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Stanislav Predota

 

1982–1987 – studies of singing at the Pedagogical Faculty in Ceske Budejovice (qualification for teaching singing at the Basic School of Arts)
The studies were concluded by an extensive thesis on Polaroli’s operas in the stately home archive of Cesky Krumlov and a graduation concert given together with the South-Bohemian State Orchestra conducted by Jaroslav Soukup.

1982–1992 – member of the Dyskanti ensemble, Ceske Budejovice

1990–1996 – member of the Musica Antiqua Praha ensemble

1987–1992 – studies of singing at the Faculty of Music of the Academy of Performing Arts (AMU) in Prague
The studies were concluded by a graduation concert and a thesis which consisted in translating the textbook Methodology of Singing at the Paris Conservatory (1804) into Czech.
Operatic performance at the DISK (AMU opera studio) – B. Martinu: The Voice of the Forest (The Robber, 1989), W. A. Mozart: La folle journée ou Le mariage de Figaro (Il Conte, 1990), B. L. Benda: Il barbiere di Siviglia (Figaro, 1991)

1987–today – founding member of the Schola Gregoriana Pragensis ensemble

1989 and 1990 – M. A. Gagliano: La Dafne (Valtice chateau, cond. R. Hugo, dir. V. Spurny)

1990 – V. Franz: Daniel (Daniel), the world premiere of an oratorium

1991–1993 – concerts with the Capella Regia Musicalis ensemble, cond. R. Hugo

1992 and 1993 – Fontfroide, France - a one-week Easter liturgy at a monastery in South France (Schola gregoriana Pragensis and Chœur Gregorien de Paris)
A very unique spiritual and musical experience.

1992 and 1993 – G. A. Lortzing: Die Opernprobe (Adolf von Reinthal), conductor and stage director Vojtěch Spurny, Smetana’s Litomyšl International Operatic Festival 1993

1994 — a festive concert and live TV broadcast to the 650th anniversary of the Prague cathedral (held in the St Wenceslas Chapel, St Vitus Cathedral, the Prague Castle).
The event was attended by personalities such as Vaclav Havel or cardinal Miroslav Vlk.

1995–2002, 2004–2005, 2009–2010, 2013 – The Evangelist in Gregorian passion plays (Schola Gregoriana Pragensis)
A series of twenty two concerts and participations in liturgies.

1995 – premiere of the Antica e moderna concert – Schola Gregoriana Pragensis together with the composer and organ player Petr Eben
This concert initiated a long-term collaboration with Petr Eben, unique both from the personal and professional point of view.

1997 — singing at the vesper liturgy at the Brevnov monastery during the visit of the Pope John Paul II. in the Czech Republic (Schola Gregoriana Pragensis)
After the vesper we had the opportunity to meet the Pope personally, which was an intense and moving experience.

1998–2008 – founder and artistic leader of the Fraternitas Litteratorum vocal ensemble, specialising in Czech renaissance polyphony of the 15th and 16th century.

1999 and 2001 — concert tour in Israel with the Schola Gregoriana Pragensis ensemble (Jaffa, Nazaret, Betlehem, Latrun, Tel Aviv, Haifa, Jerusalem)

2003 – Steve Reich: The Proverb — a concert performance of the cantata with the composer’s presence (Kammermusikk Festival, Trondheim, Norway)

2003–today – dramaturgy and production of the International festival of children and student choirs Musica Angelica, Brandys nad Labem – Stara Boleslav

2005 – Japan, a tour with the Schola Gregoriana Pragensis and the choir of Japanese buddhist monks Ohara Gyosan shomyo kenkyu-kai
“…Before seven o’clock in the evening, a procession of eight choir singers in white robes followed the Tendai monks into the Central Temple Hall. When the growing spiritual and musical tension arrived at the point when the massive melodic quality of shomyo, the basic element of Japanese vocal tradition, was permeated by the transparent harmony of Gregorian chant, the audience was mesmerised.” (a review in the Kyoto Shimbun daily newspaper)

2007 – C. Monteverdi: L’Orfeo (Il Pastore, National Theatre Prague)

2008–today – collaboration with fortepiano player Petra Matejova (romantic lieder, F. Schubert, etc.)

2009–today – collaboration with the authentic instruments ensemble Musica Florea

2010, 2011 – Mirror Hall, castle Český Krumlov (Krumau), world premiere of the Rosa Rosensis, dramatic poetry by Jacob Canter from the end of the 15th century; Stanislav Predota personates (and sings) the lead role of the king Charilaus.

2010, 2011, 2013 – lector on the Summer school of sacred music Convivium

2011 – world premiere of the four songs from the cycle Cypresses by Antonin Dvorak, in the arrangement by S. Predota for voice and string quartet, together with Vlach Quartet Prague

2012 – Turkey, IX. Internation Mystic Music Festival, Konya

2013 – festival guide/speaker - XI. Internation choir festival for sacred music, Sumperk

2016-today – radio speaker, Classic Praha

 

Concerts abroad:

Europe: Belgium, Belarus, France, Italy, Luxembourg, Hungary, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Austria, Slovakia, Slovenia, Soviet Union/Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, the United Kingdom, Vatican

countries outside Europe: Israel, Japan

 

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