is laureate of many international competitions (Prague, Roma, London, Sevilla, Ostende, Bayreuth).
he studied in Prague, London, Berlin, Hilversum and St.Petersburg.
Karel Dohnal giving concerts through Europe, North America and Asia,
he performs wide variety of repertoire from Mozart, Weber, to Penderecki, Nielsen, Francaix, and world premiere concertos.
Karel was invited as one of the soloists for the premiere of the composition of great Polish composer in may 2012.
Karel also regularly engages in chamber music, cooperating with Tokyo, Haas, Talich, Wihan String Quartets, Prague PhilHarmonia Octet, famous soprano Edita Gruber and others.
He is a member of PhilHarmonia Octet Prague, Prague Clarinet Ensemble,
Trio Amadeus, and also Prague State Opera.
Last but not least, he intensively studies and performs contemporary music.
His doctorate was focused on contemporary clarinet techniques.
His performance of Stockhausen`s Harlekin, containing also dancing and pantomime, has been highly acclaimed.
He regularly gives masterclasses both in Czech Republic and abroad.
He has numerous recordings in Czech Radio and on CD’s.
Karel plays on Selmer Recital clarinets and Rico Reserve reeds.
Karlheinz Stockhausen: Harlekin
unique project of Karlheinz Stockhausen was composed for American clarinetist Suzanne Stephens. It was begun at Easter 1975 in Moricci.
performance for solo clarinet, 50‘ minutes of the music, dance and improvisation…
Karel Dohnal performed Harlekin in Czech premiere in 2011, since this around the world!
Record of performance:
One of the acclaims:
Karel Dohnal's performance of Karelheinz Stockhausen's Harlequin was, quite simply, one of the most astonishing 45 minutes I've experienced.....