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

The Bassoon-Class is intended to all students interested in bassoon, beginners as well as advanced players. The only prerequisite is your interest in “early-music”, i. e. mostly 18th century music but also 17th century- and early 19th century music. During the lessons we will focus on playing on period instruments, both baroque and classical. The instrument can be borrowed – in case you are interested, please, let us know at registrace@early-music.cz soon, the number of free instruments is limited. Nevertheless, the class is open also to students playing on modern bassoon interested in early music. The repertory will be accommodated according the demands of the Summer School as well as the possibilities of each student.

A word from the tutor: “With my students, I would like to share inspiration in interpretation of solo and chamber music, as well as playing continuo. How to support the soloist, how to underline the harmony, how to control the tempo, how to blend into the sound of the ensemble, how to work with the breath etc. These are, in my opinion, the essential abilities, that can be improved in any phase of development of both continuo- and solo-players.”

Suggested Repertoire

J. B. Boismortier – Sonatas for two bassoons op. 14, G. Ph. Telemann – Sonatina TWV 41:c2, Sonata f minor TWV 41:f1, A. Reichenauer – Bassoon concerto (i.e. F major), A. Vivaldi – Concerto for bassoon (i.e. g minor RV 496), trio-/quadro- sonatas etc. etc.

Level Of Skills Required

all levels

Maximum number of students


Teaching Languages

Czech, English, German