Jiří Sycha

Jiří Sycha studied violin playing, composing and conducting at the Church Conservatoire in Kroměříž. In 2003 he won the Yama Bursary Competition. Later he graduated with excellent results from the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik Trossingen (Germany), where he studied baroque violin playing with Anton Steck. He plays Baroque violin and viola. As a solo and chamber musician or leader, he co-worked regularly with the ensembles Instrumenta musica, Musica Florea, Collegium 1704, Musica figuralis, or Hipocondria ensemble. As an early music performer he co-worked already during his studies with a number of renowned musicians, such as P. McCreesh, A. Spering, R. Gini, T. Albert, R. Allessandrini, Ch. Toet, M. Huggett, P. Neumann, R. Lislevand, L. Russel, G.-U. Klein, or L. Brünmayr. Apart from his concert activities, he dedicates himself to music teaching and composing. He is strongly interested in the Moravian and Romany folklore (he co-worked with the dulcimer player Zuzana Lapčíková). His solo repertoire, which he performes together with the harpsichord player Filip Dvořák, consists mainly of the high and late Baroque works. He lives in Tábor, South Bohemia, where, from  2009, he conducts the Bolech symphony orchestra, and cares for programming of the annual Táborský triptych concert series.