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Vojtěch Jakl

Strings, Vielle

Vojtěch Jakl studied in the class of Amandine Beyer at the prestigious early music institute, Schola Cantorum Basiliensis, and holds degrees from the Janáček Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Brno, under the guidance of Lenka Torgersen, as well as the Prague Conservatoire, where he studied with Dagmar Zárubová and Jaroslav Foltýn. Throughout his career, Vojtěch has had the privilege of participating in masterclasses led by esteemed musicians such as Leila Shayegh, Jörg-Andreas Bötticher, René Jacobs, Lenka Torgersen, Jana Semerádová, John Holloway, Lucy van Dael, Ton Koopman, Patrick Cohën-Akenine, among others.

Vojtěch actively performs across Europe, showcasing his skills on a variety of historical bowed instruments and specializing in a wide repertoire of early music. He has been invited to perform at renowned stages and festivals including Bachfest Leipzig, Festival Oude Muziek Utrecht, Salzburger Festspiele, Berliner Philharmonie, BOZAR (Palais des Beaux-Arts) Brussels, the Prague Spring Festival, Château de Versailles Spectacles, Resonanzen Festival Wien, London Early Music Festival, Kölner Philharmonie, Quincena Musical de San Sebastián, Festival de Torroella de Montgrí, Concentus Moraviae festival, and more.

Vojtěch has collaborated with esteemed directors such as Rudolf Lutz, Václav Luks, René Jacobs, Olivier Schneebeli and soloists Magdalena Kožená, Andreas Scholl, Philippe Jaroussky, Emöke Barath, Leila Shayegh, Xenia Löffler, Barbara Maria Willi, Hana Blažíková, Dagmar Šašková, among others. He is an active member of ensembles such as Collegium 1704 (Václav Luks), Collegium Marianum (Jana Semerádová, Lenka Torgersen), Ensemble Inégal (Adam Viktora), and Musica Florea (Marek Štryncl).

Vojtěch is also a founding member of the B3 Ensemble and the Basel-based Rýnský Trio. Additionally, he has showcased his talent with medieval vielle, as part of the renowned ensemble La Morra (Corina Marti, Michał Gondko) and the recently formed Ensemble Pampinea.

Vojtěch has contributed to numerous CD recordings for respected labels such as Pentatone, Accent, Prospero, Ramée, Glossa, Chateau de Versailles Spectacles, Supraphon, ARTA, among others. His dedication to early music has been recognized through awards at various competitions, including the Biagio Marini Competition 2021 in Neuburg, The London International Festival of Early Music Competition 2022, Da Vinci Young Sounds 2022, and the Manhattan International Music Competition 2023.

In spring 2024, Vojtěch, along with colleagues, will be releasing a CD featuring the first complete recording of 12 violin sonatas by Ignazio Albertini for the Italian label Da Vinci Publishing.