Jiří Kabát
Jiri Kabat (*1984) has played the violin since the age of five and changed to the viola in 2003. Since the year 2000, he has studied at The Prague Conservatoire, first as a violinist with prof. Dana Vlachova and later as a viola player in prof. Jiri Rajnis´ class, in which he graduated in 2007. He is also graduate of Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama (RSAMD) in Glasgow where he studied under lead of prof. Lev Atlas. He earned Master´s of Music degree (MMus.) there in 2006. Jiri is a member of Vlach Quartet Prague and chamber group Barocco sempre giovane. As a soloist he appeared with numerous orchestras including Prague Philharmonia (PKF), Prague Chamber Soloist, Czech Philharmonic Collegium etc. He is prizewinner of numerous international competitions including „Beethovenuv Hradec“(CZ), „Julio Cardona“(Portugal), „Lionel Tertis“(U.K.), „Watson Forbes“(U.K.) and others. Jiri participated and recieved scholarships for summer programes such as Int. Music Academy-Pilsen and Meadowmount School of Music. He recorded for Czech TV Noe television and Czech Radio. He recieved number of dedicated compositions which he premiered. Recently, Jiri is continuing his composition studies in the class of prof. Jiri Gemrot. His works includes Viola Concerto (2004), Piano Quintet (2006), Songs for Alto, Viola and Piano (2007), Oboe Concerto (2008), String Quartet (2008), Doublebass concerto (2009), Piano trio (2009) Psalm 42 for choir, soprano and organ (2010), Symphonic ouverture „Queen Esther“ (2010), Fantasy on St. Wenceslas´ choral (2010 - for Barocco sempre giovane) and more.