Adam Riethof

Adam Riethof

(*1999, Prague)

Honorable mention in the category Clarinet

Adam started to play the recorder when he was six years old. At the age of nine, he switched the instrument to clarinet and studied under the tutelage of Martin Kasa at Štefánikova music school. Since 2010 he attends the Gymnasium and Music school of Prague in the class of Jan Hejhal.

I have participated in the South Bohemian Festival twice, so I know how incredible and unforgettable experience that is. To tell the truth, it was one of the main motivations to apply for this year´s Concertino Praga. I wanted to experience the amazing atmosphere of the South Bohemian Festival one more time as well as to meet new people and great musicians. I am happy the goal was fulfilled.Adam Riethof

He was awarded the Honorable mention (2013) and the 3rd Prize in the international competition Czech Clarinet Art in Hořice. In 2014 he got the Honorable mention at Concertino Praga and a year later he won the 1st Prize in the category Trio. He performed with the winning trio at the music festival Treasures of Broumov region 2016. He won the 2nd Prize at the competition of conservatories Wind instruments Pardubice 2015. As a soloist he played with the Prague Symphony Orchestra in Rudolfinum's Dvorak Hall and Municipal House's Smetana Hall. Besides classical music he is keen on listening to and playing jazz. In his free time he goes in for sports, bass guitar and piano improvisation.