Pavel Ciboch and Musica Gaudeans (CZ), Ivan Boreš and Tomáš Mach – violin (CZ)
13. 10. 2010 07:30
Pavel Ciboch (CZ)
Pavel Ciboch studied the guitar at the Teplice Conservatory and Jaroslav Ježek Conservatory. In 1994 he founded chamber music ensemble Musica Gaudeans. As a composer, he is open to all musical genres. He wrote music for a ballet; creates chamber compositions and experiments such as the Composition for the Computer and Oboe. Currently, he collaborates with professional astrologer Lenka Kobásková Mochnáčková on a concert cycle titled Music in the Star
Musica Gaudeans (CZ)
Featuring two melodic instruments (flute, oboe) and drawing on basso continuo (violoncello, guitar), Musica Gaudeans' (i.e. joyful music) performances are characterized by pure joy and optimism. Music fans in the Czech Republic, Germany, Switzerland, Saudi Arabia, Japan, Greece and Slovakia can attest. The ensemble has been performing since 1994 and its members are Pavel Ciboch - guitar, Kateřina Jansová - flute, Jakub Dvořák - violoncello, and Jiří Zelba - oboe. The original repertoire of sonatas by baroque masters and classicists (J.S.Bach, G.P.Telemann, A. Vivaldi, W.A.Mozart) is constantly expanded to include compositions in other music styles and various transcriptions of romantic and jazz authors: Musorgskij's Pictures at an Exhibition, Chick Corea's Spain and Children's Songs, suites from Gershwin's Porgy and Bess, Bernstein's West Side Story and others) and also compositions which were originally written for the ensemble (Eduard Douša's Uno Per Quatro, Pavel Ciboch's Souhvězdí zvěrokruhu (Constellations of the Zodiac), Arabská svita (Arab Suite), Karel Janovický's Kvartet pro flétnu, hoboj, kytaru a violoncello (Quartet for the Flute, Oboe and Violoncello), Max Stern's Tři písně Terezínských dětí (Three Songs of Terezín Children).
Ivan Boreš (CZ)
Ivan Boreš was born on February 8th, 1976. He had been self-taught till 25 years. Then he studied the four-year conservatory in České Budějovice with specialisation in the guitar with Emanuel Kúmell and composition with Radek Rejška and Jiří Churáček. Following this, he enrolled in the four-year study program with Professor Štěpán Rak at HAMU in Prague. He has been in Rak's class for 5 years now. Most of his concert repertoire consists of his own compositions. His composition Nocturno op.2 won the Composer competition organised by PRO GUITARRA in 2007 (the sheet music was published by Czech Radio). He is an active guitarist who performs chamber as well as solo synchronic compositions often using quarter-tone and fretless guitars. A collection of guitar scores by Boreš called Obraz prvý (Scene One) has just been published.
Tomáš Mach (CZ)
Tomáš Mach is a violinist, composer and educator. He was born in the Czech Republic and grew up in a musical family. In early childhood he developed an interest in classical music and bluegrass. In 1995 he interrupted his studies at the Teplice Conservatory and went to the USA. In New York he met Matt Glaser (the then chair of the String Department at Berklee College) who invited him to a few lessons. In 1997 Mach graduated with honours from the Teplice Conservatory in the class of Prof. Doc. Vadim Skibin. In the summer of 1997 he spent some time touring with Tony Trischka, the legendary American banjo player. In the autumn of 1997 he became a member of the North-Czech Philharmonic Orchestra where he remained for two years. Following that, his musical activities led him to the realm of jazz. He accepted an offer from the swing orchestra Melody Makers' leader Ondřej Havelka. Meanwhile, he was teaching the violin at the Jaroslav Ježek Conservatory in Prague. In January 2002, Tomáš Mach signed a contract with the Bangkok Symphony Orchestra, where he remained for two years. He also held master classes at Bangkok Symphony Music School (BSS). Currently, Tomáš Mach lives in Prague, where he is playing concerts and working on his composition.