Prague Wind Quintett
Jan Riedlbauch, flute studied at the Prague Conservatory and later at the Prague Academy of Music with Frantisek Cech. He was a member of the National Theater Orchestra for ten years. He is now a professor at the Prague Conservatory. He is active as a solist and with chamber music ensembles Quintette 74, Ensemble Martinu, Grand Duo Concertante (with guitar) with concerts in Europe, USA, and South America. He also writes poetry.
Jurij Likin, oboe was born in 1967 in Minsk, Belorussia. He studied at the Lycee Musical and then the Minsk Conservatory. He later worked with Maurice Bourge in Paris and in Prague during the Mozart Year. He was the solo oboe of the Minsk Philharmonic for six years. Since 1994, he has been solo oboe of the Prague Symphony Orchestra and the new Prague Chamber Philharmonic, Jiri Belohlavek, conductor.
Vlastimil Mares, clarinet studied at the Prague Academy of Music. He has been a winner of several international competitions (Poznan, Markneukirchen, Prague, Paris, Rome). He is solo clarinet with the Prague Symphony Orchestra and also very active in chamber music and as a soloist and conductor. He is a professor at the Prague Academy of Music.
Milos Wichterle, bassoon studied at the Prague Conservatory and later the Academy of Music with Karel Pivonka. He has been a winner of the competitions of Prague Spring, Poznan, and Markneukirchen. He was solo bassoon with the National Theater for several years and is also very active in chamber music and as a soloist.
Vladimira Klanska, horn studied at the Prague Conservatory and later the Academy of Music with Vladimir Kubat. She is a winner of the Munich ARD competition and has been solo horn with the Prague Symphony Orchestra. She is hornist and manager of both the Prague Wind Quintet and the reknowned Czech Nonet. She is very active in chamber music and as a soloist. She has made several recordings as horn soloist.