Petr Hamouz – baroque cello

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Petr started playing the cello at the age of six and later studied at The Prague Conservatory with Tomáš Strašil. During his studies he developed an interest in early music performance practice on baroque cello. He attended many summer courses and participated in masterclasses with eminent performers, many of whom are equally adept on either the baroque or modern cello. These include Jennifer Morsches, Bruno Cocset, Christophe Coin, Hidemi Suzuki, Pieter Wispelwey, Irmtraud Hubatschek, and Jiří Bárta.

After completing a bachelor degree at The Charles University in Prague with Marek Štryncl, Petr moved to The Hague where he studied at the Royal Conservatory with Lucia Swarts and Jaap ter Linden. In 2014 he received his ‘Master of Music’ diploma Cum Laude ‘for his individuality and personality in achieving this result and accomplished leading of the orchestra in the cello concerto C major op. 4 by Antonín Kraft’.

Petr has performed and participated in recordings with numerous ensembles, focusing mainly on repertoire composed between 1650 and 1900. These include Harmonia delectabilis (leader Lukáš Vendl), Collegium Marianum (Jana Semerádová),Capella Regia Praha (Robert Hugo) and Musica Florea (Marek Štryncl).
Through a collaboration with the ensembles Musica Florea and Le Poéme Harmonique, he participated in a reconstruction of the comédie ballet by Lully and Moliére, Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme, in France and Poland in 2009. In the years 2010 and 2011 Petr took part in a reconstruction of a historical opera performance of ‘Intermezzo giocoso’ ‘Dove e amore e gelosia’ by Giuseppe Scarlatti, performed originally in 1768 and then after almost 250 years revived in the same historical environment of The Baroque Theatre at Český Krumlov castle.

For season 2012/13 Petr was invited to join the European Union Baroque Orchestra, and attended exciting tours led by Lars Ulrik Mortensen, Margaret Faultless, Riccardo Minasi and Paul Agnew. In the same year Petr joined ensemble Radio Antiqua, with whom he regularly performs. Among their greatest achievements include winning both jury’s and public’s prize at the 2013/2014 Göttingen Historical Music Series, along with countertenor Leandro Marziotte. Petr is cellist in the Dutch ArtWorks ensemble.

 

 

 

 

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