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Sylva Jablonská

Sylva Jablonská is a Czech cello player, music theoretician and cultural events manager. She first studied the cello at the České Budějovice Conservatory in the class of professor Rudolf Weiss, and later at the Prague Conservatory under the guidance of professor Václav Jírovec. She completed her musical studies at the Academy of Music in Prague with professor Jiří Hošek and at the Janáček Academy of Music in Brno with professor Miroslava Zicha. Later, she added an Engineer of Economics degree, in the branch of Arts Management, at the University of Economics in Prague.

During her studies at the conservatory, she represented the Czech Republic in Dijon, France, with a solo and chamber programs, as well as leading a group of cellos in the orchestra of the Pergine Spettacolo Aperto festival in Trentino, Italy. She participated in master classes under the direction of Pinkas Zuckerman, František Smetana, and Evžen Rattay. She further attended the international music courses in Semmering, Austria in Czaba Onczay and Daniel Veis’ classes.

She was a member of the Orchestra Internazionale d’Italia, with whom she participated in several world tours, she also worked for the Prague Philharmonia. She collaborated with several other orchestras, among them the Talich Chamber Orchestra, the Czech National Symphony Orchestra and the Bohuslav Martinů Philharmonic Orchestra in Zlín. She is regularly engaged in chamber music, mostly with contemporary works which she has recorded several times for the Czech Radio.

Besides classical music, she occasionally deals with other music genres, for example, she performed in Jan Budař Eliščin Band, the group Lucie, or the string trio Inflagranti. Currently, she is a member of the group The Swans.

She has been teaching at the North Carolina State University since 2013. Besides music theory, she leads courses on the history of opera or jazz music.