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Jan Krigovsky

Double Bass

No PictureJán Krigovsky focuses upon chamber and solo playing, as well as orchestral performances. As a chamber player, he has worked with many ensembles – above all, with those that specialise in ancient music: the Wiener Akademie (under Martin Haselböck); the Ars Antiqua Austria (under Gunar Letzbor); La Cetra Basel (under Ciara Banchini); the Capriccio Basel; the Freitagsakademie Bern; the Royal Orquestra Catalunia (under Jordi Savall); the Collegium Marianum in Prague (under Jana Semerádová); the Collegium 1704 in Prague (under Václav Luks); La Fioritta in Basel; the Freiburg Barockorchester; the international Amphion Bläseroktett (winning 1st prize at a competition of classical instruments in Holland, 2003), and Alea, a Slovak ensemble performing modern music. He has worked with prominent conductors, such as Claudio Abbado, Serge Baudo, Jordi Savall, René Jacobs, and Sigiswald Kuijken.

As a member of chamber ensembles, Ján Krigovsky has played solo at prominent festivals both at home and abroad (the Prague Spring, the Wiener Festspielwochen, the Salzburger Festspielwochen, and the Festspielwochen in Munich), as well as at festivals of ancient music in Italy (Cremona, Roma, and Pisa); Austria (Linz and Innsbruck); Switzerland (Basel, Zurich, and Bern); Germany (Berlin, Bonn, Frankfurt, Strassburg, and Schwetzingen); Holland (Amsterdam, The Hague), and Spain (Barcelona). He also works in the field of education. As a chamber player, he has recorded for radio and television stations in Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Germany (CPO, WDR, NDR, and ZDF), Austria (ORF, ORF1, and the Institut fur Tyroler Musikforschung in Innsbruck), and France (Pan Clasic and Arcana). As a concert artist, he focuses upon the violin, recorder, dulcimer, piano, and vocals.
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