Kateřina Englichová is one of the leading European harpists of our time. After studying at the Curtis Institute in Philadelphia and winning a number of international competitions in the USA (Pro Musicis Award, Concerto Soloists) and Italy (TIM Int. Competition), she decided to focus entirely on a soloist career.
In 1998 she debuted at Carnegie Hall in New York. For several years she performed with the Philadelphia Orchestra, where she had the opportunity to work with the conductors Simon Rattle, Claudio Abbado, Riccardo Mutti, Wolfgang Sawallisch, Michael Tilson Thomas, Seiji Ozawa and others. As a soloist, she has appeared with the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra, the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, the Hong Kong Chamber Orchestra, the Budapest Symphony Orchestra, the Brno Philharmonic, the Prague Symphony Orchestra, the Czech Chamber Orchestra, etc. She has performed at prestigious festivals, including the Tanglewood and the Tucson music festivals in the USA, the Red Sea Festival in Israel, the Pacific Music Festival in Japan, Rencontres Musicales d’Evian in France, Prague Spring, Prague Autumn, Marnach in Luxemburg, Carinthischer Sommer in Austria, etc.
A sought-after chamber partner, Kateřina Englichová has collaborated with such distinguished artists as Mstislav Rostropovich, Carol Wincenc, Eugenie Zukerman, Carlo Jans, Robert Davidovici, Michael Kofler, Robert Stallman, Josef Suk, Jitka Hosprová, Martin Kasík, Vilém Veverka, Ivo Kahánek, the Pražák Quartet, the Martinů Quartet, the Pavel Haas Quartet, etc.
Her extensive discography comprises more than 30 CDs, recorded for Harmonia Mundi France, Supraphon, New World Records USA, Koch-Int. and Exton Japanis. She has also performed contemporary music and numerous composers have written pieces for her (Sylvie Bodorová, Zdeněk Lukáš, Jan F. Fischer, Luboš Sluka, etc.).
She has regularly taught at master classes (Royal Academy of Music, Julliard School of Music, Ameropa summer courses) and sat on juries of international competitions (Italy, Canada). In 2015 she chaired the 1st Karel Patras Czech Harp Competition in Prague.
Kateřina Englichová plays Lyon & Healy No. 23 Gold and Lyon & Healy Black Electroacoustic harps.