The Festival Baroque Orchestra AD HOC was founded as part of the St. Wenceslas Music Festival and its members are leading instrumentalists dedicated to the authentic performance of early music. The concertmaster is the phenomenal violinist Helena Zemanová, who studied baroque violin with Odile Edouard at the excellent CNSMD in Lyon. Since 2002, he has lived in Prague, where he is concert master of the baroque orchestra Collegium 1704 (Václav Luks). He performs regularly with the medieval ensemble Mala Punica (P. Memelsdorff), but also with a lot of other ensembles such as Gli Incogniti (A. Beyer), L’Onda Armonica (S. Azzolini) and l’Accademia Ottoboni.
Festival Baroque Orchestra AD HOC:
Helena Zemanová – concert master
Markéta Knittlová, Magdalena Malá, Jana Anýžová, Petra Ščevková, Jan Hádek – violin
Dagmar Valentová, Elen Machová – viola
Petr Mašlaň – cello
Luděk Braný – double-bass
Pablo Kornfeld – harpsichord