Pavel Šporcl

Pavel Šporcl undoubtedly ranks among the boldest Czech artists to enjoy the attention of the media. Pavel Šporcl has a rare gift. His virtuosity and stirring performance earn him the admiration and recognition of the professional public; his image and opinions attract the attention of the media. Thanks to this combination he tirelessly and successfully engages in the propagation of classical music. "For me, classical music will always come first. I love classical music and give it my all, although I am not opposed to occasional excursions in other directions." Pavel Šporcl doesn't hesitate to make forays into the areas of jazz and pop. All in the name of propagating the broad possibilities of his instrument. He characterizes these projects by saying "a little improvisation and the...

Lihay Bendayan

Lihay Bendayan, Professor of violin and chamber music, Head of the Violin Class at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance. He was also Head of the Strings Department and Dean of the Faculty of Performing Arts at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance for several years. He previously and for many years held the position of Professor of violin at the HEMU - the Lausanne University of Music, site of Sion. After starting his violin studies with Michael Gaisler in Israel at the age of 5, at the age of 9, Lihay performed to Isaac Stern, who recommended him to the legendary Ilona Feher, with whom he studied until the age of 13. He later studied with Prof. Yair Kless in Israel, Prof. Rodney Friend in London, with french violinist Jean-Pierre Wallez in Geneva, with the Hungarian virtuoso...

Petr Bernášek

During his violin studies at the Prague Conservatoire, Czech Republic, in the classes of Professors František Anděl and František Pospíšil, Petr Bernášek participated in the Academy of Y. Menuhin in Switzerland under Professor Alberto Lysy. In the years 1992-1996 he continued with his studies at the Academy of Music in Prague, Czech Republic, in the violin class of Professor Jiří Tomášek and in the chamber music class of Václav Bernášek. During his university studies he participated in a four-month study at CNSMDP in Paris, France, with Professors Jacques Ghestem and Joseph Golan. Under the guidance of the members of the Alban Berg Quartet, he continued to study chamber music together with the M. Nostitz Quartet in Vienna, Austria, in the years 1996-1998. Petr Bernášek is a founder...

Ada Slivanská

Ada Slivanská is a graduate of Prague’s Conservatoire where she studied violin and composition, and of the Charles University School of Liberal Arts where she read musicology. Even during her studies she established a chamber ensemble named Quartetto con flauto with which she has cut four compact discs and has appeared on many domestic and foreign stages (Spain, Germany, Poland, Belgium, Italy, USA, Japan). Following her graduation and a one year stint with the Central Bohemia Symphonic Orchestra at Poděbrady she joined the Czech Radio Symphonic Orchestra with which she remained until 1999 and several years she was member of Prague’s State Opera Orchestra. Since 1989 she has also been pursuing managerial and production activities. This is why at present – apart from performing as solo...

Věra Binarová

Věra Binarová studied at the Conservatory in Pardubice and Academy of Music in Prague. She continued her studies in music at the School of Music in Vienna (Hochschule für Muzik) and through private lessons with Prof. Marie Hlounová. As part of her education, she attended interpretation courses (Germany, Austria) and played in the orchestra of the Yehudi Manuhin Foundation (France 1991-92). In 1994-2010, she was a solo violist at the Talich Chamber Orchestra where she performed in concerts in many European countries and Japan, and also participated in multiple CD recordings. Věra Binarová is also an active chamber musician. In 1998-2002, she was a member of the Jupiter string quartet and currently cooperates with the Capella Sancta Caecilia (Art Manager Ivan Ženatý). She is often asked to...

Tomáš Strašil

Tomas Strasil studied at the Prague Conservatory with P. Sadlo and at the Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Prague with R. Lojda. He participated in different master classes (A. Ariscuren, M. Roche, P. Wiespelway, A. May, F. Smetana, E. Rattay and J. Chuchro). He got a laureate title at the Beethoven Competition in Hradec and he was finalist at the Prix Mercury - Semmering Competition 1994. In 1994 - 2000, Tomas played as a concert master in the Suk Chamber Orchestra. As a soloist he has cooperated with a number of orchestras (Brucknerorchester Linz, North Bohemian Philharmonic of Teplice, Philharmonic of Hradec Kralove, Musici di Praga). He makes recordings for Czech Radio and has produced a number of solo and chamber music CDs. Tomas plays on the master instrument Pietro Zanetto...

Lukáš Novotný

 He was born in Jeseník, where he graduated from the School of Higher School in 1989. He continued his cello studies in Ostrava first at the Conservatory and then at the University of Ostrava as a student of Prof. Jan Hališka. From 1996 to 1998 he completed an internship in Luzerno, Switzerland with Prof. Mark Jerie. Lukáš Novotný is a member of the Janáček Philharmonic Orchestra ostrava and chamber orchestra Camerata Janáček, he collaborated with Věra Špinarová. As a teacher he works at music schools in Havířov.

Václav Slivanský

Václav Slivanský studied at the Prague Conservatory with Jan Hecl and at the Academy of Performing Arts with František Čech, where at the same time he also took part in the founding of the chamber ensemble Quartetto con flauto. Since completing his studies, he has been the first flutist of the orchestra of the Prague State Opera, and he has been active as a pedagogue for many years. He appears frequently as a soloist and a performer of chamber music. In 1973 he founded Quartetto con flauto together with his future wife Ada Slivanská while they were studying at the Prague Conservatory. The ensemble, at 2008 year celebrating its 35th year of existence, was very successful right from the beginning, participating in several competitions and winning such honors as the Dušek Competition of the...

Pavel Tylšar

Pavel Tylšar was born in 1964 in Zlín and studied the oboe at the Prague Conservatory and the Academy of Music in Prague. He was awarded in numerous competitions and participated at the international competition Prague Spring in years 1986 and 1991. Pavel Tylšar was the member of the Prague chamber orchestra in 1985-1999 and since 2000 he is a member of the orchestra of the National theate in Prague. Simultaneously he collaborated with the Solistes Européens de Luxembourg from 1991 until 2011. He works at the Prague Conservatory and Gymnasium and Musical school City of Prague. 

Sancho Sánchez Gil

Sancho Sánchez is one of the most complete and brilliant Spanish clarinetists today. ACADEMIC TRAINING: He obtained the title of Superior Professor of Clarinet at the Real Conservatorio Superior de Música de Madrid, where he obtained brilliant marks from beginning to end of the degree with the professor and soloist of the ONE José Vicente Peñarrocha Agustí in 1992. He expanded his training by receiving classes of the Spanish: Antonio Goig, Miguel Espejo, Ramón Barona, José Antonio Tomás Pérez, Vicente Alberola, Joan Enric Lluna, José Luís Estellés, Justo Sanz, Enrique Pérez. He continues his training with Antony Pay, Michel Arrignon, Jean Louis Sajot, Guy Deplus, Yehuda Yilad, Silvie Hue, Andrew Marriner, Angela Malsbury, Hedwig Swimberghe and especially with Walter Boeykens, of whom he...

Miloslav Tengler

Miloslav Tengler studied clarinet at the Prague Conservatory where he graduated in 1979. He continued his education in recent years, when he completed an accredited school management study at the Faculty of Education of the Charles University. Since 1980 he has been teaching the young generation, and his pedagogy practice is more than 37 years long. Currently he works at Jan Hanuš Art Basic School as a director and a pedagogue (clarinet, saxophone and recorder). At the same time he is a teacher of woodwinds instruments at the Jaroslav Ježek School for the visually impaired (recorder, clarinet, saxophone, flute). In the past, he was a pedagogue at Jan Deyl Conservatory, a deputy director at the Gymnasium and Music School of the City of Prague, or was a deputy director at Art Basic School...

Saxton Rose

Saxton Rose is one of America’s most recognized bassoon soloists. His virtuosic interpretations of traditional repertoire, and his dedication to new music have afforded him a prolific and varied career as a soloist, orchestral and chamber musician. He is Associate Professor of Bassoon and Director of the contemporary music ensemble at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, principal bassoonist of the Winston-Salem Symphony, and a member of the acclaimed New York-based wind quintet Zéphyros Winds. Saxton Rose is a J. Püchner artist and performs on the Model Superior/6000 bassoon. Mr. Rose performs and teaches throughout the world. Recent performances include engagements as concerto soloist with the National Symphony of Colombia in Bogotá, National Symphony of Panamá,...

José Domingo Robles Sanmartín

Member of the Symphonic Band of the Municipal School of Music "Pablo Casals" since 1995, member of the Madrid Youth Orchestra from June 2000 to June 2004, member of the Extremadura Young Orchestra (OJEX) from 2005 to 2007. Belonging to the Young National Orchestra of Spain (JONDE), from December 2005 to December 2007. Member of the brass group "Andalusian Brass" with different performances on different stages and events. Soloist of the Symphonic Band of the Superior Conservatory of Music of Madrid performing the Strauss Concert No. 1 (2006-2007 Course). 1st. Horn player in the Musical theatre "La Bella y la Bestia" since August 2007. 1st Musical Performer in "The last horseman" (Madrid 2013). Horn Player of the musical theatre "Los Miserables" (2013-2014). Titular horn player for the...

Kateřina Englichová

One of the most sought after European harpists of her generation and a fresh recipient of the Prague Music Award, Katerina Englichova performs all over Europe, North America, Japan, Hong Kong and New Zealand. She has collaborated with artists such as Mstislav Rostropovitch, Josef Suk, Gerard Causee, Cynthia Phelps, Carol Wincenc, Michel Lethiec, Robert Stallman, Michael Kofler, and with many ensembles, including the Skampa Quartet, the Prazak Quartet, the Haas Quartet and the Wihan Quartet. Ms.Englichova cooperates on regular basis with the Czech Oboist Vilem Veverka and the Bohemia-Luxembourg Trio with flutist Carlo Jans and violist Jitka Hosprova. She has been in the jury of the Israel Harp Competition. She has performed at numerous international festivals such as Tanglewood and the...

František Lukáš

František Lukáš began playing the guitar as a self-taught student at the age 12. He played rock, folk, jazz and only much later became interested in classical guitar and classical music.Lukáš studied at the Conservatoire in České Budějovice and then continued to study guitar (taught by a professor Štěpán Rak) and composition (taught by a professor Hanuš Bartoň) at The Academy of Performing Arts in Prague. Since 2009, he has been teaching at the Conservatory in České Budějovice. In addition to intensive pedagogical work, he also performs solo concerts and engages in various chamber music. In the field of composition, his scope is very broad ranging from solo pieces through chamber and vocal compositions to orchestral work. As a guitarist and composer he has won numerous awards in both...

Eliška Novotná

Her interpretation is indicated by critics and listeners as musically urgent, thorough and completely convincing. Appreciated are her sparkling technique, stylistic purity and deep musicality. The concert performances of Eliška Novotná radiate the joy of playing and the joy of life.Pianist Eliška Novotná - Gazdová debuted with Mendelssohn's Piano Concerto in g minor at the Tonhalle in Zurich (1998) and Dvorak Hall of the Rudolfinum in Prague (2000). Already before graduating she toured with the Janáček Philharmonic Orchestra through Spain (1996), where she played Beethoven's Piano Concerto in G major. These performances were followed by competition successes in many national and international competitions: Eliška Novotná won the Chopin Competition in Marienbad (1991), the Smetana Piano...

Václav Mácha

Václav Mácha was born in 1979 in Prague (Czech Republic). He learn to play piano from 6 years old. Since his young age he got many prizes in International Piano Competitions. When he was 15 years old, he had solo debut concert (recital) in Dvorak Hall in Prague. He graduated from the Musical School of the capital city Prague in 1994 as a pupil of Prof. Jan Tůma. He entered Academy of Perfoming Arts in Prague in class of Prof. Ivan Moravec as the youngest student in the history of academy(15 years old). After successful finishing his study he advanced on Hochschule fur Musik und Theater in Hannover (Germany) by Prof. Karl-Heinz Kammerling, where he finished in 2001. Now he continues in Soloklasse. Although young, he participated in many international piano competitions. In 1991 he won...

Stanislav Bogunia

Stanislav Bogunia was born at Karviná. He developed his extraordinary musical talent in the piano department of the Ostrava Conservatory and then at the Prague Academy of Performing Arts in prof. D. Baloghová's class. It was only a matter of time before he expressed his talent in other fields. So it was no surprise that in 1980 he graduated from Václav Neumann's class in conducting. Stanislav Bogunia's main artistic activities initially focused mainly on the piano, renowned as an excellent, technically exceptionally available and easy-to-accompany and chamber player. He proved this at hundreds of concerts with violinist Václav Hudeček all over the world. He has not left this area even now, when he has been a teacher of the Prague Academy of Music for more than twenty years and helps...

Vojtech Szabó

Vojtech Szabó was born in Nové Zámky, Slovakia. He is considered one of the best accordionists in the Czech Republic and abroad. He resents the unpretentious virtuosity that tends to be inherent in people touching non-classical musical genres (Petr Veber: music critic). He is fully engaged in concert, pedagogical and compositional activities. He graduated from the Conservatory in Bratislava in the class Mgr. Art Nada Varínská. While studying classical play, he also devoted himself to jazz and Argentine accordion play. He performed alongside Slovak jazz leaders such as Peter Lipa, Jozef Brisuda, Andrej Šebo and others. After his studies in 2009 he moved to the Czech Republic, where he got an engagement in the Gitans Blancs group. It later changed its name to Vojtech Szabó & Gitans...

Pavlína Senić

Opera singer, Pavlína Senić, has deep Serbian roots with a unique and unmistakable voice. After graduating from the College of Music Academy of Performing Arts in Prague and after she finished her internship at the London Academy Guildhall School of Music, she accepted a position as a member of the Triad Siraels. This group consists of vocals, viola, piano and often perform both domestically and abroad. Their repertoire includes both contemporary and classical composers. Mrs. Senic is often cast in operettas due her versatility  as an artist, dancer, dramatic performer  or her skills reciting spoken word. North Bohemian Theatre of Opera and Ballet (Countess Marica by E. Kalman), Prague State Opera (Vivat operetta: Countess Marica by E. Kalman, Rosalinda from Die Fledermaus by J. Strauss,...

Ramona Schulz

Ramona Schulz was born in Munich and comes from a family of musicians. At the age of four she received her first piano lessons and appeared publicly for the first time shortly thereafter. After studying in Munich with Alla von Buch and Dr. Thomas Hitzlberger, she also took lessons with Professor Patrick O ´ Byrne in Stuttgart and with Professor Frantisek Maxian in Prague. It was followed by solo and chamber concerts in Germany and the founding of the musical cabaret duo "the Nightingirls". Since the year 2000 she lives in her chosen home of Prague. Here she is mainly dedicated to working with children. The focus is on the experience and creative handling of music and movement. In the autumn of 2016 she also successfully completed her master's degree at the Orff Institute of the Mozarteum...

Magdaléna Gracerová Chrzová

 Magdaléna Gracerová Chrzová studied music and drama at the Prague Conservatory and educational playwright at the Theatre Faculty of the AMU. In the years 2000-2001 she completed a drama therapy course in the ASSOCIATION FOKUS PRAHA. As an actress, she has appeared in theatre, television and film. He has been engaged in pedagogical activities since 1996, first at the Elementary Art School and currently teaches stage language at DAMU, drama education at the Prague Conservatory and theatre clubs at DDM Praha 7. 

Viktori Rampal Dzurenko

  She was born in a small town in Slovakia, but her life took her through Prague and the study of film directing at FAMU all the way to India. She is a painter, film director, teacher of painting, film directing and film language. She is filming feature films and documentaries and video clips, and is currently preparing her feature-length debut in international co-production (more about her work on www.viktori.cz). In the film profession, she mostly works with her Indian husband, editor and producer Ranjan Rampal. Viktori loves art, colour, filmmaking, travel and her life is constantly on the move. Teaching is an interactive process in which mutual enrichment and transfer of life experiences take place.   
Pavel Šporcl

Pavel Šporcl

Pavel Šporcl undoubtedly ranks among the boldest Czech artists to enjoy the attention of the media. Pavel Šporcl has a rare gift. His virtuosity and...

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Lihay Bendayan

Lihay Bendayan

Lihay Bendayan, Professor of violin and chamber music, Head of the Violin Class at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance. He was also Head of the...

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Petr Bernášek

Petr Bernášek

During his violin studies at the Prague Conservatoire, Czech Republic, in the classes of Professors František Anděl and František Pospíšil, Petr...

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Ada Slivanská

Ada Slivanská

Ada Slivanská is a graduate of Prague’s Conservatoire where she studied violin and composition, and of the Charles University School of Liberal Arts...

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Věra Binarová

Věra Binarová

Věra Binarová studied at the Conservatory in Pardubice and Academy of Music in Prague. She continued her studies in music at the School of Music in...

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Tomáš Strašil

Tomáš Strašil

Tomas Strasil studied at the Prague Conservatory with P. Sadlo and at the Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Prague with R. Lojda. He...

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Lukáš Novotný

Lukáš Novotný

 He was born in Jeseník, where he graduated from the School of Higher School in 1989. He continued his cello studies in Ostrava first at the...

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Václav Slivanský

Václav Slivanský

Václav Slivanský studied at the Prague Conservatory with Jan Hecl and at the Academy of Performing Arts with František Čech, where at the same time...

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Pavel Tylšar

Pavel Tylšar

Pavel Tylšar was born in 1964 in Zlín and studied the oboe at the Prague Conservatory and the Academy of Music in Prague. He was awarded in numerous...

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Sancho Sánchez Gil

Sancho Sánchez Gil

Sancho Sánchez is one of the most complete and brilliant Spanish clarinetists today. ACADEMIC TRAINING: He obtained the title of Superior Professor...

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Miloslav Tengler

Miloslav Tengler

Miloslav Tengler studied clarinet at the Prague Conservatory where he graduated in 1979. He continued his education in recent years, when he...

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Saxton Rose

Saxton Rose

Saxton Rose is one of America’s most recognized bassoon soloists. His virtuosic interpretations of traditional repertoire, and his dedication to new...

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Kateřina Englichová

Kateřina Englichová

One of the most sought after European harpists of her generation and a fresh recipient of the Prague Music Award, Katerina Englichova performs all...

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František Lukáš

František Lukáš

František Lukáš began playing the guitar as a self-taught student at the age 12. He played rock, folk, jazz and only much later became interested in...

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Eliška Novotná

Eliška Novotná

Her interpretation is indicated by critics and listeners as musically urgent, thorough and completely convincing. Appreciated are her sparkling...

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Václav Mácha

Václav Mácha

Václav Mácha was born in 1979 in Prague (Czech Republic). He learn to play piano from 6 years old. Since his young age he got many prizes in...

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Stanislav Bogunia

Stanislav Bogunia

Stanislav Bogunia was born at Karviná. He developed his extraordinary musical talent in the piano department of the Ostrava Conservatory and then at...

read more
Vojtech Szabó

Vojtech Szabó

Vojtech Szabó was born in Nové Zámky, Slovakia. He is considered one of the best accordionists in the Czech Republic and abroad. He resents the...

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Pavlína Senić

Pavlína Senić

Opera singer, Pavlína Senić, has deep Serbian roots with a unique and unmistakable voice. After graduating from the College of Music Academy of...

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Ramona Schulz

Ramona Schulz

Ramona Schulz was born in Munich and comes from a family of musicians. At the age of four she received her first piano lessons and appeared publicly...

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Magdaléna Gracerová Chrzová

Magdaléna Gracerová Chrzová

 Magdaléna Gracerová Chrzová studied music and drama at the Prague Conservatory and educational playwright at the Theatre Faculty of the AMU. In the...

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Viktori Rampal Dzurenko

Viktori Rampal Dzurenko

  She was born in a small town in Slovakia, but her life took her through Prague and the study of film directing at FAMU all the way to India....

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