Participants 2018
Kalabis Quintet Woodwind quintet
Zuzana Bandúrová - flute
Jarmila Vavrová - oboe
Anna Sysová - clarinet
Denisa Beňovská - bassoon
Adéla Triebeneklová - French horn

The Kalabis wind quintet was founded in 2012 by students of Š. Koutník at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague. In the autumn of 2013, the Quintet collaborated with Czech Television on a music-education documentary for children, called „Members of the Philharmonic Take to the Streets“. In August 2014 the ensemble took part in international music courses at the International Summer Academy 2014 in Austria, where it won two first prizes in performance competitions: the „Viktor Kalabis prize“ and „Czech Contemporary Music“. The awards were connected with an appearance during a gala concert at ORF (the Viennese radio station), where the Kalabis Quintet successfully performed a composition by I. Krejčí.

In October 2014, the Quintet won 1st prize and title of Laureate at the the Karl Ditters of Dittersdorf competition in Vidnava, and accepted an invitation to perform as a guest at the Clarimania international courses in Wrocław, Poland. One of the Quintet's most significant accomplishments came in February 2015: 3rd prize and title of Laureate at the 8th annual international wind quintet competition (Concours International de Quintette a vent) in Marseille, France.

In the autumn of 2017, the Kalabis Quintet appeared in a series of concerts held by the Konvergence society of composers, where it premiered the composition Landscape: HypnoticPulsation by Tomáš Pálka

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