2. CONCERT - Thursday, November 18, 2021

JAN ČMEJLA - piano
JAN VOBOŘIL j.r - French horn
MARKÉTA TÝMLOVÁ - piano accompaniment

The program:

Fryderyk Chopin (1810–1849)
Andante Spianato and The Great Brilliant Polonaise in E flat major, Op. 22

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Concerto for French Horn No.3, E flat major

Camille Saint-Saënse (1835-1921)
Romance op. 67

Robert Schumann (1810–1856)
Carnival op. 9

Jan Voboril jr. was born in 2005 in Prague. From an early age, he devoted himself to music under the guidance of his parents. He gradually learned the basics of playing the recorder, violin and piano. At the age of nine, he decided to play the French horn. He was initially taught by his father, the solo horn player of the Czech Philharmonic. In 2016, after successful entrance exams, he was accepted to the Grammar School and Music School of the Capital City of Prague. m. Prague, where she is currently studying in the class of prof. Jana Švadlenková. He was preparing for these exams at the ZUŠ in Police nad Metují under the guidance of Mrs. Lenka Němcová. At this time he successfully participated with the chamber ensembles of this art school in the national competition in Vidnava, where in 2014 he won the 1st prize with the duo and a year later with the brass trio in the central round of the national art school in Orlová the 2nd prize. In 2017, he won the 3rd prize at his first international brass competition in Brno, and at the end of 2017 he was selected on the basis of a competition in a music grammar school for a solo performance in the Rudolfinum with the Prague Symphony Orchestra. m. Prague FOK. In 2018, he won the 2nd prize (without the 1st prize) in a nationwide interpretation competition (across all instruments and singing) announced by the Czech Philharmonic. Based on his victory in the same competition, he performed solo with the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra in two concerts in the spring of 2018 and performed his composition for 2 horns and strings with his father. In the autumn of the same year, he won the 1st prize in the national competition in Pardubice. In November 2018, he conducted the Czech Student Philharmonic Orchestra at seven concerts in the Rudolfinum, where he performed his composition, which the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra commissioned in a series of educational concerts. In January 2019, he performed solo in the Smetana Hall of the Municipal House with the Hradec Králové Philharmonic Orchestra at the Classic Music Awards Ceremony. In June 2019, he won the 1st prize at an international competition in Brno and was the absolute winner of all categories in the field of French horn. In the summer of 2020, he was selected as one of four candidates (among all instruments) to represent the Czech Republic at the international competition in Budapest Virtuosos V4 +. A year later, he performed at several concerts within the festival for young talents Zlatá pecka 2021 at the invitation of the singer Dagmar Pecková, and in October 2021 he became the absolute winner of all categories in the field of French horn at the national competition Pardubice Brass.

Markéta Týmlová graduated from the Conservatory in České Budějovice and the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague under the guidance of prof. Peter Toperczer. She then completed her doctoral studies with him, which included the recording of a complete piano work by Josef Suk. During her studies, she successfully participated in a number of national and international competitions, e.g. in Joplin (USA), Košice, Mariánské Lázně, Prague (Prague Spring). She has collaborated with many Czech orchestras. In 2004 she performed at the Prague Spring Festival with a solo recital.

She is a member of the Budvicense trio and a sought-after chamber musician.

She teaches at the conservatory in České Budějovice.

Jan Čmejla - pianist (⃰⃰2003)
He has been playing the piano since he was six years old, and since the age of eight he has also been involved in music composition. He received his first music education at the Ilja Hurník Art School and at the Grammar School and Music School of the Capital City of Prague. m. Prague, where he studied under prof. Tatyana Vejvodova and prof. Lukáš Klánský. Since 2018 he has been studying piano at the Prague Conservatory under the guidance of prof. Eva Boguniová.
He has won a number of music competitions, such as the International Virtuosi per musica di pianoforte competition in Ústí nad Labem (2013, 2018), Chopin for the Youngest (2015), the International Novak Piano Competition (2015), Mezin. Peter Toperczer Piano Competition Košice (2017; 2nd prize), Beethoven's Teplice (2018) and Concertino Praga (title of absolute winner of 2019). He holds the prestigious Golden Nut Award (2013) awarded to the most talented children in the Czech Republic, and the Kern Foundation Prize by the outstanding Russian pianist Olga Kern.
Thanks to his competitive success, he had the opportunity to perform with the Brno Philharmonic (2014), the Prague Symphony Orchestra. m. Prague FOK (2015, 2017), North Bohemian Philharmonic Teplice (2019), Czech Radio Symphony Orchestra (2019), Bohuslav Martinů Philharmonic (2020) or Václav Hudeček as part of the Festival Svátky hudby 2016. In March 2019 he gave a solo recital at the National Bohemian Hall in New York and Kennedy Center in Washington as part of the prestigious Millennium Stage concert series. In the autumn of 2019, he recorded his debut album for Radioservis Czech Radio.
His artistic role model is the Chinese pianist Lang Lang, with whom he personally met in Vienna as a participant in the Allianz Junior Music Camp 2015 program, which is intended for dozens of selected talents from all over the world every year.