Michaela Fukacova was born and grew up in a musical home in Brno in the Czech Republic. She trained in Brno and Prague and has also studied with André Navarra, Paul Tortelier and Mstislav Rostropovich. In 1985 Michaela Fukacova moved to Denmark, where she studied in the soloist class with Professor Erling Bløndal Bengtsson at the Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen. In 1986 she finished her training with a sensational debut which immediately made her one of Denmark’s most sought-after soloists. Early in her career she entered a number of competitions and for example was a prizewinner in the prestigious Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow.
Her international breakthrough came in 1990, when she made her debut in Paris and in London, followed in quick succession by concerts in New York, Berlin and Tokyo. Since then she has performed in all the western European countries, and in the USA, Canada, Japan and South Korea, and she has played with conductors like Jorma Panula, Hans Graf, Sixten Ehrling, Eliahu Inbal, Ferdinand Leitner, Libor Pesek and Aldo Ceccato. Michaela Fukacova has maintained close links with Czech musical life and often appears with the orchestras of her native country, especially the Czech Philharmonic. Her discography includes the masterpieces of the cello literature by Dvorák, Elgar og Tchaikovsky as well as neglected gems like Martinu’s cello concertos (recorded with the Odense Symphony Orchestra) and Myslivecek’s cello concerto, for which she received the classical Grammy in 1994 as Best Soloist of the Year. Since 1990 she has several times performed as a soloist with the Odense Symphony Orchestra – both in the recording studio and in the concert hall. Since 2001 she has been engaged as solo cellist with the orchestra while still keeping up her career as an internationally sought-after soloist and chamber musician.