Adéla Triebeneklová — horn
The PKF—Prague Philharmonia not only gave me the chance to be part of the orchestra of my dreams, which I had admired since I started in music, but also to have the chance to arrange my own programme from my favourite compositions. What more could a musician ask for? It’s going to be the Kalabis Quintet’s debut in a chamber series. And me? I’m really looking forward to Poulenc’s Sextet!
The Kalabis Quintet was formed in 2012 by students from the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague under the educational guidance of Štěpán Koutník. The group consists of Zuzana Bandúrová (flute), Jarmila Vávrová (oboe), Anna Sysová (clarinet), Kateřina Kmínková (bassoon) and Adéla Triebeneklová (horn), and it participated at the international music courses of the International Summer Academy in Semmering (Austria) in August 2014, at which he received two special awards: the Viktor Kalabis Award and the prize for best performance of a composition by a contemporary Czech composer. Afterwards, the quintet gave a successful performance of a composition by Iša Krejčí at a gala concert at the home of Vienna's ORF. Some of the group’s other main successes include 1st prize at the Karl Ditters von Dittersdorf International Competition in Vidnava (2014) and 3rd prize at the 8th Wind Quintet International Competition in Marseille — the Concours International de Quintette à vent — which took place in February 2015. In the autumn of 2017, the Kalabis Quintet appeared as part of concert series by the composer’s association Convergence, where it premiered the piece Landscape: HypnoticPulsation by Tomáš Pálka.
Eva Hutyrová is part of a young generation of pianists whose repertoire focuses on contemporary music as well as the more traditional genres. She studied at the Brno Conservatory and Prague’s Academy of Performing Arts (Emil Leichner) and honed her skills at several international courses under the tutelage of people such as Pierre Jasmin, Eugen Indjic, Walter Groppenberg and Avo Kouyoumdjian. She has won several international awards (Concertino Praga, International Smetana Piano Competition, Bohuslav Martinů Competition), and as an in-demand chamber musician appears regularly both in the Czech Republic (the festivals Moravian Autumn, Prague Spring, Prague Days of Contemporary Music, Forfest), and abroad (Austria, Germany, France, Ukraine). As part of her collaboration with Convergence (an association of composers), she has performed the Czech and world premieres of numerous solo and chamber pieces by contemporary composers. She regularly makes recordings for Czech Radio and Czech Television.