MgA. Daniela Grygarová – Formanová, ArtD

Czech violinist Daniela Grygarová – Formanová was born on January 2nd, 1984 in Pilsen. She studied at the Conservatory in Pilsen (1999 – 2005), tutored by Prof. Pavel Prantl. She got Bachelor of Arts at the Janáček Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Brno (2005 – 2008), led by Prof. František Novotný and Prof. Miloš Vacek. Her Master of Arts studies were completed at the University of Ostrava (2008 – 2010), led by Prof. Vítězslav Kuzník. She was awarded the degree of Doctor of Arts at the Academy of Arts in Banská Bystrica (2011 – 2015), supervised by Prof. Jela Špitková. Throughout her studies, she has been especially interested on the works of violin composers persecuted during World War II and in the year 2017 she has recorded related CD, entitled “Music on the Edge of Life” (Hudba na hranici života). Starting from the childhood she has been participating in many national and international violin competitions, such as the International Kocian Violin Competition, National Competition of Conservatories, Verfemte Music in Schwerin in Germany, Stonavská Barborka International Competition, as well as various courses and master classes.

Currently Daniela is a soloist instrumentalist at the National Moravian-Silesian Theatre (from 2009), the first violin at the string quartet Laetitia Quartet (from 2013), she participates at Duo Passioné together with accordionist Marcela Kysová (from 2015) and teaches at the Leoš Janáček Primary School of Arts in Ostrava-Vítkovice (from 2016). Daniela gives concerts both at home in the Czech Republic and abroad. She has been filmed several times for Czech Television, Beskydy TV and Polar TV. As a soloist she has been performing with the Pilsen Philharmonic Orchestra, the Czech Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra, the Vítkovice Chamber Orchestra, the Moravian-Silesian Symphonietta, Májovák Karviná among others. As a soloist she also performed at various festivals, e.g. in Warsaw (Poland), Wales (England), Drohobych (Ukraine). Daniela plays the violin produced in 1773 at the studio of Viennese violin – maker Johannes Georgius Thir, as well as the violin by Hermann Trapp from 1888 and electric violin by Tomáš Reiter from 2016.