29 / 07 / 2022 - Friday 20:00
Václav Hudeček and Young Talents
70th-anniversary concert of V. Hudeček with Young Talents, winners of competition Virtuosos V4+
The Czech virtuoso Václav Hudeček is known all over the world not only for his phenomenal and precise violin play but also as a popularizer of classical music across generations. Therefore, on the occasion of his 70th birthday, he will perform together with young talents, finalists of the Virtuosos Visegrad 4+ classical music competition, which has been held internationally for seven years. On the stage of the Castle Riding Hall, the artist will be accompanied by the South Czech Philharmonic under the baton of Slovak conductor Peter Valentovič, who is also a jury member of this television competition.
Václav Hudeček – violin
Ryan M. Bradshaw – piano
Daniel Matejča – violin
Richard Kollert – violin
Jázon Mészáros- clarinet
Milosz Bachonko – accordion
Eduard Kollert – Violin
South Bohemian Philharmonic
Peter Valentovič – conductor
Marek Šulc – presenter
J. S. Bach: Concerto for Three Violins in D Major – Václav Hudeček, Richard Kollert and Eduard Kollert
A. Dvořák: Violin concerto in A minor Op. 53 – Richard Kollert – piano
Eugene Ysaye: Caprise dápres L´Etude en forme De Valse Op. 52 – Daniel Matějča
A. Dvořák: Romance F minor Op. 11 – Václav Hudeček
C. M. von Weber: Concertino Op. 26 – Jázon Mészáros
Milosz Bachonko: Suita “Acco Tocca” – Milosz Bachonko
Sergej Rachmaninov: Concert no 2. Op. 18 – Ryan M. Bradshaw
Václav Hudeček began his exemplary steep journey between the Czech and international interpretive elite in the 1960s. Already at the age of fifteen, on November 12, 1967, he performed at a concert in London with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. From 1970 until Oistrach’s death in 1974, he was a disciple of this great Master.
Since his London debut, he has performed around the world on the most prestigious stages, with the world’s best orchestras as well as at world festivals. He still claims the legacy of David Oistrach and other greats of the Russian violin school. And so he purposefully cooperates today with the bearers of the traditions of Oistrach, Kogan and Sitkovetsky, as evidenced by his recordings at the Supraphon company. Václav Hudeček does not only focus on the compositions of old masters, but also expands his repertoire spectrum with works by XX. century (Janáček, Prokofiev) and compositions by contemporary Czech authors (Kymlička, Fišer, Mácha).
He systematically takes care of the help of the emerging Czech interpretive generation, both by organizing summer violin courses in Luhačovice every year and by presenting the best as guests at its concerts. as part of a traditional Christmas tour, or at the Music Festival held by Hudeček in Prague.
Daniel Matejča – violin
Daniel Matejča, born in Liberec on April 30, 2005, started playing the violin at the age of 4 under the guidance of his mother, Olesia Voličková. A year later, he joined the class of prof. Ivan Strauss, with whom he studies to this day. His achievements include, for example, 1st place at the International Violin Competition of Master Josef Muzyka in 2013 – 2017, the absolute victory of the ZUŠ competition in 2017, in the 1st places of the Kocian International Competition in 2016 and 2018 he performed at the concerts of the famous violin virtuoso Pavel Šporcel. In 2019 he became the laureate of this competition. He is also the holder of the Golden Nut Award 2017. He participated in masterclasses led by Jiří Vodička or Christian Tetzlaff organized by the Czech Philharmonic. In 2019, he received first place at the Jugend Musiziert competition in Halle with full points. That same year, he also performed Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto with the Liberec Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Josef Kurfiřt at the F. X. Šalda Theater in Liberec. In 2020, he won first prize at the Georg Phillip Telemann International Violin Competition in Poznan, Poland. This year he also won the 2nd prize at the international competition Concertino Praga, when he performed Prokofiev’s 1st Violin Concerto accompanied by the Czech Radio Symphony Orchestra in the final in the Rudolfinum. He recorded the same concert in May 2021 with the Pardubice Philharmonic. In 2021 he passed the entrance exam at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague. He also studied at the Academy in Imola, where he worked with Mauriz Scirarretta and Boris Belkin. Later this year, he won the Virtuosos V4 + television competition. He gives concerts mainly across Europe. He also presents at various violin courses, such as music courses in Litomyšl, Liberec International Violin Academy, Imola summer festival in Italy or the International Music Academy Orpheus in Vienna. During these courses he also works with foreign professors, such as Stephen Schipps, Simon James or Michael Frischenschlager.
Ryan Martin Bradshaw – piano
Ryan started playing the piano at the age of 6 and made his debut with the orchestra at the age of 8. He is currently attending the eighth year of the British International School Bratislava. His teacher is prof. Vladimir Kharin and music education at the University of Performing Arts in Vienna for the highly gifted – piano. Despite his young age, Ryan has already demonstrated considerable talent with excellent results in both national and international contexts. He is a laureate of 16 International Piano. Ryan has performed with orchestras several times since he was 8 years old in Bratislava with the Slovak Chamber Orchestra in the Great Slovak Philharmonic, in Moscow with the Russian Philharmonic under conductor Vladimir Spivakov, in the Great Tchaikovsky Hall in Moscow, in Prague with the Prague Sinfonietta, in Vienna with Franz Schmidt Kammerorchester, in Łód s with the Łódskými Philharmonic, with the Sinfonietta dell Arte in Austria and Slovakia and in Žilina with the Slovak Sinfonietta.
Ryan had his first piano recital at the age of 10 and performed at the Brahms Hall of the Musikverein in Vienna, the Glass Hall of the Musikverein in Vienna, the Musiktheater Vienna, the Grand Hall of the Slovak Philharmonic, the Salzburg Mozarteum, the Copenhagen Summer Festival, the Bratislava Music Festival and the Slovak Philharmonic Hall, Liszt in Budapest, in Roverett Italy Theatro Zandonai within the Mozart Festival, the Ehrbaar Hall in Vienna, the Svetlanov Hall in Moscow and many others.
Ryan attended master classes in Geneva at the Summer Performing Arts with the Juilliard School with Juilliard piano teachers. Ryan attended the Philadelphia Summer Music Festival. Ryan reached ABRSM 5 in music theory at the age of 12.
Richard Kollert – violin
Richard started playing the violin at the age of five. Half a year later (still at five) he played Vivaldi’s concert at the PKF – Prague Philharmonia concert and performed at several festivals in the Czech Republic, Switzerland, Belgium, Germany and Japan.
In May 2016, Richard addressed the UN Global Compact in Prague, where he represented the host country. On the occasion of his 10th birthday, he performed Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto with PKF – Prague Philharmonia. At the age of 11, he played Bruch’s Violin Concerto with the Karlovy Vary Symphony Orchestra.
Richard achieved great success at the “Nutcracker” International Television Competition for Young Musicians in Moscow.
In 2021, Richard took part in the “Virtuosos Talent show” organized by Hungarian television and won the Special Prize, as well as the Maestro Plácido Domingo Prize, the Orchestra Prize – an invitation to perform with the orchestra – and the Audience Prize. His beloved maestro Placido Domingo introduced him as a “rising star” at the opening concert of the 30th Český Krumlov International Music Festival, and Richard performed Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto with the Czech National Symphony Orchestra conducted by Eugen Kohn.
He performed at the New Year’s concert in Bartók’s Müpa Hall in Budapest. He is very pleased with the numerous invitations of the Virtuosos management to concert performances in Hungary and elsewhere, such as at EXPO 2020 in Dubai.
Richard often appears on television, radio and in interviews for magazines.
Eduard Kollert – violin
He was born into a family of musicians – both parents are pianists. After attending a concert of a famous Czech violinist Josef Suk and his father, he decided to play the violin and piano.
At the age of 6 Eduard started studying at the Music School of Prague. He was 7 years old when he started playing violin and piano at his parents’ school. In just 2 years he performed with great success as a soloist with the PKF – Prague Philharmonia with a violin concerto by J. S. Bach and a piano concerto by L. van Beethoven. This was followed by an invitation from the Spanish Royal Family to perform at the Royal Palace El Prado in Madrid. He is currently studying with legendary teacher Zakhar Bron at the Queen Sofia College of Music in Madrid.
He is a winner of many prestigious international competitions , such as Young Virtuoso in Sofia, Bulgaria, and the Nutcracker TV competition in Moscow, among others. He regularly performs at concerts and festivals in Europe, Russia, Jordan and Japan. Eduard plays Yuri Pochekin’s 1995 Zachar Bron violin, on loan from Fundación Isaac Albéniz and Escuela Superior de Música Reína Sofía.
Miłosz Bachonko – accordion
Miłosz Bachonko – (born September 2, 2009 in Lublin) – accordionist, composer, laureate of international accordion competitions. He studies under the guidance of prof. dr hab. Elwira Śliwkiewicz-Cisak at the W. Lutoslawski School of Music (1st and 2nd grade) in Lublin. Miłosz started playing the accordion at the age of five. His first songs were also written at this time. He has won twenty leading places and Grand Prix awards at accordion competitions and festivals abroad, among others: Art-Duo Music Festival in Prague / Czech Republic /; Czech online accordion competition in Ostrava; Accordionists “Concord of Sounds” / Latvia /, accordion competition “Vilnius 2021” / Lithuania / and in Poland: Kielce, Suwałki, Sanok, Wieliczka, Lublin. In 2020, Miłosz Bachonko received the Grand Prix and an invitation to take part in a concert at the world’s most prestigious concert hall – Carnegie Hall in New York as part of the International Music Talent Competition Spring 2020, organized by the American Protégé Music Competitions. in New York. The young accordionist has performed over 50 solo concerts on domestic and international stages. The victory in the fifth edition of Virtuosos V4 + 2021, a television talent show of classical music, is a great success. This year, Miłosz recorded his own CD. The album contains two songs by Miłosz – the three-part Suite “AccoTocca” and “Toccata No. 2 in A minor”. The “AccoTocca” suite had its world premiere during the Young Composers’ Competition at the 23rd Witold Lutosławski Forum of Contemporary Art in Lublin, where it won second place. In the same competition, Miłosz received the Special Prize of the 23rd Forum of Contemporary Art, in which the composition was premiered for accordion and orchestra at the Lublin Philharmonic.
Jázon Mészáros – clarinet
The 17-year-old promising clarinetist of Hungarian origin is studying at the Egressy Béni High School of Reformed Art. He has participated in many international competitions, such as the VIRTUOSOS V4 + Talent Show talent competition, the 1st International Music Competition Matopolska 2021 – Krakow-Tuchow – Poland, IV. Dittrich Tibor National Clarinet Competition, III. Tomics István International Wind and Percussion Competition, Ukraine, FEMUS International Music Festival, XIV. National Clarinet Competition – Regional Selection: Gold Prize; Who knows what? – diocesan music competition, Székesfehérvár – Gold Prize, FEMUS International Music Festival, FEMUS International Music Festival, Subotica.
South Czech Philharmonic
South Czech Philharmonic was created in the year 1981 under its original name South Bohemian State Orchestra. At present it consist of 39 members and it is the only professional philharmonic in South Bohemia. The repertoire of the orchestra is mostly based on the interpretation of the music from the age of classicism. The dramaturgy of the concert seasons is however very varied and includes music from the baroque period until modern times. More and more often the philharmonic also includes into its concert plans even more extensive symphonic works and vocally instrumental pieces.
Peter Valentovič – conductor
Despite his youth, Peter Valentovič reaps success on world opera stages and concert halls – especially as a conductor, but also as a pianist – a partner of famous singers. In the autumn of 2016, he conducted the Prague State Opera Orchestra and Choir on a monthly tour of Japan, where Edita Gruberová shone in the title role of Bellini’s Norma, and their joint solo gala concerts and song recitals also celebrated success. He studied conducting at the Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst in Vienna with Leopold Hager and at the Conservatoire National Supérieur in Paris in the class of Zsolt Nagy. At the age of twenty-one, he conducted his first opera – Figaro’s Wedding at the Vienna University of Music and Performing Arts, where he also conducted Don Pasquale, The Clever Girl and The Adventures of the Cunning Fox. In 2003 he was an accompanist at the Opéra Bastille and Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris, where he collaborated with John Elliot Gardiner. , Midsummer Night’s Dream, Rusalka and Porgy and Bess, but also many symphonic works and oratorios.
This year’s concert at the International Music Festival in Český Krumlov is his first collaboration with the South Bohemian Philharmonic Orchestra, which he is already looking forward to.
Come and enjoy a concert at the unforgettable and unique Castle Riding Hall, which is part of the Český Krumlov Castle close to the castle garden. You will fall in love with this singular building and its surroundings and you will feel as if you were in the Viennese imperial court in the 18th century. After […]