Jan Čižmář – loutna, theorba, kytara

Jan Čižmář

 Who is Jan Čižmář?


Jan plays various instruments - different types of historical lutes and guitars:


Jan Cizmar is versatile performer on plucked instruments, focusing on historical lutes and early guitars. After completing his guitar and musicology studies in his native Brno, Czech Republic, he was at the Royal College of Music in London studying classical guitar and later lute with Jakob Lindberg. Following were his studies with Nigel North, Joachim Held, Mike Fentross and Christina Pluhar at the Royal Conservatory in Den Haag, The Netherlands. As well he has taken masterclasses with Hopkinson Smith, Evangelina Mascardi and Yasonuri Immamura. He was awarded MA degree with special mention for his research work brought into practice. Currently he is a PhD. student in the field of early music at both the Masaryk University and at Janáček Academy of Music.