"Machina Lírica Ensemble" début took place during the prestigious Música Viva Festival (Lisbon) and immediately the ensemble received excellent reviews both from the audience and specialized press: "one should highlight the spectacular musicians Monika Streitová (flute) and Pedro Rodrigues(guitar) that showed how the contemporary music scene has superb musicians in Portugal." (Público Journal, Lisbon).
Monika Streitová and Pedro Rodrigues premiered over 200 works, many of these works dedicated to them. The works range from solo pieces to solo with electronics, duos, wider chamber music formations and orchestral concerti.
These two musicians performed in renowned concerts halls such as New York's Carnegie Hall, Salle Cortot (Paris), National Concert Hall (Taipei), Ateneo (Madrid), Endler Hall (Cape Town), Centro Cultural de Belém, Gulbenkian Foundation (Lisbon), Casa da Música (Oporto) and contemporary music festivals such as Warsaw Autum, Elektronische Frűhling in Vienna, MUSICA VIVA in Lisbon, Coimbra and Oporto, MELOS-ETHOS, the Bratislava Musical Festival, Forfest Kromeríz, the Ostrava Days of New Music, Evenings of New Music Bratislava, Musica Iudaica Prague, NEW MUSIC MARATHON Prague, the International Festival of Contemporary Music in Krakow, the Silesian Festival in Katowice, Festival de século XX e XXI, the City of London festival, Festivais de Outono – Aveiro, Festival Internacional de Música Contemporânea de Salvador (Brazil).