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Marek Švejkar

Instrumentalists / Clarinet

Biography

Marek Švejkar (1995), the very first Czech clarinettist to be accepted to the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris, winner of multiple international competitions and until 2020 was a member of the Chamber Music Academy in Prague.

At the time of the "covid", when we needed culture the most, Marek worked in pharmacies and in a hospital to help those who needed it the most.

In 2021, Marek was invited as a lecturer to teach at the Clarinet Workshop in Domažlice alongside Ludmila Peterková and to perform in Cairo (Egypt) at local Music Festival.

In 2019 he performed in Washington D.C., where he had the honour of performing at the celebrations of the 30th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution, and in the same year he performed with members of the Karajan Academy of the Berlin Philharmonic in Berlin.

Year before that, Marek played with the Orchestre de Paris and the Ensemble Intercontemporain at the Paris Philharmonic under the baton of Daniel Harding, Matthias Pintscher and Sakari Oramo. In the same year, he became a member of the Ensemble ECCE created by musicians from in IRCAM (Institute for the Creation of Modern Music).

He was also invited to his solo debut at the Prague Spring Festival which took place in May 2017 at the Prague Rudolfinum. Marek collaborated with soloist Eva Garajová on her album album for ArcoDiva and was also invited to record Philipp Berrod's solo album. He has performed at many music festivals in Czech Republic and abroad and performed as a soloist with multiple Czech orchestras, such as the Czech Philharmonic under the leadership of Jiří Bělohlávek.

Marek graduated from the Prague Conservatory, Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional de Paris and is currently completing his studies at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris.

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