19 / 07 / 2024 - Friday 19:30
Tribute to the Czech Woman Composers
The Year of Czech Music will not belong only to Smetana, Dvořák or Janáček. This concert has a clear goal: to prove to the audience that women in Czech music were not just muses, mere inspirations against the background of famous works. They were also sought-after virtuosos, renowned conductors, and original composers. Thanks to two young Czech musicians, Elizabeth Jiřičková and Barbora Brabcová, we will explore the compositions by Vítězslava Kaprálová, Jana Obrovská, Anna Houdková-Kozánková, Matylda Chrudimská, Zdenka Kendíková, Geraldine Mucha and Sláva Vorlová.
Elizabeth Jiřičková – violin
Barbora Brabcová – piano
Jana Obrovská: Autumn Preludes – 1. Allegro moderato, 2. Andante, 3. Allegro Energico, 4. Moderato
Sláva Vorlová: Lullaby and Dance Op. 16
Vítězslava Kaprálová: Legend Op. 3/1
Vítězslava Kaprálová: Burlesque Op. 3/2
Vítězslava Kaprálová: Elegy
Matylda Chrudimská: Desire Op. 29
Geraldine Mucha: Four Seaside Scenes – 1. Lullaby 4. Dance
Anna Houdková-Kozánková: A Ticket to the Memorial
Zdenka Kendíková: Two Mazurkas
The Czech solo violinist and the prizewinner of New European Talents – International Violin Competition „Homage to Váša Příhoda“ graduated with honours from the Royal Academy of Music in London, where she studied with Giovanni Guzzo, Michael Foyle and Levon Chilingirian.
She is also a keen orchestral player, co-leading Sinfonia Cymru, accompanying Bryn Terfel, and has participated in the Side by Side project, in which she performed with the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Maestro Semyon Byčkov, as well as under the baton of Edward Gardner within the RAM/Juilliard Symphony Orchestra.
She has also appeared at festivals in the United Kingdom, Sweden, Italy and Austria, and critics have particularly praised her soft, full tone and charismatic delivery.
The Czech pianist and graduated from the Conservatory in České Budějovice as well as from the Prague Academy of Perfoming Arts where she studied violin performance under the guidance of Prof. Ivan Klánský and Mgr. Helena Weiser. She is a laureate of national and international piano competitions such as Concertino Praga, Young Piano of the Prague Conservatory, Competition for your artists in Vienna, Gustav Mahler Piano Competition, and Carlos and Sofia Piano Competition in Barcelona, among many others.
At the age of fifteen, she performed under the baton of Jan Kučera and alongside the Czech Radio Symphony Orchestra at the Dvořák Hall and now regularly performs on Czech and international stages and collaborates with ensembles such as the South Bohemian Chamber Philharmonic.
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