Irvin Venyš

Irvin Venyš is by all means an outstanding artist of the young Czech generation. He gained top awards in the world most renowned international music competitions - Prague Spring, Pacem in Terris Bayreuth, EBU New Talent, Paris, Zurich, and Madeira. He repeatedly proves these honours at the most prestigious festivals in Europe – Festival Mitte Europa,  Pablo Casals Festival Prades, Mozart der Europäer - Mannheim – and stages all over the world - Japan, Germany, France, Spain etc. Extraordinary is the range of his musical activities, reaching from classical clarinet repertoire through extremely demanding compositions of the 20th and 21st centuries – world and Czech premiers - Osvaldo Golijov, Betty Oliveiro, Isang Yun, Jan Dušek, N-Tech etc. - to traditional folklore. All these influences are easily traced in his unmistakeable interpretation. He has collaborated with the world leading soloists and conductors - Hans-Jörg Schellenberger, Radovan Vlatković, Zakhar Bron, Péter Czaba, Igor Ardašev, Libor Pešek, Ralph Gothóni, Elina Vähälä, Michel Lethiec, Hagai Shaham, André Cazalet or Jean-Louis Capezzali etc. His musical education is also worth mentioning. He has graduated The Brno Conservatory (Prof. Břetislav Winkler), The Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (clarinet class of Prof. Vlastimil Mareš and Prof. Jiří Hlaváč) where he reached an academic title Ph.D., and is currently a pedagogue. He also spent a year at Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris in the class of professor Michel Arrignon. Recently he has recorded for Czech Radio and Television, Mitteldeutsch Rundfunk, ORF, or Arco Diva.

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