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Duet Collegium Marianum

1st April at 19,00, Museum of Riga Hostory and Navigation, Hall of Columns

Jan Krejča

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Jan Krejča (born 1972) - first studied playing the Renaissance lute under the tutaledge of Rudolf Měřinský and later extended his interest to theorba and Baroque guitar.

He participated in numerous musical interpretation courses lead by E.Mascardi, H.Smith, J.Lindberg and others. As a much-sought-for basso continuo, he co-operates with various Czech and foreign ensembles (Ensemble tourbillon, Les voix humaines, Collegium Marianum, Collegium 1704, Capella Regia, Musica Florea, Verba Chordis, Harmonologia a.o.). He also performs solo and this year he recorded a CD of Italian theorba music. Jan Krejča also takes part in numerous recordings for Czech Radio, Czech TV, Supraphon, Arta Records and Rosa.

Jana Semerádová

Studied the transverse flute at the Prague conservatory a In 1994 she received a scholarship to the Birmingham conservatory. She is a graduate of the Charles University in Prague, in Music Theory and Interpretation Practice of Early Music. She studied Flauto traverso with Wilbert Hazelzet at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague. In 2003 she received 3rd Prize "2.

internationalen Telemann-Wettbewerb für historische Holzblasinstrumente" in Magdeburg and the same year she was awarded 3rd Prize in the Munich "16th Grosser Förderpreiswettbewerb" in the duo category, together with Monika Knoblochová. She has given concerts all over Europe and other continents (a.o. Tager Alter Musik Regensburg, Bachfest Leipzig, Mozartfest, Centre de Musique Baroque de Versailles, Europamusicale, Vantaa Baroque, Pražské jaro etc.).

As the artistic director of Collegium Marianum, Jana Semerádová prepares regular concert series and music-dance performances and dedicates her time to intensive research in the music archives in the Czech Republic and abroad. She is a regular guest of other Baroque music ensembles, such as for instance Musica Florea, Musica Aeterna, Solamente Naturali, Batzdorfer Hofkapelle. She is also active as a teacher and organises early music interpretation courses at the Collegium Marianum - Týn School. Regularly records for the Czech radio and TV. Besides concert and research activities she organizes interpretation courses of Early Music at the institution Collegium Marianum, teaches at the Prague Conservatory and at the Masaryk University in Brno, and gives workshops at Janacek Academy of Music. She devotes herself to the research and practice of Baroque gesture and Baroque dance.

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