Jan Fišer — concert master of PKF — Prague Philharmonia
May — the time of love. The theme of love also has to be in my May recital in the chamber series. Come and ‘touch the music’ and feel the fondness you have for your loved one expressed through music. I look forward to seeing you!
Jan Fišer, the concertmaster of the PKF — Prague Philharmonia, is one of the leading young Czech violinists. He has won numerous prestigious competitions (the Kocian Violin Competition, Concertino Praga, Tribune of Young Artists UNESCO), and outside of the Czech Republic has performed in Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Italy, France, Japan and the USA. He has performed as a soloist alongside the Czech National Symphony Orchestra, the Janáček Philharmonic, the Bohuslav Martinů Philharmonic Orchestra, the North Czech Philharmonic and the Karlovy Vary Symphony Orchestra. He has performed at music festivals in Switzerland (Murten Classics), Spain (Pau Casals International Music Festival) and the USA (Brevard Music Festival). He formed the Dvořák Trio with the pianist Ivo Kahánek and the cellist Tomáš Jamník, which is one of the most successful Czech chamber ensembles. Jan Fišer records for television and radio, and as one of the competition winners he also played on a CD In Honour of Jaroslav Kocian for the 40th anniversary of the Kocian International Violin Competition.
At just fifteen years of age, Václav Mácha became the youngest undergraduate at the Music Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, where he studied in the class of the world-famous Czech pianist Ivan Moravec. After successfully graduating from the Prague Academy, he studied with Karl-Heinz Kammerling at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Hannover, where he graduated in 2001 and went on to do postgraduate studies in solo piano under the same teacher. He has performed as a soloist in most of this country’s major concert halls and in many European cities. He has made repeat visits to the United States, Canada, Mexico, Turkey and Asia. He has performed with the Czech Philharmonic, BBC Symphony Orchestra, PKF — Prague Philharmonia, Brno Philharmonic, Suk Chamber Orchestra, Czech Chamber Orchestra and Hradec Králové Philharmonic. He has worked with many leading Czech and foreign conductors (Jiří Bělohlávek, Ondřej Kukal, Eiji Oue, Naoshi Takahashi, etc.). In 2009 he appeared as a soloist with the BBC Symphony Orchestra at the BBC Proms in the Royal Albert Hall in London. Since 2012 he has been a member of the Czech Philharmonic.