05 / 09 / 2021 - Sunday 11:00
Organ matinée with Pavel Kohout
The Church of Corpus Christi and the Grieving Virgin Mary will be filled with the sound of the oldest organ in Český Krumlov, the only entirely original organ in Český Krumlov, on Sunday morning. Pavel Kohout, one of the most successful concert organists of the younger generation, will play compositions by the greatest music composers in a chamber atmosphere. He became the overall winner of the prestigious international competition Musashino – Tokyo 2000, where, besides the first prize, he was also awarded the Minoru Yoshida Prize for the interpretation of the works by J. S. Bach and a gold medal. The numerous main prizes he has received are proof of his extraordinary musical talent.
Pavel Kohout – organ
A. Vivaldi: Concerto in F major Op. 3, No. 3 /organ transcription J. S. Bach BWV 978/, D. Buxtehude: Ciacona in E minor, Bux WV 160, J. K. F. Fischer: Prelude and Fugue, Aria mit Variationen, Ricercar pro Festis Paschalibus, Passacaglia, Prelude XX and Fugue, J. F. N. Seger: Prelude in A minor, Fugue in A minor, W. A. Mozart: Andante in F major, J. G. Walther: Concerto del Sign. Vivaldi LV 133
Organist Pavel Kohout is a conservatory graduate and studied at the Music and Dance Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague under the leadership of Jaroslav Tůma. In 1999-2000 he studied at the Sweelinck Conservatory in Amsterdam under Prof. Jacques van Oortmerssen and then under H. Vogel, O. Latry, J. Boyer and L. Lohmann. In 2010 he defended his doctoral thesis at the Faculty of Music at the Academy of Performing Arts, where he received the PhD (Doctor of Philosophy) degree. Pavel Kohout won first prize at international competitions in Ljubljana in 1998 and Vilnius in 1999 and received the main prizes in Vamber, Opava, Prague, Poznan, Kaliningrad, Brugge and Lübeck. He triumphed at the world competition IOCM in Tokyo 2000, where besides first prize and gold medal he also received the prize for the best interpretation of J. S. Bach’s works.
Behind the baroque altar, you will find the oldest preserved organ in Český Krumlov, about which we may say that it is completely original.