Jakub Michl

(foto: Lukáš Janičina 2021)

Jakub Michl is an early music instrumentalist, specialised in early baroque repertoire on viola da gamba, and medieval music on vielle. Based in Prague, Czech Republic, he directs the ensemble Motus Harmonicus.

He has worked with early music ensembles such as Musica Florea, Ensemble Inégal, Anmoen, Ensemble Damian, Czech Ensemble Baroque, Solamente Naturali, In Cordis Ensemble, Les Traversées Baroques, Hypochondria Ensemble, Trinity College Consort of Viols, Greenwich Baroque, and others.

Jakub studied violoncello at Prague Conservatory with Tomáš Strašil, musicology at the Philosophical Faculty of Charles University in Prague, viola da gamba at Trinity College in London with Alison Crum and recently at Mozarteum Salzburg with Vittorio Ghielmi.

Jakub is a laureate of the Znojmo Music Festival competition in 2013, playing Telemann Concerto for viola da gamba with orchestra.

He has undertaken number of private lessons, courses and masterclasses with viol players as Wieland Kuijken, Jordi Savall, Hille Perl, Richard Boothby, Michael Brüssing, Marianne Muller, Petr Wagner, Reiko Ichise, and with baroque cello players as Marek Štryncl, Bruno Cocset, Irmtraud Hubatschek and Susan Sheppard.

Jakub also attended courses of medieval music in Besalú, studying viélle with Alejandro Hernández and medieval music performance with Mauricio Molina, and Medieval Course in Vancouver attending classes with Sequentia Ensemble, including Benjamin Bagby, Norbert Rodenkirchen and Wolodymyr Smishkewych.