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Alfred Strejček

Alfred Strejček – recitation

actor, reciter, writer, author of various literary-musical projects about important figures from Czech history, e.g. Charles IV, Comenius, Mácha, Janáček, Martinů etc.
Artistic collaboration and friendship with this outstanding artist and man became for me joy, delight and inspiration. | www.alfredstrejcek.cz

Jaroslav Smýkal

Jaroslav Smýkal – piano

JAMU professor, excellent solo and chamber music player, made hundreds of recordings, (e.g. complete piano works of F. Schubert), performed concerts in most European countries.

Marcela Jelínková

Marcela Jelínková – piano

JAMU associate professor, outstanding chamber music player and sought-after répétiteur.
Performs in duo with her husband, world-wide known contrabassist Miloslav Jelínek.

Josef Popelka

Josef Popelka – organ

Winner with the title of laureate from Prague Spring organ competition, Prague Conservatoire professor and AMU teacher, excellent solo player and sought-after chamber music player and my closest friend since our students years.

Markus Nyikos

Markus Nyikos – violoncello

Berlin Hochschule für Musik professor, brilliant player and teacher, performs concerts all over the world, has a close relationship to Leoš Janáček and Czech music. He has been performing in duo with prof. Jaroslav Smýkal for more than 40 years.

Pavel Ciprys

Pavel Ciprys – viola

Versatile person, prominent personality of the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, violinist of Apollon Quartet.
He is active in many outstanding projects (both solo and chamber music ones), records frequently, and is interested in other areas of life; besides other things, he is a Master of Theology and currently studying Faculty of Law at Charles University in Prague.

Miloslav Jelínek

Miloslav Jelínek – contrabass

Long-time solo player of Brno Philharmonic, JAMU professor, world-wide recognized solo player, teacher and organizer.
His concert performances are always a great artistic experience.

Martin Šranko

Martin Šranko – contrabass

Brno Conservatoire professor, member of Brno Philharmonic, outstanding teacher, solo and chamber music player.



Meeting with the members of the quartet is for me always a great artistic and personal pleasure.
I am deeply grateful for our regular concert and recording cooperation.



Long-time joyful musical cooperation dating back to the end of 1980s.
Currently the quartet is busy concerting not only in Slovakia but also abroad. The number of their recordings is also steadily increasing.