|Date of birth:||14.01.1999|
|Competition:||International Radio Competition for Young Musicians 'Concertino Praga', 2014|
|Promoted by EMCY:||Young Hearts for Music Tour 2015|
Matouš Kopáček comes from a musical family. His great-grandfather, František Pošta, was a solo bassist in the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra and a famous virtuoso. One of his grandfathers, played the clarinet in the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra as well.
Matouš has been playing the clarinet under the tutelage of his father, solo clarinettist of the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Tomáš Kopáček, since he was nine. After playing it for only half a year he won the Czech national competition of schools of art. In 2011 he won the first prize for clarinet players and the overall second prize at the PRO BOHEMIA interpretation competition. When he was thirteen he participated in the international clarinet competition CONCORSO INTERNAZIONALE DI ESECUTIONE MUSICALE PER CLARINETTO-GIACOMO MENSI in Italy (2011), where he was awarded the third prize in the under-fifteen category. At that time he became a member of the EUROPERA international symphony orchestra, with which he has performed as a soloist in Germany, Poland, and France. In 2012 he won the Czech national competition of schools of art and became its overall winner in the woodwinds category. A year later he was awarded the second prize in the international competition CZECH CLARINET ART and the second prize in the PRO BOHEMIA competition. He became the overall winner of the CONCERTINO PRAGA 2014 International Competition. He has also won HELENA KARÁSKOVÁ Award for the best rendition of a compulsory composition. His hobby is also jazz music. As a saxophone player he has won the first prize in a national competition with a jazz trio. Matouš plays the Yamaha CSG lll clarinet.
J. Mouquet, Solo de Concours
B. Martinů, Sonatina
A. Messager, Solo de Concours
A. Pavlorek, Sonatina Mattinata
F. Poulenc, Sonata
L. van Beethoven, Trio for clarinet, cello and piano B flat Major (Op. 11)
H. J. Baermann, Adagio in D flat Major (Op. 23)
F. V. Krommer, Concerto in E flat Major (Op. 36)
J. V. Kalivoda, Introduction & Variations for clarinet in B flat Major (Op. 128)
C. M. von Weber, Concertino in E flat Major (Op. 26)
If you are interested in working with Matouš, please get in touch with the EMCY Office.