Czech Philharmonic Cimbalom Ensemble / Cimbálová muzika České filharmonie
Zdeněk Zelba - prim
Václav Prudil - sekund
Jan Holeňa - viola
Jaromír Černík - violoncello
Jiří Zelba - hoboj, anglický roh, zobcová flétna
Markéta Riesová - cimbál
The Czech Philharmonic Cimbalom Ensemble was founded in 2013 by members of the Czech Philharmonic, who love folklore. After a concert with American singer Bobby Mc Ferrin, a seven-members ensemble began to rehears intensively, working on folklore and other genres. Czech Philharmonic Cimbalom Ensemble was faced with enthusiastic reaction at the audience and it inspires members to work further. The composers began to write new music and arrangements of the classical music for the ensemble, so the repertoire began to expand. In the years 2014-2017 the Czech Philharmonic Cimbalom Ensemble was welcomed in many Czech and Moravian cities - among others Trutnov, Uherské Hradiště, Sušice, Lomnice nad Popelkou and others. Wherever this ensemble perform, listeners are impressed and excited. Concerts of Czech Philharmonic Cimbalom Ensemble were also attended by leading Czech conductors - Jiri Belohlavek (in 2013) and Semyon Bychkov (in 2017) who appreciated the quality of the ensemble and supported its further activities. From 2015, the ensemble records continuously in the prestigious Dvorak Hall in Prague the compositions of classical music in new form, in interesting arrangements. The Rudolfinum, the prestigious historical cultural center in the center of Prague, where the ensemble presents most of its programs, remains the permanent home of the ensemble.