28 / 07 / 2023 - Friday 20:00
Vadim Gluzman and Young Talents
Legendary violinist and the winners of the Virtuosos V4+ Competition
The winners of Virtuosos Visegrad 4+, a TV broadcasted talent competition, and the world-renowned violinist Vadim Gluzman, who will celebrate his 50th birthday at this concert.
The young artists from five countries will be accompanied by the South Bohemian Philharmonic led by Slovak conductor Peter Valentovič, who, along with the director of the Festival, Gabriela Rachidi, is a member of the TV talent show’s panel of judges. The festival’s top priority is supporting young musicians and it values the opportunity to present the next generation of the best performers from the Czech Republic and other Central European countries.
Vadim Gluzman – violin
Winners of the Virtuosos V4+ Competition:
Roman Červinka (CZ) – violin
Klára Valentovičová (SK) – recorder
Dávid Roland Mózes (HU) – piano
Patricija Avšič (SLO) – violin
Maciej Kasperek (PL) – flute
South Czech Philharmonic
Peter Valentovič – conductor
J. Haydn: Keyboard Concerto No. 11 in D Major, Hob. XVIII/11, 2nd and 3rd movement
J. Pelikán: Concerto for Flute, Strings, and Harpsichord
P. de Sarasate: Gypsy Airs, op. 20
C. H. C. Reinecke: Ballade for Flute and Orchestra, op. 288
H. Wieniawski: Violin Concerto No. 1 in F-Sharp Minor, 2nd and 3rd movement
Ch. W. Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice, Wq. 30 – Dance of the Blessed Spirits (arr. for Violin and Strings)
M. Ravel: Tzigane
Universally recognized among today’s top-performing artists, Vadim Gluzman breathes new life and passion into the golden era of the 19th and 20th centuries‘ violin tradition. His wide repertoire embraces new music, and his performances are heard around the world through live broadcasts and a striking catalog of award-winning recordings exclusively for the BIS label. The Israeli violinist appears with the world’s leading orchestras and conductors. He founded the North Shore Chamber Music Festival. Distinguished Artist in Residence at the Peabody Conservatory, where he teaches a selected group of young violinists, Gluzman performs on the legendary 1690 ‘ex-Leopold Auer’ Stradivari, on extended loan through the Stradivari Society of Chicago.
The South Czech Philharmonic
The South Czech Philharmonic, based in Ceske Budejovice (Budweis), was founded in 1981; its original name was The South Bohemian State Orchestra. At present it comprises of 39 artists and remains the only professional philharmonic orchestra in the South Bohemian region. Origins of the orchestra are associated with a Czech conductor Jaroslav Vodnansky; subsequently, the position of Chief Conductor was held by Ondrej Kukal, Bretislav Novotny, Jaroslav Krcek, Stanislav Vavrinek and Jan Talich. The current Chief Conductor, Miran Vaupotić, has been leading the orchestra since 2021. Besides interpreting the music of classical composers and pieces appropriate for chambre orchestras and smaller concert halls, the Philharmonic is dedicating increasing attention to the contemporary trend of interlinking genres and discovering new perspectives of both interpretation and presentation of music, and systematically strives to enhance its qualities. The majority of SCP members are young, ambitious, skillful and promising musicians, appreciating any opportunity to cooperate with other leading conductors and soloists.
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 […]