"... the entire symphony concert was characterized by its American style: although the English composer Benjamin Britten, whose 100th Birthday is being celebrated this year, only lived in the US between 1939 and 1942, he wrote a crucial but seldom heard work: his Violin Concerto Opus 15 has never established itself as concert repertoire. Born in the Czech Republic soloist Lenka Matejakova (class of Prof. Jörg Faßmann) did convincing work for Britten and thrilled the audience with a completely superior and intense interpretation. Where Britten's musical composition runs the risk of sounding too dry, Matejakova mastered the work with a free bow and much intensity, which was most apparent at the conclusion
of the third movement. Her courage deserved particular praise when she played the long G-string passages with full commitment and when she chose a hard but never inflexible
intonation of the percussive passages in the second movement. Klemm’s conducting quickly
adapted to the typical Britten sound in a mixture of clean harmonies and a refined rhythm.
(Dresdner Neuste Nachrichten 20.3.2013)
...“ The audience’s long standing ovation after the performance of works by Cesar Franck and Pablo Sarasate demonstrates her outstanding talent. The encore proved the success.
Debut CD "Duo animé"
comming soon ( October 2019)
The Czech talented violinist Lenka Mateˇjáková received violin lessons at the Prague Music School when she was five years old and gave her orchestra debut at the age of seven. She continued her training at the Prague Conservatory. In addition, she studied at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna and success- fully completed her Master’s degree at the Dresden College of Music. Lenka Matějáková won the International Violin Competition in Nová Paka in the Czech Republic and also re- ceived both Second Prize at the Stefanie Hohl Competition in Vienna in 2010 and the eco Award from BASF Schwarzheide in 2013. Matejakova is a scholarship holder of the Brücke/ Most Foundation and the DAAD. She has participated in masterclasses with Prof. Semion Jarosevish, Charles Avsharian, Regis Pasquier, Alberto Lysy, Stephen Schipps, Niklas Schmidt and Valentin Erben and Václav Hudeček. A joint tour with Václav Hudeček took her throughout the Czech Republic. She has already performed as a soloist with renowned Czech and German orchestras. Successful recitals have taken her all over Europe. In 2009 she released a CD with the Puella Trio which received the “Recording of the Month Award” (MusicWeb International London) and the IRR Outstanding rating (International Record Review). From 2012 to 2013 Lenka Matějáková was a member of the Giuseppe Sinopoli Academy of the Staatskapelle Dresden. At the same time she founded the Ensemble International with her longtime chamber music partners (members of the Staatskapelle Dresden). Together with the ukrainian pianist Dariya Hrynkiv as a „Duo animé“ they have recorded ( for Genuin Leipzig) in 2019 CD debut with the Czech composers ( A.Dvořák, L.Janáček, J.Suk and B.Martinů).
Lenka Matějáková plays a violin by Nicolas François Vuillaume from 1863.
The more you listen the more you hear.
Konzerte im Jahr 2019
10. 2. Dresden- Ballsaal Königshof („Meisterwerke- Meisterinterpreten“)
31. 3. Plochingen- Plochinger Stadthalle (Kammerorchester Plochingen,
1. 6. Großkochberg- Goethe Theater, Schloß Kochberg
2. 6. Rammenau- Schloß Rammenau ( Festival Sandstein und Musik)
22. 6. Dresden- Villa Hartmann
23. 6. Dresden- Villa Hartmann
13. 7. Dresden- Lukaskirche ( Universitätsorchester Dresden- Ravel „Tzigane“)
13. 9. Kreischa- Kunst- und Kulturverein Robert Schumann Kreischa
6. 10. Dippoldiswalde- Parksäle- Meisterinterpreten in Dippoldiswalde
19. 10. Rammenau- Schloß Rammenau
13. 11. Dresden- Pianosalon Gäbler ( CD presentation- "Duo animé")
16. 11. Chemnitz- Stadthalle Chemnitz (Sächsisches Sinfonieorchester Chemnitz, Brahms- Doppelkonzert)
24. 11. Leipzig- Gewandhaus ( Leipziger Lehrerorchester, Brahms- Doppelkonzert)
30. 11. Dresden- Dreikönigskirche
B. Britten Violinkonzert Zusammenschnitt
Petr Eben Piano: Trio I. Drammatico (1986)
Josef Suk 4 Stücke f. Violine und Klavier, Op. 17, I Quasi Ballata, Lenka Matějáková, Dariya Hrynkiv
Josef Suk 4 Stücke f. Violine und Klavier, Op. 17, II Appassionato, Lenka Matějáková, Dariya Hrynkiv
Leoš Janáček Sonate für Violine und Klavier Lenka Matějáková - Violine, Dariya Hrynkiv - Klavier
Petr Eben Piano Trio: IV. Agitato
Petr Fiala Trio for Violin, Cello and Piano (1980) III. Presto feroce
Petr Fiala PIano TrioIV. Vivace con brio - Andante
Sylvie Bodorová Megiddo per violino, violoncello e pianoforte (2001) Megiddo: II. Via maris: Tranquillo