27 / 07 / 2022 - Wednesday 19:30
The Guitar Soul
Guitarist and composer Lukáš Sommer is one of the leading personalities of the current generation of young South Bohemian artists. In 2012, his flute concert “A Letter to My Father” was performed at the Prague Spring Festival, and Sommer thus became the youngest approached author in the history of the festival. During the evening, the audience will primarily listen to the author’s own works. For example, visitors can look forward to the song Hommage à Jan Kaplický. Sommer composed this after his visit to the Ferrari Museum in Modena, Italy, which is the last work of the world-famous Czech architect. Sommer will perform at the Masquerade Hall of the Český Krumlov Castle together with the M. Nostitz Quartet consisting of violinists Petr Bernášek and Václav Vacek, viola player Pavel Hořejší and cellist Petr Šporcl.
Lukáš Sommer – guitar
Petr Bernášek – 1st violin
Václav Vacek – 2nd violin
Pavel Hořejší – viola
Petr Šporcl – violoncello
Over the Rainbow Variations
Indiana – Two days in Delhi
Tramín – Memory of Mikulov
Hommaje and Jan Kaplický
Windless – Fantasy of a poem by Víta Slíva
The song about Victoria
Memory of Tárregu
Old-style suite for guitar and string quartet
“Winter haiku” – Concert for guitar – THE WORLD PREMIERE
Lukáš Sommer is a Czech concert guitarist and a leading figure of the young composer generation. He studied guitar and composition at the Conservatory in České Budějovice, the Prague Conservatory and HAMU. He is the author of a unique guitar recital, which includes over 30 opuses and is compared to a time-lapse documentary. As a guitarist, he regularly gives concerts in the Czech Republic and abroad. His compositions are increasingly performed on foreign stages as well (Chicago, Minnesota, Delhi, Manila, Florence, etc.). He wrote his compositions for the Prague Spring, Opera Barga, Festival delle Nazioni, Concerto Bohemia, Concentus Moraviae, Hudba Znojmo and others. His work is based on the tradition of the European school of composition, which he enriches with ingredients of non-traditional composition methods. He likes to go beyond classical music and try to combine the influences of ethnic, jazz and classical music.
The ensemble was founded in October 1994 during its studies at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague under the direction of Václav Bernášek. This was followed by a two-year postgraduate course at the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Vienna (Günter Pichler and Thomas Kakuska). The Nostitz Quartet has won a number of prestigious awards at international competitions, regularly collaborates with a number of domestic and foreign soloists, chamber ensembles and gives concerts on the stages of European music centers. The quartet’s repertoire consists of compositions by classical authors across the centuries (Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven, Dvořák, Smetana, Fibich, Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev, Ravel, Bartók, Janáček, Martinů, etc.). The genre variety includes cooperation with Janek Ledecký in the form of light Christmas concerts. The Nostitz Quartet has been using its name since 1996, with the kind permission of Countess Mathilde Nostitz-Rieneck, whose family was one of the great patrons of the arts in the 18th and 19th centuries.
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 […]