Vojtěch Semerád

 

Vojtech Semerad

Vojtěch Semerád, studied the viola at the Prague Conservatory in the class of Karel Dolezal. Following his studies of the baroque violin in Paris at the Conservatoire national supérieur de musique et de danse with François Fernandez, he has been focussing on baroque repertoire and has performed with a number of period ensembles in the Czech Republic and abroad. In 2011, he is finalist of prestige Telemann-Wettbewerb competion in Magdeburg.   

As the member of Collegium Marianum ensemble, Vojtech Semerad performed under leadership of Andrew Parrot, Peter Kooij, Sergio Azzolini, Benjamin Lazar. He has given concerts in prestigious festivals all over Europe (Tage Alter Musik Regensburg, Bachfest Leipzig, Centre de Musique Baroque de Versailles, Pražské jaro, among others) and realized recordings (Deutsche Gramophon, Naïve, Supraphon).

After graduating from Charles University, Prague, where he specialised in Choirmastering of Church music, he studied Gregorian chant with Louis-Marie Vigne at the Conservatoire national supérieur de musique et de danse de Paris.

In 2008 he founded Cappella Mariana, where he is as the leader, rare vocal ensemble in the Czech Republic specialized in the music of Renaissance polyphony. Besides concert activities at home and in abroad Cappella Mariana organize regularly concert cycle Lenten Fridays.