Faculty

Robert Heger

Czech Republic

Principal Flute

Subjects
Private Lessons

Robert Heger, a distinguished flutist from Prostějov, Czech Republic, embarked on his musical journey at the Brno Conservatory, graduating in 1982 under the expert guidance of the esteemed Professor Božena Růžičková. He furthered his musical education at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, studying under Associate Professor František Čech, and completed his studies in 1986 with commendable achievements.

Robert's early fascination with symphonic music fueled his ambition to join a symphony orchestra. This aspiration was realized in 1987 when he joined the Symphony Orchestra of Czech Radio as a principal flutist, a position he proudly holds to this day. Additionally, he has been an integral part of the Czech National Symphony Orchestra since its inception in 1993, serving as the first flutist.

His career as a soloist is marked by numerous successful performances on both domestic and international stages. Robert's discography includes recordings of significant flute concertos by renowned composers such as F. Benda, I. Pleyel, W. A. Mozart, J. Ibert, and A. Honegger. His collaborations extend to various esteemed chamber orchestras and ensembles, including the Bach Chamber Orchestra at Gewandhaus, Prague Chamber Orchestra, Suk Chamber Orchestra, Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra, Czech Wind Quintet, Musica per cinque, and the Rameau Trio.

Beyond the classical realm, Robert has showcased his versatility by participating in the recording of Ennio Morricone's Oscar-winning film score for "The Hateful Eight." His collaborations have spanned across genres, working with global music icons such as Sting, Chick Corea, Andrea Bocelli, Serj Tankian, Lalo Schifrin, and James Morrison, thus highlighting his eclectic musical range and adaptability.

Robert Heger's career is a testament to his exceptional talent and passion for music, making significant contributions to both classical and contemporary music landscapes.