harfová soutěž – harp competition

 


Prof. Karel Patras was a noteworthy Czech harpist and teacher of the 20th century. He studied the harp at the State conservatory and the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague.As a student of the Conservatory, he was engaged in the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra as a second harpist, working along side Bedřich Dobrodinský. After Dobrodinský’s departure, Patras was promoted to the position of the first harpist. He played there from 1945 to 1985.Patras‘ career as a professor started in 1959 at the State Conservatory where he remained until 1973. In addition, Patras was also a professor at the Music Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (1960-1999), where he shaped many excellent female harpists. For example, Renata Kodadová (Czech Philharmonic), Magdalena Spitzerová – Šimečková (Prague Symphony Orchestra), Dagmar Platilová (Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra), Milena Jílková (Brno Philharmonic) and many others that established themselves as soloists on concert stages as well as orchestral players.

 

 

 

About the Author