Jiří Bárta

21/3/2023 from 19:30 Dvořák’s Hall Rudolfinum

Jiří Bárta


  • Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy String Symphony No. 10 in B minor
  • Gabriel Fauré Élégie (Elegy)
  • Antonín Dvořák Rondo for Cello and Orchestra
  • Edvard Hagerup Grieg Holberg Suite
  • Joseph Haydn Concerto for Cello and Orchestra No. 1 in C major

  • Jiří Bárta, cello, Czechia
  • Patrik Sedlář, deputy concertmaster

Jiří Bárta

Jiří Bárta, a significant cellist of his generation, studied in Prague, Cologne and Los Angeles. In 1991 he was awarded Europäische Förderpreis für Musik in Dresden and Rosropovich-Hammer prize in Los Angeles. He cooperates with significant Czech and international orchestras such as Czech Philharmonic, Slovak Philharmonic, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra London, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Berliner Symphoniker and with conductors such as Jiří Bělohlávek, Charles Dutoit, Libor Pešek, Gennadij Rožděstvenskij, Maxim Šostakovič. In 2008, he co-established the International festival of chamber music in Kutná Hora. He also worked as a curator of Dvořák’s Prague festival. Jiří Bárta currently plays violoncello built by Dietmar Rexhausen in 2012. Since 2013 he is a member of Eben Trio. In his career, he has recorded a large number of CDs.

Patrik Sedlář

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.