A highly sought-after soloist and chamber musician, Tereza Privratska is a prize winner of several international violin competitions, including the Kocian International Competition in the Czech Republic, and The Talents for Europe in Slovakia. At age 13, she performed Vivaldi’s Double violin concerto with legendary Josef Suk in Prague’s Rudolfinum. Other appearances include the Prague Spring International Festival, and solo recitals in Europe and North America. She is the founder and first violin of the award-winning Jubilee Quartet, which performs regularly in venues and festivals internationally; with London appearances at Wigmore Hall, Conway Hall and Purcell Room.
The quartet has received glowing reviews from The Sunday Times, Classical Source, The Daily Telegraph, Gramophone, The Strad and others for its debut recording of three Haydn quartets released in 2019 on Rubicon Classics. The Jubilee Quartet are recipients of the First prize at the Val Tidone International Chamber Music Competition 2010 and the St Martin’s Chamber Music Competition 2013, Second Prize at the Karol Szymanowski International String Quartet Competition 2014, Third Prize at the Trondheim International Chamber Music Competition 2013, and First Prize at the Gianni Bergamo Classic Music Award 2019.
The quartet maintains an active performance schedule across the UK and Europe and enjoys collaborating with ProQuartet in Paris and ChamberStudio in London. Alongside performing in venues such as the Wigmore Hall, Conway Hall, and the Purcell Room, the quartet has also been featured on BBC Radio 3 “In Tune”. Tereza continues to be a guest in the front-line UK orchestras, including guest section leader at BBCSSO and she currently holds the Principal First Violin post at the Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra.
Tereza is a devoted violin and chamber music teacher, and she is currently undertaking a PhD in string quartet pedagogy.
Tereza taught for many years at The Yehudi Menuhin School. Her pupils are international prize-winners (2019 International Grumiaux Competition) and gained places at top-level universities in Europe (Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler, Universität der Künste Berlin; Escuela Superior de Música Reina Sofia, Madrid; Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien; and RAM).
Teaching string quartets is Tereza’s dream come true, which led her to recently co-curate The Jubilee String Quartet Academy. The Academy reached a wide spectrum of listeners, including amateurs, all levels of string quartet students, and experienced performers.