Vojtěch Semerád tenor


Vojtěch Semerád is a graduate of the Prague Conservatory, the Faculty of Pedagogy of Charles University in Prague (choirmastering) and the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique in Paris (baroque violin with François Fernandez). He is a finalist of the Telemann-Wettbewerb International Competition in Magdeburg. He has been trained as a singer since 2010 throughout private lessons (with teachers such as Chantal Santon Jeffery, Peter Kooij, Poppy Holden) and masterclasses.
As a solo singer, Vojtěch Semerád is invited by renowned ensembles such as Les Arts Florissants, Ensemble Correspondances, Wroclaw Baroque Orchestra, Vox Luminis or Huelgas Ensemble, with whom he performs at major international venues and festivals such as Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Park Avenue Armory New York, Logan Center Chicago, Concertgebouw Rotterdam, Wigmore Hall London, Palau de la Música Barcelona, etc. He has taken part in several opera productions, and has recently sung Histoires Sacrés by M.-A. Charpentier, the role of Acis in G. F. Handel's Acis and Galatea, the role of Atys in J. B. Lully's Atys and the role of Pythonisse in Charpentier’s David et Jonathas. He is regularly invited as the Evangelist in passions and oratorios by J. S. Bach.
Vojtěch Semerád is the artistic director of the vocal ensemble Cappella Mariana, with which he performs forgotten works of vocal polyphony of Middle Ages, Renaissance and Baroque era. Today the ensemble is regularly invited to the prestigious festivals a.o. Oude Muziek Utrecht, Laus Polyphoniae Antwerpen, Voices of Passion Leuven, MAfestival Brugge, Tage Alter Musik Regensburg, Innsbrucker Festwochen, Prague Spring and Concentus Moraviae.
He has recorded for Deutsche Gramophon, Naïve, Harmonia Mundi, Passacaille and Supraphon, in total more than 30 recordings, and also regularly records for Czech Radio.
Vojtěch Semerád is also a researcher, focusing on the discovery of 15th, 16th and 17th century vocal music in Central Europe.