Clara Novakova

Clara Novakova - Flauta

Clara Novakova – Flauta

Clara Novakova was born in Brno into a musical family, as the second daughter of  the  composer Jan Novák.

Having spent a number of years in Denmark and Italy, she went on to study at the “Hochschule für Musik” in Stuttgart  with professor Klaus Schochow . Later she moved to Paris where she continued her studies at the Conservatoire National Supérieur  de Musique de Paris with Michel Debost. She won several international competitions including Palmi, Ancona, Stresa, and the Rotary-Preis Stuttgart, the Darmstadt Stipendiumpreis and the Pro Musicis Award among others.

Between 1988 and 2006 she was principal flute with the Ensemble Orchestral de Paris, and has made regular appearances as a soloist at the most important venues and festivals (Salle Pleyel and Theatre des Champs Elysées -  Paris,  Carnegie Hall – New York, City Hall Theatre – Hong Kong, Leo S. Bing Theatre – Los Angeles, Auditorio Leon de Greiff – Bogotá, Auditorio Nacional, Madrid…) as well as with various ensembles (KammerEnsemble de Paris, Trio Salomé, Trio Nobis, Ensemble Arcema, SmashEnsemble Salamanca, Trio Prisma, ensemble PragueModern).

Ms. Novakova has a long pedagogical experience as well. Apart teaching at the “Conservatoire Municipal Georges Bizet” in Paris for several years, she was leading master-classes in France, Spain, Colombia, Mexico, South Corea, Japan, Taiwan.. Since 1997 she is teaching flute, modern techniques and collective improvising at different summer academies in the Czech Republic and at the Conservatory in Benaguasil, Valencia (Spain).

She has also broadcasted on radio and television in many countries, and recorded with EMI France, Universal, BNL, Gallo Switzerland, FNAC France, Maguelone, Nouveaux Horizons, LH Promotions Prague and MODE New York. The CD dedicated to the music of Camille Saint-Saëns (Odelette and Romance for flute and orchestra) was rewarded with a Diapason d’Or, her recital CD of the 20th Century Czech music was evaluated with the highest points in “Harmonie”, the Czech musical magazine.

Clara Novakova lives between Paris, Valencia and Prague.