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Lidové písně   World music

Muziga eng


Muziga is a variable group organized around Helena Vedralová and Jiří Vedral who have been interested in the heritage of Czech and Moravian folklore for a long time. They have been playing and singing folk songs since 1992. From 1995 to 2000 they performed in a trio together with the jazz double bassist and composer Petr Kořínek (albums Jaborové husličky/The Mapple Violin and Hej lesem/ Hello from the Forest!). From 2000 to 2006 Muziga continued playing as a quartet with the French marimba player and percussionist Cécile Boiffin and the double bassist Jan Dvořák (CD Muziga – O lásce/ About Love).

At present the music of Muziga ranges widely over a variety of forms – from a purely chamber form of two, three or four players to big projects with jazz or philharmonic orchestras ( 2003 Lávky a mosty/ Foot Bridges and Bridges for the European broadcasting of Czech Radio, 2006 –  Kde slunce snídá/ Where the Sun Has Breakfast with the Philharmonic Orchestra of Hradec Králové, 2010 – Valašské čarování/ Wallachian Conjuring with Litomyšl Symphonic Orchestra).

Helena and Jiří Vedrals also deal with folk music of other continents ( the band Horská karavana/ Mountain Caravan), scenic music, with their own original work a more and more with drama ( 2003 – Kde lásko, kdes byla/ Where Have You Gone My Love, 2008 – V širém poli hruška/ A Pear Tree In the Field, 2012 – Pohyblivé obrázky/ Moving Pictures).



Helena Vedralová


Violinist, singer, author.

She finished her violin studies under the supervision of prof. Josef Jiru and prof. Petr Messiereur. Now she  plays  especially on the stages of world music, folk music , contemporary and alternative music.

In 1992 she focused on interpretation and arrangements of Wallachian folklore (part of Moravia), mostly with the group MUZIGA. In 2000 she founded a children folk ensemble called Saframentská kapela, which won many awards. She also cooperated with Chinese singer Feng Jün Song (the band Mountain Caravan).


Jiří Vedral


Jiří VedralGuitarist, singer, author.


He plays jazz, folk and ethnic music. He likes mixing of styles and freedom in music. World music is probably the closest genre for him. 





Petr Kořínek

Jazz bassist who collaborates with many Czech and foreign soloists. He is a respected jazz composer and bandleader. He works as a teacher at the Conservatory of Jaroslav Jezek in Prague..


Bharata Rajnosek

The player on saxophones, trumpet, flute, trombone and keyboards. He is a sought after musician. He plays in many groups, is a teacher at rock courses, music author and co-author of the opera, he teaches at the Conservatory of Jaroslav Jezek in Prague.


Former members of the group Muziga

Cécile Boiffin

Born in Paris, where she studied French language and literature at the University. As for the classical music education, she graduated at the Paris Conservatoire and completed the university in Freiburg, Germany. She currently works as a tympanist of The Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra of Pardubice. She played with Muziga in 2000 - 2006.

Jan Dvořák

Bassist, member of the Janáček Philharmonic Orchestra Ostrava. He played in Jazz Orchestra Ostrava Radio (JORO), is active jazz musician in numerous bands and he plays also a classical solo and chamber music.

Dan Vlček

Bassist. He is a member of  The Hradec Králové Philharmonic Orchestra and work as a teacher of double bass and music theory at the Music School in Hradec Králové.

Jan Linhart

Drummer and pianist. He collaborates  with many musicians,  makes film music, he participated in a number of international jazz festivals. He teaches at the Conservatory of Jaroslav Jezek piano and the drums.








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