Štěpán Pražák – Violin

Štěpán Pražák studied at the Pilsen Conservatory under Radka Beranová and Roman Fedčuk. Already in this student period he worked as a soloist with the J.K.Tyl orchestra in Pilsen. He took part in numerous masterclasses at home and abroad and gained prizes in national and international competitions (1st place in the International Louis Spohr Competition in Germany). As soloist he worked with a whole series of professional orchestras and appeared in Czech and international festivals. He appears regularly with Musica Bohemica and with the Russian pianist Michael Kravtchin when the latter has concert tours in Europe. He has been the guest leader of the Mitteleuropa Orchestra di Udine (Italy) since 2009. He has led the Czech Philharmonic Quartet since 2014.

 

Viktor Mazáček – Violin

Viktor Mazáček studied at the Prague Conservatory under Jaroslav Štětina and the Academy of Performing Arts under Ivan Štraus. He has been a member of the Czech Philharmonic orchestra since 1994; he is also in demand as a chamber musician and works with well-known ensembles like Konvergence, Camerata Bohemica and Capella Regia Prague. He is the leader of the Chamber Orchestra of the Dvořák Region. He has devoted his energies intensively to the Czech Philharmonic Quartet since 2015.

 
 

Jiří Poslední – viola

Jiří Poslední studied at the Prague Conservatory in a class taught by Prof. J. Zíka and completed chamber music studies with J. Vlach and V. Moučka from the legendary Vlach Quartet. Since 1997 he has been a member of the viola group of the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra. Jiří is a sought-after chamber music player who has performed in the Šroubek Quartet, Joseph Trio and Prague Baroque Soloists and others. For the last six years he has been teaching at Ameropa Chamber Music Courses in Prague.

 
 

Jakub Dvořák – cello

At the age of ten Jakub Dvořák became a private student of Prof. Mirko Škampa. After high school he was accepted to the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, where he graduated in 1990 under the guidance of Dr. Rudolf Lojda. Since his student years he has cooperated with many chamber orchestras and ensembles (Prague Baroque Soloists, Concertino Notturno Praha, Joseph Trio). Since 1997 he has been a member of the cello group of the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra. He is currently devoting himself intensively to his work in the Czech Philharmonic Quartet. He is also a member of the Virtuosi di Basso and Musica Gaudeans chamber ensembles.