Mgr. art. Jan Pospíšil




Mgr. art. Jan Pospíšil studied at Brno Conservatory under MgA. Miroslav Zicha and at Academy of Performing Arts Bratislava under prof. Jozef Podhoranský. During his studies he became laureate of many competitions (International Cello Competition B. Herana in Ústí nad Orlicí, Competition of Musical Schools of Czech Republic and at Competition of Chamber Music Czech Republic). He further improved his skills in masterclasses under V. Yaglig, J. Barta, G. Mantella, J. Podhoranský and B. Havlik

Since 2000 Jan is a member of Slovak National Theatre Orchestra and since 2004 he is a concertmaster in the cello section. As solo cellist he performed at Opera Festivals in Czech Republic (Brno, Prague), Cyprus (Paphfos), Germany (Xanten, Hersfeld), Japan (Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya), Italy (Merano), Croatia (Pula), Slovenia (Portoroz), Hungary (Gyor), Switzerland (Solothurn).


He presented himself as a soloist during Gala Concert with world renowned ballet soloist Vladimir Malakhov and at Gala Concert during EURO 2008 in Vienna, with singers such as Edita Gruberova, Elina Garanča and Ramón Vargas.


Jan Pospíšil performed solo concerts in USA, Israel, Finland, Italy, Spain, Germany, Austria, Ireland, China and at Brno International Music Festival Moravian Autumn. He was a member of chamber orchestra Bratislava Classic, Slovak Festival Orchestra, which performs mostly in Ireland. In autumn 2016 he performed Piazzollaʼs Grand Tango with local Philharmonic in Netanya, Israel. In 2019 he was a soloist during the Czech National Symphony Orchestra tour, where he presented 13 times Leonard Bernstein’s Meditation for Cello and Orchestra, No. 3.

In 2009 Jan Pospíšil performed in the semi-final of Eurovision Song Contest in Moscow. He is a Head of the Artistic Ensemble Celisti, this group performed under his guidance at festival Hudební nešpory Brno, together with soloist of Slovak National Theater, bass singer Peter Mikuláš.


Since 2003, he has been active at the Church Conservatory in Bratislava. With his students he regularly attends not only Slovak competitions (competition of conservatories – first, second, and three times third place, international competition in Dolný Kubín first and third place) but also international competitions (Ústí nad Orlicí – his student earned the second place, Bohemia Ostrava first place, International violoncello competition Gustav Mahler in Jihlava two times second place). Most of his students continue their studies at the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava and also in Vienna and United States.

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