Lukáš Vendl
Improvisation & basso continuo

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

Improvisation and basso continuo – in theory and practice. Ideal for keyboard players, theory applicable for every music disciplines. Realisation of basso continuo, but also making of your own music. The development of counterpoint and thinking about the musical form.

Suggested Repertoire

For harpsichord players and organists: a part of continua in form of unrealised bass. Students can bring their own material or ask the tutor on the spot.

Level Of Skills Required

All levels

Maximum number of students


Teaching Languages

Czech, English, German

Active Participants – Improvisation & basso continuo

    1. Markéta Pavlíková
    2. Lucie Maňourová
    3. David Štefaník
    4. Pavel Marek