Michaela Ambrosi (b.1987) is a flute, traverso and recorder player, music teacher and researcher. Michaela was born in Jeseník, Czech Silesia - situated in the north east of the Czech Republic. She graduated from her studies of modern flute with Jan Riedlbauch and recorder with Jakub Kydlíček at the Prague Conservatory. During this study she won second prize in the Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf competition. She holds a Bachelors degree in Historical Informed Practise from the Charles University in Prague where she studied with Jana Semerádová, and BMus and MMus degrees in traverso playing from the Royal Conservatory in The Hague, where she studied with Wilbert Hazelzet and Kate Clark. Michaela also learned from Marcello Gatti at the Conservatorio "Evaristo Felice Dall'Abaco" in Verona and at the Mozarteum in Salzburg during her Erasmus study program. Privately, she took lessons with Lisa Beznosiuk in London. As an amateur she also plays the baroque oboe. Michaela recently graduated from her Ph.D. studies at the Janáček Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Brno under the supervision of Barbara Maria Willi.
Michaela has had consultation lessons with word-famous flutists including Rachel Brown, Jostein Gundersen, Christophe Hungeburth, Karl Kaiser, Barthold Kuijken, Marion Moonen, Michael Posch, Anne Pustlauk, Peter Reidemeister, Michael Schmidt-Casdorff, Ashley Solomon and Jed Wentz. In chamber music she studied with Bob van Asperen, Sergio Azzolini, Patrick Ayrton, Jill Feldman, Mike Fentross, Enrico Gatti, Joachim Held, Jaap ter Linden, Giedrė Lukšaitė-Mrázková, Ton Koopman, Jacques Ogg, Bart van Oort, Lucia Swarts, Rio Terakado and Mieneke van der Velden.
During her studies at the Royal Conservatoire she performed a solo piece in cooperation with the Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century under the direction of F. Brüggen and made her debut in Bach's Magnificat with the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra conducted by T. Koopman. She was also a trainee with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, with whom she participated in projects led by William Christie and András Schiff and played alongside flutist Lisa Beznosiuk. In 2015 she was asked to join the orchestra for their St Matthew Passion tour. Her most recent success was an invitation to collaborate with the European Union Baroque Orchestra as a first traverso player and soloist for the season 2016/2017
Michaela performs as a soloist, chamber musician and an orchestral player both at home and abroad: Amadè Players, Ars Antiqua Austria, Collegium 1704, De Amsterdamse Cantorijn, Camerata Bachiensis, Czech Ensemble Baroque, Dresden Instrumental-Concert, Irish Baroque Orchestra, Musica Florea, The Feinstein Ensemble, Wroclawska Orkiestra Barokowa, etc. In 2014 she co-founded duo Pro Arte Bohemica and in 2017 duo Musica neglecta and Musica Aldeana. As well as participating on CD recordings, she has also made a number of recordings for radio and television broadcasts.
She is also engaged in intensive research. Michaela has created and completed a critical edition of forgotten works by Wencel Wodiczka. These works she recorded for Czech Radio. The life and compositions of the violinist and flutist Georg Czarth are in her current interests, and the focus of her Masters Research Thesis which was awarded an “excellent” mark and got an award from the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague. Her Ph.D. theses was written on the same subject with title: Jiří Čart – His Life and Works from the Perspective of the Performer.
Michaela was recently appointed in the same institution, as the first ever tutor for historical flutes. There she also teaches a baroque and classical chamber music class. Also, she teaches the recorder at Brno Conservatorium.
Michaela enjoys also other activities alongside her musicianship. Michaela is licensed Instructor of snowboarding. She enjoys this teaching during Central Europe’s long winters. She also enjoys other kind of sports as ice-skating, skiing, biking, hiking, swimming, also learning languages, psychology, photography, classical literature but mainly she enjoys spending time with her husband Marek and dog Bára.