Ricardo Matosinhos Professor of Horn at "Academia de Música de Costa Cabral" in Oporto | Portugal
Raimund Zell Professor of Horn at „Anton-Bruckner-Universität“ in Linz | Austrie/Germany
Zdeněk Divoký Czech Philharmonic Orchestra | Senior Lecturer at the Music Academy Prague | professor at the Conservatoire Prague | Czech Republic
Jiří Havlík Czech Philharmonic Orchestra | Nové Strašecí | Czech Republic
Jindřich Petráš Professor at the Janáček Academy of Musical Arts and Brno Conservatoire | former solo hornist in Czech Philharmonic Orchestra | Czech Republic


Andreas Kreuzhuber Solo Horn in Brucknerorchester Linz
Czech Wind Harmony Česká dechová harmonie - Artistic leader Ivan Séquardt
Ricardo Matosinhos, Raimund Zell, Jiří Havlík, Jindřich Petráš, Zdeněk Divoký


  Engelbert Schmid | Ricco Kühn | Amati - Denak Kraslice | Dietmar Dürk | Josef Lídl Brno | Libor Tománek


Jarmila Panochová Prague Conservatory | Academy of Performing Arts in Prague | Czech Republic
Jana Goliášová Janáček Academy of Music and Arts | Brno | Czech Republic


Jana Pavlíková


Ricardo Matosinhos was born in 1982. He studied horn with professor Ivan Kučera at the Esproarte (1994-2000), Mirandela, Portugal and with professor Bohdan Sebestik at the Superior School of Music and Performing Arts (2000-2004) in Oporto, Portugal. Ricardo was graduated from ESMAE in 2004, where he received the prize of student of the school year 2003/2000. In 2012 Ricardo presented his master dissertation entitled “Annotated Bibliography of Horn Etudes published Between 1950-2011” at Universidade Católica Portuguesa. Curiosity about he possibilities of the horn in jazz led him to take lessons with the saxophonist Mário Santos. This experience would play a major role in his style of composition. In 1998 he won a scholarship by Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, that he kept until his graduation. Ricardo taught several masterclasses and workshops all over Portugal and also in the Czech Republic. He played as guest with orchestras such as: Filarmonia das Beiras Orchestra, Musicare Chamber Orchestra, Orquestra do Norte, Remix Orchestra, Remix Ensemble and Orquestra Nacional do Porto. Ricardo wrote several teaching materials for horn but also some music works for other instruments. His music works were recognized in several composition contests both in Portugal and abroad. Ricardo is currently teaching at the Academia de Música de Costa Cabral (Oporto, Portugal) and attending the PhD program in Music and Musicology at the University of Évora. He is a member of the International Horn Society.

Ricardo Matosinhos

Raimund Zell was born in 1977 in South-Germany and grew up playing in a wind band. He studied with Michael Höltzel in Detmold and Christian Dallmann in Berlin. He was a member of „German Youth Orchestra“ and „European Union Youth Orchestra“. After playing in „Radiosinfonieorchester Stuttgart“, „Komische Oper Berlin“ and „Staatskapelle Dresden“ he was a member for about ten years in „Gewandhausorchester Leipzig“. Beside that he is playing since about 15 years in „Mahler-Chamber- Orchestra“ and is playing regularily with the big concert- and operaorchestras in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. He is price winner of several international competitions as a soloist and chamber-musician and -beside his orchestra playing- is working internationally as a chamber musician, soloist and teacher. He teached for about six years at „Universität der Künste Berlin“ in the hornclass of Christian Dallmann, in 2011/2012 he had a professorship for horn and chambermusic at „Hochschule der Künste Bern“, was professor for horn from 2012-2015 at „Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Graz“ and since 2012 he is professor for horn at „Anton-Bruckner-Universität“ in Linz. He is a professional mental-coach and lives with his family in Vienna.
Raimund Zell


Jiří Havlík studied French horn and composition at Prague Conservatory and at the Music Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague. He won several prizes at international music competitions (Concertino Praga, The Prague Spring), as well as Special Award of the Czech Ministry of Culture, for the composition and performance of his Concerto for French Horn and Strings.
Member of the Czech Philharmonics since 1979, he has also been actively pursuing solo and chamber playing careers (e.g. with the Prague French Horn Trio and the Czech Wind Harmony). He is known for his compositions such as Three Fugues for Three French Horns and Piano, or Mileniana for a Horn Octet, or Stages for Brass Instruments, as well as a piano cycle titled (Anti)Clavierness. As a conductor he participated in the international project of Czech-German Symphonic Orchestra in 2007, 2008 and 2010. In 2002 he co-founded the chamber orchestra Camerata Filarmonica Bohemia, featuring as its dramaturgist and artistic leader. Since 2003 he has been conductor of Benda Chamber Orchestra (Usti nad Labem).
He has been a co-organizer of the Ameropa International Music Festival and Chamber Courses (1997-2007) and The Prague Horn International Music Festival (since 1997).

Jiří Havlík


Jindřich Petráš studied French horn at the Brno Conservatoire, and the Janáček Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Brno under Professor František Šolc. During his studies, he became a member and later Principal Horn of the Brno State Philharmonic Orchestra. In 1985 he took up the post of Principal Horn in the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra.
A laureate winner of competitions in Munich, Markneukirchen, Geneva and Prague, as a soloist he regularly performs both at the orchestral concerts with many leading orchestras, and at recitals with piano. He is also a member of the Prague Horn Trio.
Since 1996 Mr. Petráš has been teaching horn playing at Brno Conservatoire and at the Janáček Academy of Music and Performing Arts, being promoted to professorship in 2007; currently he is Dean of Music Faculty. He is regularly invited to become a jury member in national and international competitions, both in solo and chamber playing.

Jindřich Petráš


Zdeněk Divoký studied French horn at the Brno Conservatoire and the Janáček Academy of Music and Performing Arts under professor František Šolc. He is a laureate winner of competitions in Munich, Markneukirchen and Prague.
In 1973 he joined the Brno State Philharmonic Orchestra, and since 1979, he has been a member of the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, combining his position in the CPO with teaching post at the Prague Conservatory and at the Music Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague. He is presently a member of the Prague Horn Trio and the Czech Wind Harmony. During his career, he recorded for Supraphon, Hänssler, Pony Canyon, Naxos; among others, he recorded a solo CD "Horn concertos by Antonio Rosetti" (with the Czech Chamber Orchestra).
He specializes in natural horn playing; in 2007, he gained a Ph.D. degree, his thesis dealing with the history of natural hor playing in Central Europe.

Zdeněk Divoký


Jarmila Panochová studied at the Brno Conservatoire and later at the Prague Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, graduating from the class of professor Ivan Moravec. In 1976 she succeeded in passing to the final round of the Citta di Senigallia International Piano Competition in Italy. It was, however, as a pianist in the purely chamber music sense that Jarmila chose to enter the professional music scene. She works in conjunction with young soloists and chamber ensembles at the forefront of musical life today. Many are already winners of prestigious international competitions. Jarmila is presently engaged as an official accompanist at the Prague Conservatory and at the Music Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague. Since 1993 she has co-operated with Prague Horn Trio both on concert stage and at Hornclass International summer courses.

Jarmila Panochová


Jana Goliášová is a graduate of the Brno Conservatoire and Janáček Academy of Music in Brno. Active mainly in the field of chamber music, Jana Goliášová regularly accompanies wind instrumentalists at international competitions and master classes. She has performed in Germany, Switzerland, Poland, Austria and Holland. Jana Goliášová is presently a faculty member of the wind music department at Janáček Academy of Music in Brno, where she is professionally engaged also as Vice Dean of Academic Affairs.

Jana Goliášová

Czech Wind Harmony

Česká dechová harmonie - artistic leader Ivan Séquardt

Andreas Kreuzhuber Solo Horn in Brucknerorchester Linz
Andreas Kreuzhuber, born 1997, grew up in a musical family in Upper Austria. He won several competitions as soloist and as chamber musician at competitions like „Prima la musica“. He gained his orchestral experience in diverse orchestras like the „European Union Youth Orchestra“, the „Radio-Symphonieorchester Wien“, the „Mozarteumorchester Salzburg“ and the „Brucknerorchester Linz“. Since 2016 he is Principal Horn in the Brucknerorchester Linz.
Andreas Kreuzhuber

Hornclass 2009

Participants 2009