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Kristina Barta

Kristina Barta is a Czech composer and pianist. After studying classical music and composition at the Prague Conservatory, she graduated from the Academy of Music Arts in Prague, specialising in jazz piano. She has won some international competitions: Krokus Jazz Festiwal 2017 in Poland, OSA composer's competition, Jazz Prix 2015, Euroradio Jazz Competition 2016.

Kristina worked with many musicians and performed in many well-known venues: Montreux Jazz Festival (CH), Bimhuis Hall (NL), Radio France (F), Budapest Jazz Club (HU), Strasbourg's Jazzdor (F), D'Jazz Nevers (F), A-Trane (D) and others.

In 2017, Kristina Barta performed with Euroradio Jazz Orchestra and cooperated with many musicians in Europe. Also Kristina received a prize at the Polish Krokus Jazz Festival 2017 for playing the piano and for Barta's compositions. / The European Jazz Magazine

In 2016 Czech Radio as a member of the EBU (European Broadcasting Union), nominated a live recording of the Kristina Barta's concert in the prestigious European competition for young jazz projects, Euroradio Jazz Competition 2016. The trio was chosen by the European Commission among the four finalists and Kristina Barta Trio performed at the concert hall Bimhuis in Amsterdam. Czech Radio's news / other Czech media

In 2016, Kristina Barta won the OSA (Czech Copyright Association) composer's competition in cooperation with Bohemia Jazz Fest. The best Czech jazz song 2016 / Official press release

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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

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