Event date

01 / 08 / 2024 - Thursday 19:30

Merging Muses

Violin with marimba and live painting

The inspiring and Muse-loved space of the Egon Schiele Art Centre will combine music with visual art. The violinist Ludmila Pavlová and the percussionist Štěpán Hon will bring to its space a lively and suggestive interpretation mainly compositions by world composers of the 20th century, there will also be Dawn over the Swamp by the young Czech composer Martin Kux and Štěpán Hon will also play his works. At the same time, painter Vladimír Kiseljov, inspired by the young musical duo, will attempt to capture the fleeting muse on the canvas.


Ludmila Pavlová – violin
Štěpán Hon – marimba
Vladimír Kiseljov – painting to live music


Arvo Pärt: Fratres
Christopher Deane: Dove Mourning Sonnet
Witold Lutoslawski: Lullaby for Anne-Sophie
Martin Kux: Úsvit nad močálem (Dawn over the Swamp)
Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber: Passacaglia
Astor Piazzolla: Oblivion
Astor Piazzolla: Libertango
Maurice Ravel: Kaddish
Štěpán Hon: Blues Improvisation
Niccolo Paganini/Karol Szymanowski: Capriccio No. 24 (arrangement for violin and vibraphone)
Karol Szymanowski: Zarzyjze kuniu
Astor Piazzolla: Histoire du tango (History of Tango)

Ludmila Pavlová

The Czech award-winning violinist, a Dvořák Society scholarship holder in London and a student of the doctoral programme at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, completed a study stay at the Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien. She is a laureate of numerous competitions: she has won the Excellent grant competition, is the absolute winner of the International Violin Competition “New European Talents”, and the gold medalist with high honors of the 4th Manhattan International Music Competition.

She has performed as a soloist with world-class pianists (including Alissa Firsová, Magda Amara, and Marcin Sikoski), with many orchestras, such as the FOK, the Prague Youth Philharmonic etc., and in chamber ensembles (Duo Affettico, Quarteto harmonico, Duo Euforico, Affetto poetico, Mucha trio).

In 2017 she founded her own music festival Podkrkonošské hudební léto.

Photo: Andrej Grilc

Ludmila Pavlová

Štěpán Hon

Percussionist of the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra and the National Theatre Opera, graduated in percussion at the Prague Conservatory and at the Prague Academy of Performing Arts. He then also graduated from the Royal Conservatory Koninklijk Conservatorium Den Haag in jazz vibraphone with Professor Miro Herák and in 2019 he spent a semester in Poland at the Akademie Muzyczne im. Karol Szymanowski in Katowice with Professor Bernard Maseli.

Štěpán Hon

Vladimír Kisejlov

The painter, performer, stage designer, director and a writer is a graduate of JAMU in Brno, Kunstuniversität Graz and the author of his own artistic movement – synestheticism. He realised over 100 exhibitions of his paintings across Europe – including several ones at the International Biennale of Modern Art in Florence, the Prague Quadrenniale 2015, or at the Academy of Arts.

The author perceives synaesthetically and therefore captures music and all sensations in colour during music performances with outstanding musicians such as Hansjörg Albrecht, Milan Al Ashab, Ludmila Pavlová or Eduard Štístek…

He was awarded the Goldene W award for his work related to Richard Wagner and his painting performance won the Interaction Award at the International Festival in Casablanca, Morocco.

Vladimír Kisejlov

Egon Schiele Art Centrum

The Egon Schiele Art Centrum (ESAC) is a museum and gallery devoted to the Austrian painter Egon Schiele in Český Krumlov, Czech Republic. The Egon Schiele Art Centrum was established in 1992 by a group of Czechs, Austrians, and Americans. Since 1993 it has presented a permanent exhibition of the works of Egon Schiele in addition to annual […]

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