Lucie Sedláková Hůlová is asought-after violinist and chamber musician.
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).
She 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. She frequently plays with her father, Pavel Hůla (former first violinist of the Kocian and later also Pražák Quartet). She is a member and soloist of the Praga Camerata chamber orchestra.She engages herself also in performing baroque music in authentic interpretation on authentic instruments, both as soloist as well as in specialized ensembles.
While still studying, Lucie received several awards in various competitions and attended several master classes staged in Semmering, Austria and Verbier, Switzerland.
In the summer of 1997 she was a member of the European Union Youth Orchestra, conducted by Bernard Haitink. In 2000 – 2006 she was also a member of the UBS Verbier Festival Orchestra where she worked with the world’s most famous and respected conductors and soloists (such as Levine, Mehta, Gergiev, Järvi, Temirkanov, Masur, Dohnanyi, etc.).
She has made a number of recordings for Czech Radio as well as several CDs and has appeared in numerous concert broadcasts.
As a soloist and member of all these ensembles, she has given hundreds of concerts all over the world. She plays an 18th-century Italian violin and a copy of baroque G. Guarneri violin made by Dalibor Bzirský.
“Hulova’s playing was expressive and intuitively joyful.”February 11, 2004, www.knocknews.com/kns/fine
“I have never heard anything more beautiful or performed with more passion. Ms. Hulova’s solo was especially captivating.”February 12, 2004, Jefferson City, USA