Ondřej Šindelář
Baroque bassoon

Ondřej Šindelář studied at the Hochschule für Musik in Basel (Switzerland) with Italian bassoonist Sergio Azzolini and later continued at Schola Cantorum Basiliensis, focusing at old music and historical instruments.

He was a member of the Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra and the Prague Symphony Orchestra. He also played with the festival orchestra in Verbier (Switzerland), Philharmonia Orchestra in London and Kremerata Baltica. In 2005, he co-founded wind chamber ensemble Belfiato Quintet. Besides concerts with the Czech Philharmonic and the quintet, you can hear him perform on baroque and classicistic bassoons which he likes to collect and study in his free time.

He teaches course on historical instruments at the Janáček Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Brno and regularly teaches at the Summer Oboe and Bassoon Academy of J. Likin and O. Šindelář. He also collaborates with the publishing house Bärenreiter.

About The Class

This year’s bassoon class will be primarily devoted to the repertoire of the Czech Baroque. However, space will be given to any suggestions and compositions (solo and chamber) that will be of interest. The course will also include instruction in continuum playing. A limited number of instruments will be available for students to borrow. Primarily, the course will be on baroque instruments tuned to a’=415 Hz, but if there is interest and adequate repertoire, it will also be possible to take the course with a classical instrument tuned to a’=430 Hz. In extreme cases, it is also possible to enrol in the course with a modern instrument tuned to a’=442Hz, but preference will be given to students with historical instruments.

Suggested Repertoire

F. Jiránek – Concerto for bassoon and orchestra g moll, KapM Jiranek 21
A. Reichenauer – Concerto for bassoon and orchestra F Dur
A. Vivaldi – Concerto for bassoon and orchestra g moll, “Morzin” RV 486
J. F. Fasch – Sonate for bassoon and continuo C Dur, FaWV N:C1

Level Of Skills Required

all levels

Maximum number of students


Teaching Languages

Czech, English, German