Pochopová Marie


While studying at the Gymnasium in Mariánské Lázně, Marie Pochopová began attending the Fryderyk Chopin Music School, where she studied piano, harpsichord and organ. In 2007, she was accepted to the Prague Conservatory to the organ class of Prof. Jan Kalfus. After graduation, she entered the class of Prof. Josef Popelka at the Academy of Performing Arts of the Czech Academy of Performing Arts. During her internship she extended her studies at the Catholic College for Sacred Music in Regensburg under the direction of Prof. Heidi Emmert. She attended a number of performance courses, e.g. courses by Leo van Doeselaar, Ludger Lohmann, Arvid Gast, Christoph Bossert, Edoardo Bellotti, Lorenzo Ghielmi, Václav Lukes, Andreas Staier, Stefan Baier, etc. Among other things, he is devoted to the interpretation of early music and the study of the harpsichord. In 2011 she won the 2nd prize at the Bach Organ Autumn Competition in Brno and in 2016 the 2nd prize at the Bohuslav Martinů Foundation Competition in Prague in the field of harpsichord. She has collaborated with many soloists, choirs (Prague Cathedral Choir, Mixed Choir of the Czech Technical University) and orchestras (e.g. Czech Philharmonic, Pilsen Philharmonic, Moravian Philharmonic) and since 2013 she has been a permanent organist at Charles University. Since 2019 she has also been the dramaturge of the music projects of the Archbishopric of Prague. She is behind the project Baroque Organs of the Pilsen Diocese, which aims to map rare Baroque instruments in this area.