Miloslav ŠtudentLute & theorba
After secondary school graduation, Lukáš Vendl studied the organ at the Prague Conservatory in the class of prof. Jan Hora. He went on to study with prof. Jaroslav Tůma at the Prague Academy of Performing Arts, graduating in 2003. He has participated in a number of masterclasses led by renowned organists (Martin Sander, Harald Vogel) and harpsichordists (Helmut Franke). In 2002 he studied at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Hamburg in the class of Wolfgang Zerer. He wrote his dissertation on 17 th and 18 Th century music theory with special focus on music for keyboard instruments. He has won several prizes at interpretation competitions, both Czech and international. He works as a cantor in the Evangelical Church of Czech Brethren, serving as organist at the Salvator Church in Prague. He teaches at the Prague Conservatory and the Charlotte Masaryk Basic School of Arts in Prague 6. On regular basis he has led classes at the Summer school of
early music in Valtice, focusing on informed interpretation of baroque music. He has introduced several new-time premieres of extensive vocal and instrumental works found among others in the archives of the Želiv monastery. He is the artistic leader and choirmaster of Ensemble Guillaume and Collegium 419 vocal ensembles. As organist and harpsichordist, he performed recitals at the Pilsen Organ Festival, Haydn Festivities, Želiv music festival, Bach Week in Budapest, the Organ Festival in Smečno, the Orlice-Kladsko Organ Festival, etc. He has been collaborating with a number of outstanding musicians (Irena Troupová, Vilém Veverka, Jakub Kydlíček) and ensembles (Ensemble Inégal).
About The Class
The class will accommodate players on historical plucked instruments – renaissance lute,archlute, theorbo, baroque lute, calichon, mandora or baroque guitar. Classwork will focuson informed performance of period music, technical specifics of each instrument and thelute performance practice put in broader context (ornamentation, articulation, rhetoric, etc.). Students interested in deepening their skills of basso continuo play are also welcome.
The course of Lute tablatures is taught only in Czech language.
Solo or chamber pieces (duets etc.) from the 15 th – 18 th century repertoire for renaissance lute, archlute, theorbo, baroque lute, calichon, mandora or baroque guitar. Vocal or instrumental works in which a lute instrument plays the basso continuo part.