Michaela Trnkova

Michaela Trnkova


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Michaela Trnkova, international harpist, is an honor graduate of the Prague Conservatory and holds a Bachelors in Music, and Masters in Music from the Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University. She received the Jack T. Schlenger Scholarship at the Peabody. She also won First Prize in the Leonard Dorf Competition in Belgium and has won prizes in numerous other competitions.

In addition to serving as Harp faculty at The George Washington University, Prof. Trnkova is Coordinator of the Peabody Preparatory Harp Department and is on the faculty of The Catholic University of America.

Aside from teaching, Michaela has a parallel career in performance in both classical and pop venues which takes her around the world. She has performed for U.S. Presidents George H. Bush, Bill Clinton and Czech President Vaclav Havel. Other performances include numerous symphony orchestras including a performance in Alice Tully Hall in NY. She is a regular recitalist for the Civil Society honoring National dignitaries. Recitals include performances in the Czech Republic, Austria, Germany Belgium, and recordings with the Singapore Symphony.

Her pop concerts include performances with American Idol contestant, Clay Aiken, and Ray Charles. She has performed for Prince Karel Schwarzenberg, Milos Forman, Willard Scott, Tom Brokaw, Martina Navratilova, James Lovell and Secretary of State, Madeleine Albright.

She is a member of the American String Teachers Association, The American Harp Society, the Maryland Sate Teacher Association and the American Music Teacher Association. Michaela was a vice-president of the Baltimore Harp Society Chapter from 2004-2005 and currently is a treasurer of the Washington, D.C. Harp Society Chapter.