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Petr Vasek

Czech Republic

Akademic degree
Bachelor of Arts (BcA.)
Master of Arts (MgA.)
Main field of study: Clarinet

Musical education
2011-2012 Present: The 2nd year of Master of Arts in Specialized Performance at Conservatorio della Svizzera italiana (prof. Milan Řeřicha)
2008-2010 Master art at Conservatorio della Svizzera italiana (prof. Milan Řeřicha)
2005-2008 Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (prof. Jiří Hlaváč, prof. Vlastimil Mareš), title Bachelor of Arts, recieved in June 2008.
2001-2004 Prague conservatory (prof. Milan Polák), title Absolutorium (compare to pre-prof.) received in June 2005.
1999-2000 Conservatory in Brno (prof. Lubomír Bartoň)
1994-1998 Basic school of music in Brno (prof. Břetislav Winkler)

Prizes and nominations
2012 Winner,  position for the 2nd clarinet with the bassclarinet  for the Prague National Theatre Opera.
2012 Winner, Prague Philharmony (Orchestral Academy, season 2012-2013)
2012 Winner, Verbier festival orchestra
2011 Winner, Carlino competition (Italy)
2011 Finalist, Luzern symphony orchestra
2011 Winner, Prague Philharmony (Orchestral Academy, season 2011-2012)
2010 3rd prize in Krsko international competition for clarinet (Slovenia)
2008 3rd prize in II° Concorso Internazionale di Clarinetto “RINO VIANI“
2008 2nd prize in Carlino competition (Italy)
2008 participated in Prague Spring International Music competition
2007 Winner, Wiener classic competition (ISA - International Sommer Accademy)
2007 Winner, Antonín Rejcha competition (ISA – International Sommer Academy)
2006 semifinalist at International clarinet competition in Markneukirchen
2004 The price for the most succesful partcipant of clarinet courses in Žirovnice
2004 Winner, show-competition of Czech conservatories in the woodwinds.
2001 honorable mention at Concertino Prague competition
1997 1st prize in national competition of Elementary schools of Music (chamber music)
1996 1st prize in national competition of Eementary schools of Music (solo)

Courses, Masterclasses and festivals
2011 Masterclass with Wenzel Fux (clarinet)
2011 Appeared at the international music festival Young Prague, 2010 in the Czech Republic and January, 2011 in Japan.
2010 Masterclass with Karl Leister (clarinet)
2008 ISA08 contemporary music – cooperating with Klangforum Wien
2008 International festival Encuentro de Música y Academia de Santander (Péter Csaba - director, Alessandro Carbonare – clarinet, Claudio Martínez Mehner – piano, Klaus Thunemann, Radovan Vladkovic, Hansjörg Schellenberger – chamber music)
2007 Internationale sommer academy Prague – Wien – Budapest (Michel Lethiec - clarinet,  Alexander Neubauer – clarinet)
2006 International festival Encuentro de Música y Academia de Santander (Péter Csaba – director, Paul Meyer – clarinet, Jaimé Marín, Klaus Thunemann, Radovan Vladkovic, Hansjörg Schellenberger – chamber music)
2005 International Chamber Music Course for Ensembles in Weikersheim (Martin Spangenberg – clarinet)
2004 International  clarinet festival at Žirovnice kastle (Jiří Hlaváč, Valter Vítek, Petr Čáp)
2000 French – Czech Academy of Music in Telč (Michel Raison-clarinet)

Orchestral experience
Colaborated with:
Prague Phiharmony (Jiří Bělohlávek, Jakub Hrůša) – contract for the season 2011-2012
Czech Chamber Philharmonic (director – Vojtěch Spurný)
CNSO – czech national symphony orchestra (director – Marcello Rota, Andrea Bocelli – tenor)
Czech chamber orchestra (director – Ondřej Kukal, Jana Vlachová – violin)
Orchestra at festival in Santander (director – Vladimir Ashkenazy)
Young Sound Forum of Central Europe (Christoph Altstaedt – conductor)
Ochestra Città di Brescia
Orchestra della Svizzera italiana


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