Jan Mach completed his studies at the Brno Conservatoire in the classes of profesor Lubomír Barton, and graduated at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague as Ph.D. with profesor Vlastimil Mares and profesor Jiri Hlavac. He took part in master courses at Semmerig, Austria in 2000 and the French-Czech academy in Telc, Czech Republic led by profesor Michel Raison in the same year. He attended a five month fellowship in Karlsruhe, Germany with profesor Wolfgang Meyer in 2000/2001. He took part in summer courses at Aix-en-Provence, France led by Ensemble InterConterporain and became a member of the festival orchestra at Aix-en-Provence. Winner of conservatoire competition in 1993, he was a finalist in the Prague Spring and Talent of the Year competitions. He was a finalist at the international competition ARD Munich, Germany in 2003. He is a member of Prague Symphony Orchestra and plays bass clarinet with Prague Clarinet Quartet. Last year he became teacher at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (AMU).
The Festival is delighted to welcome Jan to its tenth anniversary, where, with the Zemlinsky Quartet, he will participate in Ravel’s Introduction and Allegro for chamber ensemble and will be the soloist in Brahms’s Clarinet Quintet.