Lenka Filová — cor anglais
Lenka was born in Pardubice, where she studied oboe at ZUŠ by Jan Kolář and at the conservatory by Libuše Voráčová. From the Prague AMU she graduated in the class of Lidmila Ježová. She worked for ten years as the 1st oboist of the Olomouc Moravian Philharmonia, since 1998 she has been a member of PKF - Prague Philharmonia. In addition to playing in the orchestra, she also performs with her husband, pianist Martin Fila.
Jaroslava Tajanovská — oboe
Jaroslava Tajanovská was born in Vimperk, where she learnt recorder, clarinet and later percussion at the local music school with Mr. Petr Staňek. After passing the entry exam at the Conservatoire in České Budějovice, she studied oboe with Prof. Milan Kaňák. From 2000 she studied at the Janáček Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Brno with Prof. Josef Bartoník. In 2003 she received a scholarship to study at Staatliche Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Stuttgart, where she spent four years under the guidance of Prof. Ingo Goritzki; she completed her studies with a ‘Künstlerische Ausbildung’ diploma. At the same time, in 2007, she received her master’s degree at the Janáček Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Brno. Jaroslava devotes her time mainly to orchestral and chamber music. Among her orchestral experiences are engagements with the Moravian Philharmonic Olomouc (2000 – 2003), the Brno Philharmonic, Haas Chamber Orchestra (previously ROXY Ensemble), Orchestra BERG, Stuttgarter Kammerorchester, Junge Oper Stuttgart, Stuttgarter Kantorei and Czech Sinfonietta. Since 2007 she has been an oboist with the PKF-Prague Philharmonia and from 2011 a member of the Czech Radio Symphony Orchestra. Her participation in chamber ensembles goes back to her student years at the České Budějovice Conservatoire (the chamber ensemble Tilia) and later at the Janáček Academy in Brno, where she joined various groups, such as a wind trio, quintet and nonet. Since 2009 she has been collaborating in a duo with the harpist Ivana Švestková-Dohnalová and from 2017 with the pianist Drahoslava Satorová. Jaroslava has attended masterclasses with Jean-Louis Capezalli, Ingo Goritzki, Paul Dombrecht and Günther Passin.
Since its founding in 1994, the ZEMLINSKY QUARTET has become a much lauded example of the Czech string quartet tradition. The quartet has won the First Grand Prize in the Bordeaux String Quartet Competition (2010) and also enjoyed a string of top competition prizes that include Banff, Prague Spring, and London, where it was also awarded the Audience Prize. They have also been the recipient of the Alexander Zemlinsky Advancement Award. In 2016/17, Zemlinsky Quartet was appointed as the residential ensemble of the Czech Chamber Music Society. So far, the Zemlinsky Quartet has toured extensively in four continents. The repertoire of the ensemble is far ranging containing more than 200 works by many leading composers, including contemporary music. Since 2007, the Zemlinsky Quartet has recorded exclusively for the French record label Praga Digitals, having released fourteen titles including „Diapason d´Or“ award winning 4-CD set of early string quartets by A. Dvořák. In 2014, the Zemlinsky Quartet became only the fourth quartet in history to record the complete string quartets by Antonín Dvořák. The recordings of the Zemlinsky Quartet have received universal critical acclaim. Having studied with Walter Levin (LaSalle Quartet) and Josef Klusoň (Pražák Quartet), the group now gives numerous master classes to students of any age. In 2006-11, the quartet served as Assistant Quartet-in-Residence at Musikakademie Basel in Switzerland. Recently, F. Souček and P. Holman have been introduced as professors of the Prague Conservatory.