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Summer Concerts • Czech Philharmonic Quartet and Jan Mach

Subscription series LK | Duration of the programme 1 hours | Czech Chamber Music Society


Joseph Haydn
String Quartet in F minor, Op. 20 No. 5
Finale. Fuga

Ludwig van Beethoven
String Quartet in C minor, Op. 18 No. 4
Allegro ma non tanto
Scherzo. Andante scherzoso quasi allegretto
Menuetto. Allegretto

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Quintet for clarinet, two violins, viola and cello in A major, KV 581
Allegretto con variazioni


Czech Philharmonic Quartet

Leoš Čepický first violin
Viktor Mazáček second violin
Jiří Poslední viola
Jakub Dvořák cello

Jan Mach clarinet

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Rudolfinum — Suk Hall

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Czech Philharmonic Quartet  

Czech Philharmonic Quartet

Leoš Čepický  1. housle

Leoš Čepický

Viktor Mazáček   2. housle

Viktor Mazáček

Jiří Poslední   viola

Jiří Poslední

He studied with professors Josef Zíka, Viktor Moučka and Josef Vlach at the Prague Conservatory. In 1989, he joined the Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra. Besides playing in orchestras, he is a keen chamber musician.

Jakub Dvořák  cello

Jakub Dvořák

He started playing the cello aged seven. While attending the Music School in Czech town of Chtěboř, he won the attention of cellist Václav Jírovec and famous professor Mirko Škampa. This encounter played an important role in his later professional development as he became Škampa’s private student soon after. He then also gained his first chamber and orchestral experience. He joined a student piano trio and the Prague Student Orchestra, famous talent seedbed, with which he went on numerous tours abroad. After graduating from a grammar school, he was enrolled at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague in 1986, it is very rare to see a student without conservatory education accepted to the Faculty of Music there. He studied the cello with Professor Rudolf Lojda and graduated in 1990.

Already during his studies, he became a member of various ensembles and orchestras (Prague Chamber Orchestra, Virtuosi di Praga, Czech Chamber Orchestra, Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra). He later co-founded chamber ensembles Joseph Trio, Musica Gaudeans, Concertino Notturno Praha, Virtuosi di basso and Capella Regia Praha (focusing on historically informed performance). With the Musica Gaudeans quartet, he took part in the finale of an international competition in Osaka (Japan) twice in a row and played in dozens of concerts in the Czech Republic as well as Germany, Switzerland, Saudi Arabia, Greece and Slovakia. He is a sought-after chamber musician for his interpretation qualities and rich artistic experience.

Since 2000, he has been an active member of the Czech Philharmonic Quartet, which he also co-founded. The ensemble performs in the Czech Republic and has been to successful tours to Japan, Israel, Luxembourg, Great Britain, Scotland, Germany and Slovakia. They have also recorded numerous CDs. In 2016, he founded the Czech Philharmonic Piano Trio AMALIA with flutist Lucie Brotbek Prochásková and pianist Václav Mácha. They focus on popularising great compositions written for this rather unusual instrumental group.

Jan Mach  clarinet

Jan Mach

After attending the local music school in Jilemnice (north Bohemia), he studied at the Brno Conservatory with Professor Lubomír Bartoň and graduated from the Academy of Performing Art in Prague, where he attended the classes of Vlastimil Mareš and Jiří Hlaváč. He later also started teaching there. He has competed masterclass courses in Semmering (Austria), Telč (Czech Republic) and Aix en Provence (France) and a six-month study stay in Karlsruhe (Germany) with professors Otto Kronthaler and Wolfgang Meyer.

He joined the opera ensemble of the F. X. Šalda Theatre in Liberec (north Bohemia), later played in the State Opera in Prague and was a member of the Prague Symphony Orchestra for 10 years. In 1993, he won the 1st prize at a competition in Kroměříž and later received the Leoš Janáček Foundation Award for the best conservatory graduate. He was in the final round of Jeunesses Musicales Romania and succeeded in the ARD International Music Competition in Munich in 2003. As a soloist, he collaborates with the Munich Chamber Orchestra, Inter Camerata and the Prague Symphony Orchestra. He premiered and recorded Jindřich Feld’s clarinet quintet with the Pražák Quartet and often performs with the Zemlinski Quartet with which he recorded the works by F. V. Kramář.

In 2003, he formed the Trio Arundo with oboist Jan Souček and bassoonist Václav Vonášek and later won the Czech Chamber Music Society Prize with them. He plays the bass clarinet in the clarinet ensemble Five Star Quartet with his colleagues from the Academy of Performing Arts. He had led masterclass courses in Žirovnice (Czech Republic), Vardø (Norway) and Wroclaw (Poland).

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