Jiří Kabát

MgA. Jiří Kabát (*1984) has played the violin since the age of five and changed to the viola in 2003. From the year 2000, he studied at The Prague Conservatoire, first as a violinist with prof. Dana Vlachová and later as a viola player in prof. Jiří Rajniš´ class, where he graduated in 2007. He is also graduate of Royal Conservatoire of Scottland (RCS) in Glasgow, where he studied under the lead of prof. Lev Atlas. He earned Master´s of Music degree (MMus.) there in 2006.

Jiří is member of Vlach Quartet Prague and chamber group Barocco Sempre Giovane . As a soloist he has 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 has been recording for Czech TV, Noe television and Czech Radio. He recieved number of dedicated compositions which he premiered.

Jiri is also graduate of Prague Conservatoire in composition - class of prof. Jiří Gemrot and conducting with prof. Miriam Němcová and prof. Miloslav Košler.

He has composed nuber of chamber music works (three string quartets, piano quintet, songs etc.) and also symponic and orchestra pieces (three instrumental concertos, Fantasy for violin and orchestra, Symphony No.I „Te Deum“ etc.)

In 2011 he won 1st prize and Grand Prize in 2nd Ant. Dvorak Int. Composition Competition. His works have been premiered in Echternach Music Festival (Luxembourgh), Festival Mitte Europa (Germany), Czech Philharmoic concert series in Dvorak´s hall of Rudolfinum etc. He recieved prize for „2013 - most successful classical music composer“ from OSA - The Copyright Protection Association for Music Rights.

Jiří also works as an aranger for EMR – Editio Marc Reift publishing company. Since 2013, he is tutor of viola and specialized subjects at Pardubice Conservatoire.