Hedvika Švendová, Dominika Švendova: Four Hands Guitar - Strandberg 8 strings guitar - super talented players
Hedvika and Dominika Švendova began learning the guitar and the flute at the age of 4 with her mother Hana Švendová. Later they studied at the Elementary Art School in Choceň with Petra Poláčková/ guitar and Gabriela Ježková/ flute and the Elementary Art School in Ústí nad Orlicí with Jiří Tomášek/ guitar and Josef Kněžek/ flute. After that they has been studying with Petr Saidl/ guitar and Jaromír Hönig and Sylvie Mechová/ flute at the conservatory in Pardubice. Apart of receiving many prizes at guitar competitions, they are also a holders of some special awards: for example the title „Young Talent“ awarded by the hetman of the district of Pardubice, an award given by the Czech Television Competition „Zlatý Oříšek“ and the title „Young Guitarist of the Year“. In their child years they played also violin and piano. They have given concerts at some of the important guitar festivals : Mikulov, Křivoklát, Forum Gitarre Wien (A), Lanckorona (PL), Tychy (Poland), Žory (Poland), Rust (A), Chengdu (China), Ligita (Lichtenstein), Bratislava (SK), Balaton (HU) Venezuela and others. Now they are playing on the guitars made by Petr Matoušek (CZ).
They both are holders of many prizes from competitions:
Guitar: Forum Gitarre Wien (A), Žory (PL), Rust (A),International Competition Guitartalent in Brno (CZ), International Biennal Guitar Competition in Kutná Hora (CZ), Prague Junior Note (CZ), PRAGuitara Clássica (CZ), Zruč nad Sázavou (CZ), International Guitar Competition in Dolný Kubín (Slovakia), National Music School Guitar Competition in Nové Strašecí (both absolute winner), Anna Amalia-Gitarrenwettbewerb Weimar (DE)
Flute: International Woodwind Competition in Wroclav (PL) , Competition of Bohuslav Martinů in Polička (CZ), The competition of Czech Conservatories, National Music School Competition
They have played as a solist and also in the Czech Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra Pardubice and School Orchestra of Conservatory Pardubice.
As a duo they won: Guitarreando, Hradec Králové (CZ) 2007 and 2008 L. Luthier Contest International Classical Guitar Competition in Bratislava (SK) 2015
Finalists at the Uppsala Young Competition (Sweden) 2016
Four Hands Guitar - Jerry´s Breakdown by Jerry Reed/ Strandberg 8strings guitar