Violinist and conductor Jan Hádek studied at the Prague State Conservatory (Prof. Pavel Kudelásek) and the Academy of Music and Performing Arts (Prof. Petr Messiereur). Already during his studies at the conservatory, he became interested in the informed interpretation of 17th and 18th century music. In 2003 he completed an internship with prof. Chiary Banchini at the prestigious Schola cantorum Basiliensis in Switzerland. He took part in early music interpretation courses in Prachatice (Katy Debreczeni). As a baroque violin player, he has given extensive concert activities at home and abroad. He gained experience working in many ensembles, such as Collegium 1704, Musica Florea, Capella Regia Musicalis, Ensemble Inégal and others. With these ensembles he participated in the realization of a number of recordings for domestic and foreign music publishers. He is the artistic director and founder of the Hipocondria Ensemble.