“Poláčková’s playing was so technically secure and musically insightful, it was unimaginable that anything she played could possibly be difficult.” (Cleveland Classical)
A musician's musician, Petra Poláčková began her guitar studies at the age of six at the Elementary Art School in Roznov pod Radhostem where she worked with Mr. Bohuslav Faltus and Mrs. Miroslava Pavelkova. She also studied with Zdenek Dvorak at the Elementary Art School Lounskych in Prague. In 2004 she graduated from an 8 year high school in Roznov pod Radhostem. In 2010 she completed her studies at the School of Music in Pardubice (Czech Republic) with Prof. Petr Saidl. She obtained her Bachelor and Master Degrees with Prof. Paolo Pegoraro at Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Graz, Austria.
In addition to her degree studies, Petra Poláčková has participated in an impressive number of master classes throughout Europe presented by internationally acclaimed classical guitarists and musicians: Giampaolo Bandini, Leo Brouwer, Zoran Dukic, Massimo Felici, Hubert Käppel, Rolf Lislevand, Pablo Márquez, Lorenzo Micheli, Nigel North, Thomas Offermann, Stefano Palamidessi, Elena Papandreou, Paolo Pegoraro, Thomas Müller-Pering, Judicael Perroy, Pavel Steidl, Alexander Swete, Jens Wagner, Brigitte Zaczek, Piotr Zaleski and others. In 2011 she received the Merit Diploma at the Chigiana Academy of Siena in Maestro Oscar Ghiglia´s Class.
As a result of her extraordinary musicianship, consummate virtuosity, and numerous first place prizes, she has been invited to perform and lead masterclasses at many prestigious European and also non-European guitar festivals, such as Bonn, Hamburg, Vienna, Rust, Mikulov, Kutna Hora, Tychy, Wroclaw, Poznan, Bratislava, Pordenone, Budapest, Balaton, Bar, Braga, Madrid, Genéve, Luzern, Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Cleveland (US Debut in May 2014), Portland, Paracho, Culiacan and others.
Since 2010 she has been a co-organizer of the Guitar Festival Mikulov (Czech Republic).
Petra Poláčková performs on a Concert Master Double Top guitar made by Petr Matousek; a historical guitar by Domingo Esteso (1923; a courtesy of M°Gabriele Lodi), an 8-string romantic guitar (a reproduction of a guitar by Nicolaus Georg Ries, Vienna 1840), and a 9-string romantic guitar. Both romantic guitars were made by Jan Tuláček.
"Petra Poláčková is a guitarist of extraordinary ability, which has been demonstrated by sustained international acclaim." (The American Federation of Musicians)