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Štěrba Robert

American tenor Roberto Sterba was born in a music loving family in former Czechoslovakia. Music and singing was heard at Sterba`s family home every day, two of Roberto`s uncles were professional musicians. As a boy of six he often performed as folks singer for the neighborhood people, at eight he started learning violin. Later he graduated violin with excellent results at the Conservatoire Prague, for a short time was a violinist with the Prague Symphony Orchestra and for one season - after his escape from communist Czechoslovakia - with Graunke Symphony Orchestra Munich, Germany (the present Munich Symphony Orchestra).



cellist and composer


Roman Samostrokov was born into an exceptionally musical family in Lviv. He has studied cello in the class of Prof. E.E. Spitzer, starting from a special music school for gifted children and continuing up to the post-graduate level. He has also studied with L. Aeshliman (a pupil of Pierre Fournier) in Neuchatel, Switzerland.

Samostrokov has been a recipient of numerous scholarships from the Government of Ukraine, the President of Ukraine and Maurice Rubeli (Switzerland). He was awarded the 2nd prize at a National Youth Music Competition in Kherson (Ukraine), 1st prize at the Prokofiev International Competition, and 2nd prize at the International Lysenko Music Competition.


Šťastný František

František Šťastný /1968/ has studied the organ at Prague Conservatory and the Academy of Music under the guidance of prof. Jan Hora and prof. Jaroslav Vodrážka /improvisation/.


Strejček Alfred

Vystudoval herectví na brněnské JAMU a prošel řadou pražských i mimopražských divadel. Hrál postupně v Divadle O.Stibora v Olomouci, v Divadle Jiřího Wolkera v Praze, v Divadle Maringotka, ve Státním divadle v Brně, v Divadle E.F.Buriana a v Divadle Za branou u Otomara Krejči. Je stálým hostem Lyry Pragensis a dlouhá léta vystupoval i v pražské poetické vinárně Viola. Pět let působil jako pedagog uměleckého přednesu na pražské konzervatoři. Patří mezi špičkové interprety poezie a prózy a je několikanásobným laureátem soutěží profesionálních umělců v uměleckém přednesu. Je držitelem nejvyššího ocenění v tomto oboru – Křišťálové růže. Přednáší též v latině, angličtině, němčině, španělštině a italštině. Má za sebou řadu filmových a televizních rolí – filmy Tři zlaté vlasy děda Vševěda a Podivuhodná přátelství herce Jesenia, televizní inscenace Josefína, Lásky hra osudná, Smrt a blažená paní, Malá mořská víla a j. Je vyhledávaným interpretem melodramatických děl.


Shonert Alexander


Born in Russia in 1972, Alexander Shonert is a violin virtuoso of extraordinary talent, known for his magical, brilliant rich tone, lively onstage personality and sensational improvisational ability. Alexander is a graduate of the Novosibirsk Russian State Conservatoire. He has also obtained a doctorate degree at that same institution.

Shonert has received many accolades; he is a laureate of numerous prestigious international awards. Since 1999, Shonert has made the musical city of Prague his home. In recognition of his substantial contribution to Czech culture, the right of dual citizenship (Czech and Russian) was conferred upon him in 2010. Shonert performs throughout the whole of Europe, both as a soloist and as a guest soloist of philharmonic and chamber orchestras. He has played numerous concerts in the United States as well. Shonert also performs in Trio Ilya Levinsky & Shonert, featuring Russian vocal tenor great, Ilya Levinsky and pianist, Alina Levinsky.

Shonert's emotionally rich tone, his intensity of feeling and the striking originality of his interpretative style, combined with enchanting improvisations, make him one of the world's greatest violinists today.

The legendary Maestro Josef Suk, talks about Shonert and his interpretation of Dvorak's compositions in the show "Z metropole" on Czech Television. About Shonert he said, "Shonert is a brilliant artist, gifted by God. I was moved, because my famous great-grandfather Antonin Dvorak deserves to be interpreted in such a way."

Shonert was honored when Czech Television produced and broadcast a film documentary about him and the magical, musical life he leads, simply entitled, "The Life Journey of a Violin Genius." In 2005, he was the featured soloist performing with the Prague Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra. That same year, Shonert also made his very successful United States debut.

Czech National Artist, Maestro Vaclav Hudecek about Alexander Shonert's staccato playing said, “This is phenomenal! I have never heard anything like that in my life!”

Shonert represents both the CzechRepublic and the Russian Federation at various cultural events in the countries of the European Union (he represented Czech national culture at the European Commission in Brussels in 2009), and in the United States. In 2014, Shonert played a very well received recital at the prestigious National Gallery of Arts in WashingtonDC.

Over the last few years, Shonert has also developed and refined a wonderful new concert program, "Shonert Plays The Jewish Classics And Gershwin," which combines his lovely, brilliant interpretations of Jewish classics and the fabulous, sparkling tunes of the legendary George Gershwin. Shonert is often accompanied on this program by his mother, Natalia Shonert on piano. Apart from his concert activities, Shonert is also a very successful and popular educator. He runs his own music school in Prague, Czech Republic. Shonert's teaching methods stem from the best traditions of the "RussianViolinSchool," combined with his own unique knowledge, talent and experience. Shonert's hard working students play in various orchestras in Russia, Europe and the United States.



Laureate of International Competition (Berlin, 2003)

Laureate of World Prize of Antonin Dvorak (Prague, 2001)

Laureate of European Prize of Gustav Mahler (Prague – Brussels, 2001)


Ramesova Stania

Upon graduation of the Conservatory of Music, Prague, Miss Ramesova continued her study at the Moscow Conservatory P. I. Tchaikovski in the class of the famous Russian harpist Olga Erdeli. Five years study at Moscow has not only improved the harp technique of Miss Ramesova, but more importantly it has deepened her relation to the chamber music.


Rainerová Jindřiška

Jindřiška Rainerová is one of the best Czech mezzo-sopranos on the operatic and concert scene today. After graduating from the Colege of Education in her native city of Ústí nad Labem she studied voice with Prof. Jitka Švábová, with whom she has continued working up to the present. Her first steady engagement was with the opera ensemble of the theater in Ústí, where the young singer made her operatic debuts in her first roles. After five years she transferred to the opera in Liberec, now as a well-established artist.


Němečková Zuzana

Born in Kladno (Czech Republic)
Studies (organ) at Prague Music Conservatoire 1975 – 1981 with prof. Jan Hora at the Academy of Musical Arts 1981 – 1987, also with pro. Jan Hora.


Kvapil Radoslav

Radoslav Kvapil was born in Brno, Moravia and was taught privately from his childhood by Dr. Ludvik Kundera, Janáček´s successor and Director of the Brno Academy. He later became a graduate at the Academy under the guidance of Dr. Kundera.


Roman Fedčuk

Roman Fedchuk was born in the Ukraine. Even while a student at the Music College of St. Krushelnicka in Lvov he was considered one of the most promising talents of his generation. While still a student there he performed with Lvov Philharmonic, even gaining his first success at the Jan Kocián International Music Competition.