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Jan Mach

Jan Mach graduated from the Brno Conservatoire with prof. Lubomir Barton and at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague under prof. Vlastimil Mares and prof. Jiri Hlavac in 2008. He participated in master classes in Semmering, Austria, and at the French-Czech Academy in Telč with prof. Michel Raison. He studied for half a year in Karlsruhe, Germany with prof. Wolfgang Meyer. In summer 2002 he took part in courses in Aix-en-Provence, France, under the direction of Ensemble InterConterporain and became a member of the Festival Orchestra in Aix-en-Provence.

In 1993, he won first prize at the competition of conservatories in Kromeriz. He became a laureate of the Leos Janacek Fund for the best graduate of the Conservatory in Brno. In 2002, he advanced to the semi-finals of the Prague Spring and the Talent of the Year. He is a finalist of Jeunesses Musicales Romania.

As a soloist he cooperates with leading symphony orchestras - Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Münchener Kammerorchester, etc. In the chamber music field, he has performed with many well-known bodies, with the Prazak Quartet he had premiered and recorded a clarinet quintet by Jindrich Felda, with the Zemlinsky Quartet he has performed Mozart's Quintet for Augsburg Festival and released a CD with chamber music of F. V. Kramar. In June 2010, he led master-classes in Vardo, Norway. Besides working as a member of the Trio Arundo he is a member of the Prague Symphony Orchestra FOK. There, a live Mozart's clarinet concerto was recorded at the opening concert of the 76th season, under the baton of chief conductor Jiří Kout.