I come from a musical family.
I am the second of my parents' three daughters. I was born in the town
of Bruntal, in northern Monrovia, on 22 July 1958. As my father changed
jobs quite a few times, we kept moving from one place to another. We
would even move to Slovakia, then back again ...
When I was a child our whole family lived for music. I took ballet lessons, sang, played the violin, and did children's parts on stage. After we moved to Brno, I left the violin aside and devoted myself wholly to the drama studies. I had the chance to appear in several feature films: The Island of Silver Herons Rosy Dreams Outlaw Ballad The diary of One Who Disappeared as well as in various television and Brno Radio productions.I acquired my sole formal and practical vocal training while a student at the Drama College, in the form of basic information about voice and singing techniques.
Having spent some time working as an actress, I began to feel a renewed
inner urge to express myself through music. I found a violin teacher.
His name was Rudolf Stastny. By then my father was already seriously
ill. He died three years later, and Professor Stastny became in many
respects a second father to me.
The violin is one of the finest musical instruments. It shapes and transforms me, awakens my feelings and emotions, fulfills me in the term, pointing to the highest values in my attitudes to music, to other people, and to myself.
That is why I love the violin - and to love means to live !
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