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Collegium 1704 & Collegium Vocale 1704

Prague baroque orchestra and vocal ensemble
The Collegium 1704 and Collegium Vocale 1704 ensembles were founded by the harpsichordist and conductor Václav Luks in 2005 on the occasion of the Bach–Prague–2005 project, marking the beginning of residential collaboration with the Prague Spring International Music Festival. Since 2007, after their huge success with Zelenka's Missa votiva in France, Collegium 1704 has been regular guest at festivals around Europe – besides performing the fundamental pieces of baroque repertoir, promoting work of Czech masters like Jan Dismas Zelenka and Josef Mysliveček.

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In 2008, they began the Prague-Dresden Musical Bridge concert series, which continues the rich cultural traditions of the two cities. Collaboration with the renowned soloists Magdalena Kožená, Vivica Genaux, and Bejun Mehta naturally led, in 2012, to a second concert series, called Collegium 1704 in the Rudolfinum (formerly Baroque Opera Stars), held at the Rudolfinum – Dvořák Hall in Prague. Since autumn 2015, the two concert series merged into one Season held in Prague and Dresden.

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Following international successes with opera performance of Handel’s Rinaldo (directed by Louise Moaty) in 2009, the year of 2013 was devoted to rediscovery of the Czech composer Josef Mysliveček. His opera l’Olimpiade (directed by Ursel Herrmann) was presented by Collegium 1704 in Prague, Caen, Dijon, Luxembourg, Theater an der Wien and nominated for The International Opera Awards.

Recent and upcoming concert appearances include the 2015 Salzburger Festspiele (also 2016), Berliner Philharmonie, Theater an der Wien, Konzerthaus Wien, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Wigmore Hall, Versailles, Lucerner Festival, Chopin Festival and as residential ensemble at the prestigious Oude Muziek Utrecht and Bachfest Leipzig.

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Radio and television stations throughout Europe broadcast many Collegium 1704 concerts live and recorded.

In 2014, Collegium 1704 and Vaclav Luks collaborated with Bejun Mehta on a DVD project of Gluck's opera Orfeo ed Euridice and a BBC Two documentary “Mozart in Prague”, starred by Ronaldo Villazon. Its recordings on the Accent, Zig-Zag Territoires and Supraphon labels are continuously acclaimed by the general public and music critics alike (including Diapason d'Or, Coup de Coeur by TV Mezzo, nomination for The Gramophone Awards by Gramophone Magazine etc.). In September 2013, the long-awaited Collegium 1704 recording of J. S. Bach's Mass in B minor was issued. Their most recent project is the world premiere recording of Missa Divi Xaverii and Litaniae de Sancto Xaverio by J. D. Zelenka, which earned a Diapason d'Or 2016 and was selected as an Editor's Choice by Gramophone Magazine.

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…and why 1704?

1704 is a symbolic year of Jan Dismas Zelenka, our armorial composer. In August 1704 the church of St. Nicholas in Prague witnessed the magnificent performance of Zelenka’s Jesuit allegory play – Via Laureata. As we don't know anything about Zelenka's previous life, this event signifies the arrival of some of the most remarkable personalities of the 18th century music of the European music scene.



Updated 1/2016

Orchestra members

Concertmaster
Helena Zemanová
Jana Chytilová


Violin
Markéta Knittlová
Jan Hádek
Magdalena Malá
Iveta Schwarz
Martin Kalista
Simona Tydlitátová
Petra Ščevková
Martina Kuncl Štillerová
Veronika Manová
Ivan Iliev
Dagmar Valentová
Machová Eleonora


Viola
Michal Dušek
Dagmar Valentová
Eleonora Machová
František Kuncl
Dymitr Olszewski
Zdenka Procházková
Cello
Libor Mašek
Hana Fleková
Michal Sťahel
Helena Matyášová


Double Bass
Luděk Braný
Ondřej Štajnochr


Organ/Harpsichord
Pablo Kornfeld
Václav Luks


Flute
Julie Braná
Lucie Dušková
Michaela Ambrosi


Oboe
Xenia Löffler
Katharina Andres
Michael Bosch
Petra Ambrosi
Bassoon
Györgyi Farkas
Kryštof Lada
Katrin Lazar
Monika Fischaleck
Jane Gower
Elisabeth Kaufhold


Trumpet
Hannes-Martin Rux
Almut Rux
Jaroslav Rouček
Karel Mňuk
Josef Sadílek


Horn
Erwin Wieringa
Miroslav Rovenský


Timpani
Daniel Schäbe

Vocal ensemble members

soprano
Hana Blažíková
Alena Hellerová
Barbora Kabátková
Kamila Zbořilová
Dora Pavlíková
Stanislava Mihalcová

alto
Kamila Mazalová
Daniela Čermáková
Jan Mikušek
Marta Fadljevičová

tenor
Václav Čížek
Čeněk Svoboda
Hasan El-Dunia
Tomáš Lajtkep
bass
Marián Krejčík
Tomáš Král
Jaromír Nosek
Martin Vacula
Lukáš Zeman

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