Richard Šeda (born in Dačice, South Bohemia) graduated in 1996 from the České Budějovice Conservatoire, where he studied trumpet with Jiří Pelikán. Already during his studies he became interested in early musioc and historically informed performance. In 1998, he got acquainted with cornett, via Adam Michna’s Loutna česká (Bohemian Lute), recorded by Michael Pospíšil, whose ensemble Ritornello offered him the first opportunity to play the instrument. From 2005 he took part in a number of interpretation courses, organised in Prague and France, and lead, among others, by the French cornett player Judith Pacquier, with whose ensemble Les traversées baroques he performes today. He also regularly co-works with other foreign ensembles, such as Concerto Copenhagen and the 2009 Copenhagen Royal Opera project, directed by Lars Ulrik Mortensen, or Ensemble Artaserse and its European tour with the countertenor Philippe Jaroussky in 2013. In Austria, he is often invited to co-operate with the Wiener Hofburgkapelle and the Clemencic Consort (René Clemencic), in the Czech Republic he co-operates mainly with Cappella Mariana (Vojtěch Semerád) and Collegium Marianum (Jana Semerádová), and other ensembles, such as Ensemble Inégal (Adam Viktora) and Collegium 1704 (Václav Luks).
About The Class
The class is intended for cornett players, beginners and advanced. We shall dedicate ourselves especially to the tone production, performing the relevant repertoire, as well as the diminution and improvisation practice.
Diminution, improvisation, music for cornett
Level Of Skills Requiredintermedate
Maximum number of students8
Teaching LanguagesCzech, English, German
Active Participants – Cornett
- Jiří Němeček
- Vlastimil Kovář
- Barbora Mišoňová
- Radovan Vašina
- Lumír Škvařil
- Karel Vik
- Radek Houf (P)