Internationally recognized Czech pianist Karolina Syrovatkova has been called by the ABQ Review "a true poet of the piano." She is known for her innovative approach to performing in which she combines her pianistic and dramatic talents to create shows about great composers. She is the winner of several international competitions including the North London and the Sidney M. Wright Presidential Competition.
She has been a champion of Czech music, particularly the music of her distant relative, Bedrich Smetana and of Leo Janáek. Her latest CD of Janáeks complete piano music will be released in December 2018. Her experimentation with bridging the gap between classical music and its audiences has led her to create a new art form she calls a drama concert. Her series titled Living With the Great Composers combines theater and a classical piano recital in an educational, easy-to-understand and easy-to-love format.