25th anniversary season
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Clarinet Factory

In 2019 the four-part ensemble Clarinet Factory will celebrate twenty-five years on the music scene. Its members Jindřich Pavliš, Vojtěch Nýdl, Luděk Boura and Petr “Pepíno” Valášek met while studying at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague in the early 1990s, and from the very beginning have endeavoured to interpret all kinds of genres and experiment in the field of classical music, jazz, electronic music and world music. The quartet’s current aim is to appeal to a cross-genre and cross-generational audience. They have collaborated with a number of top Czech artists to put together and perform themed programmes (Jana Koubková, Lenka Dusilová, Petr Nikl, etc.). From 2009 to 2015 Clarinet Factory was a guest of Bobby McFerrin during his Prague appearances. Other highlights in the ensemble’s career include the music for the films Hidden Things and Murderous Tales — The Lighthouse (2016) and victory at the prestigious International Songwriting Competition in Nashville, USA, with the composition Orlík. In 2018 they received ‘Classic Prague Awards’ in the ‘Crossover category’.

Jindřich Pavlišclarinet *
Luděk Bouraclarinet
Vojtěch Nýdlclarinet *
Petr Valášekbass clarinet

* member of PKF – Prague Philharmonia

www.clarinet-factory.cz

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