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Marie Vigilante Pospíšilová was born in a family of musicians in 1969 in Prague where

her love for Chamber music was instilled in her at an early age.

After eight years studying with Vlasta Škampová she continued her studies at the Prague Conservatory with Radomir Melmuka. During this time, she was the recipient of numerous prizes in competitions in the then Czechoslovakia. 

In 1989, she began her studies at the Music Faculty of the Academy of Arts in Prague under the tutelage Professors Pavel Štěpán and Emil Leichner. Soon after the fall of the iron curtain, Marie received an Austrian Government scholarship to be able to study with prof. Eugen Jakab at the Hochschule für Musik und darstellende Kunst in Graz for two years. 1994 she finished her studies with a Recital in the Martinu Hall in Palais Lichtenstein in Prague, where she received a distinction. Marie works as an accompanist at the “Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Graz” since 1993 where she is currently a part time Senior Lecturer.

After a successfull audition in 2010, Marie won a full time position as an accompanist at the Joseph-Haydn-Konservatorium in Eisenstadt. Apart from giving numerous concerts in Austria and in the Czech Republic, she has also played in Ireland, Poland, Germany, Switzerland, Denmark, USA, China, Iran and Australia. Between 1996 and 2008 Marie was a resident pianist at the Litomyšl International String Masterclass founded by Milan Vítek (Prof. at Oberlin University, USA. Marie's main chamber music partner is Milan Šetena with whom she also recorded a CD.

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