About me

Jitka Konečná

recorder

I am a recorder player, a coordinator of educational seminars and a teacher.

I earned my postgraduate degree at the Royal College of Music in London under the supervision of Ashley Solomon. I graduated at Janáčkova konzervatoř (Janáček's conservatory) in Ostrava in the class of Jan Kvapil. At the same time, I finished my studies at VŠB - TU in Ostrava with a title and a doctoral degree from engineering.

Since 2009, I have taught Recorder playing as the main subject at Janáčkova Konzervatoř (Janáček's Conservatory) in Ostrava and Konzervatoř Evangelické akademie (Conservatory of the Evangelical Academy) in Olomouc.

I regularly teach master class courses (in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, England, USA, Taiwan) and give concerts both in the Czech Republic and abroad.

I am one of the founding members of the recorder quartet i Flautisti which specialises in renaissance and baroque interpretation as well as in modern music, and also works together with current composers. The ensemble released its debut album Sound Clouds in 2013. The second album was released in 2019 and was published by Supraphon.

I also work as a lecturer for an educational programme of the Czech Ministry of Education. I teach seminars at conservatories of Brno and Olomouc. Since 2010, I have been the main organiser and lecturer of The Interpretation Seminar of Baroque and Classical music held in Olomouc and a lecturer of accredited educational programmes for Music school teachers called Na Bacha si dáme bacha! (Beware of Bach!)

Since 2009, I have been the chair of the association Letní škola staré hudby (Summer School of Early Music) which regularly holds music courses, seminars, workshops and concerts for children, students and teachers as well as for professional recorder players.