Milan Rericha

_MG_0396Internationally acclaimed clarinet virtuoso MILAN RERICHA performs as a soloist and holds master classes around the world. He collaborates as a soloist with leading orchestras such as Porto Alegre Symphonic Orchestra OSPA, Solistes Europeens Luxembourg , Mendoza Philharmonic Orchestra , Bucharest Philharmonic Orchestra, Südwestphalen Philharmonie, Oradea Philharmonic Orchestra, Prague Philharmonia, Brixia Symphonic Orchestra, Tokyo Chamber Orchestra, Berg’s Chamber orchestra, Basel Symphony orchestra, North Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Pardubice Chamber Philharmonic, South Bohemian Chamber Philharmonic etc..

As the principal  clarinet  worked with the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Basel Symphony Orchestra, Berliner Symphoniker, Solistes Europeens Luxembourg, Prague Chamber Orchestra, Prague Philharmonia, Schleswig – Holstein Festival Orchestra World Philharmonic Orchestra, the Orchestra of the National Theatre in Prague, Brixia Symphonic Orchestra and the North Czech Philharmonic Orchestra. Currently is performing as a solo clarinetist in Prague Festival Orchestra.

Milan Rericha has performed in major concert halls in the USA (New York – Carnegie Hal, San Francisco – Symphony Hall, Chicago – Symphony Hall), Japan ( Tokyo – Suntory Hall, Kioto, Nagoia, Osaka), China ( Shangaj, Beijing), Vietnam, Argentina ( Buenos Aires – Teatro Colon, Mendoza) , Columbia (Bogota ), Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Brunei, etc. In Europe he performed at prestigious music festivals like Festwochen Luzern, Salzburger Festwochen, Wiener Festwochen, Schleswig – Holstein Festival, Prague Spring, Menuhin Music Festival, City of London Music Festival, BBC Music Festival.

Among the conductors with whom Milan Rericha worked as an orchestral player and soloist are V.Ashkenazy, Ira Levin, Charles Olivieri Munroe, D. Runickles, D. Shalom, D. Kitajenko, Ch Mackeras, C. Abbado, V.Gergiev, A. Borejko, J. M. Händler, Ch. Dutois, Z. Macal, L. Pesek, J. Kout, M.Honeck, K.Ichiro – Kobaiashi, W.Weller, M.Venzago, J.Valta, T.Koutnik and more.In chamber music  his partners were such prominent artists as A.Donofrio, S.Delmastro, F.Rengli, M.Fila, Ch.Rossi, L.Barteloni, E.Bohte, Herold Quartet, Quartet Nostic, Stamitz Quartet, Amadeus Quartet, Penguin Quartet, Schleswig – Holstein String Quartet, Bennewitz Quartet, Carmina Quartet etc. Milan  constantly plays in trio with Fatima Alieva – piano and Nikolaj Shugajev – violoncello  and worked with pianist Vovka Ashkenazy and cellist Robert Cohen. For many years he collaborates with pianist Doc. Irena Černá.

Milan Rericha graduated from the Academy of Performing Arts  in Prague. He studied at the International Academy of Contemporary Music at the Paris Conservatoire in the class of A. Damiens and P. Boulez as well as with prof . F. Benda as a fellow of the Swiss Government at the Music Academy in Basel . He attended master classes of Milan Etlik , Michel Arignona (Conservatoire Briten in Perigeux in France) and Charles Neidich (Julliard School in New York).  Milan Rericha recieved PhD under the guidance of prof.M.Polak at the Janacek Academy in Brno. Milan Rericha is a prize winner of many national and international competitions such as Mozart Chamber Music Competition in  Prague, Prix Mercure ORF in Vienna, Swiss Rides, International Music Competition BOG in Basel.

As an orchestral and chamber musician has recorded for BMG, Deutsche Grammophon, Decca, CHANDOS, Supraphon, Sonny Music. He made a solo CD for czech labels Bohemia Records and ROSA Music. Since 2004 he is exlusive artist by swiss label MARCOPHON- EMR. (Collection Milan Rericha includes 9 CDs and more than 100 works for clarinet and orchestra and piano). Since 2012, he is the ambassador of the RZ Woodwind Manufacture, and plays clarinet RZ Bohema. He is Gonzalez Reeds and Silverstein Works international artist.

Milan Rericha is a professor at Musikhochschule in Lugano, Switzerland, guest professor at Janacek Academy of performing arts in Brno. He has led master classes  in Argentina , Brazil, Colombi, Japan, China , USA, Italy , Slovenia  and Spain. He taught clarinet master class in Dresden (Musikhochschule C.M.Weber),  Milano (Conservatorio di G.Verdi), Enschede and Amsterdam (Royal Music Academy), JAMU in Brno, in Prague Conservatory and Conservatory in Teplice. Since 2013 he is the artistic director of the Association CCA – Czech Clarinet Art.,