Hana Kostrunková

After studying at the Music Gymnasium of Jan Neruda in Prague, Hana graduated from Prague Conservatory as a student of Jiří Rajniš. At the Janacek Academy of Performing Arts in Brno, she studied with David Šlechta and successfully graduated in June 2020.  During her studies she has participated in various viola masterclasses led by prominent musicians. She is a sought-after chamber and orchestral player. As a member of a chamber ensemble Comenius, she took part in the International competition Concerto Bohemia and won the 1st […]

Anna Talácková

Anna began her studies at Music Grammar School of Prague in 2008 with Jan Novák, continued studies at the Prague Conservatory with Jan Ostrý and graduated with master’s degree in Jan Ostrý’s class at the University of Ostrava. She is now a student of postgraduate programme at Hochschule für Musik Saarbrücken in Germany in class […]

Štěpán Janoušek

Štěpán Janoušek is a Czech trombone player and a singer. He studied at Konzervatoř Jaroslava Ježka in Prague. He won J. J. Johnson Jazz Trombone Competition in 2015. He’s a member of MarZ, Janoušek-Wróblewski quartet, SKETY, Jazz Dock Orchestra, Concept Art Orchestra, BERG Orchestra and other bands. He is also a sought-after session musician.

Pavel Hrala

Pavel Hrala is a Czech violin, viola and guitar player. He graduated at the Prague Conservatory. In addition to classical music Pavel is interested in pop, rock, electronical music and alternative music. He collaborates with many bands and plays with his band MANU. They published an album in 2019 – Dny, roky, vteřiny (days, years, […]

Pavel Zlámal

Clarinetist, saxophonist, improviser, composer based in Brno. Graduate of the Conservatory in Teplice, master’s degree and doctoral programme at the Janáček Academy of Performing Arts in Brno. During studies he spent two years at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki. In addition to his education in classical music, he mostly focuses on contemporary, experimental and improvisational music. He works within a wide range of musical practices and tendencies ranging from jazz, free jazz, through contemporary music techniques, to sound experimental and free improvisation. With his thorough classical basis, but also a deep interest in […]

Gabriela Barillová

Gabriela began playing violin at the age of five at the Lounskych Primary School of the Arts, where her teacher was L. Bendová. Since then, she has won a number of solo and chamber performance prizes at national student competitions including first prize in a string quartet competition (2013, 2016) and 2nd prize for solo […]

Listen to the composer: Gary Rushton – Ethicodrammi

Short Interview about Gary’s experience with composing music in VR for Trick The Ear project: Matyáš Bernard Braun:Anger/Bravery/Justice/PrideFrom the Statues of 24 Virtues and Vices atKuks Hospital, Czech Republic Author statement Virtue and Vice are rather closely tied together, one can often transform into the other by excess or deficiency. When I first saw the […]

David Šimeček

Since his childhood, David proves himself as an outstanding talent and alaureate of several competitions, such as Concertino Praga, National Competition of Conservatories, Youth and Bohuslav Martinů and the CzechClarinet Art in Hořice, Czech Republic. After graduating at grammar school, he began his musical studies at the Conservatory of České Budějovice, during which he already […]

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