Bohemia Saxophone Quartet

Kateřina Pavlíková 

Kateřina Pavlíková

Kateřina belongs among outstanding personalities of the Czech saxophone scene. Her wide ranging musical activities have playing the baritone saxophone as a concert instrument at their center. She has also been a full member of the Bohemia Saxophone Quartet since 1999.

After finishing a grammar school she continued her studies at the Conservatory of Jaroslav Ježek in Prague, graduating in the flute and saxophone in 2005. As soon as 2001 she won in a scholarship contest of Yamaha and CMI Melodia.

Kateřina Pavlíková works with prominent Czech symphonic and chamber orchestras, and as a soloist she has performed with the Symphonic woodwind orchestra of the Castle Guard and Police of the Czech Republic, Prague Chamber Philharmonic, Brno Philharmonic, Chamber Philharmonic of South Bohemia, Chamber orchestra Berg and Lvov Philharmonic.

The quality of her musicianship may be heard on the CD´s of the Bohemia Saxophone Quartet History of Jazz (2009) and Saxcriptions (2005), where in her transcriptions she managed to preserve both the poetry of individual compositions and the nature of composers, and also on the CD´s Hommage to Jaroslav Ježek Rudolfinum Jazz Orchestra (2006), Jazz na Hradě of Štěpán Markovič Sextet (2006), Just Floating Lightly Petr Kořínek Orchestra (2004). She has also recorded proficiently for the Czech Radio.

Among her current projects are SAX POWER – an audio-visual performance for the saxophone and digital media, Minimalistix – a program of unusual minimalist compositions for the saxophone and vibraphone, SaxWork – a collaboration of Kateřina and young saxophonists, in which classical and modern compositions are presented in her original arrangements.

She has also tried to pass her knowledge and experience gained by extensive concert activities and a study under the outstanding French saxophonist Philippe Portejoie. Together with the Bohemia Saxophone Quartet she has done seminars and master classes both in Bohemia and abroad (Paris 2010, Oslo 2009, Lvov 2005, Madona 2004). As a teacher of the saxophone she has taught at České Budějovice Conservatory since 2011.

Kateřina Pavlíková plays the Selmer Serie III baritone saxophone, the Selmer C**mouthpiece with the BG Tradition Gold Plated ligature and Vandoren V5 reeds No.3, 5.

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