Participants 2018
 
Jakub Zicha Viola, conductor
He graduated from the Prague Musical Conservatory specoalising in viola and conducting (M. Němcová, H. Farkač, J. Kasal, and M. Košler – 2001). His graduation concert in 2001 was included in the programme of "Prague – European City of Culture." While still a student, he began playing with the Mysliveček Chamber Orchestra. He is a founder and artistic leader of the Prague Choir Soloist ensemble. Since September 1999, he has been the artistic leader and choir master of a major Prague non-professional choir, the University Artistic Choir of the Charles University. He recorded A. Dvořák's Requiem on CD with the last-mentioned choir. As a choir master and conductor, he has participated in several important festivals (Italy, Bologna; Spain, Valencia; and Portugal, Porto); he has also performed in Austria. In November 2003, he was chosen for participation in the finals of an international conductors' competition in Tokyo, Japan. Since September 2001, he has worked as a teacher at the Prague Musical Conservatory.

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