~ FACULTY, ARTISTS AND PERFORMERS ~
VYUČUJÍCÍ A UMĚLCI 2018


Václav Slivanský Liao Yuanyuan Davide Gandino Pavel Tylšar Alberto Rodríguez Acuña Miloslav Tengler Wang Yunlei Kristín M. Jakobsdóttir Saxton Rose Kateřina Matlasová Petr Bernášek Evgenia Epshtein Vadim Mazo Ada Slivanská Tomáš Tuláček Věra Binarová Nancy Buck Sreten Jović Mojmír Kačírek Eduardo del Río Robles Miroslav Petráš Dagmar Remtová Munzarová Peter Mišejka Yuri Ananiev Jana Chaudhuri Eliška Novotná Vivian Cheng Wai Václav Mácha Kateřina Englichová Hana Müllerová Tsutomu Masuko Eva Novotná Angelika Pavlech Pavlína Senić Magdaléna Gracerová Chrzová Ramona Schulz Viktória Rampal Dzurenko Debashish Chaudhuri Jiří Havlík Shuwei Cooper Yuan

Organization
Vadim Mazo | USA | Artistic Director
Ada Slivanská | CR | Executive Director

Flute
Václav Slivanský | CR | & Solo Week
Liao Yuanyuan | China
Davide Gandino | Italy | & Solo Week

Oboe
Pavel Tylšar | CR

Clarinet
Alberto Rodríguez Acuña | Spain
Miloslav Tengler | CR | Solo Week only
Yunlei Wang | China

Bassoon
Kristín M. Jakobsdóttir | Iceland
Saxton Rose | USA | Solo Week only

French Horn
Kateřina Matlasová | CR | & Solo Week

Harp
Kateřina Englichová | CR | Solo Week only
Hana Müllerová | CR

Violin
Petr Bernášek | CR | & Solo Week (& viola)
Evgenia Epshtein | Croatia
Vadim Mazo | USA | & Solo Week (& viola)
Ada Slivanská | CR | & Solo Week
Tomáš Tuláček | CR/Slovakia

Viola
Věra Binarová | CR | & Solo Week (& violin)
Nancy Buck | USA
Streten Jovic | Serbia
Mojmír Kačírek| CR

Cello
Miroslav Petráš | CR | Solo Week only
Dagmar Remtová | CR/Spain
Eduardo del Río Robles | Spain | & Solo Week
Peter Mišejka| CR

Chamber Music with Voice
Tsutomu Masuko | Japan
Eva Novotná | CR/Spain
Angelika Pavlech | Slovakia
Pavlína Senić | CR | Solo Week only

Piano
Yuri Ananiev | Spain | & Solo week
Jana Chaudhuri | CZ
Eliška Novotná | CR | & Solo week
Vivian Cheng Wai | Hong Kong

Piano accompaniment
For Solo Week Masterclasses participants
Václav Mácha | CR

Youth Program
For children up to 14 years
Magdalena Gracerová Chrzová | CR
Ramona Schulz | Germany/CR (and piano)

Fine Art Program
Viktória Rampal Dzurenko | CR/Slovakia

Jazz Program
Shuwei Cooper Yuan | Jazz Guitar, China


Cooperation with Summer Orchestral Academy
Filarmonietta Praga
Jiří Havlík | CR | Artistic Director

Guest conductor / Conducting
Debashish Chaudhuri | India/CR


Flute / Flétna

Václav Slivanský | State opera Prague | Quartetto con flauto | Czech Republic
For Ameropa Solo Masterclasses available
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 Mozart Foundation in Prague and the title of laureate at an international competition in Kroměříž. Over the years of its artistic activities, the ensemble has become highly regarded, giving concerts not only in the Czech Republic, but also in Belgium, Germany, Spain, the Netherlands, Poland, Hungary, Denmark and the United Kingdom. The ensemble has toured the USA twice and has represented the Czech Republic in Sakai, Japan, on the occasion of an Alfons Mucha exhibition. Quartetto con flauto has made several recordings for Czech Radio (this CD contains a selection of those recordings) and for Czech Television. Two of its radio recordings represented Czech Radio in Paris in 1993 and 1994 at an international festival of contemporary music. The ensemble has a very large repertoire. Although the ensemble’s instrumentation predetermines its choice of musical material from the baroque and classical periods, this is counterbalanced by 20th-century music. Many works have been composed for and dedicated to the ensemble. The ensemble’s interpretations have been recorded on three separate compact discs ("Czech Classical and Contemporary Music" - Bonton 1990, "Czech Sonata" - Bohemia Music 1993, "Czech Contemporary Music" - Bohemia Music 1995 and "Quartetto con flauto" - Radioservis 2008). Compositions by Jan Jirásek and Lukáš Hurník dedicated to the ensemble are also found on CDs profiling those composers.

Václav Slivanský se narodil a studoval v Praze, na konzervatoři ve třídě Jana Hecla a na Akademii múzických umění pod vedením Františka Čecha. Po ukončení vzdělání působil v orchestru činohry Národního divadla. Od roku 1977 byl zaměstnán v operním orchestru Národního divadla (Státní opery Praha) jako pikolista a od roku 1983 na pozici sólo flétnisty. Současně byl po několik let členem Symfonického orchestru Československého rozhlasu. Hrál v různých komorních orchestrech – Talichův a Český komorní orchestr, Pražský komorní orchestr, Camerata filarmonica Bohemia, Virtuosi Pragenses a jiných. Je spoluzakladatelem a uměleckým vedoucím komorního souboru Quartetto con flauto, který vznikl v době studií na konzervatoři v roce 1973. S tímto souborem natočil 4 CD a nespočet nahrávek pro rozhlas a televizi u nás i v zahraničí a vystupoval v Evropě, USA i Japonsku. Po celou dobu profesionálních interpretačních aktivit se intenzivně věnuje pedagogické činnosti na základním stupni hudebního vzdělávání. V letech 2012 – 2014 vyučoval hru na flétnu na Pedagogické fakultě UK. Jeho žáci jako sólisté i členové komorních souborů úspěšně reprezentují ZUŠ v Brandýse nad Labem na národních i mezinárodních soutěžích, kde získávají přední ceny. Pravidelně se od roku 2001 jako pedagog účastní mezinárodních interpretačních kurzů sólové a komorní hry Ameropa. Významně se věnuje sólové a komorní hře.
Liao Yuanyuan | Xinghai Conservatory of Music | Jinwei music school | China
for Ameropa Solo Masterclasses available
Liao Yuanyuan
Born into a family of music, Yuanyuan started to play piano at the age of four and at the age of six she was already the third prize winner of a provincial children’s piano competition. In 1994, Yuanyuan won the first prize in Hong Kong Piano Competition and the first prize of the advanced category in the First Yamaha Piano Competition for Young Children. Yuanyuan had her father as her first flute instructor when she was 12. She had lived up to the expectation of her father when she was admitted with the highest score by the Middle School affiliated with Xinghai Conservatory of Music in 1996 and majored in flute. While studying at school she was tutored by Huang Yong and Yan Qi. During her school time she was very lucky to be instructed by Shigenori Kudo, a jury member of international competition, Mr. Alexandra Magnin, a flute professor of Zurich Conservatory of Music, and various professors at China Central Conservatory of Music and Shanghai Conservatory of Music. In 2001, she gave her first solo concert at the Music Hall of Xinghai Conservatory of Music which was a great success. In 2002, she was admitted with high marks by Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris, Conservatory of Music of Canberra and Xinghai Conservatory of Music.
In 2002, Yuanyuan went to Paris to pursue her music study at Ecole Normale Super Paris with full scholarship. There she was tutored by Claudine Desjardins-Clautour, a professor of flute, and Pierre Yves- Artaud, a tenured professor at Concervatoire National Superieur Musique de Paris who is a leading master in modern flute playing as well as an excellent educator. Yuanyuan has since won a series of honors, including the first prize of Flute at the Tenth European Musical Contest, first prize of the Advanced Category at Lutece Flute Competition, second prize of the Advanced Category at UFUM International Flute Competition, second prize of the Honorary Category at UFUM International Chamber Music Contest and first prize of the Advanced Category at Concours “Les Cles d’Or”, the third prize of the Youth Category at the National Flute Contest for Music Students held by the Educational Department of China Ministry of Culture, the third prize at the Second International Competition of Young Musicians in Belgrade. In 2005, Yuanyuan was granted the Higher Education Diploma of Chamber Music and the Higher Education Diploma of Flute.
While in Paris, she often attended master classes and appeared in various performances. She had performed often with Alternance Ensemble, a French modern chamber music ensemble, as the first flute and with O.F.F, a French modern flute orchestra. She was invited by the Mayor of Bad Goisern, Austria to give solo concerts in Austria. She performed on stage with Peter Brugger, the well known Austrian pianist. Her solo concerts were well received and highly appraised by the music circle and media in Austria. Mr. Messin. Irmgard, a flute professor at Mozart Conservatory of Music in Salzburg spoke highly of her master of flute art when she took his master classes.
Yuanyuan is currently an instructor of flute in the String and Pipe Department of Xinghai Conservatory of Music. She also serves as the first flute in the Orchestra of Xinghai Conservatory of Music.
Davide Gandino | Scuola Germanica and Istituto Comprensivo at Musical Guidance, Milan | Italy
for Ameropa Solo Masterclasses available
Davide Gandino
Davide Gandino, completed his musical studies of Flute, Composition and Music Teaching at the Conservatorie “G. Verdi” of Milan (Italy). He has attended courses of specialization with Robert Stallman, Conrad Klemm, Severino Gazzelloni, Alain Marjon, Maxence Larrieu and Peter Lukas Graf with whom he has successfully achieved a diploma at the Accademia Superiore Internazionale di Musica “L. Perosi” of Biella.
For five consecutive years he has been Artistic Director and Musician at La Villa Marina – Isola Piana in Sardinia, where the sculptor A. Caron has dedicated him an original serigraph produced during one of his concerts. He has been invited as juryman at the Festival Internazionale “Music World” of Fivizzano (Massa Carrara, Italy), at the International Contest “Jugend Musiziert 2013” in Milan and at the Fifth International Festival of Guitar and Flute in Elk, Poland (Elckie Stowarzyszenie Kulturalne).
Davide has the production of six CDs to his credit: “Il Silenzio è Musica”, “Libero”, “Oceano e Musica”, “Note in Libertà”, “Il Volo dei Pensieri”, “Sogni in Musica” and “Rodavia Quartet”. As a flautist he has cooperated in the making of the new CD by Franco Fasano “Fortissimissimo” and a recording for flute and guitar "Imprecation de Tindaya" (produced by Dinamic) with the music of Tomàs Marco which has recently come out.
In Milan Davide teaches at the Scuola Germanica and at the Istituto Comprensivo at Musical Guidance “Q. Di Vona -. T. Speri” where he is Conductor with Orchestra and Coordinator about Music Activity. Many of his students have won first and second prizes at international and national contests and first parts in important Italian orchestras. Every he runs a Master Class of Flute in Italy, Europe and Russia.
Davide has made his first début as a Conductor for 6 years in the Sala Verdi at the Milan Conservatory. On these occasions he has presented personal arrangements of ADIEMUS by Karl Jenkins and others important compositions for chorus and orchestra by Ennio Morricone. He has been involved in the successful performance of the public and critics which has taken place during the “Rassegna Nazionale Giovani e Giovanissimi in Concerto”.
He has taken part in many festivals and concert seasons in various theatres, among which the most important are: the Teatro Petruzzelli of Bari and in Milan “The Società dei Concerti”, the “Musica Rara”, the Teatro Filodrammatici, the “Centro Asteria”, the Circolo della Stampa, The Sala Verdi in the Milan Conservatory. He has cooperated as first flute and with important conductors with the Symphony Orchestra of the Teatro Regio of Parma, the European Philarmonic, The Accademia Concertante d’Archi, the RAI of Milan. As a soloist with orchestra Davide has played the Suite in SI minor by J.S. Bach with the strings of the Symphony Orchestra “G.Verdi” of Milan, the Concerto for Flute and Oboe by Salieri with the Camerata dei Laghi and the Concerts by Vivaldi. As first flute he has recorded the Fourth Symphony by Ciaikovski for the film “Le magnifiche sei” produced by the Rai in cooperation with the Sinfoniceskij Orkestr-Moscovskj URSS, Carnegie Mellon University Symphony Orchestra Pittsburg USA and the Symphony Orchestra of the Milan Conservatory, conducted by M.o Vladimir Delman.
Davide has been cooperating with soloists of the Teatro alla Scala of Milan since various years. He has done concert tours and Master Class at Rybnisk, Yaroslavl, Rostov in Russia and in Chicago, USA. He has recently been invited to perform concerts as a soloist in Quito, Ecuador. Has been performing an intense concert activity both as a soloist and with chamber groups in Italy and abroad (Germany, Switzerland, Far East, Brasil, Finnland, USA and Russia) with great success of the public and critics.

Oboe / Hoboj

Pavel Tylšar | Prague Conservatory | Gymnasium and Musical school City of Prague | Czech Republic
Pavel Tylšar
Pavel Tylšar, nar. v roce 1964 ve Zlíně,vystudoval hru na hoboj na Pražské konzervatoři a pražské HAMU. Získal řadu ocenění na domácích soutěžích a v letech 1986 a 1991 se zúčastnil mezinárodní soutěže Pražské jaro. V letech 1985-1999 byl členem Pražského komorního orchestru a od roku 2000 je členem orchestru opery Národního divadla v Praze. Současně působil od roku 1991 do roku 2011 v orchestru Solistes Européens de Luxembourg. Pedagogicky působí v současné době na Pražské konzervatoři a Gymnáziu a Hudební škole hl. m. Prahy.
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. He 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.

Clarinet / Klarinet

Miloslav Tengler | Music school Jan Hanuš | Czech Republic
For Ameropa Solo Masterclasses available
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 Voršilská. As a clarinetist he worked for 15 years in the AUS Symphony Orchestra and in the Czechoslovak State Folk of Songs and Dances.
Miloslav Tengler vystudoval hru na klarinet na pražské konzervatoři, kde take v roce 1979 absolvoval. Se vzděláním pokračoval ještě v posledních letech, kdy dokončil na pedagogické fakultě Univerzity Karlovy akreditované studium školského managementu. Od roku 1980 se věnuje výchově mladé generace, jeho pedagogická praxe tedy čítá 37 let. Momentálně působí na ZUŠ Jana Hanuše jako ředitel a pedagog (klarinet, saxofon a zobcová flétna). Současně je učitelem dechových nástrojů na škole Jaroslava Ježka pro zrakově postižené (zobcová flétna, klarinet, saxofon, příčná flétna). V minulosti byl pedagogem na konzervatoři Jana Deyla, zastával funkci zástupce ředitele na Gymnáziu a hudební škole hlavního města Prahy nebo byl zástupcem ředitele v ZUŠ Voršilská. Jako klarinetista 15 let působil v Symfonickém orchestru AUS a v Československém Státním souboru písní a tanců.
Alberto Rodríguez Acuña | Centro Superior de Música Katarina Gurska | Escuelas Municipales de Musica | Spain
Alberto Rodríguez Acuña
Born in Caibarién (Cuba), Alberto Rodríguez studied the clarinet in the National School of the Arts in Havana. He graduated from the Superior Academy of Musical Arts of Prague (AMU) where he also completed postgraduate studies in music education, psychology and teaching methodology. He completed postgraduate studies at the Superior Conservatory of Brno (Czech Republic). Dr. Rodríguez has been a professor at the Municipal Conservatory of Havana, the National School of Arts and the School of Music of the Superior Institute of Music of Cuba and national adviser of the Ministry of Culture of Cuba for clarinet education, and president of the jury in the National Clarinet Competitions. Dr. Rodriguez has taught master classes in Cuba, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, the UK, France and Spain. Apart from having served on the jury of numerous international competitions, he was a member of Cuba's National Symphonic Orchestra (Orquesta Sinfonica Nacional) and orchestral soloist at the Great Theater, Opera and Ballet of Havana. In the Czech Republic he played solo clarinet at the Mozart Opera (Prague) and also co-founded the orchestra's wind ensemble at the same Opera house.
He also played as soloist of the Czech "Bohemia" Symphonic Orchestra. He has performed concerts in Austria, Italy, Germany, France, Slovakia, Poland, Russia, Ukraine, Latvia, Bulgaria, the United Kingdom, Belgium and the Netherlands.
Currently Dr. Rodríguez lives and works in Madrid, where he has been a professor at the "Francisco de Vitoria" University in Madrid until 2012. He is the founder and director of the Madrid Clarinet Ensemble and Solo Chamber Orchestra of Madrid. He is one of the founding teachers of the "International Clarinet Courses Julian Menéndez" and the "Spanish Association for the Study and Development of Clarinet". He regularly teaches master classes at the Courses and The International Chamber Music Festival of AMEROPA and the Orchestral Courses “Filarmonietta” in Prague, Czech Republic.
He is currently president of the Chamber Music Association of Madrid and has been artistic director of a continuous series of international chamber music courses: "Boccherini 2005", "Mozartissimo 2006", CHAMBERart 2007 - CHAMBERart 2017. Nowadays he works as a clarinet teacher and chamber music teacher in the “Centro Superior de Música Katarina Gurska” in Madrid, clarinet teacher at the “Escuelas Municipales de Música” of the Madrid town hall, and conductor of the “El Capricho” orchestra in Madrid.
He is Doctor, Cum Laude in History and Sciences of the Music by the “Universidad Autónoma de Madrid”, Spain. Scientific consultant ad honorem of the UNESCO Chair.
Wang Yunlei | Xinjiang Arts College | China
Professor of Clarinet at Xinjiang Arts College and the Director of Department of orchestral studies. In 1996 he studied the Clarinet under Prof. Chi, Zhen at the Xi'an Conservatory of Music. In the years 2006 - 2009, he studied under Prof. Ulf Rodenhaueser and Prof. Gerd Stark and graduated with a Diploma (MeisterKlasse) from University of Music and Performing Arts Munich (Hochschule Für Musik und Theater München). As a teacher, his students have won many competetion awards, including admitted to the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing.
He was invited to many conservatories and universities to give lectures and concerts, including Beijing, Xi'an, Xiamen and he has organized many festivals and masterclasses in Xinjiang and China
He is not only a classical musician, but also considerable talent in jazz, his teacher in jazz music, including Evan Tate, Harald Rueschenbaum etc. Volkswagen sponsored his Kammermusik und Jazz Festivals, which have become China’s important Musik event.

Bassoon / Fagot

Kristín M. Jakobsdóttir | general manager of Harpa International Music Academy | Iceland
Kristín M. Jakobsdóttir
Bassoonist, Kristín M. Jakobsdóttir, holds a Masters Degree from Yale University School of Music and a Certificate Diploma from Sweelinck Conservatorium in Amsterdam.
She spent almost seven years in Hong Kong from 1991-1998 as a freelance musician and teacher, including playing with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra for a full year, before moving back to her native Iceland. As a freelance bassoonist Kristin plays regularly with the Iceland Symphony Orchestra, the Iceland Opera Orchestra, Reykjavík Chamber Orchestra and is active in the local chamber music scene. In 2003 she formed her own chamber group, Hnukatheyr Wind Octet, which has commissioned several new Icelandic works. In 2007 Kristin received a six month stipend from the State of Iceland to perform and record Icelandic music for solo bassoon. In 2009 Kristin premiered Chamber Concerto V by American composer Elliot Schwartz with the City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong.
Kristín M. Jakobsdóttir has been influential in Icelandic music life, as chairman of the Society of Icelandic Musicians in 2008-2012 and a board member of the Federation of Icelandic Artists in the same years. She has acted as independent project manager and producer for several artistic projects and is now the general manager of Harpa International Music Academy.
Saxton Rose | bassoon soloist | University of North Carolina School of the Arts | USA
Only for Ameropa Solo Masterclasses available
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 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 Zéphyros Winds, an acclaimed New York-based wind quintet. 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, Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra, with the West Point Band at the Skirball Center in New York City, and in North Carolina with Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra and Winston-Salem Symphony. As a recitalist this past season he performed in Japan, Argentina, Mexico, China, in Belgium at the Brugges Concertgebouw in Belgium, in The Netherlands at the Korzo Theater in The Hague and at the Ostadetheater in Amsterdam. He has performed as a featured concerto soloist at the conferences of the International Double Reed Society, an organization for which he serves as Associate Editor of IDRS Online Publications and chair of the IDRS Gillet-Fox Competition for Bassoon.
As principal bassoonist of the Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra from 2003 to 2008 he performed at Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center in Washington DC, in the Casals Festival and on tours to Europe and throughout Latin America. He has held the same position with Winston-Salem Symphony since 2008.
Throughout his career, Mr. Rose has worked to expand the repertoire of the bassoon, and to redefine its role in contemporary music by collaborating with established and emerging composers to commission new works. He has performed with new music ensembles Alarm Will Sound and Le Train Bleu, and is a member of Rushes Ensemble, formed to record, premiere and perform Bang on a Can composer Michael Gordon’s concert-length work for seven bassoons entitled Rushes. The Rushes Ensemble gave the world premiere performance of Rushes in September 2012 at the Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center in Troy, New York, and has since performed at some of the most prestigious contemporary music festivals in North America and Europe including November Music and GLOW Festivals in the Netherlands, the Surround Festival in Belgium, and Vancouver New Music. In 2010, Mr. Rose helped found Dark in the Song, a bassoon collective comprised of the most widely known bassoonists in the contemporary music scene. Called a “bassoon supergroup” by the American Music Center, Dark in the Song performs and commissions new works, collaborating directly with composers to create a new 21st century repertoire for bassoon ensembles. He appears on two recently released recordings including the works of composer Alfonso Fuentes and Rushes.
A committed teacher, he has been invited to give master classes throughout Europe, Latin America, Asia, and in the US at the finest music schools and conservatories. In 2017 he served as bassoon faculty for YOA Orchestra of the Americas in Chile and was invited to teach at the Central Conservatory of Music is China in Beijing. As director of the new music ensemble at UNCSA, Mr. Rose leads outstanding students as the group’s conductor in intensive rehearsals and performances of the music of our time by today’s most significant composers, and by emerging composers and UNCSA composition students.
Mr. Rose began studying the bassoon in his hometown near Chicago, Illinois. His training includes courses in Germany, Austria and Italy with some of Europe’s most distinguished bassoonists including Gustavo Nuñez and Sergio Azzolini. He graduated with highest honors from the class of Stefano Canuti at the Conservatorio “Agostino Steffani” in Castelfranco-Veneto, Italy and is a former student of William Winstead at Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. Additionally his teachers include Yoshi Ishikawa and Timothy McGovern.
While not playing the bassoon, Saxton enjoys cooking, playing tennis, and rooting for the Chicago Cubs. He currently lives in Winston-Salem, North Carolina with his wife soprano Elizabeth Pacheco Rose, and their two children.

French Horn / Lesní roh

Kateřina Matlasová | Brandýs nad Labem Music School | Czech Republic
Ameropa chamber courses First week for Ameropa Solo Masterclasses available
Hornistka Kateřina Matlasová se narodila v Pardubicích, kde také vystudovala konzervatoř ve třídě prof. Otakara Tvrdého a Mgr. Petra Hernycha. Ve studiích pokračovala na Akademii múzických umění v Praze ve třídě prof. Zdeňka Tylšara, doc. Zdeňka Divokého a doc. Aloise Čočka. Během studií se zúčastnila celé řady mistrovských kurzů zaměřených na sólovou a komorní hru. Byla zakládající členkou dechového kvinteta Salome. V letech 2005 – 2008 působila v Komorní filharmonii Pardubice. V současné době vyučuje na ZUŠ Brandýs nad Labem, zároveň je členkou orchestru Hudebního divadla Karlín, spolupracuje s předními českými orchestry a věnuje se nahrávací a koncertní činnosti.

Violin / Housle

Vadim Mazo | viola and violin | Illinois Wesleyan University | USA
Ameropa artistic director, Violin and Viola, for Ameropa Solo Masterclasses available
Vadim Mazo
Vadim Mazo has pursued a career as conductor, soloist and chamber musician. He is professor of violin and viola at Illinois Wesleyan University as well as music director of the University Camerata Chamber Orchestra.
Mr. Mazo studied at the Byelorussia State Conservatory in Minsk with Michal Goldstein (disciple of Pyotr Stoliasky) and in the USA with the Fine Arts Quartet. Before immigrating to the United States in 1980, he performed on radio, television, and concert tours in the former Soviet Union with such international artists as O. Kagan, M. Rostropovich, L. Kogan, and M. Shostakovich, among others.
Since coming to the USA, Mr. Mazo has held teaching and conducting positions in several music schools in the mid-west, and has continued his career as guest soloist and conductor in Europe and the USA. With the strong belief that music is an international language that crosses all borders, Mr. Mazo founded the AMEROPA Musical Arts Festival in 1993, an organization dedicated to the collaboration of American and European chamber musicians and ensembles. The fact that Mr. Mazo has selected Prague with its central location in Europe and rich musical heritage to be the venue for such projects, greatly enhances the harmony and understanding pervading this unique form of art experience. Vadim Mazo has collaborated with the Suk Chamber Orchestra in the Prague Spring Festival and Virtuosi di Praga.
Vadim Mazo v rámci své kariéry působil jako dirigent, sólista a komorní hudebník. Je profesorem houslí a violy na univerzitě Wesleyan v Illinois a také umělecký vedoucí komorního orchestru Univerzity Camerata.
Studoval na Běloruské státní konzervatoři v Minsku s Michalem Goldsteinem (žák Pyotra Stoljaského) a v USA s Fine Art Quartet. Před emigrací do Spojených států v roce 1980 vystoupil v rozhlasu, televizi a v rámci koncertních turné v bývalém Sovětském svazu s mezinárodními umělci jako O. Kagan, M. Rostropovič, L. Kogan a M. Shostakovich.
Od svého příchodu do USA působil v několika hudebních školách ve střední a západní Evropě a pokračoval ve své kariéře jako hostující sólista a dirigent v Evropě a USA. S pevným přesvědčením, že hudba je mezinárodním jazykem, který překračuje všechny hranice, založil v roce 1993 AMEROPA Festival hudebních umění, organizaci věnovanou spolupráci amerických a evropských komorních hudebníků a souborů. Skutečnost, že pan Mazo vybral Prahu se svou centrální polohou v Evropě a bohaté hudební dědictví jako místo konání těchto projektů, výrazně rozšiřuje harmonii a porozumění prolínající tuto jedinečnou formu uměleckého zážitku. Vadim Mazo spolupracoval se Sukovým Komorním Orchestrem na festivalu Pražské jaro a také s Virtuosi di Praga.
Ada Slivanská | solo and chamber activities | Quartetto con flauto | Czech Republic
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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 and chamber orchestra player, she was associate pedagogue and adviser conductor of the International Madrid’s Boccherini Festival 2005, Moz-artissimo 2006 and 2007 “ChamberArt” and is also manager of several soloists and chamber ensembles.
Ada Slivanská is executive director of the Ameropa International Music Festival and Chamber Courses and the co-organizer of the The Prague Horn International Music Festival, Podblanický hudební podzim in which she also participates as performer. 2007 - 2012 she was artistic director of "Terezin International Music Centre" (TIMUC) in Czech Republic. Thanks to her wide range organizational experience she distinctly contributed to the forming of the Camerata filarmonica Bohemia chamber orchestra and presently she works as orchestra manager since its founding in 2002.

Ada Slivanská je absolventkou konzervatoře v Praze, obory housle (Břetislav Ludvík) a kompozice (J. Zd. Bartoš). Řadu let studovala hru na housle u prof. Marie Hlouňové. Na filosofické fakultě Karlovy university absolvovala v roce 1986 hudební vědu rozsáhlou dvousvazkovou prací "SOČR v době působení Aloise Klímy, 1951 - 1971".
Po roce působení ve Středočeském symfonickém orchestru v Poděbradech byla angažována v Symfonickém orchestru Československého rozhlasu, který opustila po 20 letech z důvodu jiných aktivit a to především angažovanosti v sólové a komorní hře a hudebně-manažerské činnosti. V letech 2004 – 2009 byla členkou orchestru Státní opery Praha.
Je zakladatelkou komorního souboru Quartetto con flauto. S tímto souborem natočila 4 CD a řadu nahrávek pro rozhlas a televizi. Komorní hudbě se věnuje mnoho let. Působí pravidelně v České republice a je zvána i na mezinárodní festivaly.
Koncertovala a vedla komorní soubory, které vystupovaly na mezinárodních festivalech v Madridu – Boccherini festival 2005, MozArtissimo 2006 (koncerty se konaly mj. v Escorialu, Pardu, Aranjuez) a na koncertech mezinárodních kurzů komorní hudby Ameropa, kde od roku 1998 zastává funkci výkonné ředitelky. Ve společnosti Bohemia Music se věnovala produkční činnosti v letech 1990 – 1992, v letech 1992 – 1993 zastupovala koncertní agenturu JCH Jakub Chalupa Art Agency. V letech 2006 – 2012 byla uměleckou ředitelkou "Terezin International Music Centre" (TIMUC). Od roku 1997 spoluorganizovala i umělecky působila v rámci mezinárodního festivalu Prague Horn - Lesní roh Praha. Tento festival se stal později součástí Mezinárodního festivalu Praha, klasika.. kde jako ředitelka obecně prospěšné společnosti působí dodnes. Byla členkou a manažerkou Talichova komorního orchestru (1993 – 2000), Českého komorního orchestru (2000 – 2006), od roku 2005 orchestru Camerata filarmonica Bohemia, se kterým vystupovala i jako sólistka. Při manažerské práci produkovala CD, zajišťovala koncerty včetně vlastních abonentních řad uvedených těles. Sólově dále hrála se Západočeskou filharmonií Mariánské Lázně a Bendovým komorním orchestrem. Od roku 2004 spolupracuje organizačně i umělecky na festivalu Podblanický hudební podzim, kde je odborným poradcem festivalu.
Petr Bernášek | Nostitz quartet | Czech Republic
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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 member of the M. Nostitz Quartet, which participated in the International Chamber Music Masterclasses in Semering, Austria, under the Amadeus, Bartok, and Alban Berg Quartets.
As a student, Petr Bernášek won the Third Prize in the Competition of Beethoven's Hradec, Czech Republic, and together with the pianist Petr Jiříkovský he was a finalist in the International Sonata Competition "Vierzon" in France. With the M. Nostitz Quartet he won the Second Prize and the Prize of Bohuslav Martinů in the International Competition of Prague Spring and in the year 1997 the ensemble won the International Competition in Cremona, Italy.
Since 1995 Petr Bernášek has been tutoring regularly at the International Chamber Music Courses "La Pellegrina" in Bechyně and České Budějovice, Czech Republic. In the years 2006-2012 he taught violin at the Conservatoire in Teplice, Czech Republic, and since the year 2011 he has been teaching at the Music School of Jan Hanuš in Prague, Czech Republic.
Since 1994 Petr Bernášek has been a primarius of the M. Nostitz Quartet.
Během svých studií houslí na Pražské konzervatoři v České republice působil Petr Bernášek ve třídách profesorů Františka Anděla a František Pospíšila a ve Švýcarsku pak studoval Akademii Y. Menuhina pod vedením profesora Alberta Lysyma. V letech 1992-1996 pokračoval ve studiu na Akademii múzických umění v Praze v houslové třídě profesora Jiřího Tomáška a ve třídě komorní hudby Václava Bernáška.
Během vysokoškolského studia absolvoval čtyři měsíce trvající stáž na CNSMDP v Paříži ve Francii s profesory Jacquesem Ghestemem a Josephem Golanem. Pod vedením členů Alban Berg Quartetu pokračoval ve studiu komorní hudby spolu s kvartetem M. Nostitze ve Vídni v Rakousku v letech 1996-1998.
Petr Bernášek je zakládajícím členem kvartetu M. Nostitz, který se účastnil mistrovských kurzů mezinárodní komorní hudby v Semeringu v Rakousku pod kvartety Amadeus, Bartok a Alban Berg.
Již jako student získal Petr Bernášek třetí cenu v soutěži Beethovenova Hradce v České republice a společně s klavíristou Petrem Jiříkovským byl finalistou International Sonata Comepetition "Vierzon" ve Francii. S kvartetem M. Nostitz získal druhou cenu a Cenu Bohuslava Martinů v Mezinárodní soutěži Pražského jara a v roce 1997 zvítězil v Mezinárodní soutěži v italské Cremoně.
Od roku 1995 pravidelně vyučoval na Mezinárodních komorních hudebních kurzech "La Pellegrina" v Bechyni a Českých Budějovicích. V letech 2006-2012 vyučoval hru housle na konzervatoři v Teplicích v České republice a od roku 2011 působí jako pedagog na Základní umělecké škole Jan Hanuše v Praze.
Petr Bernášek je od roku 1994 primáriem kvartetu M. Nostitz.
Evgenia Epshtein | the Academy of Arts of Split | the Aviv Quartet | Croatia
Evgenia Epshtein
Born in Russia, Evgenia Epshtein began her violin studies at age of six and completed the High school for Gifted Musicians with Vladimir Milshtein. Evgenia immigrated to Israel in 1990. There she studied with Arthur Zisserman, Yair Kless and Irena Svetlova at the Tel Aviv Academy of Music and Benzion Shamir at the Rotterdam Royal Academy, where she received her Master Degree. During her studies at the Academy she won several prizes at the violin and chamber music competitions and took part in the masterclasses of Isaak Stern, Henry Mayer and Zakhar Bron.
As co-founder of the "Aviv" string quartet, Evgenia Epshtein is a winner of the 3rd Melbourn International Chamber Music Competition, the Bordaux String Quartet Competition and the Charles Hennen Music competition among others top prizes. The Aviv quartet was also proclaimed as the "Best young ensemble" by the Culture Ministries of Germany and Israel (1999, 2000, 2003, 2008).
As a soloist she has performed with Reconsil Sinfoniega Vienna, Bucharest Philharmonic Orchestra, Zadar Chamber Orchestra, Split Symphony Orchestra and Ashdod and Ramat Gan Symphony Orchestra. She held recitals in all major Israeli venues and radio broadcasts worldwide. She has also performed in festivals including the Estonian Baldic Festival and Ursus Chamber Music festival.
As a violinist and chamber music Evgenia is often giving masterclasses, including the Isa international Summer Academy, Prague Music Academy, "Keshet eilon" violin course, China-Shanghai Academy of Music, Latvia-Riga Academy of Music, Liepae Mucis School and the Bulgaria-Sofia Academy of Music.
Currently Evgenia Epshtein is a docent of Split academy of Arts, professor of violin and chamber music and Artistic Director of the "Summer Con Spirito" in Trogir, Croatia.

Viola

Věra Binarová | Chamber musician | Czech Republic
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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 perform in chamber concerts as a chamber partner. Her first solo performance was in 1996 at a festival concert in Wiesbaden, Germany. Besides regularly performing solo with the Talich Chamber Orchestra, she cooperates with the Czech Radio Symphony Orchestra, Czech National Symphony Orchestra, Pilsner Philharmonic, Symphony Orchestra of Western Bohemia in Marianské Lázně, Philharmony of Košice (Slovakia) and Sant Gellert Festival Orchestra (Hungary). She also collaborates with well-known violists including Jan Talich and Shizuka Ishikava. She records for Czech Radio and performed in the Cycle of Chamber Concerts for the Czech Philharmonic at the Bohemia Magica Festival (France 2002), Sarajevos winter (2005) and the International music festival in Český Krumlov 2011.
Since 2006, she has been periodically performing with the Salzburg Chamber Philharmony. Her repertoire covers all the major works of the viola as well as works of contemporary Czech composers such as J. Filas, O. Mácha, A. Skoumal, J. Teml, L. Sluka. Besides all of her performance responsibilities, Věra Binarová has maintained a healthy viola studio and truly enjoys teaching. Since 2014, she has been a member of the Prague Symphony Orchestra FOK.
Věra Binarová vystudovala Konzervatoř v Pardubicích (prof. Miloslav Nečesaný) pokračovala ve studiu na Akademii múzických umění v Praze u prof. Jaroslava Motlíka. Své hudební vzdělání si rozšířila na vysoké škole ve Vídni (Hochschule für Muzik) u prof. Siegfieda Fühlingera (člen souboru „Wiener Streich Sextet“) a soukromým studiem u prof. Marie Hlouňové. Během studia se zúčastnila interpretačních kurzů v německém Iserlohnu, rakouském Attergau a působila v orchestru Nadace Yehudi Menuhina (Francie 1991, 1992).
Od roku 1994 do roku 2011 byla solo violistkou Talichova komorního orchestru, se kterým koncertovala v mnoha evropských zemích a v Japonsku a podílela se na nahrávání CD. Věra Binarová je rovněž vyhledávanou komorní hráčkou. V letech 1998 – 2002 byla členkou smyčcového kvarteta JUPITER, se kterým natočila CD se skladbami českých skladatelů (O. Mácha, L. Fišer, S. Bodorová, Zd. Lukáš), pravidelně spolupracovala s komorním souborem Capella Sancta Caecilia (um. ved. Ivan Ženatý).
Svoje sólové působení v zahraničí zahájila koncertem na festivalu v německém Wiesbadenu v roce 1996. Vedle pravidelného vystupování s TKO spolupracuje se Symfonickým orchestrem Českého rozhlasu, Západočeským symfonickým orchestrem Mariánské Lázně, Českým národním symfonickým orchestrem,Státní filharmonie Košice(SK),Jihočeská komorní filharmonie, Karlovarský symfonický orchestr a další... Spolupracovala také s významnými houslisty, jako např. Jan Talich ml., Shizuka Ishikava, nahrávala pro Český rozhlas, vystupovala v Cyklu komorních koncertů České filharmonie, na festivalu v Českém Krumlově,na festivalu Bohemia Magica (Francie 2002) a v dalších evropských zemích( Německo, Madarsko, Slovensko, Finsko...) Festival „Sarajevská zima“ 2005 ( Bosna a Hercegovina).
Od roku 2006 pravidelně působila v Salzburgské komorní filharmonii a v roce 2007 spolu s kytaristkou Miriam Rodriguez Brüllovou založila kvintet Corde Armoniche. Její repertoár zahrnuje stěžejní díla violové literatury i díla soudobých českých skladatelů (J. Filas, O. Mácha, A. Skoumal, J. Teml, L. Sluka).
Od roku 2014 je členkou Symfonického orchestru hl. města Prahy FOK. V poslední době se také velmi intenzivně věnuje pedagogické činnosti na ZUŠ I. Hurníka v Praze a pravidelně vyučuje na Mezinárodních hudebních kurzech Ameropa.
Nancy Buck | Arizona State University | USA
Nancy Buck
Violist Nancy Buck is a graduate of the Oberlin Conservatory and the Cleveland Institute of Music, from which she earned undergraduate and graduate degrees, respectively. Currently, she is on the faculty at Arizona State University, where she teaches applied viola and coordinates the string chamber music program. Prior to joining the faculty at ASU, Ms. Buck taught for eight years at Bowling Green State University, where she served as the Assistant Chair for the Department of Music Performance Studies and was a member of the Bowling Green String Quartet and the Toledo Symphony.
In Arizona, Ms. Buck performs regularly with the Phoenix Symphony, the Arizona Bach Festival and the Arizona MusicFest Festival Orchestra. She has traveled the world as an artistic collaborator and artist teacher, touring France, Germany, Italy, and, this summer, in Korea. Ms. Buck is consistently acclaimed for her extraordinarily insightful studio teaching and is frequently cited for her outstanding musicianship skills in chamber music coaching. She has adjudicated for the Primrose International Viola Competition and the American String Teachers Association National Solo Competitions.
Ms. Buck presents lectures, performances and master classes throughout the country. Each year, she is invited to present for the American String Teachers Association National Conference and for the American Viola Society. In 2008, Ms. Buck served as Host Chair and Artistic Director of the 36th International Viola Congress, held at Arizona State University, coordinating a vast array of concert events and presentations by leading performers and pedagogues in the field.
Streten Jovic | Faculty of Music, Belgrade | Serbia
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Streten Jovic
Sreten Jović has established himself as one of the most interesting and versatile artist of his generation, being reviewed as a “young violist of mature musicality and imagination, superior technique and a heartwarming sound”. He is founder and since 2010 an artist director of Chamber orchestra Kamerata - String orchestra in Serbia, and artist director of Festival Klasičara - Chamber Music Festival in Serbia.
As an addition to his activities as a performing musician, he is passionate arts and education ambassador.
Born in Belgrade, Serbia ( Yugoslavia ) in 1990, comes from family of musicians and has been studying music since age of five. He attended music school Jovan Bandur in Pančevo, Music school dr Vojislav Vučković in Belgrade after which he graduated from the Faculty of Music in Belgrade. As soloist and chamber musician he attended master classes with : David Takeno, Liana Isakadze, Stefan Milenković. He was member of CEI-YO (Central European Initiative Youth Orchestra ), Young Euro Classic Orchestra Southeastern Europe ( Young Euro Classic Berlin ). During his studies, Sreten won many special prizes.
Extensive concert activity of Sreten Jović includes performing at all of the most important classical music festivals in Serbia ( BEMUS, NOMUS, KoMA, KotorArt, Festival Klasičara..) but also performing at prestigious halls throughout Europe. In past years, Sreten Has gathered much experience of performing to large venues. He has also played in several radio and television broadcast and has been heard at numerous humanitarian concerts.
In 2010 he founded the Chamber orchestra Kamerata, one of the most interesting young orchestras in Serbia today. From the very beginning the twelve musicians aimed to create a distinctive sound, seeking a language with its own individual character. The ensamble gives concerts at the most prominent Serbian venues. In the past seven years, Sreten has performed over fifty concerts in Pancevo with his chamber orchestra. In 2015 he founded the Chamber orchestra of Vojvodina, with wich he performed as a soloist in Kolarac Hall - Belgrade and Synagoge Novi Sad. For Sreten chamber music is foundation of his work, in 2017 he founded Festival Klasičara ( Chamber musc festival ) featuring over a hundred and fifty artists. He performed with : Camerata Academica - Novi Sad, Belgrade Philharmonic, Ensamble Metamorphosis - Belgrade, Chamber orchestra of Vojvodina - Novi Sad, Montenegro Symphony Orchestra, Wien International Soloist Ensemble.
Mojmír Kačírek | Chamber player, soloist | Czech Republic
Chamber Ameropa second week
Mojmír Kačírek was born in 1968 in Velké Meziříčí, small town in Czech-Moravian Highlands. As eight years old he begun his violin study on Art School and later he got a position of concert master in city orchestra. Later he was excepted to Brno conservatory to study viola by profesor Alois Moráň. He graduated 1988. During his studies on conservatory he was a member of Moravian Chambre Orchestra and Musica Pastoralis. During this period he is also tutoring on elementary music school in Velké Meziříčí. In 1989-90 he was a member of Menuhin Foundation Orchestra in France directly under guidance of sir Yehudi Menuhin.
In 1991 Mojmir was engaged with South-bohemian chambre philharmonic in České Budějovice and between 1993 and 1997 he was a leader of viola group. At the same time he was actively sharing a leading part in chambre group „Collegio di Archi“ and New chambre studio, atypical ensemble without a conductor. He also continues tutoring as a private music teacher.
Since 1998 he comes as a free artist to Prague chambre philharmonic and between 2001 and 2009 he cooperates with Czech chambre philharmonic as concert master of viola group and asistent of art director. In 2010 he restores the activities of chambre group „Collegio di Archi“ and continues as a free artist by himself and also in many different chambre groups and orchestras inside the Czech Republic and abroad. Later he also opens a music class of viola on International conservatory Prague.
Narodil se roku 1968 ve Velkém Meziříčí na Českomoravské vysočině. V osmi letech začal navštěvovat Základní uměleckou školu, kde se učil hře na housle a později působil v městském estrádním orchestru jako koncertní mistr. Po ukončení základního vzdělání byl přijat na Státní konzervatoř v Brně, kde začal studovat violu ve třídě profesora Aloise Moráně a v roce 1988 završil studia absolutoriem. Během studií byl členem Moravského komorního orchestru a člen souboru Musica Pastoralis. V této době také vyučuje na ZUŠ ve Velkém Meziříčí. V letech 1989 - 90 působí ve Francii v orchestru Menuhinovy Nadace přímo pod vedením sira Yehudi Menuhina.
Roku 1991 získal angažmá v Jihočeské komorní filharmonii České Budějovice a v rozmezí let 1993 - 1997 zde zastával funkci vedoucího violové skupiny. V témže období zakládá smyčcový komorní orchestr Collegio di Archi a aktivně se podílí na organizačním a uměleckém vedení Nového komorního studia, souboru atypického nástrojového obsazení bez dirigenta. Nadále se věnuje pedagogické činnosti formou privátní výuky.
Od roku 1998 přichází, již jako svobodný umělec, do Pražské komorní filharmonie a v rozmezí let 2001 - 2009 spolupracuje jako koncertní mistr viol a zástupce uměleckého vedoucího s Českou komorní filharmonií. V roce 2010 obnovuje činnost smyčcového tělesa Collegio di Archi, a dále působí na dráze svobodného umělce. Později otevírá novou violovou třídu na prestižní Mezinárodní konzervatoři v Praze a sólově i s komorními soubory vystupuje u nás i v zahraničí.

Cello / Violoncello

Eduardo del Río Robles | Cello Soloist and Chamber Music | Composer | Professional Conservatory “Rodolfo Halffter” Móstoles | Spain
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Eduardo del Río Robles

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Eduardo del Río was born in Madrid, received the first cello lesson with the Spanish Master Pedro Corostola until the end of his carreer (student of P. Casals, G. Cassadó and P. Bazelaire)at Real Conservatorio Superior de Música de Madrid, he obtained the Superior Prize of Violoncello and Chamber Music.
He performed in Lima (Perú-2002), Río de Janeiro & Florianopolis (Brasil-2003). He teaches cello and chamber music in “Ameropa” (2008 - 2016), Biwako chamber music camp in Otsu City (Shiga) at Biwako Hall and Figaro Theatre (2008, 2009 and 2017). Played duet (violin-cello) with his wife (the violinist Chika Izumi) in Japan (Tokyo and Kobe, Osaka, Himeji "Hyogo-ken"), and with the Dr. Aldo Mata performing cello duet programs (2015-2017) arround Spain.
As soloist he played Elgar’s Cello Concerto at National Auditory of Spain (1994), Haydn in D major with the Bamberg’s Foundation Orchestra (Madrid 2009), Haydn in C major at Guggenheim Museum in Shioya city (2012), Saint-Saëns Cello Concerto, Vivaldi double cello concerto and Boccherini cello concertos (B flat, G major, D major) at Teatro del Bosque in Mostoles Madrid 2014-2015 (Madrid 2007-2018), Vivaldi Double Concerto with Camerata Philarmonica Bohemia in Prague (2008), and Dvořák Cello Concerto (2012-2013). His three Suites for cello solo at the auditory of Nautic Superior School in Santander (2008).
Since 2011, he recorded 4 CDs of Spanish Nationalism Music for cello and piano “Jewels of Spanish Cello” with the pianist Angel Huidobro (Tañidos/Several records), and "Brilliant duos for two cellos with Dimitar Furnadjev" (2017,QTV classics records), with the same records company he will preparing to record on CD for the end of 2018 the sonates and partites from J.S.Bach in arrange by himself for cello solo. He wrote compositions for cultural programs for several spanish TV channel, TVE 1, TVE 2, Tele5 (performed his works for cello solo from Japan to Spain TV), Antena 3, FDF. He made a lot of composition for Contemporain Ensemble “Cosmos S. XXI” since 2008 until today. In Italy at the Teatro Sociale di Como in 2011 his first Concerto for Bass Clarinet and Orchestra conducting José Luis Gómez Ríos with the Orchestra 1813.
Since 1999 he´s teaching Chamber Music and violoncello at Conservatorio Profesional de Música “Rodolfo Halffter” de Móstoles (Madrid).

マドリード、Rodolfo Halftter 音楽院教授。チェロと室内楽の教鞭をとる。
スペインの名チェリスト Pedro Corostola( 同氏はカザルスの弟子)について学び、マドリード王立音楽院で名誉賞を得る。様々な室内楽コンクールで受賞する傍ら、ソリスト又室内楽奏者として国内外で精力的な活動を行なう。Ameropa2008よりチェロと室内楽教授を務め、2008年、2017年滋賀県大津で催された室内楽講習会に講師として招かれる他、日本においても演奏活動を行っている。
ソリストとして、1994年スペイン国立ホールにてエルガーの協奏曲、2009年マドリードにてBamberg財団オーケストラとハイドンの協奏曲ニ長調、2012年神戸市 旧グッケンハイム邸にてハイドン協奏曲ハ長調、2007年モストレス市のTeatro del Bosqueにてサンサーンスの協奏曲、2008年プラハにてカメラータ フィルハーモニア ボヘミア とヴィヴァルディの二重協奏曲、2012~14年マドリードのオーケストラとドヴォルジャークの協奏曲を演奏。2010年サンタンデールにて開催された独奏リサイタルでは、彼自身の作曲による3つのチェロ組曲が発表された。近年、タニードスレコードよりチェロとピアノ(又はチェロソロ)によるスペイン音楽集 Joyas del Violoncello EspañolシリーズとBrilliant duets for two cellosを録音発表し、好評を博す。作曲家として自作品をTVやCD録音にて発表、また他アーティストに提供する等、多方面で活躍している。
Miroslav Petráš | Academy of Music of Music, Conservatory of Music | Prague trio, Piano quartet Bohuslav Martinů | CR
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Miroslav Petráš
Professor at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, a pupil of Saša Večtomov, is a laureate of the international competition Prague Spring and winner of the national Beethoven Competition in Hradec nad Moravicí, and others. He has presented concerts in most European countries, but also in North and South America, Japan and Taiwan. He became concert master of the Prague Symphony Orchestra, with which entity he played solo parts at many concerts in the Czech Republic and abroad. His characteristic interpretation of concertos by Dvorak and Saint-Saens are also recorded on CDs. His compact discs featuring sonatas by Z. Kodaly op. 8, and R. Strauss op. 6, bear out his excellence. Miroslav Petras also teaches at Prague Conservatoire and is a member of juries of many music competitions. He is member of the Czech Trio and Martinu Piano Quartet.
Dagmar Remtová Munzarová | Madrid conservatory | Spain
Dagmar Remtová Munzarová
Born in Checoslovaquia, she started studying the cello when she was 6 years old. When she turned 12, she was admitted at the Prague conservatory, where she studied the cello under Victor Moucka. When she was 15 years old, she was awarded first prize in the Mozart contest. One year later, she won the third place award in the the B. Heran contest. At 21 years old, she finished her studies in the Prague conservatory and continued at the Fine Arts University in Prague. She obtained scholarships for master classes abroad on several occasions. Some of her teachers have been A. Večtomov, M. Sádlo, M. Khomitzer, E. Rautio, L. Mözé, T. Khune and J. Starker.
She started her career path as a teacher when she was only 18 years old and continues to do so today at the Madrid conservatory.
She has worked as a soloist and also as a member of various chamber music groups in the Czech Republic and in Spain. She is presently working at the Orchestra of the Community of Madrid. Amongst other directors she worked under the directions of master Lorin Maazel. She has also participated in performances with famous Opera singers such as Plácido Domingo and Ainhoa Arteta.
She has performed in Europe, Asia, Africa, Mexico and in the United States, highlighting a concert at the Carnegie Hall.
She has performed numerous recordings both in Spain and in the Czech Republic. She has also participated in the recording of music for several movies and has collaborated with the composer and director Alberto Iglesias, winner and nominee of various awards, recording music as a cello soloist for a BBC documentary “Mérida”. Her last recital was in the Spanish national Radio (RNE) playing a piece of the composer Javier Santacreu.
She always includes Spanish and Czech repertoire in her concerts.

Narodila se v Československu. Na violoncello začala hrát v šesti letech. Ve dvanácti letech byla přijata na Pražskou konzervatoř, kde studovala ve třídě profesora Viktora Moučky. V patnácti letech obdržela první cenu na soutěži Mozartova Bertramka a o rok později třetí cenu na Heranovĕ soutěži.
Pokračovala ve studiích na AMU v Praze, kde získala několik stipendií na mistrovské kurzy v zahraničí. Mezi jejími profesory můžeme jmenovat A. Večtomova, M. Sádlo, M. Khomitzera, E. Rautia, L. Mözeho, T. Khüna a J. Starkra.
Profesionálně začala vyučovat v osmnácti letech a pokračuje v této aktivitě do dnes, jako profesorka na konzervatoři v Madridu.
Vystupovala jako sólistka a členka různých komorních souborů v České republice a také ve Španělsku (Nový komorní orchestr, Sukův komorní orchestr, Musica Bohemica, Kvarteto Moskva a další). V současnosti hraje v Orchestru hlavního města Madridu, kde měla to štěstí pracovat s umělci jako Lorin Mazel, Plácido Domingo a Ainoha Arteta.
Účinkovala v Evropě, Asii, Africe v Mexiku a ve Spojených státech, kde získala pozornost koncertem v proslulém Carnegie Hall, a koncerty na festivalech jako Pražské jaro a Benátský festival soudobé hudby, kde vystupovala také sólově.
Z důležitých počinů můžeme jmenovat premiéru skladby pro sólové violoncello španělského skladatele Javiera Santacreu Agua, filmovou hudbu dalšího španělského skladatele Alberta Iglesiase, držitele 2 Oskarů, se kterým natočila hudbu k dokumentárnimu filmu Merida, pro sólové violoncello jako zakázku pro BBC.
Do svého programu zařazuje vždy jak Českou tak i Španělskou hudbu.
Peter Mišejka| Czech philharmonic orchestra | Czech Republic
Peter Mišejka

Harp / Harfa

Kateřina Englichová | solo harpist | Czech Republic
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Kateřina Englichová
One of the most sought after harpists of her generation, Katerina Englichova performs all over Europe, North America, Japan, Hong Kong and New Zealand. She has collaborated with artists such as Mstislav Rostropovitch, Joseph Suk, Gerard Causee, Cynthia Phelps, Michel Lethiec, and Robert Stallman, and with many ensembles, including the Prazak Quartet, the Wihan Quartet and the Martinu Quartet. She has performed at numerous international festivals such as Tanglewood and the Tucson Music Festival in the USA, Music by the Red Sea in Israel, Pacific Music Festival in Japan, Rencontres Musicales d’Evian and Festival d’Ile de France, and in the Czech Republic at Prague Spring, Prague Autumn, and Festival B. Martinu.
Ms. Englichova made her American recital debut in Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall, New York in 1998. Other distinguished venues where she has played include the Beethoven Saal in Bonn, Chamber Music Hall of the Berlin Philharmonic, Auditorio Nacional de Musica de Madrid, and the Rudolfinum in Prague. She has appeared with the Philadelphia Orchestra, the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra, the Prague Chamber Philharmonia, the Czech National Symphony, the Brno State Philharmonic, the Moravian Philharmonic of Olomouc, the Talich Chamber Orchestra, the Suk Chamber Orchestra and others. She has been heard as a soloist or chamber musician on more than 25 discs with labels such as Supraphon, Harmonia Mundi, Discover International, and New World Records, and most recently, for the Japanese label Exton (September 2003) and Arco Diva (October 2004).
Katerina Englichova won the Pro Musicis International Award in 1995, 1st prize in the Torneo International Competition in Italy in 2000, Prague Radio Broadcast Competition 1997,Concerto Soloists 1994, Vienna Music Competition 1998, E.Herbert-Hobin Harp Competition, 1992,1993 and the Laureate Prize of the Chamber Music Society of the Czech Philharmonic in 2001. She studied at the Prague Conservatoire and the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia,(she is a Fulbright recipient), and has given masterclasses in the USA, Hong Kong and Italy.
Ms. Englichova’s website address iswww.englichova.cz
Hana Müllerová | FOK Symphony orchestra | Gymnasium and Musical school City of Prague | Czech Republic
Hana Müllerová
Hana Mülerová ranks among leading Czech harpists. Her status is documented by the individuality of her performing style, her feeling for purity of style and sound, and above all, her immaculate playing technique. A graduate of the Prague Conservatory, where she studied in the class of Professor Libuše Váchalová, she furthered her education during a studying visit the Kiev Conservatory, with Professor N. Izmailova, and completed her schooling in 1984, at Prague´s Academy of Music, with a graduate course under the supervision of Professor K. Patras. She has scored victories in numerous naional competitions, and in 1986 became winner of the Ruth Lorraine Competition at the university of Eugene, Ore., U.S.A. She has combined her career as a soloist with work in tandem with other leading instrumenatlists. Hana Müllerová-Jouzová´s repertoire encompasses major works of the world music literature of all periods of styles, including music by contemporary composers, many of which she has premiered. She has also worked with many Czech and international symphony and chamber orchestras.
Besides appearing on the concert platform in her home country, Hana Müllerová-Jouzová has to her credit an immpressive list of succesful solo performances in many cities of Europe (in France, Russia, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Spain and Switzerland), as well as in Cuba, and the U.S.A., including appearances at international music festivals. She is a frequent guest of radio and television studios, and has produced recordings for various Czech international labels (Supraphon, Panton, Clarton, Edit, Naxos, Pony Canyon, etc.). She devotes part of her time to teaching harp at Prague´s Music Gymnasium, and is permanently engaged as Solo harpist of the Prague Symphony Orchestra.

Piano / Klavír

Jana Chaudhuri | soloist | International Conservatory of Prague | Czech Republic
Jana Chaudhuri
Jana Chaudhuri ranks among the most outstanding talents of the next generation of pianists. Already during her studies at the Conservatory of Ceske Budejovice (under MgA. Marie Simkova Kotrcova) and her higher studies at the Janacek Academy in Brno (with Prof. Alena Vlasakova), she drew great attention as a result of critically acclaimed concert performances as well as honours and awards in both national and international piano competitions. The Czech National Foundation of Music placed her in their prestigious Roster of Young Artists and she has also repeatedly been awarded the title of Talent of South Bohemia.
She has performed in numerous concerts all over the Czech Republic as well as Europe for example, England, Italy, Portugal, Lithuania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Belgium etc and, China and North America. In fact she was the first Czech woman to have had public concerts in India as well. On the request of the Indian Ambassador in Prague, Jana Chaudhuri presented special concerts on the occasion of the birth anniversaries of the great Indian poet and philosopher Rabindranath Tagore as well as Swami Vivekananda. She also began a unique project with Bharatnatyam dancer Rasabihari in which two dramatically different worlds of art meet and communicate – Indian Classical dance and European Classical music. She performed in the Rudolf Firkusny Festival of classical music to honor the great Czech pianist as well as his music which was also the first concert in the Art Deco Tugendhat villa in Brno.
She won 1st Prize in a string of national and international piano competitions for example, absolute winner in the International Smetana Piano Competition in Plzen in 2006, in addition to the Czech Radio award. First Prize and the Joseph Seidler Prize in the Anglo-Czechoslovak Trust Competition in London, 2004 as well as First Prize in the International Forum for Young pianists in Portugal in 2009. Absolute winner in the Pro Bohemia Competition in 2002, Ostrava. 1st Prize in the Gradus ad Parnassum Competition in Lithuania in 2001 and 1st Prize in the International Novak Piano Competition, 2010 in Kamenice nad Lipou. She is also the recipient of a Yamaha scholarship in 2008. 2nd Prize in the Mozart Competition in Rome, 2008 and was awarded the Special Prize for the best interpretation of Janacek's composition in the Janacek Competition in 2008.
She has also been a laureate in various competitions such as Virtuosi per Musica di Pianoforte, The International Piano Competition of Kosice, The Mozart Competition Amadeus, Karl Ditters von Dittersdorf Competition, the National Music Schools Awards, Inter-Conservatory competitions as well as 5-time winner of the Prague Junior Note competition. She has participated in master-courses under famed names such as I. Cernecka, W. Groppenberger, E. Indjic, P. Jasmin, J. Jirasky, A. Kouyoumdjian, C. Moniuszko, V. Nosina, E. Solar-Kindermann, V. Svihliková, P. Toperczer, A. Zenziper etc.
Apart from her solo career, she also devotes time to chamber music and regular appearances as a soloist with symphony orchestras for example, the Janacek Philharmonic Orchestra, Pilsen Philharmonic Orchestra, Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra, South Czech Philharmonic, Symphony Orchestra of Trebon etc.
She is married to Indian conductor Debashish Chaudhuri with whom she has performed in several successful concerts both on the national and international stage. Her father is a singer for over 30 years in the South Bohemian Opera and her brother-in-law Raj Chaudhuri is a successful painter based in Denver, USA. She is also a Professor of Piano at the International Conservatory of Prague.
Yuri Ananiev | piano | professor of piano in the Centro Superior Katarina Gurska | Spain
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Yuri Ananiev
Born in Kaunas (Lithuania), studied music in Batumi (Georgia) with Tamara Lilienbach and later in Russia, at the Glinka Superior Conservatory of Nizhny Novgorod with Isaac Kats. Has received master-classes of Dimitri Bashkirov, Eliso Virsaladze and Yacob Milstein at the Tchaikovsky Superior Conservatoire of Moscow. Expanded his post graduate studies specializing in Chamber music with Alexandr Benditsky. Diplomated in the Festival of music of the Caucasus countries (Georgia). He is also a Doctor in philosophy. He has been Professor of Piano and Vice-Rector of research in art and international relations at the Glinka Superior Conservatory of Nizhny Novgorod, in addition to Professor Titular of history of culture at the University of architecture of this city.
It has extensive professional, educational and artistic experience: pianist accompanist of the strings and flute at the Glinka Superior Conservatory of Nizhny Novgorod, soloist and accompanist in the State Philharmonic Society of this city, piano accompanist of Men Chamber Choir and in the Opera Studio. He has formed duo for piano and clarinet (saxophone) on numerous occasions, performing almost all the existing repertoire. Also, has acted as soloist and accompanist in different programs of Russian television, including directing the program "Sources" about amateur singers in the TV channel of Nizhny Novgorod. He is the author of three books and many articles on world culture, in addition to the theatrical critic. Among the numerous tours there are made by Georgia, Russia, Ukraine, Uzbekia, Turkmenia, Cyprus, France, Italy and Spain, country in which resides since 1997. Between 1998 and 2000 he gives summer master-classes in Sanlúcar de Barrameda (Cadiz, Spain) within the International Festival of music "In the Banks of the Guadalquivir," an in 2009-2014 master classes in Fafe (Portugal) and in 2013 and 2016 master-classes in Samara (Russia) within the International Festival of music “Savely Orlov. Thus, form part of the trio "Adagio" (soprano, baritone and piano), that participated in 1999 in the Festival International of music "Castle of San Marcos" in Puerto de Santa Maria (Cadiz), and in the 2001 on the World Biennale of Architecture (Venice).
The summers of 2007 and 2008 he has performed world premieres of Concerts for Piano and Orchestra by Juan Gomez Espinosa (dedicated to Yuri Ananiev) with the State Philharmonic Orchestra of Nizhny Novgorod (Russia). Each year he’s giving lectures and master-classes in the summer courses organized by Katarina Gurska in Segovia, La Granja and Madrid (Spain). He has recordings with violinists Yulia Iglinova and Lorena Ubis for TV of Spain, and CD with the cuban singer Kirenia Corzo. He is currently Professor of piano in the Centro Superior Katarina Gurska. His students are winners of national competitions (San Sebastián, Segovia, Gerona, Madrid, Ibiza, Mallorca) and international (Russia, Greece, Italy, Spain, France, Germany, Canada, Georgia).
Yuri Ananiev se narodil v Kaunasu v Litvě. Hudbu studoval nejprve v Batumi (Gruzie) pod vedením Tamary Lilienbachové a poté pokračoval v Rusku na Glinkově konzervatoři v Nižním Novgorodu s Isaacem Katsem. Později se dostal do mistrovské třídy Dimitriho Baškirova, Elise Višaladze a Yacoba Milsteina na prestižní konzervatoři Čajkovského v Moskvě. Dále absolvoval postgraduální studium se specializací na komorní hudbu s Alexandrem Benditskym – diplomovaný byl na Festivalu hudby zemí Kavkazu v Gruzii. Je také doktorem filozofie. Na Glinkově konzervatoři v Nižním Novgorodu působí jako profesor klavíru a také prorektor pro umění a mezinárodní vztahy. V neposlední řadě se pyšní titulem profesora dějin kultury na univerzitě architektury v Nižním Novgorodu.
Má bohaté odborné, pedagogické a umělecké zkušenosti: zajišťoval doprovody pro oddělení fléten a smyčcových nástrojů na Glinkově konzervatoři v Nižním Novgorodu, působil jako sólista i korepetitor ve Státním filharmonickém sdružení stejnojmenného města a také zajistil klavírní doprovod Mužského komorního sboru a Operního studia při konzervatoři. K mnoha příležitostem sestavil duo pro klavír a klarinet (saxofon) a interpretoval téměř všechen existující repertoár. Dále působil jako sólista a korepetitor v různých programech ruské televize, včetně režie programu "Zdroje" o amatérských zpěvácích v Nižním Novgorodě. Je autorem tří knih a mnoha článků o světové kultuře. Také je divadelním kritikem. Od roku 1997 za účelem hudebních vystoupení a pracovních cest navštívil mnoho destinací: Gruzii, Rusko, Ukrajinu, Uzbekistán, Turkmenistán, Kypr, Francii, Itálii a Španělsko. V letech 1998 a 2000 se účastnil letních mistrovských kurzů v Sanlúcar de Barrameda (Cadiz, Španělsko) v rámci Mezinárodního festivalu hudby „In the Banks of the Guadalquivir”. V rozmezí 2009 - 2014 se podílel na mistrovských kurzech v Fafe (Portugalsko) a v letech 2013 a 2016 spolupracoval na mistrovských kurzech v Samaru (Rusko) v rámci Mezinárodního festivalu hudby „Savely Orlov“. Také je součástí tria „Adagio“ (soprán, baryton a klavír), které se v roce 1999 zúčastnilo Mezinárodního festivalu hudby “Castle of San Marcos” v Puertu de Santa Maria (Cadiz). V roce 2001 se zúčastnil Světového bienále architektury (Benátky). V letních obdobích let 2007 a 2008 uvedl světovou premiéru Koncertů pro klavír a orchestr Juana Gomeza Espinosy (skladby byly věnovány Juriji Ananievovi) se Státní filharmonií Nižního Novgorodu (Rusko). Každoročně lektoruje a vede mistrovské letní kurzy organizované Katarinou Gurskou v Segovii, La Granje a v Madridu ve Španělsku. S houlistkami Julií Iglinovou a Lorenou Ubisovou vznikly nahrávky pro TV ve Španěsku a také vydal také CD s kubánskou zpěvačkou Kirenií Corzo. V současné době je profesorem klavíru v Centro Superior Katarina Gurska. Jeho studenti jsou vítězi národních soutěží (San Sebastián, Segovia, Gerona, Madrid, Ibiza, Mallorca) a mezinárodních soutěží (Rusko, Řecko, Itálie, Španělsko, Francie, Německo, Kanada, Gruzie).
Vivian Cheng Wai | Cheng Wai Piano Institute | The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts | Hong Kong
Vivian Cheng Wai
Graduating early from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, she later obtained a bachelor’s degree from the Curtis Institute of Music. At Yale University, she obtained her master’s degree and artist diploma and finished with her doctoral degree from New York State University at Stony Brook. Her principal teachers include Gilbert Kalish, Claude Frank, Seymour Lipkin, John Winther, Gabriel Kwok and Ling Yuan.
From the concert halls of Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Center in the U.S.A. to the National Centre for Performing Arts, Beijing Concert Hall, Shanghai Grand Theatre, Harbin Grand Theatre, and Hong Kong Cultural Centre in China and more, Dr. Cheng Wai’s music travels beyond borders and has echoed all around the world, sharing her message of cultural harmony and self-empowerment.
As one of Hong Kong’s most versatile and renowned pianists, she is active both as soloist and chamber musician. She has collaborated with numerous distinguished artists, including violinists: Lu Si-qing, Li Chuan-yun, Jue Yao, and Mira Wang Zheng-rong; clarinettiste: Florent Héau; cellist Wang Jian and Chu Yi-bing; singers such as Wai Song (tenor), Huang Ying and Ke Luwa (sopranos), Zhang Qiu Lin and Gordon Feng (altos); and conductors: Augustin Dumay, Gustave Meier, Lawrence Smith, Samuel Wong, Yip Wing-sie, Zheng Xiao Ying, Mak Ka-lok, Hu Yong Yan, Yan Hui Chang etc. to name a few. She is also the founding member of the Metropolitan Trio and JW Piano Duo, further uniting the classical musicians’ community as they introduce a new adaptation of classical music to the new century together.
Dr. Cheng Wai is the first Hong Kong pianist to perform in the Harbin Grand Theatre and one of the special guest pianists in the 2016 project, Huaxia Qinying, in China. She has been invited to be part of the faculty of the Schlern International Music Festival in Italy the summer of 2015, as well as at the Vianden International chamber Music Festival that following August. In addition, she is also a frequent abjudicator in numerous local and international competitions.
Today, Dr. Cheng Wai is the founder of the Cheng Wai Piano Institute and the chairlady of the Central Conservatory of Music (HK) Foundation, and teaches at The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, Hong Kong Baptist University and The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Having recently finished her 2017 “Dessiner la Musique, Cheng Wai Piano Recital China Tour” to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Hong Kong’s establishment, Dr. Cheng Wai continues to play the duet of the East and West, bringing classical music back to life, and inspiring its new generation as she shares her music and story.
Eliška Novotná | Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Ostrava | Czech Republic
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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 Competition in Hradec Králové (1992), the Janáček competition in Brno (1994), the Beethoven Competition in Hradec nad Moravicí (1996), Rahn-Musikwettbewerb in Switzerland ( 1997), the Piano Competition 80 also in Switzerland (1998) and the chamber music competition Marco Fiorindo in Turin, Italy (2002). In 1995 she represented the Czech Republic at the prestigious Chopin Competition in Warsaw. Her competition laurels are adorn by a number of exceptional awards: Award for the best Czechoslovak participant (Virtuosi per musica di pianoforte, 1989), the price of dr. Václav Holzknecht for the best interpretation of a composer of the 20th century (Smetana Piano Competition, 1992), the price of the Bohuslav Martinů Foundation, premium Czech Music Fund for the performance of a Czech contemporary piece (Beethoven Competition, 1996), the price of "Sažinová-Pochlebinová" for excellent study results during the study period (AMU Prague, 2000). Behind the success hides the collaboration with leading educators as Marta Toaderová (Conservatory of Ostrava) and Ivan Klánský, by whom Eliška was guided by during her studies at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague and a two-year study stay in Lucerne, Switzerland.
In addition to her concert activities, Eliška Novotná also makes recordings. The Czech Radio made numerous solo and chamber recording. On compact discs, you can hear her interpretation of Chopin's Piano Concerto in e Minor (AMU 2001); Schubert Impromptus Op. 142 and Schumann's Carnaval, Op. 9, which she recorded in 2003. Her love for chamber music makes her an ideal partner for instrumentalists and singers. She is a founding member of the Ensemble Moravia, with which she realized a CD with compositions by B. Martinů (Slovart, 2000) and with compositions for clarinet and piano (Hindemith, Schumann, Brahms, Berg, Pro Records 2007). Her project which she initiated, was the recording of chamber pieces by J. Podešva (Pro Records 2010).
After a triple maternity leave, Eliška Novotná returned to the concert stage in 2014 with a piano recital dedicated to Czech composers. At the same time she renewed her collaboration with cellist Jiří Hanousek with a performance for the Förster society in Prague. Eliška Novotná´s playing is part of organized concert programs of words and music with her and her colleagues Halina Františáková and Alfred Strejček. Her recording activities continues with the realization of a recording of Scarlatti sonatas for Czech Radio and the release of CDs with compositions by Czech masters “Story about my home” (Pro Records 2015).
Eliška Novotná teaches piano at the Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Ostrava.
Její interpretaci označují kritici a posluchači jako hudebně naléhavou, důslednou a zcela přesvědčivou. Oceňována je její perlivá technika, stylová čistota a hluboká muzikálnost. Z koncertních výkonů Elišky Novotné vyzařuje potěšení ze hry a radost ze života.
Klavíristka Eliška Novotná – Gazdová debutovala provedením Mendelssohnova Klavírního koncertu g moll v Tonhalle v Zürichu (1998) a ve Dvořákově síni pražského Rudolfina (2000). Již předtím ale absolvovala turné s Janáčkovou filharmonií Ostrava po Španělsku (1996), kde hrála Beethovenův Klavírní koncert G dur. Tato vystoupení navazovala na její soutěžní úspěchy v mnoha národních i mezinárodních interpretačních soutěžích: Eliška Novotná zvítězila v Chopinově soutěži v Mariánských Lázních (1991), ve Smetanovské klavírní soutěži v Hradci Králové (1992), v Janáčkově soutěži v Brně (1994), v Beethovenově soutěži v Hradci nad Moravicí (1996), v Rahn-musikwettbewerb ve Švýcarsku (1997), v soutěži Piano 80 rovněž ve Švýcarsku (1998) a v komorní soutěži Marco Fiorindo v italském Torinu (2002). V roce 1995 reprezentovala Českou republiku na prestižní Chopinově soutěži ve Varšavě. Její soutěžní vavříny zdobí celá řada mimořádných ocenění: Cena pro nejlepšího československého účastníka (Virtuosi per musica di pianoforte, 1989), cena dr. Václava Holzknechta za nejlepší provedení skladby autora 20. století (Smetanovská klavírní soutěž, 1992), cena Nadace Bohuslava Martinů, prémie Nadace Český hudební fond za provedení české soudobé skladby (Beethovenova soutěž, 1996), cena „Sažinové-Pochlebinové“ za výborné studijní výsledky v době studia (AMU Praha, 2000). Za těmito úspěchy stojí spolupráce s významnými pedagogy: Martou Toaderovou (Konzervatoř Ostrava) a Ivanem Klánským, který Elišku provázel během studií na Akademii múzických umění v Praze a na dvouletém studijním pobytu ve Švýcarském Luzernu.
Vedle koncertní činnosti se Eliška Novotná průběžně věnuje nahrávání. Pro Český rozhlas natočila řadu skladeb sólových i komorních. Na kompaktních discích si můžete vyslechnout její interpretaci Chopinova klavírního koncertu e moll (AMU 2001); Schubertových Impromtus op. 142 a Schumannova Carnavalu op. 9, které nahrála v roce 2003. Její láska ke komorní hudbě ji předurčuje jako ideální partnerku instrumentalistům i zpěvákům. Je zakládající členkou souboru Ensemble Moravia, s nímž realizovala CD se skladbami B. Martinů (Slovart, 2000) a se skladbami pro klarinet a klavír (Hindemith, Schumann, Brahms, Berg; Pro Records 2007). Iniciovala projekt nahrávky komorních skladeb J. Podešvy (Pro Records 2010).
Eliška Novotná se po trojnásobné mateřské dovolené vrátila v roce 2014 na koncertní pódia s klavírním recitálem věnovaným českým autorům. Zároveň obnovila svou spolupráci s violoncellistou Jiřím Hanouskem vystoupením pro Förstrovu společnost v Praze. Hra Elišky Novotné je součástí komponovaných pořadů slova a hudby, kde vystupuje se svými kolegy Halinou Františákovou a Alfredem Strejčkem. Společně nahráli CD (Pro Records 2016) věnované W. Shakespearovi: „Hudba má tu moc…“ Její nahrávací činnost doplňuje realizace nahrávky Scarlattiho klavírních sonát pro Český rozhlas a vydání sólového CD se skladbami českých mistrů Z mého domova (Pro Records 2015). V letošním roce vyšlo CD s premiérovými nahrávkami skladeb pro violoncello a klavír českých autorů první poloviny XX. století, na kterém spolupracovala opět s Jiřím Hanouskem (Jirák, Vrána, Dobiáš; Radioservis 2017).
Eliška Novotná vyučuje hru na klavír na Fakultě umění Ostravské univerzity.

Solo Master Class Piano Collaboration
Klavírní spolupráce během sólových kurzů

Václav Mácha | soloist | Czech Philharmonic | Academy of the Perforing Arts | Czech Republic
for Ameropa Solo Masterclasses only
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 first prize at the international competition „Virtuosi per musica di pianoforte“ in Ústí nad Labem. He became second prize in the Radio competition Concertino Praga 1994 in the national round and he received a Place of Honor in the international round. One year later he became a finalist of the International Platform of Young Artists UNESCO at Bratislava Music Festival, where he was sent by the Czech Radio. In 1996 he got the 3rd prize in international competition for the „European music for youth prize“ in Dublin. For the excelent interpretation of work of Leoš Janáček (On an Overgrown Path) he became in 1997 special prize of Leoš Janáček Foundation. In 1998, he won 1st prize in international competiton Viotti-Valsesia in Italy. On the same competition he became also special prize for the best interpretatiton of works by Beethoven. He received 2nd Prize in Karl-Bergemann Conpetiton in Hannover (Germany) in 2000.
His life as professional pianist started from his young age, not only in the Czech Republic, but also in Europe, USA and Japan etc. He performed in the season series of Czech Philharmonic Orchestra. He played also with many orchestras (Prague Philharmonie, Czech National Symphonic Orchestra, Brno State Philharmonic Orchestra, Suk Chamber Orchestra, Hradec Kralove Philhamonie, Czech Chamber Orchestra, West Czech Symphony Orchestra, Pardubice Chamber Orchestra, Janacek Chamber Orchestra, Janacek Philharmonie, P.Costantinescu di Ploiesti Orchestra etc.).
He made many recordings with Czech Radio, Slovakian Radio, Czech TV, Deutsche Welle (Germany), Japan NHK-FM and CD. In 2006, he recorded Mozart Piano Sonatas for EBU (European Broadcasting Union). Recently he is a member of the Czech Philharmnic Orchestra.

Chamber music with voice / Komorní hudba se zpěvem

Tsutomu Masuko | vocal conductor and coatch, music therapist | Mukogawa Women’s University | Japan
Tsutomu Masuko
Prof. Tsutomu Masuko completed his Doctoral Course of Art (All but Dissertation) at Ball State University, Indiana. He has been active as a baritone throughout the world and, recently he is under great demand to conduct orchestras and choruses. Besides his artistic activities, Masuko is also a certified Music Therapist by JMTA and by Institute of Neurologic Music Therapy, Colorado State University. Masuko has been known as an outstanding baritone not only in Japan but also through out the United States and European Music Circles. Masuko appeared as a soloist in such International Music Festivals as Berlin Musik Tage, Dresden International Music Festival, Festival de Wallonie, Greco 85, Palau de Musica Festival, and Barcelona.
Tsutomu Masuko conducts orchestras such as “Camerata filarmonica Bohemia” (Czech), “Mozart Chamber Orchestra” and “Ensemble Sakai”. He is also known as a choral conductor and he regularly conducts “Mozart Choral Ensemble Japan”, “Osaka Symphonic Choire” and “Nishi-Kobe Choire”. Prof. Masuko has been teaching voice and Opera at Mukogawa Women’s University since 1977 and is the founder of the Music Therapy Department. He has been a guest professor at such universities as Eastern Washington State University, Ball State University (U.S.A), Pollenca International Music Academy (Spain), Osaka University, Osaka University of Arts, Osaka University of Education, Kobe University, Kyushu Hokenfukushi University, Kohnan University (Japan), Dresden Semper Oper Opernstudio, Weimar Musik Hochschule (Germany), Conservatory of Barcelona (Spain), and Novosibirsk National Conservatory-Glinka (Russia).
Prof. Masuko has published theses on Music Education, Music Therapy, Sociological Research and Aesthetic of Music. He has also published CDs for Medical Purpose and music Therapy. His Gospel-Musical has been performed more than 20 times, and he has completed a 4-act play, “Underground Railroad” with Ensemble in Orchestra Pit.
Pavlína Senić | soprano | Czech Republic
Ameropa Solo Masterclasses only
Opera singer Pavlína Senić is endowed due to Serbian roots with unique unmistakable voice color ...
After graduated at 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 proposal to became a member of the Triad Siraels. This triad has been composed with vocals, viola, piano and their performance attracted not only domestic but also foreign audiences, especially their repertoire, which was not just classical, but very often comprise also an contemporary composers.
Mrs. Senic has been very often casts in operetass due her versatility potencial as an artist, dancer, dramatic performace or spoken word (recitation). 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, Countess Elizabeth from the operetta The Land of Smiles by F. Lehár) and opera roles (First Lady of the opera The Magic Flute W.A.Mozart, Flora from La Traviata by G. Verdi). Last year Mrs. Senic rehersed the lead role Gretel in the opera The Bartered Bride by Smetana, within the Opera and Ballet Theatre in Ústí nad Labem.
Very important is to mention her significat concert activity too, which includes not only the song composition, but also spiritual music performace. Within her career Mrs. Senic cooperated with many different chamber Orchestra, but very often cooperatd with wellknown orchestras, as leading Czech National Orchestras, The Bohuslav Martinu Philharmonic in Zlin, where she participated alongside her solo performances, in opera project for children "Yeah Opera, Opera". Her active involving with chamber music is still continuing. Every year since 2008, she performe as guest at International Music Festival Znojmo Music. This year she has been aked to help prepare a program together with leadinhg Czech quartet "Epoque Quartet" alongide her performace.
In 2013 she released of the Christmas album "Christmas House with Pavlina Senica" in 2013, and within same year she held a successful Christmas tour with the ensemble Musica Festiva.
She is also dedicated to charity, she regularly participates at special charity projects.
Operní pěvkyně Pavlína Senić má díky jižanským kořenům nezaměnitelnou barvu hlasu...
Vystudovala Hudební Akademii Múzických Umění v Praze kde obdržela stipendium na londýnské Akademii Guildhall School of Music. Pro všestrannost umělkyně, tanec, herectví, mluvené slovo, byla často obsazována nejen do operet ve Státní opera Praha, Komorní divadlo J.K.Tyla v Plzni, Severočeské divadlo opery a baletu v Ústí nad Labem. Před 2 lety nastudovala hlavní roli Mařenky v opeře Prodaná nevěsta B. Smetany v divadle Opery a Baletu v Ústí nad Labem.
Velmi bohatá je i koncertní činnost Pavlíny Senić do níž patří písňová a duchovní tvorba. 10 let byla pravidelným hostem hudebního festivalu HUDBA ZNOJMO... Po vydání vánočního CD "Vánoční dům s Pavlínou Senić" 2013, připravila úspěšné VÁNOČNÍ TURNÉ se souborem Musica Festiva.
Pravidelně se věnuje charitě a vystupuje v projektech české televize, jako jsou: Pomozte dětem - Kuře, Adventní koncerty, koncert pro Kapku naděje.
V roce 2016 natočila nové úspěšné CD “PRO DOMOV” ve spolupráci s “Boromejky” Domov Karla Boromejského v Praze.
V současné době úzce spolupracuje s triem OPERA DIVAS, které mělo v roce 2017 velké úspěšné turné, které bylo zakončeno koncertem s Hradeckou filharmonií a dirigentem Leošem Svátovským... Pavlína Senić se začala aktivně věnovat pedagogické činnosti a vstoupila do projektu Akademie Seniorů v Praze jako pedagog.
Eva Novotná Rodríguez | professor of signing in the Centro Superior Katarina Gurska | Spain
Eva Novotná Rodríguez graduated from the Faculty of Education in Hradec Králové and in 1991 she finished her studies at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague. There she studied under professors Jana Jonášová and Luděk Löbl. Later she improved her interpretation with professors N. Kniplová, M. Beňačková, D. Ferro, M. Eliassen, M. Hajossy, L. Provedo and P. Lavirgena.
During her studies, she won a number of singing competitions (including 1st place at the Singing Competition of the Czechoslovak Universities and honorable mention at the Dvořák Song Contest in Karlovy Vary).
In 1989 she received a scholarship at the Academia Chigiana in Sienna, Italy, which ended with honorable mention. During her studies she was awarded by a scholarship to the ČHF and worked as an assistant to conductor Jiří Chvála at Kühn's Children's Choir.
During her studies, she performed at the Disk Theater. She collaborated with Cantores Pragenses (under the baton of conductor Josef Hercl she sang spiritual repertoire in Bohemia and abroad - Mozart, Brixi, Schubert, Arthopheus, Ryba), Suk Chamber Orchestra (Bach: Jane's Passion), Dvořák Chamber Orchestra, Virtuosi di Praga (Vaňhal: Stabat Mater), Hradec Symphony Orchestra (Mahler IV. Symphony), Bohemia Orchestra (Mozart: La Betulia liberata, Great Mass in C minor), Hába´s Quartet, pianist Jaroslav Šaroun. She performed in Karlin Theater and Opera Mozart. Since the year1993, she has been living in Spain and is dedicated to concerts (recitals consisted of works by Czech and world authors) and singing-pedagogical activities. In Spain she performed for Foundation of José Carreras against leukemia at the theater Romea in Murcia. She also interpretates contemporary vocal music (the premiere of "Nocturna" by Luise de los Cobos) with the chamber instrumental ensemble "Círculo", specialized in the interpretation of contemporary music led by José Luis Temes; she sang on Days of Music of XXth century in Segovia, at the Contemporary Music Festival in Salamanca among others.
She sang the premiere of Flores Chavian's "Orumba ma ibo oro" in the Madrid Auditorium. The composer Sebastián Mariné devoted to her his song cycle "Cuaderno del jardín" accompanied by the orchestra. She has also made recordings for Spanish radio (works by Jorge de Ortúzara, Luise de los Cobos). Every year she actively participates as a professor and interpreter at the International Chamberart Festival (Rosetti Requiem, Brixi Mass D dur, Dvořák Te Deum, Stabat Mater, Requiem). Under the baton of conductor Jiří Havlík, she sang Dvořák's Stabat Mater in Dresden. In 2002 she recorded on the CD "Canciones infantiles" of composer García Laborda and in the same year the G major of Franz Schubert.
She acted as a professor at the Francisco de Vitoria University in Madrid. Now she is a professor of singing at the Centro Superior de Música Katarina Gurska a Intermezzo in Madrid. She also works as a professor of singing for preparation of musicals. She sang in France, Germany, Italy, Austria, Slovakia, Cuba, Spain, Russia etc. In 2018 she was named Honorary Scientific Advisor of the UNESCO Department in Madrid.
Eva Novotná Rodríguez vystudovala pedagogickou fakultu v Hradci Králové a v roce 1991 zakončila studium na HAMU v Praze, kde studovala pod vedením profesorů Jany Jonášové a Luďka Löbla. Později se zdokonalovala u profesorů N. Kniplové, M. Beňačkové, D. Ferra, M. Eliassena, M. Hájossyové, L. Provedo a P. Lavirgena.
Již během studia vyhrála řadu pěveckých soutěží (mimo jiné 1. místo v Pěvecké soutěži vysokých škol Československa, či čestné uznání na Dvořákově pěvecké soutěži v Karlových Varech). V roce 1989 získala stipendium na studijní pobyt na Academii Chigiana v italské Sieně, který zakončila s čestným uznáním. Během studia jí bylo přiděleno stipendium ČHF a pracovala jako asistentka dirigenta Jiřího Chvály v Kühnově dětském sboru.
Již v době studia účinkovala v divadle Disk. Spolupracovala s tělesy jako Cantores Pragenses (pod taktovkou dirigenta Josefa Hercla zpívala duchovní repertoár v Čechách i v zahraničí - Mozart, Brixi, Schubert, Arthopheus, Ryba), Sukův komorní orchestr (Bach: Janovy pašije), Dvořákův komorní orchestr, Virtuosi di Praga (Vaňhal: Stabat Mater), Hradecký symfonický orchestr (Mahlerova IV. symfonie), Orchestr Bohemia (Mozart: La Betulia liberata, Velká mše c moll), Hábovo kvarteto, pianista Jaroslav Šaroun. Zpívala v divadle Karlín a Opeře Mozart.
Od roku 1993 žije ve Španělsku a věnuje se koncertní (recitály složené z děl českých a světových autorů) i pěvecko-pedagogické činnosti. Ve Španělsku účinkovala pro nadaci José Carreras proti leukémii v divadle Romea v Murcia. Věnuje se také interpretaci soudobé vokální hudby (premiéra "Nocturna" Luise de los Cobos) s komorním instrumentálním souborem "Círculo", specializovaným na interpretaci soudobé hudby pod vedením José Luise Temese; zpívala na Dnech hudby XX. století v Segovii, na festivalu soudobé hudby v Salamance atd.
V Madridském Auditoriu zpívala premiéru díla Florese Chaviana "Orumba ma ibo oro". Skladatel Sebastián Mariné jí věnoval svůj písňový cyklus" Cuaderno del jardín" s doprovodem orchestru. Také vytvořila nahrávky pro španělský rozhlas (díla Jorge de Ortúzara, Luise de los Cobos).
Každoročně aktivně působí jako profesorka a interpretka na mezinárodním festivalu Chamberart (Rosetti Requiem, Brixi Mše D Dur, Dvořák Te Deum, Stabat Mater, Requiem). Pod taktovkou dirigenta Jiřího Havlíka zpívala Dvořákovo Stabat Mater v Drážďanech. V roce 2002 nahrála na CD "Canciones infantiles" skladatele García Labordy a ve stejném roce i Mši G Dur Franze Schuberta.
Působila jako profesorka na Universitě Francisco de Vitoria v Madridu. Je profesorkou zpěvu na Centro Superior de Música Katarina Gurska a Intermezzo v Madridu. Pracuje také jako profesorka zpěvu při přípravě muzikálů. Zpívala ve Francii, Německu, Itálii, Rakousku, Slovensku, na Kubě, ve Španělsku, Rusku, atd. V roce 2018 byla jmenována Čestným vědeckým poradcem katedry UNESCA v Madridu.

Youth Program - Creative program for children up to 14 years
Hudební tábor pro děti do 14 let

Ramona Schulz | Germany / Czech Republic
Program for youngsters, creative program | piano
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 University in Salzburg with the title "Master of Arts Education".
Ramona Schulz pochází z Mnichova z klavírní rodiny. Na klavír hraje od čtyř let a nedlouho poté začala také vystupovat. Po studiu v Mnichově u Ally von Buch a Dr. Thomase Hitzelbergera pokračovala ve hře u profesora Patricka O´Byrne ve Stuttgartu a profesora Františka Maxiana v Praze. Následovaly sólové a komorní koncerty klasické hudby v Německu a zároveň Ramona Schulz založila kabaretní duo „die Nightingirls“.
V Praze žije od roku 2000 a věnuje se především rozvoji hudebních dovedností u dětí. Soustřeďuje se na kreativní propojení hudby, pohybu, prožitku. Na podzim 2016 ukončila úspěšně magisterské studium na Orffově Institutu v Salcburku titulem „Master of Arts Education“.
Ramona Schulz wurde in München geboren und entstammt einer Musikerfamilie. Schon im Alter von vier Jahren erhielt sie ihren ersten Klavierunterricht und trat wenig später das erste Mal öffentlich auf. Nach dem Studium in München bei Alla von Buch und Dr. Thomas Hitzlberger, nahm sie noch Unterricht bei Professor Patrick O´Byrne in Stuttgart und bei Professor Frantisek Maxian in Prag. Es folgten Solo- und Kammerkonzerte in Deutschland und die Gründung des musikalischen Kabarettduos "die Nightingirls".
Seit dem Jahr 2000 lebt sie in ihrer Wahlheimat Prag. Hier widmet sie sich vor allem der Arbeit mit Kindern. Das Erleben und der kreative Umgang mit Musik und Bewegung stehen dabei im Mittelpunkt. Im Herbst 2016 schloss sie zusätzlich erfolgreich ihr Masterstudium am Orff Institut der Universität Mozarteum in Salzburg mit dem Titel „Master of Arts Education“ ab.
Magdaléna Gracerová Chrzová | Czech Republic
Program for youngsters, creative program
Magdaléna Gracerová Chrzová
Magdaléna Gracerová Chrzová vystudovala hudebně-dramatické oddělení na Pražské konzervatoři a výchovnou dramatiku na Divadelní fakultě AMU. V letech 2000-2001 absolvovala ve sdružení FOKUS PRAHA kurz dramaterapie. Jako herečka účinkovala v divadle, televizi i filmu.
Pedagogické činnosti se věnuje od roku 1996, nejprve na Základní umělecké škole a v současné době učí jevištní řeč na DAMU, dramatickou výchovu na Pražské konzervatoři a divadelní kroužky na DDM Praha 7.

Fine Arts - paintings, workshops and lectures
Výtvarný program - kresba, výtvarné dílny a lekce

Viktória Rampal Dzurenko | Slovakia
Solo and first chamber Ameropa weeks
Viktória Rampal Dzurenko was born on 6th May 1982, recently she is a PhD student 3rd year in FAMU, Prague. She is writing Thesis about Indian Independent Cinema and Bressons influence on it. Recently she is preparing also for Indo-Slovak-Czech feature film and Internet series.
Viktória got her Masters in Film Direction, FAMU (2013), Exchange Programs at FTII Pune, India (2009 - 2013), Documentaries, music videos, short films - INDIA, Czech, Slovakia, Directed Feature film Ujo Viktor, Wrote thesis on Indian Parallel Cinema.
In addition she devote herself to teach fine arts disciplines - she is Painter and Teacher of Arts (2005 - present) receiving Masters in Painting and Art History, UKF, Nitra (2005).

Viktória Rampal Dzurenko se narodila 6. května 1982, v současnosti je doktorandka FAMU v Praze, 3. ročník. Téma její dizertační práce je Vliv francouzského režiséra Roberta Bressona na nezávislou indickou kinematografii. Zároveň připravuje svůj debutový film a věnuje se výuce výtvarné výchovy.
Absolvovala magisterské studium filmové režie, FAMU (2013) a četné studijní pobyty v FTII Pune, India (2009 - 2013). Je autorkou dokumentárních filmů, videoklipů, krátkých filmů v české, slovenské i indické koprodukci. Je autorkou dlouhometrážního hraného studentského filmu Ujo Viktor
Mluví několika jazyky: hinský, anglický, ruský, slovenský a český.
Viktória je malířka a absolventka magisterského studia FFUK v Nitře, aprobace: estetika a výtvarná výchova (2005).


Summer Orchestral Academy / Letní orchestrální akademie
Filarmonietta Praga

Jiří Havlík | Artistic Director | Czech Philharmonic Orchestra | Czech Republic
Jiří Havlík
Jiří Havlík is a member of the Czech Philharmonic orchestra since 1979. He studied French horn and composition at Prague Conservatory and at the Academy of Musical Arts in Prague. He won several prizes at international music competitions (Concertino Praga, The Prague Spring), as well as Special Award of the Czech Ministry of Culture for the composition and performance.
He is actively engaged in solo and chamber music, teaching work, conducting and composition. Is known for his compositions such as Concerto for Horn and Strings, Three Fugues for Three French Horns and Piano, or a piano cycle titled (Anti)Claviernesses.
Co-founder / co-organizer of the “Hornclass” and “The Prague Horn” international music festival in Czech Republic. In 1991-1992 he was member of artistic board in Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, in 1997-2007 managing director and faculty of “Ameropa” International Chamber Music Festival. Since 2006 faculty, conductor and artistic adviser of the international music festival “ChamberArt” in Madrid (Spain), and chairman of “Terezin International Music Center” (TIMUC) in Czech Republic.
In 2002, Jiří founded chamber orchestra “Camerata filarmonica Bohemia”, whose he is an artistic leader, and is also active as a permanent conductor of “Benda Chamber Orchestra” in Usti nad Labem. Beside of co-operartion with Czech orchestras and choirs, his recent abroad conducting & solo playing appearances included also Germany, Holland, Spain, USA and Japan. Solo horn recital was recorded and introduced 2008 in Japan, more of by him conducted CDs were published in Czech Republic and also in USA.

Guest conductor / Hostující dirigent

Debashish Chaudhuri | Conductor / Conducting | Cooperation with Summer Orchetral Academy Filarmonietta Praga | India/Czech Republic
Debashish Chaudhuri
Debashish Chaudhuri´s musical experience and expression is a unique blend – born in Calcutta, India and living in Central Europe for the last 14 years. He has a rich European repertoire, 15 years of professional experience with various orchestras and 19 years of professional teaching experience. His passion for the search of symphonic music that is either inspired by India and Asia or written by Asian composers has enabled him to premiere several original works to critical acclaim. He firmly believes that Western and Eastern musical cultures in their purest and highest form though totally different in their conception, can truly communicate. He also enjoys finding and doing master works from the symphonic repertoire that have been largely forgotten.
Debashish Chaudhuri was born in Calcutta in 1975, where he was head of music at St. James‘ School. He conducted their four choirs and played a prominent role in music scene. He founded the St. James‘ School Orchestra and the Calcutta School of Music Chamber Orchestra. He has studied in India, USA, Singapore, England and in the Czech Republic where he was the first Indian to study at the Prague Conservatory. It is there his close contact with the family of Antonin Dvorak started. In 2003 and 2004 he studied with Maestro Gianluigi Gelmetti in the renouned Chigiana Academy of Music in Siena, Italy following the footsteps of Zubin Mehta. Gianluigi Gelmetti himself studied closely under Sergiu Celibidache, Franco Ferrara and Hans Swarovsky. In 2004 he won 1st prize in the Conducting Competition of Lausanne and in 2005, as the first Indian ever, was among the finalists in the most prestigious Conducting Competition in Besancon, France.
He has worked with both Czech and International Orchestras for example The Orchestre de Franche-Comté, The Sofia Festival Orchestra, The Masterplayers Orchestra, Pilsen Philharmonic Orchestra, The Janacek Philharmonic Ostrava, The Bohuslav Martinu Philharmonic Zlin, PKF – Prague Philharmonia, The Czech Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra Pardubice, The Chamber Philharmonic of South Bohemia, The Camerata Moravia, The Imperial College Sinfonietta etc.
In 2006 he initiated a special annual concert under the auspices of Lions Club honoring visually handicapped people, its 8th year welcomed a top virtuoso Vaclav Hudecek. On request of the Indian ambassador in 2012 he conducted a special symphonic concert for 150th anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore as well as a symphonic concert for 150th anniversary of Swami Vivekananda one year later. In 2006 and 2013 he created orchestral concerts entitled Asian Inspirations. The Namaste India philharmonic project he envisaged in 2013 brought together the sitar and the tabla as solo instruments with the Pilsen Philharmonic Orchestra in addition to the Czech premiere of John Mayer´s Shiva Nataraj. In addition to this repertoire 2013 also saw him at serial concerts championing the music of Edward Elgar, Albert Roussell, Sergej Rachmaninov, Maurice Ravel, Franz Schubert, Antonin Dvorak, Jan Krtitel Vanhal, Vilem Blodek, Jaroslav Jezek etc.
He is married to pianist Jana Chaudhuri. In addition to their musical activities they enjoy supporting various good causes – Fair Trade, sponsoring children in India & Uganda and outreach concerts for children and new audiences. His brother Rajat Chaudhuri s a successful artist in Denver, US and his parents still live in Calcutta.

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Shuwei Yuan, Cooper | Jazz Guitar | China
Shuwei Yuan
Shuwei Yuan first started playing the guitar very early at the age of 9 and quickly found it's style through transcribing the arrangements of guitar legends like Steve Vai and Joe Satriani. At the age of 17 the young talent started studying jazz guitar at the Berklee Music College with John Finn and Wayne Krantz, achieving his bachelor degree at the age of 21. After that he moved to New York and played his first sessions with legends like Steve Lukather, Stanley Clarke and Tal Wilkenfeld. Coming back to his homecountry, he later started working in Peking as a studio guitarist for 1,5 years with various pop singers, playing with free jazz guitarist David Michelle and in a metal band called „Sirene in Flames“. At the age of 24 he moved to Germany and studied at the Jazz Institute in Berlin with the american jazz guitarist Kurt Rosenwinkel and in Weimar with Frank Möbus. Later on in Leipzig, he played with Walther Neumann and Christian Röver. Since 2016 Shuwei Yuan came back to China to be the jazz guitar teacher in Xinjiang Arts University, he still always going back to Europe play with Till Brönner, Philip Maniez and many incredible jazz musicians.