Zdeněk Tylšar

Tribute to Zdeněk Tylšar

Church of St. Barbara, Kutna Hora,

Czech musicians have always managed to carve out exceptional careers for themselves both on European and global platforms. Alongside world-renowned composers, a range of performers have also enjoyed great fame and adoration internationally. During the second half of the 20th century and spilling over into the first part of this one, horn player and longstanding soloist at the Czech Philharmonic and later at the Czech National Symphony Orchestra, Zdeněk Tylšar easily ranked among such artists. A multi-award winner at prestigious competitions in Munich, Geneva and the Prague Spring, Zdeněk also performed solos with highly acclaimed orchestras and conductors, not to mention record dozens of concertos for the French horn. Owing to their finesse, such recordings offered exemplary material not only for all of his students but also for performers of other brass instruments. He also excelled and beguiled as an orchestral player, whose sound formed an essential part of the entire orchestra.
This concert provides an opportunity for Tylšar’s graduates and former colleagues to pay tribute to their teacher, whose untimely death took the world by surprise eleven years ago. Our hats also go off to the man who internationalised the phrase “Czech Horn School”.


  • Maurice Ravel
    Pavane for a Dead Princess
  • Johann Sebastian Bach
    Jesu, Joy of Man´s Desiring
  • Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
    The Angel
  • Carl Maria von Weber
    Der Freischütz, Overture and Jägerchor
  • Johann Sebastian Bach
    Prelude and Fugue in G major, BWV 541
  • Georg Philipp Telemann
  • Claudio Monteverdi
    La sciate mi morire
  • Charles Marie Widor
    Toccata from Symphony No. 5. in F major
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Queen of the Night  from The Magic Flute
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Confutatis from Requiem
  • Georg Friedrich Händel
    Concerto a due cori
  • František Xaver Thuri
    Gloria, Graduale


  • Members of leading Czech orchestras, a mixture of graduates and colleagues of Zdeňek Tylšar
  • Aleš Bárta, organ