Lukáš Vendl
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 17th and 18th 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 performed several modern premieres of extensive vocal and instrumental works found among others in the archives of the Želiv monastery. 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

Both more and less advanced organists are welcome. Recommended repertoire: compositions by authors mainly of Czech, South German and Italian origin, e.g.: J. F. N. Seeger, J. K. Vaňhal, G. Frescobaldi, G. M. Trabaci, J. J. Froberger, D. Zipoli, J. P. Sweelinck, J. K. Kerll, J. Pachelbel, G. Muffat, possibly another, appropriate for a South German-type instrument with a broken octave C D E F Fis – c3 on 2 manuals with a CDEFGABH-a pedal. We will also focus on improvisation in the older style and the realization of the (non)figured bass. With complete beginners we will go through the basics of figured bass and counterpoint, with more advanced players we can work on special problems of different styles and genres. In case of questions and for consultation regarding the repertoire, you can write to the email

In the afternoon, depending on the interest, there will be a supplementary class for the basso continuo. Students from other classes than organ can also apply. The exact structure of the lessons will be adapted to the number and knowledge of the students.

Suggested Repertoire

Muffat, Pachelbel, Sweelinck, Seeger, Kerll, Frescobaldi, Froberger…
If you have an arrangement with a soloist, pieces with accompaniment in the form of an unrealised figured bass would be excellent.

Level Of Skills Required

All levels

Maximum number of students


Teaching Languages

Czech, English, German

Active Participants – Intermediate, advanced and professionals