Big thanks to Ola Strandberg for awesome guitar :).
Thanks to my sister Dominika for sound efects :).
Thanks to Robert Rovina for alterations :).
Hedvika Švendová began learning the guitar at the age of 4 with her mother Hana Švendová. Later she studied at the Elementary Art School in Choceň with Petra Poláčková and the Elementary Art School in Ústí nad Orlicí with Jiří Tomášek. Since 2011 she has been studying with Petr Saidl at the conservatory in Pardubice. Apart of receiving many prizes at guitar competitions, she is also a holder 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 2013 she performed the Guitar Concerto No. 1 by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco with the South Bohemian Philharmonic in the Dvořák Hall of the Rudolfinum in Prague. As well as the guitar, Hedvika also plays the flute, violin and piano. In 2013 she won first prize for flute playing at the Czech conservatory competition. Since 2014 she is in D'Addario family. She has given concerts at some of the important guitar festivals : Mikulov, Křivoklát, Forum Gitarre Wien (Austria), Lanckorona (Poland), Tychy (Poland), Žory (Poland), Rust (Austria), Chengdu (China), Ligita (Lichtenstein), Bratislava (Slovakia), Balaton (Hungary) and others. Now she plays the 8strings guitar made by Petr Matoušek.
2005 2nd prize – Prague Junior Note (CZ)
2007, 2008 1st prize – Guitarreando, Hradec Králové (CZ)
2009 1st prize – Zruč nad Sázavou (CZ)
2010, 2011 1st prize – PRAGuitarra Clássica (CZ)
2010 1st prize – International Competition Guitartalent, Brno (CZ)
2008, 2011 1st prize – National Music School Guitar Competition, Nové Strašecí (CZ)
2011 1st prize – International Biennal Guitar Competition, Kutná Hora (CZ)
2012 3rd prize – International Guitar Festival, Rust (Austria)
2012 1st prize – International Guitar Competition, Dolný Kubín (Slovakia)
2012 1st prize – Forum Gitarre Wien (Austria)
2013 2nd prize – Concertino Praga (CZ)
2013 1st prize – Anna Amalia-Gitarrenwettbewerb Weimar (Germany)
2013 1st prize – International Guitar Competition, Dolný Kubín (Slovakia)
2013 1st prize – International Biennal Guitar Competition, Kutná Hora (CZ)
2014 1st prize – International Guitar Festival, Žory (Poland)
2014 3rd prize – Forum Gitarre Wien (Austria)
2014 3rd prize – Budapest International Competition (Hungary)
2015 1st prize - International Guitar Festival, Rust (Austria)
2015 1st prize – Anna Amalia-Gitarrenwettbewerb Weimar (Germany)
2015 1st prize – Forum Gitarre Wien (Austria)
2016 2nd prize - Altamira Competition Iserlohn (Germany)
2016 3rd prize - Gianni Bergamo Classic Music Award (Lugano - Suiss)
2016 1st prize - Young Talent Competition (Uppsala - Sweden)
2016 3rd prize - Silesian Guitar Autumn (Tychy - Poland)
2016 1st prize - L. Luthier Guitar Competition Bratislava (Slovakia)
2016 1st prize - I. International SICG Guitar Competition Stuttgart (Germany)
W. Muthspiel-1.part von Drei Tonspiele - 8strings Strandberg electric guitar