“I am so happy to play the Chedeville Umbra because it is so sweet, dark, so full of colors like when you listen to Pavarotti. You have absolutely all kind of harmonics, you don’t have to force or push, and the vibration of the reed, the mouthpiece, the material, it’s connected with my heart.”
Milan Rericha is an internationally acclaimed clarinet virtuoso. After his remarkable solo performances with Südwestphalen Philharmonie under the baton of Charles Olivier Munroe in Seigen, Germany, critics compared him with the legendary Benny Goodman. He enthused the audience in Brazil while being the first Czech soloist to perform with the famous Symphony Orchestra OSPA conducted by Ira Levin in Porto Alegre.
His repertoire includes all major solo and chamber music works reaching more than 200 pieces. J. Valta, M. Bujdinsky, J. Vejvoda and others have dedicated their compositions to him.
In 2020 Milan Rericha’s rich program includes invitation for solo concerts with such orchestras as Symphonisches Blasorchester Kreuzlingen, Civica Filarmonica Lugano and others, for concert tour in Hong-Kong, Singapore and in Switzerland and to hold Masterclass in Russia at Gnessin Academy of Music and in other countries.
Year 2019 took him literally all over the world. Milan was part of RZ Presentations, to list a few at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm on the occasion of Aurora Music Festivals, at the Cremona Musica International Exhibition and Festival, in Howarth of London, at The 2019 Edition of Midwest Clinic at McCormick Place in Chicago – USA. He held masterclasses and gave recitals in Republic of Dagestan (Kuminskovo Theatre), Révfülöp – Hungary (BalatonSAX 2019), Orvieto – Italy (Spazio Musica), Budapest – Hungary (Ferenc Liszt Music Academy and Hangszer Klinika), Kyiv – Ukraine (Central Music School in Kiyv), Almaty – Kazakhstan (Kazakh National Conservatoire), Brno – Czech Republic (Janacek Academy of Music). Milan Rericha’s concert performances took a place in Knoxville – USA with the Resident Knoxville Symphony Orchestra String Quartet at International Clarinet Festival ClarinetFest 2019 in Cox Auditorium of University of Tennessee and in Tivat – Montenegro at Mediterranean Notes Music Festival where he performed together with pianist Nino Gevadze and violinist Oleg Kaskiv music from B. Bartók, D. Milhaud and I. Stravinsky for clarinet, violin and piano. He also performed with legendary Eddie Daniels and Atlantis Big Band in Weinfelden – Switzerland during the Clarinet Weekend Weinfelden. Part of his 2019 Concert Tour in Viet Nam was solo performance with Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Charles Oliviery Munroe and his masterclasses at Viet Nam National Academy of Music in Hanoi.
Apart from Milan Rericha’s solo performances and his pedagogical activities he can be seen at the numerous presentations of RZ Woodwind Manufacturing, a successful Czech company making hand crafted woodwind instruments, clarinets. He is the Ambassador of RZ Woodwind Manufacturing and plays RZ BOHEMA. He represents the endowment fund Gabrielis over which he has taken a kind patronage and acts as the Artistic Director of international clarinet competition in Europe CCA – Czech Clarinet Art.
Milan Rericha is Gonzalez Reeds, Silverstein Works, and a Chedeville International Artist.
As an orchestral and chamber musician he has recorded for BMG, Deutsche Grammophon, Decca, CHANDOS, Supraphon, Sonny Music. He made a solo CD for Czech labels Bohemia Records and ROSA Music.
Since 2004 he is exclusive artist by Swiss label EMR – MARCOPHON. Collection Milan Rericha includes 11 CDs and more than 100 works for clarinet with orchestra or piano.