Kristina Barta Trio

Kristina Barta Trio, credit David Peltan

Kristina Barta is a Czech jazz composer and pianist. She was born in Prague in Czech Republic in 1987.
Since 1994 she active performs in public. In the years 1996 - 2003 she participated in national and international competitions (Prague Junior Note, Concertino Praga and more). She studied oboe, piano, flute and drums in Gymnasium of Jan Neruda, high school of music in Prague. She graduated from oboe in 2006 and then studied at the Prague Conservatory for two years. In the years 2007 - 2012 she studied piano (Prof. Jiri Ruzicka) and composition (Prof. Milan Svoboda) at the Conservatory of Jaroslav Jezek. Since 2015 she studying jazz piano at the Academy of Music in Prague in master program under Prof. Karel Ruzicka.

In 2015, Kristina leads her own project Kristina Barta Trio. She performers own compositions and own arrangements of songs. She won the first prize of Jazz Prix Competition 2015 and performed with her trio on Bohemia Jazz Fest in Pilsen (CZ) and with her quartet in Prachatice (CZ).  In 2012, her older jazz/fusion project Kikina b was a finalist in the international jazz competition Czech Jazz Contest and won the first prize of the international competition Young Jazz Tunes.

She recorded the first CD ,,The Children playing jazz,, in the year 2000. Since 2003 she was a bassist of the ska band Green Smatroll. Performed in the Czech Republic and in Europe. In 2004, 2006 and 2009 recorded CDs with GS. In 2009, third CD won the Angel Award (Czech music award issued by the Czech Academy of Popular Music). In 2012 she recorded her first EP Dirty Sanchez with her band Kikina b. Her debut album EVE, will be released at the end of 2016.

Since 2009 she works with many orchestras and bands in the Czech Republic and abroad. Among others, e.g. Felix Slovacek Bigband, Bohemia Bigband, Golden Bigband Prague, BigChess Band led by Vaclav Kozel, Svihadlo, Prague Conspiracy, The Spankers, Chamber Worcester, Klara Vytiskova and others. Kristina cooperates with the Berlin band Scotch & Soda, with her sister and great jazz singer, Martina Barta and with students and musicians from Jazz Institute Berlin. Since 2002 performed with folk ensemble Spalicek, classical GJN Symphony Orchestra, the Prague Film Orchestra, since 2010 the Czech National Symphony Orchestra in the Czech Republic and abroad. 2008 - 2012 she was a member of Vaclav Hybs Orchestra.

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