Lucie Sedláková Hůlová – Biography

short biography in Czech for download (PDF)short biography in English for download (PDF)

Lucie Sedláková Hůlová is a sought-after violinist, chamber musician and music pedagogue. Born in Prague, she graduated from the Prague Conservatory under Dana Vlachová (violinist of the Czech Trio) in 1997 and from the Prague Academy of Music under Jiří Tomášek in 2002 (Masters degree). While still studying, Lucie received several awards in various competitions and attended several master classes staged in Semmering, Austria and Verbier, Switzerland. 

Lucie has to her credit an impressive list of solo appearances with Czech orchestras as well as with partners in various chamber music combinations. In 2004 she featured as a soloist in the Dvořák Violin concerto with the Pilsen Philharmonic Orchestra under Jiří Malát on their highly successful tour of the USA. The critics admired particularly the beauty of her tone and the warmth of her musical expression.

She regularly plays with her husband, cellist Martin Sedlák, as the Czech String Duo and together they also join forces with pianist Veronika Böhmová, forming the Kinsky Trio Prague. Together with her husband and their children Magdalena (violin) and Lukas (cello) they perform as the family ensemble Sedlak Virtuosi. Lucie frequently played with her father, violinist Pavel Hůla. After his death in 2021 she took over the artistic direction of the renowned Praga Camerata chamber orchestra, where she has been member and soloist since its foundation in 2001.

Lucie was briefly a member of the European Union Youth Orchestra, conducted by Bernard Haitink. In 2000 – 2006 she was a member of the UBS Verbier Festival Orchestra where she played with the world’s most famous and respected conductors and soloists (such as Levine, Mehta, Järvi, Temirkanov, Masur, Dohnanyi, etc.). 

Lucie is engaged in performing baroque and 18th century music in authentic interpretation and on authentic instruments, both as soloist and also as a member of specialist ensembles (Musica Florea, Collegium 1704, Capella Regia, Capella Ornamentata, Solamente Naturali, etc.). 

She has recently applied herself to performances of Biber´s Rosary (Mystery) Sonatas in the complete original version, including the prescribed scordaturas, and has recorded them on two CDs with the Czech organist Jaroslav Tůma. This CD recording is well received by professional critics and was even marked by the music magazine Harmonie as “the best Czech violin project of 2020.”

Lucie has given hundreds of concerts as a soloist and member of all the above-mentioned ensembles at international festivals and in the most famous concert halls all over the world. She has also made a number of recordings for Czech Radio as well as several CDs, and has appeared in numerous concert broadcasts. She plays an 18th-century Italian violin and a copy of a baroque G. Guarneri violin made by Dalibor Bzirský.

Since 2012, she has been a lecturer and, since 2019, also the artistic director of international chamber music courses “PELLEGRINA with the Kinsky trio and friends” held in České Budějovice. 

Scroll Up