The Kennedy Center

Pavlina Horakova


Czech mezzo-soprano holds a Master’s degree from Manhattan School of Music, Master’s degree in Business Administration from Prague University of Economics and is a graduate of the Prague Conservatory. Pavlina filmed a documentary and created a project “Libretto Metro” with director Zac Murphy in which they brought a grand piano into the New York city subway and performed free public concerts to show how powerful live music can be. Besides various solo concerts all over the United States, she also performed the title role in opera Carmen and Berta in Barber of Seville with Opera Amore in NewYork City. She won the Czech National Vocal Competition and Czech televised Competition, “Caruso Show”. In addition to a classical repertoire, Pavlina performed with the band Eric Underwood & All-stars, Czech rock band Checkpoint and appeared on a CD release Ruzný Svety. She wrote and performed a myriad of shows for a wide range of audiences and also created a one-woman show “Why Do I Love Opera?” for public school students in New York City. Pavlina’s goal is to connect her two fields of study. While she is a professional singer, she also would like to incorporate her business savvy in a way that gives back to the profession she loves. By fostering social responsibility through the visible practice of managing her own projects, she hopes to encourage musical talents of youth and people that don’t have an access to classical music in their everyday lives.

Watch Past Performances

Video 11/11/2018: Pavlina Horakova

Czech singer Pavlina Horakova and her guests will take you on a musical journey exploring all matters of the heart that have inspired Czech and Slovak music for centuries. Fall in love with Czech and Slovak folk songs, music by Janácek, Dvořák, and Martinu, as well as the rarely performed Figuš-Bystrý and V. Novák.

Presented in collaboration with the Embassy of the Czech Republic.

Czech programming on Millennium Stage is generously supported by The Karel Komárek Family Foundation.

Pavlina Horakova