Lukáš Vendl
Choir (sacred music & opera)

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. 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

In addition to the preparation of the choral parts of the joint final project, we will deal with the compositions of this year’s jubilees Heinrich Schütz (1585-1672) and Johann Kuhnau (1660–1722). Scores will be made available on the course website no later than one month before the start of the course.
The lessons will be organized into morning and afternoon lessons, in both of which we will rehears the same repertoire.

Level Of Skills Required

All levels

Teaching Languages

Czech, English, German