16 / 09 / 2021 - Thursday 19:30
Jan Čmejla – Young Virtuoso
One of the objectives of this year’s festival is a greater number of concerts which give the opportunity to exceptional young talents. One of them is Jan Čmejla – a participant of the prestigious Allianz Junior Music Camp 2015, which is every year intended for only ten selected talents from around the world. Jan Čmejla is a holder of the prestigious Golden Nut (Zlatý oříšek) 2013 prize and of the Kern Foundation Prize of outstanding Russian pianist Olga Kern. In 2019 this young pianist performed a solo recital at the National Bohemian Hall in New York and the Kennedy Center in Washington as part of the prestigious concert cycle Millennium Stage. Jan Čmejla will play works by great composers such as Polish virtuoso Fryderyk Chopin and German composer Ludwig van Beethoven.
Jan Čmejla – piano
J. P. Rameau: Suite in G major/G minor, RCT 6, F. Chopin: Barcarolle in F-sharp major Op. 60, L. van Beethoven: Sonata – E-flat major Op. 31 No. 3, F. Chopin: Andante Spianato and Grande Polonaise Brillante Op. 22
Jan Čmejla was born in 2003 in Prague. He has been playing the piano since the age of six, and since his eight years he also has studied composition. He got the first musical education at the Music School of Ilja Hurník and at the Secondary School and the Music School of the City of Prague, where he studied under the guidance of professor Taťána Vejvodová and Lukáš Klánský. Since 2018 he has been studying the Prague Conservatory under the guidance of Prof. Eva Boguniová.
Jan has won several music competitions, such as the international competition Virtuosi per musica di pianoforte in Ústí nad Labem (2013, 2018), Chopin for the Youngest (2015), Novak International Piano Competition (2015), Peter Toperczer International Piano Competition Košice (2017; 2nd prize), Beethoven’s Teplice (2018) and Concertino Praga (2019). He is a laureate of the prestigious prize “Golden Nut“(2013) addressed to the most talented children in the Czech Republic and of the Kern Foundation Prize awarded by excellent Russian pianist Olga Kern.
Thanks to his success in music competitions, he had the opportunity to perform with the Brno Philharmonic Orchestra (2014), the Prague Symphonic Orchestra (2015, 2017), the North Czech Philharmonic Teplice (2019), the Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra (2019).
In March 2019 he performed a solo recital at the National Bohemian Hall in New York and Kennedy Center in Washington as part of the prestigious concert cycle Millennium Stage. In autumn 2019 he recorded his first album for Radioservis (label of the Czech Radio).
His artistic inspiration is the Chinese pianist Lang Lang, with whom he personally met in Vienna as a participant in the Allianz Junior Music Camp 2015, which is annually dedicated to a dozen selected talents from around the world.
When you enter the Masquerade Hall of the Český Krumlov Castle you will feel like in the 18th century, when it was decorated by Josef Lederer. While listening to chamber concerts you can admire the painting with motives of members of aristocratic society entertaining themselves amidst masquerade bustle. Before the tones fill this hall with […]