Petr Zejfart - CV

Petr Zejfart was born in Prague (Czech Republic) where he completed the entirety of his musical studies, starting early with his mother and ending with a Master’s Degree at the Academy of Fine Arts.
From the beginning his musical journey led him to become a professional musician, first with the piano and then the flute. He participated in numerous solo competitions, chamber and orchestral engagements in which he was always able to find confirmation for his decision for his chosen path. Equally crucial for his development were the countless concert opportunities, planned in schools, which allowed him to undertake several tours in Europe as a soloist or first part in orchestra. Very young, he started teaching flute and recorder in one of the many lively and city music schools. Following this he won the audition for a role at the Prague FISYO symphony orchestra.

After his transfer to Italy, he dedicated himself firmly to the recorder and to the study of ancient music, coming soon to collaborate with important ensembles: Il Giardino Armonico, Europa Galante, Accademia Bizantina, Epoca Barocca, La Venexiana and Ensemble Zefiro with whom he has performed in major halls in Europe (Hercules of Monaco, New Auditorium in Via della Conciliazione in Rome, Statsoper Unter den Linden Berlin, Auditorio Nacional de Música in Madrid, San Maurizio in Milan, the Mann Auditorium in Tel-Aviv, Konserthus Stavanger, Musik Verrein of Wienna, Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in Paris, Auditorium Parco della Musica in Rome and the Teatro Bibiena Mantua). He has collaborated and recorded with the bassoonist Sergio Azzolini, violinist Fabio Biondi, Carmignola, violist da gamba Vittorio Ghielmi and Roberto Gini, harpsichordist Michele Barchi and with conductors Gustav Leohnardt, Diego Fasolis, Ottavio Dantone and Riccardo Muti. He has recorded for Supraphon, Teldec, Virgin, Arts and CPO.

He teaches chamber music for wind instruments at the Conservatory of Music in Parma and it is within this repertoire that he brings together the training received in his country of origin and the subsequent experiences in early music. In this context, he has led for many years performance workshops focused on XVII  and XVIII century repertoire which enable many young musicians to consciously approach the peculiarities of the musical language of this period, internalise them, and overcome the limitations imposed by their modern instruments. He has on several occasions held chamber music performance workshops in collaboration with many other European conservatoires (Prague, Eisenstadt, Hamburg, Malaga, Szeged).