Event date

21 / 07 / 2024 - Sunday 11:00

Belfiato Quintet

The music of Czech composers for wind quintet will be performed by the top Czech ensemble Belfiato Quintet – but not only that. This youthful ensemble does not limit its repertoire only to pieces intended for this group, it is not afraid to push the boundaries of interpretation and surprise its listeners. Therefore, the arrangement by J. Pelikán and K. Chudý’s works will also be heard in the famous string quartets by B. Smetana and P. Glass and the Suite from Leoš Janáček’s opera The Cunning Little Vixen. The synagogue will also symbolically honor the memory of Czech composer Pavel Haas, who died 80 years ago in the Auschwitz concentration camp.


Belfiato Quintet – wind quintet:
Oto Reiprich – flute
Jan Souček – oboe
Jiří Javůrek – clarinet
Jan Hudeček – bassoon
Kateřina Javůrková – French horn


Alexander Zemlinsky: Humoresque
Leoš Janáček: Suite from the opera The Cunning Little Vixen (arr.by J. Pelikán)
Pavel Haas: Wind Quintet Op. 10
Philip Glass: String Quartet No. 3, „Mishima“ (arr. K. Chudý)
Bedřich Smetana: String Quartet No.1 in E Minor „From My Life“ (arr. by K. Chudý)

Belfiato Quintet

The award-winning chamber ensemble, founded in 2005, consists of leading players of the Czech Philharmonic, the National Theatre Orchestra and the Prague Philharmonia, former graduates of the HAMU class of Štěpán Koutník.

The quintet regularly performs in the Czech Republic and abroad and has won numerous prizes at international competitions, including ARD in Munich, Prague Spring, Concertino Praga, and the 1st prize at the Antonín Rejcha Competition in Semmering, Austria. They performed with the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Prague Symphony Orchestra, the Prague Philharmonia. The quintet also collaborated with Czech Television, Czech Radio, Aflattus Quintet and Dagmar Pecková. For the album Antonín Rejcha: Wind Quintets, they won the Classic Prague Awards.

Photo: Alexander Dobrovodsky

Belfiato Quintet

Synagogue Český Krumlov

The synagogue is a new multi-functional space established after the successful revitalization of the third meander of the Vltava River. The Jewish Synagogue is a jewel of Art Nouveau architecture and its interiors show a unique combination of elaborate replicas of the original decoration. In the former flat of the Rabbi, you can find Synagoga Café & Bistrot, […]

Belfiato Quintet

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