Belfiato Quintet was founded in 2005. The ensemble studied at the Prague
Conservatory in the class of Ondrej Roskovec (Czech Philharmonic, Afflatus
Quintet) and subsequently at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague with prof.
Stepan Koutnik. Belfiato cooperated also with prof. Gottfried Pokorny
(Universität für Musik und Darstellende Künst Wien).
Members of Belfiato Quintet play in leading Czech symphonic orchestras, such as
the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, PKF-Prague Philharmonia, or Czech National
Theatre. They have been awarded prizes on numerous international competitions,
among them the ARD Munich, Prague Spring Competition or Concertino Praga.
The ensemble earned some rewards on international competitions, such as the
“Antonin Rejcha prize” on the International Festival in Semmering, Austria.
On the 6th International Woodwind Quintet Competition “Henri Tomasi”, held
in Marseille in 2011, Belfiato Quintet was awaded a 3rd prize and prize for the
best interpretation of Henri Tomasi`s composition.
Belfiato Quintet performs regularly on stages in Czech republic and abroad. It
has appeared in concerts seasons of the Czech Philharmonic, Czech Chamber Music
Society, Prague Symphony Orchestra and the Prague Philharmonia. The ensemble
cooperated with both Czech Television and Czech Radio and shared the stage with
artists such as the renowed mezzo-sopranist Dagmar Pecková or the Afflatus
Quintet. Belfiato was invited to participate in the Prague Spring Festival in
2014 with a programme by Czech composers as Rejcha, Haas, Foerster and
Janáček. The ensemble continues presenting Czech repertoire, lately in the
chamber music cycle of the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra in Katowice
or the Czech Embassy in London and Tokyo.