Welcome to the website of Štěpán Rímský, the bassoonist with years of practice in solo, chamber and orchestral plays. He is the bassoonist of the Prague Symphony Orchestra (FOK) and the Czech National Symphony Orchestra.
Štěpán Rímský was born in Prague in 5 June 1984 into an artistically based family. His father, Petr Rímský, is a songwriter. His uncle, Pavel Rímský, and his cousin, Kryštof Rímský, are known actors. And his grandfather, Pavel Rímský, was a director in many Czech and Slovak theatres and was also was head of the Department of musical acting at JAMU in Brno.
Štěpán got through a recorder to the bassoon, which became his one and only instrument. In 2006 he graduated the bassoon play at the Prague Conservatory under Mgr. George Formacek, MgA. Ondřej Roškovce and MgA. Michael Verner. He gained his first valuable experiences in the time of his studies. From 2003 to 2012 he played in the well known Berg orchestra. He began working with Čeští Symfoničtí Sólisté Company and with Smetana Philharmonic Orchestra Prague as well. For short period of time he changed his role of a pupil to a teacher’s role. He taught the flute playing at a private primary school of arts “Pro radost”. He co-founded the bassoon quartet Per 4 Fagotti, where he has been playing ‘till today. He graduated from the Janacek Academy of Music and Performing Arts in 2011. Doc. Mgr. Roman Novozámský and odb. as. MgA Jaroslav Kubita led him to a bachelor’s degree of arts. In 2014, he was accepted to Master studies of the bassoon play at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, where he studied with prof. Francis Herman, prof. Jiri Seidl and odb. as. MgA. Jan Hudeček. Štěpán has been a member of the Czech National Symphony Orchestra or the CNSO since 2016. In the years 2011 – 2016 he became a member of the National Theatre, where he played second bassoon and contrabassoon. For two years he gained international experience in Solistes Européens Luxembourg in Luxembourg. He also worked in the popular F. X. Šalda Theatre in Liberec for one season, where he played the first and second bassoon. Since 2017 he has been a member of the prestigious Symphony Orchestra FOK, where you can hear him play second and first bassoon.