Markéta Palová was born in the Czech Republic. Appearing first as a folk singer, she continued to study classical singing at the Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Tilburg, the Netherlands where she studied with Sinan Vural.
Markéta is keen on exploring wide possibilities in singing and that is why she was twice a participant of Lorraine Nubar’s masterclasses (the Juilliard School) at Summer Academy Mozarteum in Salzburg. The genre of Art songs grew on her and classes with Dutch soprano Elly Ameling and a Grammy award winner baritone Wolfgang Holzmair helped her to grasp the art of song singing.
In March 2021 she performed as Daughter of Experience in the premiere of opera Daughters of Dido written by Elizabete Beāte Rudzinska as part of OFF Talents at Opera Forward Festival from Dutch National Opera.
Markéta likes to create her own projects and in June 2022 she performed a long-forbidden opera of Bohuslav Martinů “The Tears of the Knife”, as Dutch premiere.
She is often a soloist in oratorio works ranging from baroque period to contemporary music.
Markéta lives with two beautiful cats – Chicky and Takie, whom she occasionally scares by an archery practice. Her singing adventures are to be seen on her Instagram market_palova.