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Jan  Martiník

Jan Martiník

Jan  Martiník

A young Czech bass, he studied at the Conservatory and University in Ostrava and at the Accademia Rossiniana in Pesaro. In 2003, he won the junior category and was runner-up in the Lied category in the Antonín Dvořák International Singing Competition in Karlovy Vary. He has also won the special prize for the best Tchaikovsky romance in the Jelena Obraztsova International Competition and reached the final of Placido Domingo's ‘Operalia' Competition (2007) and Cardiff Singer of the World, where he won the song category (2009). He has sung at the National Theatre Prague, Komische Oper and Staatsoper Unter den Linden in Berlin, Volksoper Vienna and Novosibirsk Theatre. His operatic roles have included Masetto (Don Giovanni), Larkens and José Castro (La fanciulla del West), Don Prudenzio (Il viaggio a Reims), Dottore Grenvil (La traviata), Sarastro (Die Zauberflöte), Colline (La bohème), Surin (The Queen of Spades), Nachtwächter (Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg), Betto (Gianni Schicchi), Zuniga (Carmen), Hermit (Der Freischütz) and Father Trulove (The Rake's Progress). In concerts, he has performed Jesus in the St Matthew Passion, the bass parts in the requia by Mozart, Dvořák and Verdi, Dvořák's Te Deum, Beethoven's Ninth Symphony and Haydn's Creation, working with well-known orchestras such as the Czech Philharmonic, Rotterdam Philharmonic, Staatskapelle Dresden, BBC Symphony, City of Birmingham Symphony, Scottish Chamber, King's Consort and Collegium 1704. Known for his genuine interpretations of Schubert's Winterreise and Dvořák's Biblical Songs, he has also given a recital in the famous Prague Spring festival.


 

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