Jakub Kydlíček

After finishing his studies in recorder and conducting at the Conservatory in Pilsen he continued in postgraduate studies at Schola cantorum basiliensis with Corina Marti. During his studies, Jakub participated in masterclasses and lessons with leading personalities of early music (P. Holstlag, A. Solomon, W. van Hauwe, C. van Heerden, B. Honig,…). He devoted himself to further opera conducting studies with G. Ch. Sandmann and C. Metters as well as historical improvisation and continuo (P. Ayerton, M. Erhardt, J. Gundersen). In 2018 he gained his Ph.D. in History.

Soon after graduating, he was appointed a teacher at the Prague Conservatoire. In 2012 he became a director of the Prague Conservatory Baroque orchestra. As a lecturer, he is often invited to lead seminars and courses of early music. Since 2018 he holds a position as recorder lecturer at Masaryk university Brno.

As a recorder player, he performs regularly with a number of early music ensembles such as Collegium 1704, Capella Regia, Collegium Marianum, Czech Ensemble Baroque,… with whom he performed in prestigious European scenes (Prague Spring, Semperoper Dresden, Teatro Arriaga, Grand Theater de Luxembourg, Salzburger festspiele, Bachtage Leipzig). With Schola gregoriana pragensis he recorded a CD devoted to the music in time of Charles IV.

In 2009 he founded his own ensemble CONCERTO AVENTINO. As a conductor he performed some of the baroque masterpieces such as Zelenka´s Sub olea Pacis or Purcell´s semi-opera The Fairy Queen. Recently he did perform czech premieres of operas Pigmalion by J. Ph. Rameau or Aci, Galatea e Polifemo by G. F. Haendel or Gluck’s Paride ed Elena at Smetana’s Litomyšl festival.