře jménem Podzim. With Adam Vopička, she forms the group Calm Season and she also performs with the duo Himalayan Dalai Lama. Since 2011, she has been teaching at the Charlotta Masaryk Elementary School. She has been working with dancers and acrobats for a long time, for example she performed in the last performance Orpheus by the legendary Bubeníček brothers. Currently, you can see her in the award-winning Runners Circus performance La Putyka or Crows of the Holektiv project. She also writes columns for Magpaper Digital magazine under the title It's ok. Is it?. Occasionally she does modelling. Right now, she is working on a solo album called ZINKA, which is supposed to be released this autumn.

"Over the years, it's been difficult for me to say briefly what Vivaldianno means to me. It means a plethora of incredible experiences, a great group of people I never get bored with, and it also means the opportunity to show classical music to people who wouldn't otherwise get access to it."