Participants 2019
Martin Daněk Oboe
Martin Daněk graduated from the ”Hanns Eisler“ University of Music in Berlin, where his mentors were D. Wollenweber and J. Kelly. He also spent a year studying with a scholarship in the class of Jean-Louis Capezzali at Haute École de Musique in Lausanne, Switzerland. While still a student, he played as first oboist in the Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra and the European Union Youth Orchestra.

After two years (2014–2016) in the Philharmonia Zürich orchestra academy, Martin worked as solo-oboist in several orchestras, such as the Iceland Symphony Orchestra, the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Bergen Philharmonic, the Stavanger Symphony, the Norwegian Radio Symphony, the Latvian National Symphony, and the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra. In addition, Martin played as a guest performer with orchestras such as the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, the NDR Radiophilharmonie, the Kammerakademie Potsdam, the Orquesta de la Comunitat Valenciana, and the Musikkolegium Winterthur. After a one-year engagement with the Sinfonieorchester Basel, as of the summer of 2019 Martin Daněk is a member of the Luzerner Sinfonieorchester in Switzerland.

In May 2019, Martin Daněk won the 71th Prague Spring international music festival, where he also received the Bohuslav Martinů Foundation prize.

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