Kristina Barta is internationally renown composer and pianist. After studying classical music and composition at the Prague Conservatory this native Czech pianist graduated from the Academy of Music Arts in Prague, specialising in jazz piano.
Kristina has played many major jazz clubs in Europe including Bimhuis Hall (Ned), A-Trane (Ger), Budapest Jazz Club (Hun), Radio France (Fra). She is constantly touring and she has played most well-known festivals including Montreux (Sui), Strasbourg's Jazzdor (Fra), D'Jazz Nevers (Fra).
In 2016 Kristina was placed 1st in the composer's competition hosted by OSA. The same year her trio was the finalist of Euroradio Jazz Competition. Kristina is also the winner of the 2017 Powiew Mlodegu Jazzu, where she received an individual price for her piano playing. She is also the winner of Jazz Prix Competition 2015.
In 2017, Kristina released her debut album EMA 29 (Alessa Records) recorded with vibraphonist David Friedman, saxophonist Karel Ruzicka jr., trumpeter Miroslav Hloucal, bassist Jan Feco, drummer Marek Urbanek and guitarist Krystof Tomecek.
From 2019, Kristina performs with her new working bands:
„Project Event Horizon“ feat. Krystof Tomecek on guitar, Nela Dusova on saxophone, Jan Feco on bass and Marek Urbanek on drums. This band plays original contemporary creative jazz, reflecting on Kristina's earlier classical music studies with an emphasis on melodies and emotions.
The other is Barta Nemesis / Trio continuing the original modern jazz trio that play own arrangements of jazz standards and original compositions.