Marek Štryncl
Baroque orchestra

Conductor, violoncellist, choirmaster, and composer Marek Štryncl (born 1974 in Jablonec nad Nisou) held the position of principal cellist in the North Bohemian Philharmonic already while a student at the conservatory in Teplice. He graduated from the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (AMU) in 2002 in the field of conducting, and has also studied cello at the Dresdner Akademie für alte Musik as well as participating in many courses in authentic performance practice in Chinon, Mainz, Basel, Valtice, and elsewhere.

As a conductor and choirmaster Štryncl has collaborated with famous chamber and symphonic orchestras, choirs, ensembles, and soloists such as Magdaléna Kožená, Phillipe Jaroussky, The New Israeli Vocal Ensemble, Boni Pueri, the Orlando Consort, the Prague Chamber Choir, Les Musiciens du Paradis, and the Prague Philharmonia. His repertoire includes works from the early Baroque to the Romantic period as well as contemporary compositions. (…)



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About The Class

The name of the class “Baroque Orchestra” is in fact not precise. This is because the players will not only become acquainted with historically informed interpretation of baroque music (P. D. Vejvanovský, J. D. Zelenka), but also work on compositions that fall into the late Classicist period and possess a breathtaking style overlap (the orchestral prelude in a quintuple meter from the turn of the 18th and 19th centuries by Antonín Rejcha). The orchestra will be tuned to 415 Hz (half a tone lower than modern tuning). Yet it is no problem to include modern string instruments, as those can be slightly under-tuned, or modern wind instruments that will play half a tone lower (French horns, trumpets, bassoons, etc.) Baroque oboes, bassoons and flutes are especially welcome.

Suggested Repertoire

Harmonia Romana and Serenade by P.J.Vejvanovský, selection from Suite F Major by J.D.Zelenka, Ouverture in 5/8 by A.Rejcha…

Level Of Skills Required

2. intermediate

Maximum number of students