Fiery, expressive, eloquent and stubborn, wrote one critic of Czech pianist Kristina Barta. Originally admitted to the Prague Conservatoire as an oboist, she has held the piano chair in the Euroradio Jazz Orchestra and has won several prizes. 

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.  

Barta is constantly touring and she has played most well-known venues including Jazzahead! (Germany), Bimhuis (Netherlands), Montreux Jazz Festival (Switzerland), Steyr Jazz Festival (Austria), V4 Jazz Festival (Hungary), Strasbourg’s Jazzdor (France), D'Jazz Nevers (France), A Trane (Ger) and others.  

Barta won a 1st place in the composer's jazz competition that took place in Czech Republic in 2016. Her trio got into the finals of 2016 Euroradio Jazz Competition in Netherland. Kristina is also a winner of the 2017 Powiew Mlodegu Jazzu in Poland, where she received an individual price for her piano playing.  

Barta released her first album EMA29 on austrian Alessa Records label in 2017, followed by Love and Passion in 2021. 

Reviews / Interviews

We hope that promoters in Western Europe will soon notice this exceptional talent”

— austrian magazine Concerto, 2021

Kristina Barta comes with a fresh message from the Czech jazz scene. The album contains extensive compositions with original textures, which are often counterpoint layered and harmoniously difficult. Kristina Barta walks her own distinctive path. Her music is enriched with adult pop and rock, it is unbridledly creative and its quality is comparable to foreign works”

— austrian magazine Concerto, 2021

As a composer and pianist, Kristina Barta is fully convincing”

— HANS-BERND KITTLAUS, German critic

All three jurors anonymously selected Kristina Barta for her fresh approach and the great interaction within her band members”

— RALF DOMBROWSKI (German journalist), GUNTER SCHRODER (The Kurland Agency), RUDY LINKA (director of the Bohemia Jazz Fest)




CD review Love and Passion - Jazz'halo (2021, Belgium)

CD review Love and Passion - ČRo Vltava (2021, Czech Republic)

CD review Love and Passion - (2021, Slovakia)

CD review Love and Passion - (2021, Netherlands)

Women that shape jazz in Czech Republic (2018, Luxembourg)

CD review EMA 29 - (2018, Slovakia)

Jazz festival Steyr 2018 - (2018, Austria)

CD review EMA 29 - Kind of Blue by Hans-Bernd Kittlaus (2017, Germany) (2017, France)


Czech Television Art - ArtZóna (2022, Czech Republic) 

Czech Jazz Radio (2021, Czech Republic)

Czech Television: Interview in Czech Television (2019, Czech Republic)

Kristina Barta: I see black and white music (Harmonie Magazine, 2017, Czech Republic)

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