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Kristina Barta

Kristina Barta is a Czech composer and pianist. She graduated from the jazz piano at the Academy of Music Arts in Prague under the leadership of professors David Doruzka, Lubos Soukup, Jaromir Honzak and Jiri Slavik. She also studied classical music and composition at the Prague Conservatory.

Kristina Barta works with many musicians and orchestras and performed in many important places: Euroradio Jazz Orchestra 2017 in France, under the leadership of Airelle Besson, David Friedman (USA), Martina Bárta, Karel Ruzicka jr., Jiri Stivin, Frantisek Uhlir and others. Bimhuis hall (NL), Radio France (F), Budapest Jazz Club (HU), Strasbourg's Jazzdor (F), D'Jazz Nevers (F), Neumann Saal (Berlin, DE), Jazz Dock (Prague, CZ) and others.

EMA29 debut album by Kristina Barta has been released in 2017 under the Austrian label Alessa Records in cooperation with the Austrian promoter Peter Guschelbauer (among others in the years 2002 - 2007 he was the promoter of the Austrian Joe Zawinul). The steady trio Barta, Feco, Urbanek on the album expanded with distinguished guests. Trumpeter and composer Miroslav Hloucal, guitarist Krystof Tomecek, saxophonist and producer Karel Ruzicka jr. and American vibraphonist David Friedman, a professor at the Jazz Institute in Berlin (David Friedman worked with musicians such as Wayne Shorter, Horace Silver and Chet Baker. He was a member of the New York Philharmonic and also taught at the Manhattan School of Music in New York). The album is full of emotions, and it reflects Kristina's melancholic view of the world, from real life experiences. The album is accompanied by a children's choir and poet Stephen Dartnall.

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“As a composer and pianist, Kristina Barta is fully convincing” — HANS-BERND KITTLAUS, German critic

“All three jurors anonymously selected Kristina Barta for her fresh approach and the great interaction within her band members” — RALF DOMBROWSKI (German journalist), GUNTER SCHRODER (The Kurland Agency), RUDY LINKA (director of the Bohemia Jazz Fest)

“Their music is a combination of jazz tradition and efforts to explore something new. The band sounds optimistic, after the periods of nervous or depressive modern jazz, perhaps, this is a new trend. Helped by the fact they are the young musicians who do not stick to the surface, but go directly to the essence of musical magic” - Vaclav Vrany, Czech Radio Producer