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)
  • Astor Piazzolla Le grand tango
  • 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 violin at the P. J. Vejvanovského Conservatory in the class of Prof. Jaroslav Krátký between 2009-2015. He regularly participates in violin competitions – in 2011, at the Josef Muzika International Competition in Nová Paka he received an honorable mention and a year later the 3rd prize. In 2018, he received an honorable mention at the Bohuslav Martinů competition in Prague. Since 2011 he has regularly attended Master Classes of Prof. Bohuslav Matoušek in whose class he studied at the 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 September 2015, he performed as soloist with Moravian Philharmonic at Kroměříž Music Summer festival. In 2018-2019, he completed one-year of study at Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien with the concertmaster of Wiener Symphoniker Jan Pospíchal. 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.