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M. Bačová, H. Baborák, T. Fialová, K. Untermüllerová
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Sonata in E minor for Violin and Piano, K 304
Four Pieces for Violin and Piano, Op. 7
Sonata in D minor for Cello and Piano
Passacaglia for Violin and Cello
Piano Quartet in E flat major, Op. 87
Born in 1972, the violist Karel Untermüller studied at the Prague Conservatory (in the class of Jaroslav Ruis) and the Music Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts (with Lubomír Malý), and attended master classes led by Norbert Brainin, Sigmund Nissel and Thomas Kakuska.
He is a member of the Suk Chamber Orchestra, in which he has headed the viola section for many years. Moreover, he is a member of the Herold Quartet, with whom over the 15 years of their existence he has performed throughout Europe, in Japan, Australia, Hawaii and elsewhere, with the concert halls they have appeared at including such prestigious venues as Wigmore Hall in London, the Sendesaal in Frankfurt, LʼAuditori in Barcelona and the Palau de la Música in Valencia.
As a soloist, he has collaborated with leading Czech orchestras (the Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra, Suk Chamber Orchestra, Pardubice Chamber Philharmonic, North Bohemia Philharmonic, etc.). Of major significance was his collaboration with a towering figure of Czech music, the violinist Josef Suk, with whom, as well as other outstanding instrumentalists (Jiří Bárta, Pavel Šporcl, Jan Simon, etc.), he recorded three CDs featuring Antonín Dvořák’s and Josef Suk’s chamber works and gave numerous concerts, including at the Prague Spring festival.
Karel Untermüller teaches at the Teplice Conservatory and the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague.