JAN TALICH ▪ violon

JAN
VIOLON
TALICH


Quatuor Talich

Jan Talich a étudié au Conservatoire de Prague puis à l’Académie de Musique de Prague auprès de Václav Snítil. Il obtient une bourse qui lui permet de poursuivre ses études de violon aux Etats-Unis avec Shmuel Ashkenasi, puis en Angleterre avec Yfrah Neaman à la Guildhall School of Music.

En 1989, il remporte le premier prix du concours international de violon « Václav Huml » à Zagreb, prix qui lance sa carrière soliste internationale l’amenant à jouer avec de nombreux orchestres et à donner des récitals à travers toute l’Europe.

Il enregistre plusieurs disques de musique tchèque ainsi que les Concertos de Mozart et Beethoven. Grand pédagogue, il donne régulièrement des masterclass dans différentes villes d’Europe, et notamment en France (Dijon, Paris, Angers) et en République Tchèque.

En 1992, Jan Talich crée l’Orchestre de Chambre Jan Talich, dont il est le violon solo et le directeur artistique. Il est également membre fondateur du Trio Kubelík, avec lequel il joue à travers toute l’Europe et enregistre l’intégrale des Trios de Dvořák, ainsi que les pièces de Smetana, Suk et Novák. Il quitte le trio en 1997 pour devenir 1er violon du Quatuor Talich, fondé en 1964 par son père. L’ensemble se produit avec beaucoup de succès partout dans le monde : au Japon, en Amérique du Sud, au Mexique et Corée du Sud...

À la direction musicale son propre ensemble depuis sa création, Jan Talich a, au cours de ces dernières années, développé sa carrière de chef d’orchestre. Le musicien est de plus en plus souvent invité à diriger des orchestres, en République Tchèque et ailleurs. Depuis 2008-2009, il dirige l’Orchestre de Chambre Philharmonique de la Bohème du Sud.
   
Jan Talich joue un violon italien 1780 de Joseph Gagliano de Naples.

Jan Talich is known nowadays an exceptional figure not only on the Czech cultural scene, but also internationally recognised. In his rich career he is able to connect, at the highest level, his knowledge and experiences of several professions. He performs as a soloist, chamber player, conductor and pedagogue the world-over.
His longest path has been that of his solo career. Whilst still at the Prague Academy he won the both national and international competitions. ( Zagreb 89 ). These helped him begin his solo career, which lasts until today. He has performed with piano partners such as Itamar Golan, Gottlieb Wallish, Jean-Yves Thibaudet and Jean Bernard Pommier.
For 5 years he was a member of the Kubelík Trio, with whom he recorded the complete Czech writings for piano trio. He left to take up the post of first violinist of the Talich Quartet.
The quartet, founded by his father in the year 1964, is one of the world’s best ensembles. During the 20 years of his time in the quartet they have performed regularly in the best concert halls of the world and have recorded tens of CDs.

In the last 15 years he started down the track of conducting. He began with Libor Pešek, Sir Charles Mackerass and Jiří Bělohlávek. In the year 1992 he founded the Talich Chamber Orchestra and at the present time he is the Chief conductor of the Jihočeské filharmonie. He is in demand as a conductor not only in the Czech Republic, but also in Europe and the USA.

As a pedagogue he utilises the influences gained during his career. As a representive of the Czech School (Ševčík, Kocián, Suk) he strives to achieve a combination of this tradition with the different interpretational traditions of his teachers from abroad. Ashkenasi, Feher, Zimbalist and Neaman, Rostal and Flesch.
He is regularly invited to give Masterclasses around the world.
He regularly gives masterclasses in Manchester, London, Utrecht, Amsterdam, Brussels, Prades Casals festival, Semering-Reichenau, Montreal and LA.
As a soloist he will be performing in Italy, Germany, Holland and the USA.
As a conductor he will be a guest in Italy, Austria, Germany, Spain and the USA.
With the Quartet he will tour Switzerland, Germany, France, Great Britain, the USA and Canada.

During the course of his career he has studied innumerable scores of solo, chamber and orchestral works and has also interpreted many premieries of present-day composers. In the past while he has also dedicated himself to the period interpretation of Baroque music.
His experiences as a solo and chamber player and his role as a conductor make him a very significant figure in the cultural life not only of the Czech Republic, but also on an international scale.
He is the president of the Talichův Beroun festival.

His discography is very comprehensive.
He has recorded tens of CDs with the Talich Quartet. (Calliope, BMG-Rca, Prima Volta,) eg. the complete recordings of the quartets of Mendelssohn, Kalivoda, Smetana, Janáček and Shostakovich’s complete chamber music writings with piano, the quartets of Brahms, Dvořák, Shulhoff etc.

Many CDs with his orchestra ( Supraphon, Calliope, Emi, Subterra label, Radio service). The symphonies of  Mendelssohn, Jírovec, Dvořák, Schostakovich’s works for string orchestra, Vivaldi, Stravinsky, Janáček, Dvořák, Vaňhal etc.
The complete recordings of Czech works for piano trio. ( Bonton) Smetana, Dvořák, Fibich.

As a soloist he recorded the Mozart violin concertos and Ronda, (Calliope)
Mozart – Synfonia concertante + 2 duets for violin and viola ( with his father ) Calliope
Koncert L. van Beethoven, (Calliope)
The complete smaller works of B. Martinů ( Gramofonové závody)
CD of Czech music – Dvořák, Suk , Janáček ( Bonton)
Shostakovich – Violin sonata ( Calliope )
Dvořák – Romance
Vivaldi – Four seasons ( Live from Prague spring festival)
Bartok – Violin duos – komplet
CD inspired by gypsy music

In 2019 he released his newest CD of Czech music. Dvořák, Smetana, Martinů and Suk with the pianist Petr Jiříkovský.