Biography

Cellist Lukáš Pospíšil is a graduate of the Prague Conservatory (Prof. Viktor Moučka) and the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (Prof. Miloš Sádlo).  In 1991-92 he studied at the Hochschule für Music und darstellende Kunst in Vienna with Prof. Angelica May.  During his studies he attended many Masterclasses (with Erkki Rautio, Heinrich Schiff and Martin Hornstein among others) and competitions.  In 1983 he was awarded 3rd prize in the Beethoven’s Hradec Competition, and in 1988 he won the Janáček Competition in Brno.

Between 1998-91 he was a member and eventually Concertmaster of the Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra, and in 2004-05 the Solo Cellist of the Berlin Chamber Orchestra (Kammerorchester Berlin).  In 1994 he became the Concertmaster of the PKF-Prague Philharmonia (founded by Prof. Jiří Bělohlávek), a position he holds to this day.

Lukáš Pospíšil is a frequent participant in Chamber Ensembles as well.  In 2014 he became a member of the Zeiher Quartett and cooperates regularily with Jakub Fišer, the first violin of the Benewitz Quartet and with pianist and conductor Marek Šedivý.

As a solo player Lukáš Pospíšil performs in the Czech Republic and abroad (Denmark, Austria, Switzerland, Germny, Jordan and Luxembourg).  He appears regularily with the PKF-Prague Philharmonia, the West-Bohemian Symphony Orchestra Marienbad, the North-Bohemian Philharmonic Teplice and others.  Among the conductors he has worked with conductors are Jakub Hrůša, Jiří Bělohlávek, Michael Roháč and Jack Martin Händler.  Furthermore, he is committed to disseminating the works of Czech composers.  For example, he played Bohuslav Martinů’s Cello Concerto in the Berlin Schauspielhaus with the resident Radio Orchestra, and also premiered Zdeněk Šesták’s Cello Concerto in the Czech Philharmonic’s cycle with Jakub Hrůša conducting.

In the year 2000 he recorded a CD with the PKF-Prague Philharmonic under the direction of Jiří Bělohlavek, which was issued by Lotos.