Czech cellist František Brikcius was born in Prague, into a family with a dis...
Czech cellist František Brikcius was born in Prague, into a family with a distinguished cultural background. He has been playing the cello since early childhood. Following his cello studies at the Prague Conservatoire, he completed his Master's degree at the Janáček Academy of Music. He furthered his cello skills at the Toho Gakuen Academy in Japan and later under the guidance of legendary cellist Prof. Anna Shuttleworth (student of Pablo Casals) in the UK (Eton Cello Master Classes and the University of Leeds). František won the 2nd prizes at the Anglo-Czech Competition in London, the Int. String Comp. and the Int. String Com. Jihlava. He chose to dedicate his life to the interpretation of cello compositions written by composers of the 17th, 18th, 19th, 20th and 21st centuries, giving special consideration to compositions for solo cello. His favourites are cello suites by J. S. Bach, M. Reger and B. Britten. He is particularly involved in performing works by Czech, Jewish & Terezín and contemporary composers playing on a "George Kriwalski" cello made in 1904. Together with his sister Anna Brikciusová, he is a founder member of the "Duo Brikcius". He is artistic director of FESTIVAL BRIKCIUS in Prague, BACH FESTIVAL GERS in France and WALTHAM FOREST CELLO FEST 2019 in London. František works as independent film-maker as well. His first music documentary film MAKANNA (under the auspices of Sir Tom Stoppard and Václav Havel) was already screened in the CZ, China, Mexico, Portugal & the UK. As a soloist František has performed at many festivals in Algeria, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Japan, Liberland, Pakistan, Poland, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Sweden, Turkey, Uzbekistan & the UK. František is giving cello master classes in France, Italy & the UK. Visit http://www.Brikcius.com , YouTube.com/FrantisekBrikcius, FaceBook.com/Brikcius , Instagram.com/Brikcius & Twitter.com/Brikcius .
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