Stanislav Masaryk


In Czech Philharmonic
since 2020

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Born in Slovakia, Stanislav Masaryk (1993) has been playing the trumpet since the age of nine. As an exceptional student aged 13, he joined the class of JUDr. Michal Janoš at the Bratislava Conservatory and was enrolled there in the following year. He later continued at the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava with Mgr. art. Rastislav Suchan ArtD.

He finished 2nd in the Slovak Conservatories Competition in 2009 and took the 1st prize in 2012. In 2015, he won the Yamaha Scholarship Award. He was awarded the 1st prize and the title of the overall winner at the International Competition for Wind Instruments Brno 2017 among more than 60 trumpet players from the Visegrad Four countries. In 2022, he won the Ludovít Rajter Prize awarded by the Music Centre.

From 2009 to 2020 he was a member of the Bratislava Hot Serenaders hot-jazz orchestra with bandleader and trumpeter Juraj Bartoš. In 2012–2015, he was a member of the Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra.

From 2012 to 2019, he was the principal trumpeter of the Slovak National Theatre Opera Orchestra, with small breaks. In 2017 and 2018 he was the first trumpeter in the orchestra of the National Theatre Prague. During that time, he started regularly collaborating with the Czech Philharmonic.

As a soloist, he regularly performs with the Slovak Philharmonic, the Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra (he also makes recordings and tours abroad), the Bohdan Warchal Slovak Chamber Orchestra, the Košice State Philharmonic Orchestra, Cappella Istropolitana, the State Chamber Orchestra of Žilina, the chamber as well as the symphony orchestra of the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava and the Slovak Youth Orchestra. Occasionally, he also collaborates as an orchestral player with the Slovak Philharmonic or with the hot-jazz orchestra Fats Jazz Band.

Since September 2020 he has been a member of the Czech Philharmonic , where he holds the position of first trumpeter. He has also performed as a soloist with the Czech Philharmonic under the baton of principal guest conductor Tomáš Netopil and chief conductor Semyon Bychkov. In 2022, he led a three-day performance course in London as part of the Czech Philharmonic's collaboration with the Royal Academy of Music.