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New project in Klánovice

Our foundation commenced its cooperation with the Children’s Home and the ZŠ Masarykova in Klánovice in the school year 2015/2016. We have established a string orchestra under the baton of the conductor Jiří Korynta; this is intended for all children living in and around Klánovice. Instruction will be held for two hours three times a week – one hour rehearsing according to individual groups of instruments, and one-hour joint orchestra rehearsal.

More information on the Children’s Home Klánovice and the ZŠ Masarykova here: http://www.ddklanovice.cz http://www.zs-kl.cz

Project coordinator: Jitka Krejčí, kraktij@gmail.com; 281 960 264

TEACHERS

Jiří Korynta (conductor)

Jiří Korynta

Jiří Korynta

He comes from a musical family: his father is a jazz pianist, his mother a singer. He has devoted himself to music since his childhood – from the age of 6 he played with his siblings in the Prague Students´ Orchestra led by Professor Mirko Škampa. He attended several schools of music, studying the trumpet, violin and viola at the Ježek Conservatoire; at the Prague Conservatoire he studied conducting and percussion instruments. During his musical career he has performed in various ensembles, including big bands, brass band orchestras, chamber orchestras, quintets and other ensembles, playing mostly the trumpet, bass guitar and percussions. Following on from there, he joined symphony orchestras: he played the timpani in the Pilsen Philharmonic, while recording with the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra and the Film Symphony Orchestra. His latest conducting initiatives include cooperation with and conducting the Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra Olomouc and solo singers. As part of the project “Opera Under the May Sky”, whose sixth event was held in the Smetana Square in Litomyšl, he conducted the aforementioned solo singers in a selection from Czech and world operas. He has always been interested in film and all his above musical expertise culminated in the establishment of the Prague Film Orchestra, which has been performing for 10 years now.

Alexander Hledík (second violin)

Alexander Hledík

Alexander Hledík

He studied the Prague Conservatoire and the Academy of Performing Arts. In 2011 he played under the baton of J. Bělohlávek in the Prague Conservatoire’s Symphony Orchestra in the opening concert of the Prague Spring Festival. He is a concertmaster in the Prague Film Orchestra, playing first violin in his own string quartet. He is active in private music teaching.

 

Růženka Dvořáková (viola)

Růženka Dvořáková

Růženka Dvořáková

She grew up in the United States where she joined the Junior All-State Orchestra based in Moline, Illinois at the age of 12. Then she took private viola lessons in South Dakota. For four years she played in the South Dakota All-State Orchestra and was a member of a youth orchestra – the Sioux Empire Youth Orchestra (SEYO). Besides the viola, she also played the euphonium until the age of 18, and for four years she performed in the All-State Band, serving for one year as its head. At the age of 18 she was admitted to the Prague Conservatoire where she has been studying the viola for five years now. She attended the summer courses in Telč and Dobřichovice given by world-famous music teachers. At present she is first viola player in the Iwasaki Symphony Orchestra as well as in the Prague Conservatoire’s Symphony Orchestra.

 

Anežka Kyselková (violoncello)

Anežka Kyselková

Anežka Kyselková

She began playing the cello at the age of 5 under Marie Eiblová. She attended many competitions, both as a soloist and in chamber ensembles. She was a member of the Violoncello Ensemble of the ZUŠ Český Krumlov, an ensemble that has received many awards in the Czech Republic and abroad. She graduated from the Prague Conservatoire having studied in a class of Professor Tomáš Strašil. To date she has attended several cello master courses, for instance in Soběslav.