Czech opera singer Jan Martiník (bass) has won several awards throughout his career, including the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Song Prize in 2009.
For almost 10 years, Jan has been a soloist at Berlin's Staatsoper Under den Linden, the oldest opera scene in Germany, where he has performed roles such as Brander (La damnation de Faust), Colline (La Bohème), Eremita (Der Freischütz), Father Trulove (The Rake's Progress), Pistolero (Falstaff), Sarastro (Die Zauberflöte), and many others. He has also collaborated with the Komische Oper Berlin, the National Theater in Prague, the Vienna State Opera, and other opera scenes.
Jan regularly performs with leading world orchestras, including the Czech Philharmonic, Bamberger Symphoniker, BBC Symphony Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, LSO, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Rotterdam Philharmonic, Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, and Staatskapelle Dresden, among others. He collaborates with some of the world's most important conductors, including Daniel Barenboim, Jiří Bělohlávek, Semyon Bychkov, Manfred Honeck, Jakub Hrusa, Fabio Luisi, Zubin Mehta, Sir Simon Rattle, and Sir John Eliot Gardiner, among others.
Jan is also actively involved in recording activities. One of his most recent recordings is Winterreise by Franz Schubert, released by Supraphon, which received five Diapasons. With the Czech Philharmonic under the baton of Jiří Bělohlávek, he recorded Antonín Dvořák's Biblical Songs (2020, Decca). He is also one of the soloists on Bohuslav Martinů's recording of The Epic of Gilgamesh with the Czech Philharmonic (released by Supraphone in 2017) and on Collegium 1704's recording of Donizetti's Requiem.