Václav Čížek studied solo singing at Church Conservatoire 

Opava in the class of Sylva Pivovarčíková, Karel Smolka 

and Alexandr Vovk. He continued his studies under 

the guidance of Zdeněk Šmukař at the Janáček Academy 

in Brno, where he performed in chamber operas and 

appeared as Paolino in Cimarosi’s Il matrimonio segretto 

and as Lenski in Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin, and later 

in the class of Alexandr Vovk at the University of Ostrava, 

where he appeared as Rinuccio in Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi 

and as Don Ottavio in Mozart’s Don Giovanni. As a soloist 

and member of vocal ensembles he has worked with 

the orchestras Musica Florea, Ensemble Inégal, Czech 

Ensemble Baroque or Hof Musici and with conductors such 

as Václav Luks, Hans-Christoph Rademan, Vojtěch Spurný, 

Roman Válek, Adam Viktora, Marek Štryncl or Michal Klauza. 

He also appeared in performances directed by Ursel 

Herrmann, Constance Larrieu, Ondřej Havelka, Linda Keprtová, 

Karel Drgáč and Michael Ramach. Václav Čížek has been 

regular guest at prestigious festivals and concert stages in France 

(Opéra Royal de Versailles, théâtre de Caen, Opéra de Dijon, 

Festival de La Chaise–Dieu), the Benelux (Festival Oude Muziek 

Utrecht, Bozar in Brussels, Musica Antiqua Brugge), 

Germany (Bachfest Stuttgart, Tage Alter Musik Regensburg), 

Austria (Konzerthaus Wien), Poland (Chopin Festival Warszawa, 

Festival Muzyki Polskiej Krakow) and the Czech Republic 

(Prague Spring, Smetanova Litomyšl, Svatováclavský hudební festival). 

With Collegium 1704 and Ensemble Inégal he has performed 

in numerous recordings of musical works, particularly by J. D. Zelenka 

(Responsoria pro hebdomada sancta, Sanctus et Agnus Dei, 

Missa Omnium Sanctorum, Missa Sanctissimae Trinitatis, Missa Paschalis) 

and J. S. Bach (Mass in B minor).

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