Michelle Stebleton Professor of Horn Florida State University | USA
Thomas Hauschild Professor of Horn Hochschule für Musik Leipzig | Germany
Arkadij Shilkloper Soloist Horn, Jazzhorn, Alphorn etc. | Russia - Germany


Zdeněk Divoký Czech Philharmonic Orchestra | Senior Lecturer at the Music Academy Prague | professor at the Conservatoire Prague | Czech Republic
Jiří Havlík Czech Philharmonic Orchestra | Nové Strašecí | Czech Republic
Jindřich Petráš Professor at the Janáček Academy of Musical Arts and Brno Conservatoire | former solo hornist in Czech Philharmonic Orchestra | Czech Republic


Laureate of competition "Markneukirchen 2016"
Arkadij Shilkloper, Engelbert Schmid, Michelle Stebleton, Thomas Hauschild, Jindřich Petráš, Zdeněk Divoký, Jiří Havlík


  Engelbert Schmid | Ricco Kühn | Amati - Denak Kraslice | Dietmar Dürk | Libor Tománek


Jarmila Panochová Prague Conservatory | Academy of Performing Arts in Prague | Czech Republic
Jana Goliášová Janáček Academy of Music and Arts | Brno | Czech Republic


Veronika Gloserová, Jana Pavlíková


Michelle Stebleton has performed worldwide as a soloist, chamber artist, and clinician. She performs actively with MirrorImage, a horn duo with Lisa Bontrager, both Holton-Leblanc (Conn-Selmer) artists. Her recent tours include serving in Paraguay (music missionary work), at the Orchestra Festival of Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic, and at the Ameropa Chamber Music Festival (Prague). Stebleton is featured on three recent compact discs, Harambee: The Horn Music of Paul Basler, MirrorImage at the Opera, and Marathon, featuring unaccompanied music.
She has performed as a soloist and chamber artist on 14 International Horn Society conferences, including as a Guest Artist and Co-Host in 1993, and Guest Artist in 2006 (South Africa). She recently finished serving her second term on the Advisory Council and continues to work on several committees. In addition, she has served as a clinician at three Interpreter's HornCourses in Nove Stracesi, Czech Republic , at the 2013 Western US Horn Symposium, and at the 1994 First International Swiss Horn Workshop. She has commissioned many works for horn and promotes new music through performance and publication.
Stebleton has shared second prize in both the Professional and Natural Horn divisions of the American Horn Competition, having won two previous divisions. Recently, her students took first and second prizes in the International Horn Competition of America.
Professor Stebleton teaches horn at Florida State University and has won several teaching awards and performing grants during her 23-year tenure. She received two performance degrees from the University of Michigan where she studied with Louis J. Stout and Lowell Greer and did further study at the European Mozart Foundation in Prague.

Michelle Stebleton


Thomas Hauschild (*1964) studied the Frecnh horn by H. Märker, G. Opitz and E. Penzel. Apart from horn playing, he participated in various chamber ensembles as a pianist (e.g. piano – violoncello duo), and also worked as an accompanyist in prof. Penzel’s class. In 1989 he start playing the horn on the Rheinische Philharmonie, in 1990 he became a member of the Staatsorchester Stuttgart and he also taught at Hochschule für Musik in Stuttgart. Between years 1993-1998 he was an assistant professor at Jugend-Festspieltreffen in Bayreuth and lectured at the Masterclass in chateau Weikersheim. From 1997 to 2000 he was among the jurors of the competition for young players "Jugend musiziert". As a natural nad baroque horn player he collaborated with the outstanding, specialised ensembles Bachakademie Stuttgart (dir. H. Rilling) and Barockorchester Stuttgart (dir. F. Bernius). Since 1996 he has been succesfully pursuing the carreer of a conductor; in 2001 he gained a professorship of French horn at Hochschule für Musik v Lipsku(Germany).

Thomas Hauschild


Zdeněk Divoký studied French horn at the Brno Conservatoire and the Janáček Academy of Music and Performing Arts under professor František Šolc. He is a laureate winner of competitions in Munich, Markneukirchen and Prague.
In 1973 he joined the Brno State Philharmonic Orchestra, and since 1979, he has been a member of the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, combining his position in the CPO with teaching post at the Prague Conservatory and at the Music Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague. He is presently a member of the Prague Horn Trio and the Czech Wind Harmony. During his career, he recorded for Supraphon, Hänssler, Pony Canyon, Naxos; among others, he recorded a solo CD "Horn concertos by Antonio Rosetti" (with the Czech Chamber Orchestra).
He specializes in natural horn playing; in 2007, he gained a Ph.D. degree, his thesis dealing with the history of natural hor playing in Central Europe.

Zdeněk Divoký


Jiří Havlík studied French horn and composition at Prague Conservatory and at the Music Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague. He won several prizes at international music competitions (Concertino Praga, The Prague Spring), as well as Special Award of the Czech Ministry of Culture, for the composition and performance of his Concerto for French Horn and Strings.
Member of the Czech Philharmonics since 1979, he has also been actively pursuing solo and chamber playing careers (e.g. with the Prague French Horn Trio and the Czech Wind Harmony). He is known for his compositions such as Three Fugues for Three French Horns and Piano, or Mileniana for a Horn Octet, or Stages for Brass Instruments, as well as a piano cycle titled (Anti)Clavierness. As a conductor he participated in the international project of Czech-German Symphonic Orchestra in 2007, 2008 and 2010. In 2002 he co-founded the chamber orchestra Camerata Filarmonica Bohemia, featuring as its dramaturgist and artistic leader. Since 2003 he has been conductor of Benda Chamber Orchestra (Usti nad Labem).
He has been a co-organizer of the Ameropa International Music Festival and Chamber Courses (1997-2007) and The Prague Horn International Music Festival (since 1997).

Jiří Havlík


Jindřich Petráš studied French horn at the Brno Conservatoire, and the Janáček Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Brno under Professor František Šolc. During his studies, he became a member and later Principal Horn of the Brno State Philharmonic Orchestra. In 1985 he took up the post of Principal Horn in the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra.
A laureate winner of competitions in Munich, Markneukirchen, Geneva and Prague, as a soloist he regularly performs both at the orchestral concerts with many leading orchestras, and at recitals with piano. He is also a member of the Prague Horn Trio.
Since 1996 Mr. Petráš has been teaching horn playing at Brno Conservatoire and at the Janáček Academy of Music and Performing Arts, being promoted to professorship in 2007; currently he is Dean of Music Faculty. He is regularly invited to become a jury member in national and international competitions, both in solo and chamber playing.

Jindřich Petráš


Jarmila Panochová studied at the Brno Conservatoire and later at the Prague Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, graduating from the class of professor Ivan Moravec. In 1976 she succeeded in passing to the final round of the Citta di Senigallia International Piano Competition in Italy. It was, however, as a pianist in the purely chamber music sense that Jarmila chose to enter the professional music scene. She works in conjunction with young soloists and chamber ensembles at the forefront of musical life today. Many are already winners of prestigious international competitions. Jarmila is presently engaged as an official accompanist at the Prague Conservatory and at the Music Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague. Since 1993 she has co-operated with Prague Horn Trio both on concert stage and at Hornclass International summer courses.

Jarmila Panochová


Jana Goliášová is a graduate of the Brno Conservatoire and Janáček Academy of Music in Brno. Active mainly in the field of chamber music, Jana Goliášová regularly accompanies wind instrumentalists at international competitions and master classes. She has performed in Germany, Switzerland, Poland, Austria and Holland. Jana Goliášová is presently a faculty member of the wind music department at Janáček Academy of Music in Brno, where she is professionally engaged also as Vice Dean of Academic Affairs.

Jana Goliášová


Laureate of competition "Markneukirchen 2016"
Arkadij Shilkloper, Engelbert Schmid, Jindřich Petráš, Zdeněk Divoký, Jiří Havlík

Hornclass 2009

Participants 2009