Stepan Koutnik - clarinette
He is an alumnus of the Conservatory in Prague and the Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Prague.
Laureate of the competitions of clarinette soloists in Rome (1978), Markneukirchen (1980 and 1984), Prague Spring (1981), Wloszakowice (1982).
He took part in several study visits in Luxembourg (1979), Paris (1994) and London (1995).
Since 1986 he is a member of Symphony orchestra of Czech radio Prague
as a 1st solo-clarinettetist
Since 1990 he is also engaged as a teacher at the Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Prague.
As a solo-clarinettetist and a teacher he gives guest performances abroad (Italy, Austria, Denmark, Germany, Japan).