With Whom Will You Play?
The chamber music groups are formed to be well-balanced according to the musical level of the participants. Based on the repertoire and the number of participants, the groups are very variable, from a trio up to a nonet, with various instrument set-up. Some ensembles might be completed with the tutor as the playing member as well.
And who will the tutors be?
We are happy to present the following “crew” to you:
Lucie Sedláková Hůlová is a sought-after violinist and chamber musician. Born in Prague, she graduated from the Prague Conservatory and from the Prague Academy of Music (Masters degree). She has to her credit an impressive list of solo appearances with Czech orchestras as well as with partners in various chamber music combinations. She regularly plays with her husband, cellist Martin Sedlák, as the Czech String Duo and together they also join forces with pianist Veronika Böhmová, forming the Kinsky Trio Prague. She frequently played with her father, violinist Pavel Hůla. After his death she took over the artistic direction of the Praga Camerata chamber orchestra. She engages herself also in performing baroque music in authentic interpretation on authentic instruments, both as soloist as well as in specialized ensembles. Her CD recording of complete Biber’s Rosary Sonatas is well received by professional critics.
She was shortly a member of the European Union Youth Orchestra, conducted by Bernard Haitink. In 2000 – 2006 she was also a member of the UBS Verbier Festival Orchestra where she worked with the world’s most famous and respected conductors and soloists. She teaches at the Music School in Prague and as a tutor or lecturer she regularly attends various music courses. More info at https://lucie.kinskytrio.cz
Martin Sedlák, cello, graduated from the Prague Conservatory under Václav Jírovec in 1997 and from the Academy of Music under Josef Chuchro in 2002. He took part in master classes of the most famous cellists of our time (M. Mlejnik, E. Arizcuren, T. Kühne, M. Perényi, M. Rostropovich). M. Rostropovich said about him: “He is an excelent cellist, who has his instrument under a perfect control.” He has received numerous prizes in cello competitions at home as well as abroad (Liezen in Austria, Viňa del Mar in Chile, Prague in Czech Republic). He got several special prizes for the best interpretation of Martinů´s work. In 1998 he was entered, as a soloist, on the prestigious list of young artists issued by the Czech Music Fund.
Apart from his career as a soloist, he is a sought-after partner in various chamber combinations. He plays with his wife, violinist, Lucie Sedláková Hůlová in the Czech String Duo and together with pianist Veronika Böhmová in the piano trio Kinsky Trio Prague. He is a principal member and soloist of the Praga Camerata chamber orchestra, founded by Pavel Hůla. He collaborates also on a crossover projects with the jazz piano trio. In 2001-2002 He was a member of the UBS Verbier Festival Orchestra and later the UBS Verbier Chamber Orchestra where he worked with the world’s most famous and respected conductors and soloists. He teaches at the Music School in Prague and as a tutor or lecturer he is regularly invited on various music courses. He has played as a soloist or chamber musician in most countries of Europe, South and North America, Syria, Jordan, Egypt, Zambia and Seychelles. He has made many recordings for Czech Radio as well as on CDs.
Veronika Böhmová, piano, completed her doctoral studies at the Academy of Music in Prague in the class of Prof. Ivan Klánský and Meisterklasse in the class of Prof. Arkadi Zenzipér at the Hochschule für Musik Carl Maria von Weber in Dresden. She is the laureate of a great number of national and international competitions; her greatest successes include advancement among the 32 best pianists in the world at the Arthur Rubinstein Competition in Tel Aviv in 2014, 2nd Prize at the Anton G. Rubinstein Competition in Dresden in 2012, advancement to the semi-finals at the Queen Elisabeth Competition in Brussels in 2010 and 2nd Prize at the Maria Canals Competition in Barcelona in 2007. Veronika introduced herself with her recitals to the public in most of the European countries, in the USA, Mexico, Japan and China. In 2014, Veronika recorded a CD with compositions by Sergei Prokofiev and Igor Stravinsky for Supraphon. She cooperates regularly with leading European and world orchestras and currently has 30 piano concertos in her repertoire. In 2016 she achieved her greatest success so far, namely a performance in the famous concert hall of the Isaac Stern Auditorium – Carnegie Hall in New York. She is also a sought-after partner in chamber music.
More info at http://www.veronikabohmova.com/
Jan Nykrýn, violist, acquired invaluable performing experiences not only during his studies at the Prague Conservatory, but also at the Lawrence University (USA, 1991–92), in master classes with William Preucil – primarius of the Cleveland Quartet – and others. Jan Nykrýn performed as the principal violist of the Fox Valley Youth Symphony Orchestra where he also appeared as a soloist. He gained the first prize in the national competitions of faculties of education in Plzeň in 1998. He graduated from the Charles University in 2002. In years 1995-2007, he was a member of the Czech Nonet. With the group, he toured the United States and many countries in Europe, as well as recorded live for radio broadcasting companies around the globe, and also recorded many CDs for Harmonia Mundi – Praga Digital label. He also performs as a soloist, for example with the Prague Symphony Orchestra in 2020. Since 2005, alongside his performing activities, tours, and recordings as a member of the Prague Symphony Orchestra FOK, he has been intensely engaged in chamber music. He performs regularly with the Parnas Ensemble, as well as Musica Pro Anima chamber ensemble, and the Praga Camerata chamber orchestra.
Ludmila Peterková – Czech clarinet player – a soloist, chamber music player and a teacher. She is a laureate of the Prague Spring 1991 competition, Harmony award for the best recording of 2001 and others. She performs regularly as a soloist with major Czech orchestras, including the Czech Philharmonic. In 2014 she was a guest in Moscow where she performed with the Tchaikowsky Symphony Orchestra and well-known conductor Vladimir Fedoseyev the Ondrej Kukal’s Clarinettino. Since 1993 she has recorded many titles for the label Supraphon, as a soloist and also in various chamber music formations.
She has taught at the Prague Conservatory already since she was 27, since 2017 she has been a chief of woodwind department at the Teplice Conservatory as well. In Domažlice, West Bohemia, she also organizes her own summer course of clarinet and chamber performance. In 2018, it was the 11thedition already.
More info at: www.peterkova.cz