Jan Čižmář - lute, theorbo, guitar


Concerts with Iva Bittová

It is a real pleasure to start a very special and inspiring colaboration with Iva Bittová, sensitive musician, deep soul and fantastic person.

Upcoming concerts: 14.6.2016 Kroměříž

Past concerts: 18.11.2015 Pardubice, 20.11.2015 Mikulčice, 19.12.2015 Samsara

masterclasses - workshops 2014/2015

24.-29.8.2015 - Bučovice/Kunín (CZ) - Letní kurs interpretace staré hudby
17.-23.8.2015 - Neuwiller (FR) - Academie d'Ete de Musique Baroque
11.-19.7.2015 - Warszawa/Wilanów (PL) - early music summer school - www.mlamd.pl - solo, chamber music, orchestra
1.-5.2.2015 - Warszawa (PL) - masterclass "Forum of early music"
2.-5.1.2015 - Miszla (HU) - early music winter workshop - www.facebook.com/miszla.baroque - solo, chamber music

New lute - Michael Lowe (ex Anthony Rooley)

It is my pleasure that Anthony Rooley offered me his famous Michael Lowe lute. Ths instrument is featured on numerous recordings with Rooley´s ensemble Consort of Musicke as well as with singers such as Emma Kirkby or Evelyn Tubb. Made by famous british lutemaker Michael Lowe it is a rare doubleheaded dutch lute well known from dutch masters´ painting of 17th century. It is best suited for accompaniment of songs of H.Purcell, G.Finger and their contemporaries. Its tuning is also unique, there is only a handful of solo pieces written for it (especially Thomas Mace: The Musicke monument) that are currently being prepared for a solo CD recording and in concert programme Songs without words.

Saint Amour

CD was ecorded in the library of Grüssau (Krzeszów) monastery - the very place where the lute manuscripts were stored for centuries - and probably also originated!
Music exclusively from the collection!
ensemble Plaisirs de Musique:
Jan Čižmář - baroque lute, baroque guitar
Marta Kratochvílová - traverso
Martyna Pastuszka - baroque violin
Julia Karpeta - viola da gamba
Grzegorz Joachimiak - musicologist, production
available for sale - 15 EUR via this website.

Flautoškola 3 - kytarové doprovody

Jan Čižmář is author of guitar accompaniments to a well known school of recorder playing published by Baerenreiter - Flautoškola 3.



Jan Čižmář appointed patron of Vizovice musical summer cycle

Vizovice is a very special place to me and I am honoured to become a honorary patron of the local musical summer concert cycle.

Didone abbandonata - baroque opera tour 2015

Jan Čižmář is spiritus agens and musical director of baroque opera project - Domenico Sarri: Didone Abbandonata


12.+13.+16.+21.+23.+24. September 2015

more info: www.hudebnilahudky.cz

New videos from Krzeszów lute manuscripts collection

Jan Čižmář has recently recorded set of videos from the lute manuscripts of Krzeszów monastery.


Johann Anton Losy von Losinthal: Courante des forgerons from Polona on Vimeo.