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Hedvika Švendová (*23. 5. 1996)
2005 2nd prize – Prague Junior Note (CZ)
2007, 2008 1st prize – Guitarreando, Hradec Králové (CZ)
2009 1st prize – Zruč nad Sázavou (CZ)
2010, 2011 1st prize – PRAGuitarra Clássica (CZ)
2010 1st prize – International Competition Guitartalent, Brno (CZ)
2008, 2011 1st prize – National Music School Guitar Competition, Nové Strašecí (CZ)
2011, 2013 1st prize – International Biennal Guitar Competition, Kutná Hora (CZ)
2012 3rd prize – International Guitar Festival, Rust (Austria)
2012, 2013 1st prize – International Guitar Competition, Dolný Kubín (Slovakia)
2012 1st prize – Forum Gitarre Wien (Austria)
2013 2nd prize – Concertino Praga (CZ)
2013, 2015 1st prize – Anna Amalia-Gitarrenwettbewerb Weimar (Germany)
2013, 2016 1st prize - The National Conservatory Competition (CZ)
2014, 2015 1st prize – International Guitar Festival, Žory (Poland)
2014 3rd prize – Forum Gitarre Wien (Austria)
2014 3rd prize – Budapest International Competition (Hungary)
2015 1st prize - International Guitar Festival, Rust (Austria)
2015 1st prize – Forum Gitarre Wien (Austria)
2016 2nd prize - Altamira Competition Iserlohn (Germany)
2016 3rd prize - Gianni Bergamo Classic Music Award (Lugano - Suiss)
2016 1st prize - Young Talent Competition (Uppsala - Sweden)
2016 3rd prize - Silesian Guitar Autumn (Tychy - Poland)
2017 1st prize - L. Luthier Guitar Competition Bratislava (Slovakia)
2017 1st prize - I. International SICG Guitar Competition Stuttgart (Germany)
2017 3rd prize - International Guitar Competition Heinsberg (Germany)
2018 1st prize _ Lee Ritenour´s SIX STRING THEORY Competition
Hedvika Švendová began playing the guitar at the age of 4 with her mother, Hana Švendová, and soon started to play piano, flute and violin also.
Later, she studied at the Elementary Art School in Choceň with Petra Poláčková and The Elementary Art School in Ústí nad Orlicí with Jiří Tomášek.
Between 2011 and 2017, she studied with Petr Saidl at The Pardubice Conservatory.
From her early childhood, Hedvika attended several master classes with the celebrated guitarists like David Russel, Aniello Desiderio, Alvaro Pierri and many more.
She is currently studying in the class of Judicäel Perroy at The “École Supérieure Musique et Danse Hauts-de-France-Lille”, with regular master classes of Carlo Marchione and Florian Larous.
Besides of receiving many prizes in guitar competitions, she is also a holder of some special awards, such as “The Young Talent”, awarded by the governor of the Pardubice Region, The Golden Nut award presented by The Czech Television and “Young Guitarist of the Year” Czech Republic.
Since 2014, she has been endorsed by D’Addario strings and accessories.
Hedvika also plays flute. Between 2015-2017, she performed regularly with The Czech Chamber Philharmony Orchestra Pardubice.
Since 2011, she has received more prizes, including the 1st places at flute competitions in the Czech Republic and abroad.
She has played concerts at some of the major guitar festivals : Mikulov, Křivoklát (CZ), Forum Gitarre Wien, Rust (Austria), Lanckorona, Tychy, Žory (Poland), Chengdu (China), Ligita (Lichtenstein), Bratislava (Slovakia), Balaton (Hungary) and others.
Since 2011 she has been performing as a soloist with orchestras such as:
The Czech Philharmony Orchestra
The South Czech Philharmony
The Czech Chamber Philharmony Orchestra Pardubice
The Hradec Králové Philharmony Orchestra
The Chamber Orchestra of The City of Tychy.
The Anima Musicae Orchestra Budapest
Nowadays she plays her custom made 8 string guitar by Petr Matoušek.
Matiegka Sonata - 2nd mouvement/Hedvika Švendová