The Jaklová–Mráček Duo
The duo Jaklová-Mráček from the Czech Republic are the third successful duo to appear in the finals of the chamber category Concertino Praga 2023.
Veronika Jaklová is the holder of an EMCY award and a scholarship holder from the Yamaha Music Foundation and the Czech Music Fund. She has performed, for example, at the Dvořák Prague Festival, the Orbetello Piano Festival in Italy and at concerts in Luxemburg or Germany. Kristian Mráček is the holder of many prizes from international competitions. He has performed with well-known violinists, such as Václav Hudeček, Pavel Šporcl etc. He has had multiple opportunities to perform as a soloist with the Czechoslovak Chamber Orchestra in Prague, the Prague Conservatoire’s String Orchestra and the Hradec Králové Philharmonic. Kristian and Veronika are both studying at the Prague Conservatoire and the Music and Dance Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague. They jointly won first place in the violin category of the Bohuslav Martinů Foundation Competition in 2022. As a trio with the violoncellist Dominik Velký, they won their category in the Ohrid Pearls Competition in North Macedonia in 2022 and received the Grand Prix in the finale. In addition to their financial prize, they were also invited to the Ohrid Summer festival. The won 2nd place at the Bohuslav Martinů Foundation Competition in 2022.