Michaela Fukačová

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Michaela Fukačová (born 27 March 1959) is a Czech cellist. She took up the cello aged 14, [1] and won the Beethoven Cello Competition two years later. She is a past winner of the Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow. [1] She studied at the Brno Conservatory, [1] the Music Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (HAMU) under Saša Večtomov, [1] the Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen, and with André Navarra, Paul Tortelier and Mstislav Rostropovich.

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