Pavla Salvová, Jan Rotrekl
Pavla Salvová comes from a family of musicians in Svitavy. She started to play the piano and the organ under the guidance of her father first, followed by the organ studies under I. Chřibková in Prague. She is a laureate of the Young Organists Competition in Opava and of the Organum Regium competition in Pardubice. She enrolled to the Royal Academy of Music in London to the organ class of S. Landale. Thanks to her excellent study results, she received a scholarship several times. Staying in London, she was a regenschori at the Christ Church, Crouch End and received two first prizes at interpretation competitions (Henry Richards Prize, Eric Thiman Prize). She graduated from the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, receiving the Master degree under the guidance of J. Popelka. She has taken part in masterclasses of L. Rogg, D. Roth, S. Engels and B. K. Bryndorf. Ms Salvová has given concerts in the Czech Republic and the United Kingdom. She has taken part in the BBC live recording of vespers in Neresheim (Germany) and in the CD “Welte restored” recorded on historical instruments in Kent shire (the UK). At present, she is an organist and organ teacher in Beroun region. She has been cooperating with various singers and instrumentalists.
Playing the organ and chemistry have been in balance for Jan Rotrekl for a long time. He gained his first organ education under I. Chřibková at the Klement Slavický Music School in Prague. Under her guidance, he became a winner of the Young Organists Competition in Opava, and a laureate of the Organum Regium competition in Pardubice several times. He graduated in the organ with distinction at the Saint-Maur-des-Fossés Conservatoire (France) under E. Lebrun. He studied in Vienna under M. Haselbock at the Universitat fur Musik and darstellende Kunst between 2010 and 2014. He has also taken part in masterclasses of M. Sander, L. Tagliavini and P. D. Peretti. He has given solo concerts in the Czech Republic, the Slovak Republic, Germany, France, Austria, Russia and Finland. His repertoire covers fundamental compositions from the Renaissance up to 21st century music, in particular contemporary music. For example, he has given a performance of the Labyrinth of the World and the Paradise of the Heart by Petr Eben and has premiered organ pieces of the Austrian composer Friedrich Cerha at the Wien Modern, a festival of contemporary music. In 2012 he received the Diploma with Distinction in the Physical Chemistry at the University of Chemistry and Technology in Prague and since 2013 he has been a PhD student at the Institute of Chemical Process Fundamentals of the Czech Academy of Sciences.