Members

Jan Mráček (* 1991)

Bio-Jan.jpg is one of greatest and most promising violin talents in the Czech Republic. Playing violin since 5 years of age, he already performed at important concert stages as a child.
Among the most valued competition prizes he won are the 1st prize from the K. Kocian International Violin Competition in Usti nad Orlici in 2005 and 2006, the title of absolute winner of the national round of Concertino Praga 2006, the highest award from Vaclav Hudecek's Summer Music Academy in Luhacovice (2005, 2006) and the 1st prize at Beethoven's Hradec 2009. He also returned to Luhacovice Academy in August 2012 as a succesful assistant of Mr. Vaclav Hudecek.
Jan's greatest success is a 2nd prize in a strong competition of 50 participants at the international Prague Sprint Competition in May 2010. He became the youngest laureate of this significant competition ever.
Jan Mráček is performing in the Czech Republic and abroad. His piano partner is Lukáš Klánský, with whom he introduced himself at the Prague Spring 2011 recital.

Ivan Vokáč (* 1987)

Bio-Ivan.jpg is a graduate of Prague Conservatory of Music. For the time being Ivan is studying with Prof. Miroslav Petras at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague.
Ivan succeeded in many international competitions, for example: 2nd prize at the Heran Cello Competition in Usti nad Orlici (1997, 2003), 1st prize at the International Cello Competition in Liezen (2002), 1st prize at the Dotzauer Cello Competition in Dresden (2005), absolute winner of Concertino Praga (2006) – duo with violinist Jakub Junek, 1st prize at the Martinu Competition in Prague (2008). His last important achievement is winning Leos Janacek’s International Competition in Brno, Czech republic (2013).
Aside of all competitions Ivan attended a number of master classes and music courses, for example Kronberg Academy in Germany (Steven Isserlis, Boris Pergamenchikov, Bernard Greenhouse), International Music Academy in Pilsen (Rafael Wallfish), Chamber music courses in Weikersheim (Artemis Quartet, Ralf Gothóni, Jacques Amon), International Summer Academy in Reichenau (Hatto Beyerle, Avedis Kouyoumdjian, Petr Prause, Jan Talich, Peter, Schuhmayer, Evgenia Epstein).
Ivan is a passionate chamber musician. As a member of Taras Piano Trio he won 1st prize in International Brahms Competition in Pörtschach, Rovere d’Oro in San Bartolomeo. As a member of Böhmia Trio, Ivan became a laureate of Martinu Competition in Prague. Now he is a member of newly founded Lobkowitz trio.
Ivan regularly participates as a soloist in festivals both in the Czech Republic (Talich’s Beroun, Young Prague, Young Podium) and abroad (Festival l’Eté Musical en Bergerac).

Lukáš Klánský (* 1989)

Bio-Lukas.jpg was born on March 22nd 1989 in Prague. He is a laureate of many national as well as international competitions e.g. EPTA 2002, Agropolli 2003, Karl Drechsel fordepreise 2007, Beethoven‘s Hradec 2007, International Rotary Piano Competition 2012 and Darmstadt International Chopin Competition 2013. At the age of fifteen he made his debut in Dvorak´s Hall in Prague with the Prague Chamber Orchestra playing Mozart’s Concerto F Major.
Between 2004 – 2010 he studied at the Prague Conservatoire in the class of Eva Boguniová, graduated with Chopin’s Piano Concerto in f- minor with the Prague Conservatoire Symphony Orchestra. Since 2010 he has been studying at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague under his father, Prof. Ivan Klánskýt. His musical development has been influenced not only by his tutors but also by Martin Kasík as well as world-famous Garick Ohlsson, whose Prague masterclass Lukáš Klánský attended.
Lukáš performs with leading Czech orchestras (Chamber Symphony Orchestra Pardubice, Hradec Králové Symphony Orchestra, Bohuslav Martinů Philharmonic, Czech National Symphony Orchestra, Barocco sempre giovane) as well as under baton of conductors as Libor Pešek, Andrea Sebastian Weiser or Istvan Denes. Lukáš Klánský appears on musical festivals as the Prague Spring, Feasts of Music with Václav Hudeček, Talich’s Beroun or in the scope of chamber cycle with the Czech Philharmonic.
At his numerous concert performances he had the chance to introduce himself to the audiences in many countries. Beside the Czech Republic it was for instance Slovakia, Germany, France, Italy, Belgium, Netherlands, Croatia, Slovenia, Poland and Turkey. Because of his extraordinary talent, musical intellect and exemplary sound quality, he is not only a highly acclaimed soloist but also a sought-after chamber music player.