MgA. Kamil Žvak
Kamil Žvak was born on 9th March, 1981 in Vsetín. He started to learn violoncello at the age of six under Mgr. Zdeňka Pimková at local Music School. Then he continued his studies with the same professor at P. J. Vejvanovský Conservatory, Kroměříž (1995- 2001), finishing his studies at AMU, Prague under prof. Miroslav Petráš (2001-2006).
He enriched his musical abilities by attending many courses for example International Summer School of Early Music In Valtice (1996), under Irmtraud Hubatschek, International Master Classes at JAMU Brno – prof. Bedřich Havlík (1997 – 2000), Internationale Sommerakademie Semmering – prof. Tobias Kühne and prof. Tomasz Strahl (2003, 2005), Master Class – Peter Wispelwey (2001), Anner Bylsma (2005) and Lubomir Georgiev (2005).
He participated in many international competitions, e.g. International Heran Violoncello Competition, Competition Festival of Czech Conservatories, The Talent of the Year and Kazimierza Wiłkomirskego competition in Poznań.
After graduating at HAMU he was a member of the Prague Radio Symphonic Orchestra and teacher at Music School in Hostivař.
In 2009 he founded Petrof Piano Trio together with Jan Schulmeister (violin) and Martina Schulmeisterová (piano). The trio performs in the Czech Republic as well as abroad. Petfrof Piano Trio has recorded 5 CDs so far containing compositions of Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schumann, Brahms, Dvořák, Suk, Lalo, Bruch, Mendelssohhn – Bartholdy, Čajkovskij, Janáček etc. In 2012 Petrof Piano Trio started to cooperate with English publishing company Nimbus Alliance that published their third and fourth CD. The fifth CD was published by Czech company ArcoDiva. Kamil Žvak is also a member of chamber orchestras Moravští komorní sólisté, Camerata Cremsiriensis etc.
He has been playing Tomáš Haškovec´s violoncello from 2003.back to Violoncello