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Prizewinners of the Carl Nielsen International Chamber Music Competition 2023


Bucharest International Music Competition BIMC 2019


ODIN International Music Competition 2020


OPUS International Competition 2021

Alinde Quintet was founded by successful young interpreters from the Czech Republic - Anna Talácková (Flute), Barbora Trnčíková (Oboe), David Šimeček (Clarinet), Kryštof Koska (French Horn), Petr Sedlák (Bassoon) who studied at renowned Music Universities in London, Brussels, Ljubljana, Lyon, Prague.


Very soon the ensemble received 1st Prize at the Bucharest International Music Competition for Wind Quintets, 1st Prize at the ODIN International Chamber Music Competition, 3rd Prize at the OPUS Competition and in 2023 they became laureates of the prestigious Carl Nielsen International Chamber Music Competition. In 2024 they were finalist of the ROSL Competition in London. 


They are experienced orchestra players, members of the Czech Philharmonic, National Theatre Prague, PKF - Prague Philharmonia, Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester, European Union Youth Orchestra, Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra, Brno Philharmonic etc.


As soloists they are laureates of many international competitions - Prague Spring International Music Competition, Chieri International Competition, Pro Bohemia International Competition etc. They are all enthusiastic chamber music players. 



Anna studied flute at the Music Grammar School of Prague, continued at the Prague Conservatoire and then at the University of Ostrava in the class of Jan Ostrý, where she received her master degree. During her studies, she took part in Erasmus projects and studied in Brussels and Ljubljana. Currently, she is also a student of Konzertexamen programme at the Hochschule für Musik Saarbrücken in the class of Gaby Pas-Van Riet. In 2019, she became a laureate of Prague Spring International Competition, receiving 2nd prize, and a winner of Kuhlau Flute Competition in Uelzen, Germany. She was also among semifinalists of Markneukirchen International Instrumental Competition in 2018. Anna participated in many international flute master courses in Austria, Germany or Liechtenstein with renowned teachers, such as Philippe Bernold, Philippe Boucly, Michel Moraguès and Barthold Kuijken. Beside her soloistic career, she is a member of Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra.



Barbora is a winner of several competitions, such as International Music Competition in Chieri - Italy, Pro Bohemia Ostrava and National Competition of Conservatories - Czech Republic. After her studies at the Music Grammar School of Prague, she entered the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague where she is now studying for master degree. She spent part of her studies abroad, at music universities of Lyon and London. She was a member of the orchestral academy of PKF - Prague Philharmonia and participated in several tours of prestigious international youth orchestras - Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester, European Union Youth Orchestra, Moritzburg Festival Academy Orchestra. Currently, Barbora is a member of the orchestral academy of the Czech Philharmonic and 1st oboist of Brno Philharmonic. She is a member of Chamber Music Academy and a member of  Woodwind Trio Slavic. 


DAVID ŠIMEČEK / clarinet

Since his childhood, David proves himself as an outstanding talent and a laureate of several competitions, such as Concertino Praga, National Competition of Conservatories, Youth and Bohuslav Martinů and the Czech Clarinet Art in Hořice, Czech Republic. After graduation at grammar school, he began his musical studies at the Conservatory of České Budějovice, during which he already won an audition to The National Theatre Orchestra in Prague, where he is a member of the orchestra. He continues with his master studies at the Janáček Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Brno in class of Milan Polák and Vít Spilka. David is also a member of the orchestral academy of the Czech Philharmonic, Ensemble L’ Armonia Terrena and he participated in several tours with the prestigious European Union Youth Orchestra.


KRYŠTOF KOSKA / french horn

Kryštof Koska started his music education learning to play the violin first, then the french horn and also the piano. Up to this day, among his most significant successes are the 2nd prize in the International Interpretation Competition for Wind Instruments in Brno, the 1st prize in the Wind Competition Pardubice and the 1st prize and the absolute winner title in the National Competition of Czech Conservatories. In 2019 he finished his studies at the Brno Conservatoire in the class of Jindřich Petráš and continued at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague in the class of Ondřej Vrabec and Jan Vobořil. Recently, he is a member of The National Theater Orchestra, The Czech Philharmonic and Moravia Brass Band. Together with his brother, also a horn player Mikuláš Koska, he would like to follow the tradition of the legendary Czech brothers-horn players, Zdeněk and Bedřich Tylšar.


PETR SEDLÁK / bassoon

After graduation at Brno Conservatoire Petr has received his master degree at the Royal College of Music in London, He is a Hattori Foundation Senior Award 2018 winner, He has done well in numerous competitions around the Czech Republic and abroad and was semifinalist of the Prague Spring International Music Competition. He was a member of Münchner Symphoniker, Academy of Chamber Music, the European Union Youth Orchestra and is currently an ‘Extra list player’ at the BBC Symphony orchestra and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. In 2022 he became solobassoonist of the Prague Symphony Orchestra and is a member of orchestral academy of Czech Philharmonic.

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