OPERA WORK/CZECH COACHING
Petra has worked with opera singers as an accompanist since her studies in Ostrava and Luzern.
In 2011 she was one of three pianists performing Philip Glass's opera Les Enfants Terribles in the National Theatre in Prague. Petra was a founder member of the Mercia Ensemble with soprano Claire Wild and clarinetist Emma Pountney, with whom she performed a variety of original repertoire and many operatic arrangements in the UK and Norway.
Czech language coaching has developed out of her musical collaborations. In 2022, Petra worked as a Czech language coach for Welsh National Opera (Janáček - Jenůfa, Makropulos Affair), Garsington Opera (Dvořák - Rusalka) and Wiener Staatsoper (Janáček - Jenůfa).
In 2023, she rejoins Garsington Opera for Smetana's Bartered Bride.
Petra offers private language coaching online and more music focused coaching in her piano studio in Loughborough.