Magdaléna Mašlaňová is currently the deputy concertmaster of the Czech Philharmonic. After graduating from the Prague Academy of Performing Arts, where she studied with Professor Ivan Štraus and Senior Assistant Leoš Čepický, she then studied with Professor Ben Sayevich at Park University in Missouri, USA. She has received awards from many prestigious competitions. As a soloist, she has performed with the Prague Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra, the Chamber Orchestra of the Prague Conservatory, the Roxy Ensemble (now the Haas Ensemble), the Academic Chamber Soloists, and the Czech Student Philharmonic.
Violist Pavel Ciprys has been a member of the Czech Philharmonic since 2006, serving as the first deputy leader of the viola section. He is a graduate of the Janáček Academy of Performing Arts and a laureate of the Beethoven’s Hradec International Music Competition. In addition, he has received a scholarship from Český hudební fond (the Czech Music Fund) and an award from the Leoš Janáček Fund for exceptional study results. He has developed his performances skills in many chamber ensembles with a focus on Renaissance and contemporary music. He is a long-time member of the Apollon String Quartet. In addition, he gives solo concerts, makes solo recordings, and regularly performs for Czech Radio.
Matěj Polášek is currently a member of the Czech National Theatre Orchestra. From an early age he was successful in many prestigious music competitions and as a student he performed solo with the Prague Chamber Orchestra and with the Moravian Philharmonic. He graduated from the Faculty of Music at the Prague Academy of Performing Arts as the last student of the prominent Czech teacher Professor Václav Snítil. In 2009 he undertook a concert tour of Japan. In 2010 he started a two-year postgraduate programme in the United States, where he studied with the Israeli professor and concert violinist Ben Sayevich. He plays externally with leading Czech orchestras.