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  • Medieval music band Bakchus was established in 2006 and has performed hundreds of concerts in many European countries (Czech Republic, Germany, Denmark, France, Switzerland, Italy, Austria, Slovakia, Slovenia, Croatia, Hungary, and Ukrainem, Cyprus etc.) and in Japan.
  • The four members of the band are professional musicians from Prague and Brno, with a wide range of experience from all music genres (classic, musicals, jazz etc.). 
  • Their repertoire comprises of European dances and songs from the 12th to 16th centuries.
  • Its instrumentation consists of replicas of period instruments (shawm, bagpipes, gemshorns, quintern, cittern, lute, harp, vielle).
  • Bakchus band is also involved in recording TV shows and films (Borgia, Cyril a Metoděj, Die Pilgerin, Jan Hus, Marthes Geheimnis, The Musketeers – BBC, Die Puppenspieler, Filharmonici na ulici, Sofia, Knightfall, Serpent Gift, The King – PlayStation 4 Sony …), appearing in theater performances (Romeo a Julie – Theatre Celetná Prague), and recording scenic music for radio broadcasting (David a Bat-šeba – Czech Radio), theaters (Tvrz – Theatre Bolka Polívky) and computer games (Kingdome Come Deliverance – Warhors Studios).

Členové

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Richard Závada 
bagpipes, shawms, lutes, cittern, gemshorn, voice

radecek_01

Radek Seidl 
shawms, bagpipe, gittern, gemshorns, voice

vladimir_01

Vladimír Třebický
drums, percussions, voice

vasek_01

Václav Polívka 
vielle, harp, cornett, voice

Richard Závadarichie_02

studies

  • 2005-2009 Academy of Early Music (FF MU Brno) with Miloslav Študent (Lute).
  • 2009 Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Lyon (France) with Eugène Ferré (Lute).
  • Since 2014 Janáček Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Brno with Jan Čižmář (lute instruments).
  • Number of master classes under the guidance of foreign teachers Dolores Costoyas (Argentina), Cristián Gutiérrez (Chile), Ariel Abramovich (Spain), Paul Beier (Italy), Rolf Lislevand (Norway), Joachim Held (Germany) and Brian Wright (Great Britain).
  • Private classical guitar classes with Jan Korger, electric guitar classes with Otta Pinkner, singing classes with Pavel Josífek and Hana Málková.

projects

  • Since 1996 he has founded and performed in several bands of diverse genres. Kovlad, Rammstein Revival Brno, Ghotic, Weytora, Ensemble Sarabande, Housebroken Consort, Ensemble Musica Armonia, Ensemble Tourbillon, Westminster Opera (GB), Sinfonietta Baden (AT), Filharmonie Bohuslava Martinů Zlín, Brno Baroque, Czech Ensemble Baroque, Polyfonion etc.
  • He has also participated on many recordings as a choir singer and worked as background vocalist with the rock group Manowar.
  • Since 2011 Capella Antiqua Brunensis – baroque music.
  • Since 2012 Duo Infinitas – lute instruments (lute, archlute, theorbe, baroque guitars, …).
  • As a lute player he performs solo as well as a continuo player. Actively performs in the Czech Republic and abroad (Germany, Switzerland, Italy, France, Austria, Denmark, Slovakia, Slovenia, Croatia, Ukraine, Poland, Hungary, Japan).

film

  • 2011-2013 Borgia, Fr/D/CZ
  • 2012 Cyril a Metoděj, CZ (ČT)
  • 2013 Apericube – commercial, Fr
  • 2013 Die Pilgerin, D
  • 2014 Marthes Geheimnis, D
  • 2015 The Musketeers, GB (BBC)
  • 2015 Die Puppenspieler, D
  • 2015 Sofia, RU
  • 2016 Knightfall, USA
  • 2016 The King – PlayStation 4 (Sony) – commercial
  • 2017 Ophelia, USA
  • 2017 Maria Theresia, AT
  • 2017 Serpent Gift 2, DK

theatre

  • La Dafne – National theatre Brno
  • Dido and Aeneas – Westminster Opera (GB) v Château de Panloy, F
  • Draci noci a spol. (sonety) – Divadlo v Celetné
  • Zkrocení zlé ženy – Divadlo na Vinohradech
  • Don Giovanni – National theatre Brno
  • Romeo a Julie – Theatre Celetná Prague
  • L’Orfeo – Schlosstheatre Schönbrunn, A
  • Don Giovanni – Czech Ensemble Baroque – Znojemský hudební festival

discography

  • CD Bakchus: Tempus Est Iocundum
  • CD Bakchus: Quid Facis Peccator?
  • CD Quanti Minoris: Balady nejen Villonovy
  • CD Czech Ensemble Baroque: F. X. Richter – Te Deum

 

Radek Seidlradecek_02

studies

  • 1996-2000 Classical singing at the Prague Conservatory with prof. PhDr. Čestmír Kráčmar
  • 2005-2010 Academy of Early music Brno

projects

  • 1994-2002 medieval music band Krless
  • Since 2002 he has sang and played medieval solo music and has collaborated with many Czech and German groups: Jagabab (member since 2006), Musica Vagantium, Kurzweyl, Tippel Klimper, Cormalen, Holba, Peregrin and many more projects and with other musicians.
  • Renaissance and Baroque music – in 2005 he founded the male ensemble vocal polyphony “Polyphonion”, mainly focusing on Czech and European Renaissance and medieval polyphonic music production and interpretation of Gregorian chant. He has also played with other music ensembles (Affetto, …). As a solo singer (bass, bassbaritone) he has occasionally performed with various baroque ensembles (repertoire: Bach, Händel, Zelenka, Schmelzer, …) and also interprets classical (Mozart, Dvořák, Smetana, …) and contemporary music (eg. performing at the Days of Contemporary Music in Prague 2001).

film

  • 1999 Joan of Arc, Christian Duguay, CBC
  • 2002 Nevěsta s velkýma nohama, CZ (ČT)
  • 2006 documentary Jeanne d’Arc, ZDF
  • 2013 Borgia, Fr/D/CZ
  • 2012 Cyril a Metoděj, CZ (ČT)
  • 2013 reklama na Apericube, Fr
  • 2013 Die Pilgerin, D
  • 2014 Marthes Geheimnis, D
  • 2015 Die Puppenspieler, D
  • 2015 Sofia, RU
  • 2016 Knightfall, USA
  • 2017 Ophelia, USA
  • 2017 Serpent Gift 2, DK

theatre

  • Pistofoles character in the opera Beautiful Miller by G. Paisiello (Solidarita 1997)
  • Misfit in the contemporary opera Grey Mouse Opera by P. K. Soudek (Estates Theatre 2005) and also featured in Baroque opera Orfeo by C. Monteverdi
  • 1998-2009 He performed at the Semafor theatre Prague (Galakoncert a jiné ptákoviny, Pokušení sv. Antonína, Lysistrata)
  • 2011-1014 Vinohrady theatre Prague
  • Since 2008 has been performing in Karlín Musical Theatre and since 2011 also in Studio DVA
  • Musicals (Jesus Christ Superstar 1997-1998, and since 2010, Cats, Evita, Vánoční koleda, Děvčátko, Cyrano, Cyrano, Cyrano!, Hello Dolly, Oidipus Tyranus, Vražda za oponou, Lucie, Aida, The Addams Family and other)
  • Romeo a Julie – Theatre Celetná Prague

dabing

  • 2003 Šípková Růženka (Sleeping Beauty, G-G 1987)
  • 2004 Meč v kameni (The Sword In The Stone, Disney)
  • 2004 Co nového ve Šnekově (Snailsbury Tales, Maverick Ent.)
  • 2002 Sněhurka (Snow White, G-G 1987)
  • 2012 Hobbit (Weta Workshop)
  • 2015 Život a dobrodružství Santa Clause (Universal Studios Home Ent.) a mnoho dalších
  • Sang in various broadcasting plays (eg. Queen Margot 2007)
  • As a solo singer played in Czech versions of international movies, mostly fairy tales

teaching

  • Singing teacher at the International Conservatory in Prague.
  • Private singing lessons.
  • Since 2003 Radek Seidl has been working as a voice adviser and choir leader assistant  with mixed and children’s choirs ( Praeputim, DPS Chorus Angelus, Achrbishop Gymnasium, Children’s choir of Elementary School Na Planině).

discography

  • CD Krless: Hudci písní nejstarších
  • CD Krless: Hoyetoe
  • CD muzikál: Rusalka
  • CD muzikál: Carmen
  • DVD Lysistrata
  • CD Vánoční koleda
  • CD Děvčátko – vánoční příběh
  • CD G. F. Händel: Messiah
  • CD J. J. Ryba: Česká mše vánoční
  • CD C. Ph. E. Bach: Magnificat
  • CD Bakchus: Quid facis peccator

Vladimír Třebickývladimir_02

studies

  • Elementary school with extended musical education, Olomouc.
  • Conservatorium of Fine Arts Ostrava where he graduated as a classical percussionist.
  • Janáček Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Brno (classical percussion).
  • ArtEZ Conservatorium Enschede (NL) with Nippy Noya (jazz-percussion).
  • He participated in numerous workshops, including eg. Summer Jazz Workshop in Prague, summer workshop for percussionists and composers, Symposium in Trstěnice, Music workshop in Fountain le Bleu 2003, Latin percussion workshop by Nippy Noya Brno 2005.
  • Study solo singing with Petr Miler, jazzvocalclass at Adrienne West Cameron.

projects

  • He is a member of music ensembles Kamelot (folk a country), Next Phase (avantgard jazz), Divergent Connections (contemporary music), Pozdní sběr (folk-rock), Amálka Třebická (chanson), Marek Novotný Poetic Quintet (jazz), Koistinen (progressive pop), PPJB (latin/funk), Mr. Jones (latin/pop) …
  • He has appeared as guest at the Moravian Philharmonic in Olomouc, Filharmony Brno, Filharmony Hradec Králové and Janáček Filharmony Ostrava (where had the pleasure to play as a marimba soloist) and Orkiestra historyczna.
  • Played in a variety of musical groups – Ukulele Trouble Makers, Afro-break (the ensemble of giant drums), Felix Band, Black Ladies, Four Jazz Q, Alex Filimonov trio, Faux Pas, etc.
  • Collaborated with great musicians such as Nippy Noya, John Hondorp, Steve Clark, Brian Charette, Andrea Valentini, Alexei Filimonov, Josef Feco etc. and Roman Horký, Petr Bende, Laďa Kerndl, Bohuš Josef, Ilona Csáková, Pavel Žalman Lohonka, Jaroslav Samson Lenk, Petr Kolář, Tomáš Ondrušek etc.

film

  • 2008 DELL – commercial, GB
  • 2008 Oskar – commercial, CZ
  • 2013 Borgia, Fr/D/CZ
  • 2012 Cyril a Metoděj, CZ (ČT)
  • 2014 Marthes Geheimnis, D
  • 2015 The Musketeers, GB (BBC) 
  • 2015 Die Puppenspieler, D
  • 2015 Sofia, RU
  • 2016 Knightfall, USA
  • 2016 The King – PlayStation 4 (Sony) – commercial
  • 2017 Ophelia, USA
  • 2017 Maria Theresia, AT
  • 2017 Serpent Gift 2, DK

theatre

  • 2004-2005 Member of operetta ensemble in Jiří Myron Theatre in Ostrava
  • Romeo a Julie – Theatre Celetná Prague

teaching

  • Conservatorium Brno – Department of percussion instruments.
  • He works as a private teacher in the field of percussion instruments and as a co-organizer of music workshops at home and in Germany and the Netherlands.

discography

  • Kamelot: Babí léto
  • Tony Joch: La dolce vita
  • Pozdní sběr: Na trati
  • Amálka Třebická: Za okny rychlíku
  • Next Phase: Underneath
  • CD Bakchus: Quid facis peccator

Václav Polívkavasek_02

studium

  • Conservatorium in Prague.
  • Master classes and educational courses, seminars, courses of chamber and early music, consultations.
  • Violin – Bohumil Kotmel st., Václav Hudeček, Ivan Štraus, Jiří Žigmund, Kato Havas, Jindřich Pazdera, Břetislav Novotný, Ivan Ženatý, Vadim Mazo, Lukáš Kuta.
  • Baroque violin – Simon Standage, Chiara Banchini, Lucy van Dael, Zbigniew Pilch.
  • Singing – Pavla Zumrová, Terezie Blumová, Kateřina Fürstová, Irena Troupová, Lenka Pištěcká, Poppy Holden, Anna Mikolajczyk, Piotr Olech, Brigitte Lindner.
  • Cornett – Ken Bache, Emmanuel Mure, Thomas Friedländer, Judith Pacquier, Gebhard David.
  • Harp – Kateřina Englichová.
  • Piano – Miloš Bok, Petr Novák, Jan Polívka.
  • Organ – Pavel Černý.

projekty

  • Already at the age of 10 years he performed and recorded for radio, television and film with the Children’s Choir of the Czechoslovak Radio with conductor Čestmír Stašek. In the twelve years he collaborated with Petr Šefl as a soprano singer in songs and arias by J. S. Bach and Miloš Bok, who he premiered Missa Brevis in E major together with his brothers.
  • A member of musical ensembles Karmína, Limbora, Chorea Bohemica, Jagabab, Irish Dew, Cain Da Breth, Hurdy-Gurdy, Polyphonion, Šmrnc, Pražští Pěvci, Thuri Ensemble, Psohlavci a Duo Free with Lukáš Kuta. He occasionally cooperates with baroque music ensembles, and rock bands (Musica Florea, Messa di Voce), rock bands (Vepřové komety, Skrytý půvab byrokracie) a DJ (FaTech, MindGroove).
  • He plays violin, baroque violin, viola, vielle, viola d’amore, erhu, harp, cornett, trumpet, recorder, piano, organ, conducts and performs choral and solo singing, adjusts folk songs.
  • For Černošice music school, he has founded a Czech folk band Pramínek and Černošice Philharmonia.
  • He has performed in almost all European countries and in the USA (Californie, Nevada, Utah), Africa (Namibia, South Africa) and Asia (China, Japan).

film

  • 1984 Amadeus, USA (Miloš Forman)
  • 1991 Zavřeno pro rodinný smutek, CZ
  • 1994 Díky za každé nové ráno, CZ
  • 2001 Ani svatí, ani andělé, CZ
  • 2002 O ztracené lásce, CZ
  • 2005 Psychodeformátor aneb překvapení v kryptě, CZ
  • 2013 Borgia, Fr/D/CZ
  • 2012 Cyril a Metoděj, CZ (ČT)
  • 2014 Filharmonici na ulici – viola, CZ
  • 2014 Marthes Geheimnis, D
  • 2015 The musketeers, GB (BBC)
  • 2015 Die Puppenspieler, D
  • 2015 Sofia, RU
  • 2016 Knightfall, USA
  • 2016 The King – PlayStation 4 (Sony) – commercial
  • 2017 Ophelia, USA
  • 2017 Serpent Gift 2, DK

theatre

  • Laurychovo divadlo
  • Divadlo Klika
  • Romeo a Julie – Divadlo v Celené

teaching

  • He teaches at the Music School in Černošice, where he is the artistic director of the ensemble Pramínek.
  • Summer violin courses in cooperation with Lukáš Kuta.

discography

  • 1991 Miloš Bok: Missa Solemnis
  • 1995 Karmín: Vánoční koledy
  • 2004 Jagabab: Písně časů dávno minulých
  • 2005 Skrytý půvab byrokracie
  • 2006 Šmrnc
  • 2008 Cain Da Breth: Sanas
  • 2009 G. F. Händel: Messiah
  • 2010 Benjamin Britten: The Little Sweep
  • 2010 Pavla Kubášková: Co já vím
  • 2011 František Xaver Thuri: Pinacoteca Pragensis
  • 2012 Free violin talks
  • 2014 Bakchus: Quid facis peccator?
  • 2014 Mikoláš Troup: Andělé Kratochvíle