17 / 07 / 2024 - Wednesday 19:30
Tribute to the Czech Composers
The work of the Czech masters will be taken up by two Czech master soloists who are also each other’s muses. One of them, alongside many Czech composers born in the quadrennial year, will even celebrate a significant anniversary. Jiří Bárta, one of the celebrators of the Year of Czech Music, and Terezie Fialová will perform works by Antonín Dvořák, Leoš Janáček and Petr Eben, including Dvořák’s famous Concerto for Cello and Orchestra in B minor in the original version with piano accompaniment./p>
Jiří Bárta – cello
Terezie Fialová – piano
Leoš Janáček: Sonata for violin and piano (arr. for cello by J. Bárta)
Petr Eben: Briefe an Milena (five piano pieces inspired by Franz Kafka)
Leoš Janáček: Romance for violin and piano (arr. for cello by J. Bárta)
Antonín Dvořák: Concerto for Cello and Orchestra in B minor, Op. 104 (original version of A. Dvořák’s piano part)
An outstanding Czech pianist and a member of the Eben Trio studied violin and piano performance at the Brno Conservatory, graduated in piano performance at the Prague Academy of Performing Arts under Ivan Klánský and in chamber music at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hamburg under Niklas Schmidt.
She performs as a soloist, but is also one of the most sought-after chamber partners of international soloists including Jiří Bárta, Josef Špaček, Hamish Milne or Chloe Hanslip. She has performed at prestigious music venues such as the Kennedy Center in Washington, the Grand National Theatre in Beijing, and the Gasteig in Munich, has appeared at numerous world-leading festivals including the Prague Spring, Arte sacro Madrid, or the prestigious Verbier Festival Academy 2013 and 2017. She is also a laureate of international competitions such as the Amadeus, Virtuosi per musice di pianoforte, and the Bohuslav Martinů Competition, among many others.
Foto: Daniel Havel
As one of the leading cellists of his generation, Bárta has performed in countless venues across the continents – including the Berlin Philharmonic, Carnegie Weill Recital Hall, and Manchester Bridgewater Hall – and alongside world-class instrumentalists and ensembles such as Antoine Tamestit, Quatuor Ebene, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, or Czech Philharmonic and under the direction of conductors such as Jiří Bělohlávek, Gianandrea Noseda or Jakub Hrůša.
He studied in Prague with Josef Chuchro, in Cologne with Boris Pergamenschikow and in Los Angeles with Eleonora Schoenfeld, and is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Hammer Rostropovich of Los Angeles, the Europäische Förderpreis für Musik in Dresden, and a Grammy for his recording of song repertoire with Magdalena Kožená.
Jiří Bárta is also the founder of the Kutná Hora International Music Festival.
Český Krumlov Municipal Theatre continues the presents the rich, more than five hundred years of theatre tradition in Český Krumlov. The current theatre building in Horní Street was opened on 22 June 1993 with the performance of John Steinbeck’s play “Of Mice and Men”. Today the theatre is an architecturally and technically modern cultural stand with […]