- Czech Republic
Přemysl Vojta, horn
Přemysl Vojta is widely praised as one of the leading hornist of his generation. In 2010 he was awarded with first prize in the International ARD competition. In 2011, after his successful debut at the Beethoven Festival Bonn, he received the prestigious Beethoven Ring Award.
Přemysl is born in 1983 in Brno (Czech Republic), began playing the horn at the age of ten, under the mentorship of Olga Voldánová. After studying at the Prague Conservatory from 1998 until 2004 with Bedřich Tylšar he moved to Germany, where he was a student of Christian-Friederich Dallmann at the Universität der Künste Berlin from 2004 to 2010. He used to teach at the Universität der Künste Berlin (2010-2015) and at the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz in Cologne (2015-2017).
Current engagements include performances as a soloist with the Academy of St Martin´s in the Fields, the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Stuttgart Radio Orchestra, the Berlin Konzerthaus Orchestra, the Wiesbaden State Theater Orchestra, and the Prague Philharmonia.
Přemysl Vojta was a Principal Hornist of the Berlin Konzerthaus Orchestra and now holds the same post in the WDR Symphony Orchestra in Cologne.
Partnered with pianists Tomoko Sawano and Tobias Koch, he has released a number of recordings that attracted much critical acclaim. His latest CD of all Michael and Joseph Haydn horn concertos (with the Haydn Ensemble Prague) was released in autumn 2018.
Přemysl Vojta plays a french horn made by Klaus Fehr (model 3). For the performances with period instruments he plays a f-horn by Daniel Fuchs (Vienna) , a natural horn by Curtois (Paris), and Alexander 103.