- Anna Paulová, clarinet
- Patrik Sedlář, deputy concertmaster
Anna Paulová has won numerous prizes from an early age. Her greatest success has been 2nd prize at the Prague Spring International Music Festival in May 2015 with a number of special awards, including the Bohuslav Martinů Foundation prize, Gideon Klein Foundation prize, Czech Centres prize and Mercedes Benz prize for the most successful Czech participant of the competition and 1st prize at the Bohuslav Martinů Foundation Interpretation Competition 2016 with special prize of the Artist’s Life Foundation for the best participant of the competition.
As a soloist, Anna Paulová has performed with the Czech Philharmonic, PKF- Prague Philharmonia, Talich Philharmonia Prague, Bohuslav Martinů Philharmonic Orchestra Zlín, Czech Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra Pardubice, Nord Czech Philharmonic Teplice, Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra Olomouc, Polish Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra Sopot, Orchestra Sinfonica Città di Grosseto, Inter Camerata Chamber Orchestra Wroclaw, Orquestra Cascais e Oeiras Portugal and Orchestra da Camera di Caserta and the Orchestra Sinfonica di Sanremo.
Since 2013 she is studying with prof. Jiří Hlaváč and prof. Vlastimil Mareš at Academy of Performing Arts in Prague. At present, she receives lessons with prof. Sabine Meyer and prof. Reiner Wehle at the Musikhochschule Lübeck.
In June 2022, she received a special Golden Medal award (High Distinction) at the Manhattan International Music Competition, and in November 2022 she will perform at the Salon de Virtuosi Festival at the Bohemian National Hall in New York.
Patrik Sedlář studied at the P. J. Vejvanovského Conservatory in the class of Prof. Jaroslav Krátký between 2009-2015. Since 2011 he has regularly attended Master Classes of Prof. Bohuslav Matoušek in whose class he studied at Academy of Performing Arts in Prague.
In 2013 and 2015, he received a scholarship of the Czech Music Fund Foundation for the Support of Czech Modern Music. In 2017, he undertook Master Classes in Semmering, Austria with professors Vilmos Szabadi and Shmuel Ashkenazi. In 2018, he became a laureate of the Kroměříž Summer Music Academy under the direction of violin virtuosos Josef Špaček and Dalibor Karvay. In 2018 – 2019, he completed one-year of study at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna with the concertmaster Wiener Symphoniker Jan Pospíchal.
He also professes in chamber music – he is a member of the Errai piano trio, which regularly performs in the Czech Republic, Germany and Turkey. In 2018, trio won 2nd place at the Bohuslav Martinů competition in Prague, and in 2019 they performed solo with the North Bohemian Philharmonic in Teplice. Between 2020 – 2022 he was a member of the group of first violins of the orchestra of the National Theater in Prague, and since 2021 he has been working as concertmaster at the Moravian Philharmonic in Olomouc.