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..Dmitri Hvorostovsky - Opera Gala Concert

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20.07.2012   (Fr)   Order 20:30

Dmitri Hvorostovsky

Celebrating opening concert
Dmitri Hvorostovsky /baritone/
Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Constantin Orbelian

Internationally acclaimed Russian baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky was born and studied in Krasnoyarsk, Siberia. In 1989, he won the prestigious Cardiff Singer of the World Competition. From the beginning of his career, he has been appreciated for his cultivated voice, musicality and natural legato. After his Western operatic debut at the Nice Opera in Tchaikovsky’s Pique Dame, his career exploded and he has been offered regular engagements at the world’s major opera houses including the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, New York’s Metropolitan Opera, the Paris Opera, the Bavarian State Opera, the Teatro alla Scala Milan, the Vienna State Opera, the Chicago Lyric Opera and he is a regular guest at many renowned international music festivals including the Salzburg Festival etc. Hvorostovsky is also a celebrated recitalist who has appeared in the most prestigious concert halls ranging from that situated in the Far East to that situated in South America. The singer regularly performs with top world orchestras under the baton of renowned conductors, including James Levine, Bernard Haitink, Claudio Abbado, Lorin Maazel, Zubin Mehta, Yuri Termikanov and Valery Gergiev. Hvorostovsky retains a strong musical and personal contact with Russia. He became the first opera singer to give a solo concert on the Red Square in Moscow and he continues to organise a number of prestigious concerts in Moscow as a part of his own special series, ‘Dmitri Hvorostovsky and Friends’ where he has invited such celebrated artists as Renee Fleming, Sumi Jo and Sondra Radvonosky. Hvorostovsky´s discography comprises solo recitals as well as complete operas recordings which are very well appreciated by the critic. Dmitri Hvorostovsky has already performed several times with a great success in the Czech Republic where he has sung in several opera and song recitals. In 2000 he also appeared in the special production of Evžen Oněgin in the Prague State Opera. In Český Krumlov Hvorostovsky will present a selection from his wide operatic repertoire.

Where: Brewery Garden, Latrán 27, Český Krumlov, Český Krumlov

..Václav Hudeček

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21.07.2012   (Sa)   Order 19:30

Václav Hudeček

Václav Hudeček - violin, Valery Oistrakh - housle, Jan Mráček - housle, Petr Matěják - housle, Petr Nouzovský - violoncello, Alžběta Vlčková-Michalová - violoncello

Czech Radio Symphony Orchestra - Orchestra in Residence of the Festival
Ondrej Lenárd - conductor

Václav Hudeček started his exemplary rapid ascent among the Czech and international interpretation lite in the 1960s. At the age of 15, he performed in London with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra on November 12, 1967. A day later the legendary David Oistrach heard him play, predicted great future for Hudeček and offered his pedagogic help. Hudeček was the great Master’s student since 1970 until Oistrach’s death in 1974. At the same time, Hudeček studied at the Musical Arts Academy in Prague in Prof. Václav Snítil’s class. Since his London debut, Hudeček has played on the most prestigious stages around the world (Carnegie Hall, Royal Festival Hall, Suntory Hall, Osaka Festival Hall, Sydney Opera), with the best orchestras of the world (Berliner Philharmoniker, Cleveland Symphony Orchestra, NHK Philharmonic Orchestra, Gewandhaus Leipzig, Moscow State Philharmonic Orchestra and others), as well as on the most respected festivals (Osaka, Salzburg, Istanbul, Perth, Helsinki). He still professes to the legacy of David Oistrach and other greats from the Russian violin school. Hudeček purposefully collaborates with the carriers of Oistrach’s, Kogan’s and Sitkovetski’s traditions, as proven by their recordings made together. Hudeček’s nice demeanour, and primarily his playing style, combining technical sovereignty with gustily created and emotionally rich tone and his inimitable joy transferred onto the public continue to charm audiences, regardless of their age. His recording of Vivaldi’s Le quattro stagioni with conductor Pavel Kogan remains the most successful production in the Czech Republic since 1992. Hudeček received a Gold Record for the album in 1997. He has received Gold Records also for other recordings. Václav Hudeček does not devote himself just to composition by Old Masters, but adds also works from the 20th century (Janáček, Prokofiev) and from contemporary Czech authors (Kymlička, Fišer, Mácha) to his repertoire. He is helping systematically the young generation of players by holding the annual summer violin courses in Luhačovice and by presenting the best of them as guests in his concerts, his traditional Christmas tours or the Music Festival in Church of St Simon and St Jude in Prague. Czech President Václav Klaus gave Václav Hudeček the “Order of Merit for the State in Culture and Arts”.

Where: Castle Riding Hall, Na Dlouhé zdi 178, Český Krumlov, 38101, Český Krumlov

..Melanie Hosp and Kaprálová Quartet

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26.07.2012   (Th)   Order 19:30

The Kapralova Quartet Melanie Hosp

Melanie Hosp /guitar/
Kaprálová Quartet

The Kapralova Quartet, named after the Czech composer Vítězslava Kaprálová (1915-1940), was founded in 1995 in Prague, originally under the name of Venus Quartet Prague. In 2000, with the consent of Kapralova's heirs and the encouragement of the Kapralova Society, Toronto-based music society dedicated to preserving and promoting the memory of Kapralova, the ensemble changed its name to pay a tribute to one of the most remarkable women composers of the 20th century. The Kapralova quartet is currently considered one of the finest Czech quartets. The ensemble studied quartet performance with prof. Bretislav Novotny, first violinist of the excellent Prague String Quartet. It has a broad repertoire which includes, besides classical works, a number of important compositions of the twentieth century, therefore many Czech and foreign composers often address the quartet to play their works. The Kaprálová Quartet regularly performs at major European and World venues as Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, Great Britain, Japan and it has also performed in exotic countries as Kuwait, Izrael and Cyprus. In 2004 the quartet undertook a successfull tour in Canada where besides the concerts the members of the quartet lead master classes in Madison (Alberta) and they were also invited as guests of honour to the renowned Banff Centre. The ensemble has also recorded for radio and television. Kapralova quartet´s repertoir comprises also the complete Alfred Schnittke´s quartet oeuvre which was performed by the quartet at two concerts of the Prague Spring Festival in 2002 with a great acknowledgement of the critique. The ensemble regularly collaborates with Eugen Indjic (piano), Katerina Englichova (harp), Philippe Cuper and Ludmila Peterkova (clarinet), Skampa Quartet, Prazak Quartet, and Prague Symphony Orchestra. Accompanied by the Prague Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Zdeněk Mácal it performed in the world premiere of the Concerto for String Quartet and Symphony Orchestra composed by the renowned Czech composer Zdeněk Lukáš. The current members of the Kaprálová Quartet are Veronika Panochová, Simona Hurníková, Karolína Strašilová and Simona Hečová.

Where: Masquerade Hall, Státní hrad a zámek, Český Krumlov, Český Krumlov

..Konstantin Scherbakov and Sanghee Cheong

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27.07.2012   (Fr)   Order 19:30

Konstantin Ščerbakov Sanghee Cheong

Constantin Scherbakov /piano/, Sanghee Cheong/violin/
Symfonický orchestr Českého rozhlasu
Dirigent: Ondrej Lenárd
F. Mendelssohn-Bartholdy – Concerto for Violin and Piano in D minor,
P. I. Tchajkovsky – Piano Concerto in B minor

Konstantin Scherbakov is one of the most demanded pianists of this time. He was born in
Barnaul, Siberia, and he started his career in an early age as a child prodigy, first playing
the piano at 5 and then making his debut with an orchestra at 11 in a performance of the
Beethoven‘s First Piano Concerto. He studied with Lev Naumov at the Tchajkovsky
Conservatory. He won the Rachmaninov Competition at the age of 20 and then other successes in European competitions
followed. Scherbakov´s international career was launched by his performance at the Chamber Music Festival of Asolo in Italy.
In 1992 he moved to Switzerland and his career started to accelerate. At this time he also started recording for EMI, Naxos
and other world known labels. Apart from a very intensive concert activity Scherbakov is a professor at the Hochschule für
Musik Winterthur in Zurich and he also leads various master classes in all Europe. Scherbakov performs with prominent
symphony orchestras from all over the world and is a frequent guest at prestigious concert halls and music festivals (Salzburg,
Lucerne, Bregenz, Frankfurt etc.) in Europe as well as in America. The range of his repertoire is vast and demanding, it
includes the complete piano oeuvre of Tchajkovsky, Medtner, Scriabin, Respighi as well as Godowsky or Shostakovich.

Where: Castle Riding School, Na Dlouhé zdi 178, Český Krumlov, 38101, Český Krumlov

..The Queen Symphony

Dates From - To
28.07.2012   (Sa)   Order 20:30


Kühn Children Choir
Kühn Mixed Choir
Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra - Orchestra in Residence of the Festival
Tolga Kashif - conductor

In 1974, Freddie Mercury said that he would "like people to put their own interpretation" on his own songs, and British conductor Tolga Kashif did just that. It is a work comprising six movements - Adagio Misterioso, Allegretto, Adagio, Allegro Vivo, Andante Doloroso and Andante Sostenuto. It is based on around a dozen well-known melodies from the rock band Queen. These include "Bohemian Rhapsody", "We Will Rock You", "We Are the Champions" and "Who Wants to Live Forever", the latter including a performance by Nicola Loud. Some critics have compared the overall effect with the work of John Williams, notably his Star Wars score. Others have considered the choral elements of the Queen Symphony to be a nod to the rock band's own lavish tendencies, in addition to Kashif's spell as musical director of the London Amadeus Choir. Kashif spent two years composing the Queen Symphony. He conducted the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in its debut on Wednesday 6 November 2002. It was performed in the Royal Festival Hall and broadcast on ABC TV to a wide European audience. That night, it received a standing ovation from over two thousand people. This concert was attended by Jer Bulsara (Freddie Mercury's mother), drummer Roger Taylor and guitarist Brian May. They "very much enjoyed it" and they said it was "very moving indeed". Queen Symphony was nominated Album of the Year in the 2003 Classical Brit Awards. The piece has been performed regularly and in 2004 received US and Dutch premières.

Where: Brewery Garden, Latrán 27, Český Krumlov, Český Krumlov

..Jiří Bárta

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02.08.2012   (Th)   Order 19:30

Jiří Bárta

Jiří Bárta /violoncello/
J. S. Bach – Suites for Solo Violoncello

Jiří Bárta, the prominent violoncellist of his generation, studied under Josef Chuchro and Mirko Škampa in Prague, Boris Pergamenschikov in Cologne and Eleonore Schoenfeld in Los Angeles. In 1991 he was awarded the Europäische Förderpreis für Musik in Dresden and the Rostropovich-Hammer Award in Los Angeles. He cooperates with foremost Czech and international orchestras as the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra London, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Berliner Symphoniker and with prominent conductors as Jiří Bělohlávek, Charles Dutoit,
AUDIO Libor Pešek, Gennadij Rozhdestvenski or Maxim Shostakovich. He has been regularly invited to foremost music festivals and scenes as for example Barcelona, Berlin, Bratislava, Buenos Aires, Edinburgh, Istanbul, Los Angeles, Munich, Newport, New York, Paris, Prague, Salzburg, Tokio, London etc. His Supraphon recordings have twice been evaluated the best of their category by the magazine Harmonie (Harmonie Awards 1995, 1999). They include a very well valued recording of all Bach´s violoncello suites, Shostakovich´s concertos recorded with the Prague Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Maxim Shostakovich and both Dvořák´s concertos – in A major (with Jan Čech as a pianist) and in H minor (with the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Jiří Bělohlávek). Bárta´s recording of Kodaly´s Solo Sonata as well as Bárta´s last album of violoncello concertos by Bohuslav Martinů, J. Foerster and Jan Novák recorded together with the Prague Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Jakub Hrůša were awarded The Gramophone Editor´s Choice by the London magazine of the same name. Jiří Bárta also worked with Magdalena Kožená on her album „Songs“ for the Deutsche Grammophon which was awarded the Gramophone Award in 2004. Jiří Bárta recently recorded a CD for London´s Hyperion lable containing violoncello sonatas by Ignaaz Moscheles and Franz Hummel and a CD containing sonatas by Artur Rubinstein (both CDs together with Hamish Milne as a pianist). He also worked with the Milan Svoboda Jazz Quartet on the classical-jazz CD „Znamení Střelce“ (The disc came out on Lotos and was nominated for the annual awards of the Czech Academy of Popular Music in 2007).

Where: Masquerade Hall, Státní hrad a zámek, Český Krumlov, Český Krumlov

..Bohuslav Matoušek and Jakub Junek

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03.08.2012   (Fr)   Order 20:30

Bohuslav Matoušek Jakub Junek

Bohuslav Matoušek - violin
Jakub Junek - violin
Collegium Symfonického orchestru Českého rozhlasu

Bohuslav Matoušek is a leading representative of contemporary Czech violin playing. He first drew public attention to his talent as a child winning numerous national competitions. Between 1967 and 1972 he studied under Jaroslav Pekelský and Václav Snítil at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague. In 1969 he attended Arthur Grumiaux's master classes in Zurich for the first time, completing the course with success earned him an invitation for training with Nathan Milnstein. In 1970 he received the special prize of the jury in the Tibor Varga International Violin Competition together with a Swiss grant which he used for a year study with Wolfgang Schneiderhan in Lucerne. He also won the first prize in the prestigious Prague Spring International Competition in 1972. After completing his studies Bohuslav Matoušek concentrated on his career as a concert artist. In 1977 he was invited to Japan to take an engagement as a soloist and a concertmaster with Tokyo's Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra. He performed a number of violin concertos under the baton of prominent international conductors (Celibidache, Masur, Metha, Bernstein and others) here. Returning from Japan he continued performing as a soloist and in 1980 he joined the Stamic Quartet as a first violinist. The ensemble won a number of awards and experienced a lot of international triumphs due to Matoušek in the following fifteen years. It has recorded more than 60 CDs at home and abroad and won the Grand Prix du Disque twice. Since 1995 when Matoušek left the Stamic Quartet he has focused mostly on his solo concert career. His broad repertoire comprises works ranging from the early Baroque period to contemporary music. In the domain of chamber music Matoušek currently works chiefly with the pianist Petr Adamec and is also a member of the Antonin Dvorak Trio

The young violinist Jakub Junek graduated from the Prague Conservatoire in 2009 where he studied under Pavel Kudelásek. Then he was admitted to the Moscow State Conservatory of P.I.Tchaikovsky to study in the class of Eduard Davidovich Grach (2009-2010). He is currently studying under the renowned Czech violinist Bohuslav Matoušek at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague. He participated in Hudeček´s courses in Luhačovice, Pro Corda-courses in chamber music in Great Britain, masterclasses with professor of the Rubin Academy in Tel Aviv Semion Yaroshevich and he was awarded a full scholarship to attend the Meadowmount
School of Music in the State of New York (Charles Avsharian) three times. He also took part in the 20th International Summer Music Courses "Keshet Eilon" in Israel (Shlomo Mintz, Eduard D. Grach) and the International Summer Academy in Reichenau. Junek is the winner of numerous national as well as international competitions and has already performed with various orchestras as the Czech National Symphony Orchestra (Libor Pešek, paul Freeman, Jan Chalupecký, Petr Altrichter), Bohuslav Martinů Symphony Orchestra (Stanislav Vavřínek, Marzena Diakun), Chamber Orchestra Barocco Sempre Giovane and Chamber Orchestra „Moscovia“ (E.D. Grach). Some of his interpretative successes are to be remarked as the concert with the Czech National Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Paul Freeman in Rudolfinum in March 2007 (he made his debut with J. Sibelius´ Violin Concerto), performing L. van Beethoven´s Violin Concert under the baton of Libor Pešek in Rudolfinum in January 2009, performing W. A. Mozart´s Violin Concerto in A major under the baton of Libor Pešek at the International Music Festival Prague Proms 2007 in Smetana Hall of Municipal House. Junek has recently appeared as a frequent soloist with the Czech National Symphony Orchestra on tours abroad (England: King´s Lynn, Truro, Harrogate etc.).

Where: Garden Kooperativa, Latrán, Český Krumlov, Český Krumlov

..Balkan Night - Boban i Marković Orkestar, Džezvica

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04.08.2012   (Sa)   Order 20:30

Boban i Markovič Orkestar

The Balkan National Night

The Boban and Marko Marković Orchestra is a typical example of the Balkan culture. It is a brass orchestra representing the leading music ensemble of the region based in Southern Serbia. Their music, performed by a thirteen-piece strong orchestra, is wholly defined by their own gypsy lineage. The ensemble has won a number of prestigious awards not only in Serbia and its discography is very demanded. The Boban and Marko Marković Orchestra has successfully performed in 600 outstanding concerts all across Europe and oversea in the last 7 years. The ensemble also cooperates with the Czech artist Iva Bittová and with other renowned personages as well. Džezvica is a Czech-Polish music group performing the traditional Balkan music in an untraditional way. Its style could be described as Balkan-Worldmusic with some jazz or other music styles´ elements. Džezvica mixes folk melodies from Macedonia, Bulgaria, Serbia, Bosnia, Croatia, Romania or Hungary by means of original harmonies, sound of typical Western music instruments and six young musicians´ passion.

Where: Brewery Garden, Latrán 27, Český Krumlov, Český Krumlov

..The Panocha Quartet

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09.08.2012   (Th)   Order 19:30

The Panocha Quartet

The Panocha Quartet was formed in 1968 by students of the Prague Conservatory. Their first great success came in 1975 at the International String Quartet Competition in Prague, where they were nominated as laureates of Competition. The Quartet have performed regularly in nearly every country of Europe, as well as overseas. Since 1975 the Quartet have been 25 times to USA and Canada, as well as playing also in New Zealand, Australia, Japan, Israel, Mexico and elsewhere. The Quartet have participated in prominent international festivals, such as Edinburgh, Salzburg, Prague, Kusatsu, Menton, Dubrovník, Tel Aviv, Kuhmo and Mondsee. They were awarded the Gold Medal in BordeAux (1976) and the Gold Disc of Supraphon (1982). In 1983 THEY received the Grand Prix Academie Charles Cros in Paris for their recording of Bohuslav Martinů´s Quartets Nos. 4 and 6. The Quartet place particular emphasis on Czech music, especially the works of Dvořák, Smetana, Martinů and Janáček. The Panocha Quartet´s extensive repertoire includes many Viennese classics, particularly THE quartets of Joseph Haydn. Equally the Quartet´s programs often include the great Romantic quartets, as well as those of twentieth century masters such Bartók and Shostakowitch. The Quartet has made many recordings on the Supraphon label. Recently they completed their series of all the chamber music works of Antonín Dvořák. They also play quite frequently with pianist Andras Schiff. Their recordings of Dvořák´s Quartet No. 10 "Slavonic" and The Cypresses were awarded the MIDEM Cannes Classical Awards. During more recent years they have completed recordings of all the chamber music of another Czech composer, Zdeněk Fibich. In 2008 they were awarded the Platinum Disc of Supraphon. They have toured extensively in USA, Ireland, Great Britan, Spain, Italy, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium and Austria. The Panocha Quartet have inherited the strong traditions of string quartet playing passed down from the great Czech (Bohemia) Quartet to their successors the Smetana, Janáček and Vlach Quartets.

Where: Masquerade Hall, Státní hrad a zámek, Český Krumlov, Český Krumlov

..Musica Florea

Dates From - To
10.08.2012   (Fr)   Order 19:30

Musica Florea

The Musica Florea ensemble was founded in 1992 by the cellist and conductor Marek Štryncl as one of the first serious initiatives in the field of stylistically-informed performance in the Czech Republic. The indispensable foundation of the ensemble´s work and the guarantee of its reputation lie in playing on original instruments or their copies, undertaking historical research based on studies of period sources and aesthetics, and creative revival of forgotten performing styles and methods. The ensemble´s repertoire includes instrumental chamber music, secular and sacred vocal-instrumental music, orchestral concertos, and monumental symphonic , opera and oratorio works from the early Baroque period to the twentieth century. The Musica Florea ensemble appears at important world festivals and collaborates with outstanding soloists and ensembles such as Magdaléna Kožená, Phillipe Jaroussky, Nancy Argenta, Veronique Gens, Paul Badura-Skoda, Susanne Rydén, the Orlando Consort, Les Pages et les Chantres du Centre de Musique Baroque de Versailles, Le Poème Harmonique, and Boni Pueri. It has received many prestigious honours including the highest award conferred by the French magazine Diapason for a CD recording of J.D. Zelenka`s Missa Sanctissimae Trinitatis (Studio Matouš, 1994), the 1997 Zlatá Harmonie (Golden Harmony) award for the best Czech recording of the year (arias by J.S. Bach with Magdaléna Kožená, Polygram, 1997), and the MIDEM 2003 Cannes Classical Award for a recording of J.D. Zelenka`s allegorical play Sub olea pacis et palma virtutis (Supraphon 2001). In 2009 the Musica Florea ensemble received an award for the best interpretation of works by J.S. Bach at the Varaždin festival in Croatia. Since 2002 Musica Florea has been presenting its own concert series with emphasis on newly-discovered compositions worthy of authentic interpretation.

Where: Masquerade Hall, Státní hrad a zámek, Český Krumlov, Český Krumlov

..Otto Sauter & Ten of the Best & Friends

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11.08.2012   (Sa)   Order 20:30

Otto Sauter & Ten of the Best & Friends

Sauter, Ulrika Danielsson, Wolfgang Navratil, Marek Zvolánek, Bob Lanese, Adam Rapa, Aneel Soomary, Frank Greene, Franz Wagnermeyer, Alfred Gaal - trumpets

Michael Weiss - piano
Bodo Klingelhöfer - bass
Robert Walla - drums
Mike Lindup - keyboard
Markus Wienstroer - guitar
Pablo Escayola - percussion

In 1991, Otto Sauter, the world's leading soloist on the piccolo-trumpet, had the idea of putting together the ensemble "The ten of the Bests"with ten of the bests trumpet players in the world, like the principal trumpet of the Wiener State Opera, Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg, Royal Stockholm Opera, Göteburger Sinfoniker as well as international renowed trumpet players from Europe and the United States. Since 2008, the ensemble of ten trumpets, piano, bass and drums is regularly playing with guests stars like Sting guitarist Dominic Miller and percussionist Rhani Krija and Level 42 keyboarder Mike Lindup.The founding concept of the group is to fascinate the audience with refined cross-over in their concerts all over the world by playing extraordinary arrangements of classic, jazz and pop music. The international renowned arrangers working for the ensemble, exactly know the special fields of all group members. Thanks to the ten trumpets never sound like fanfare but like a whole orchestra. Some of them are Grammy Award recipients and work in Hollywood with stars like Barbra Streisand, Frank Sinatra, Neil Diamond, The Commodores and Prince or in Germany with artists like Peter Helzbolzheimer, Udo Jürgens and his Pepe Lienhard Band.

Where: Brewery Garden, Latrán 27, Český Krumlov, Český Krumlov

..Roman Patočka and Praga Camerata

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16.08.2012   (Th)   Order 19:30

Roman Patočka Praga Camerata, 21th INTERNATIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL ČESKÝ KRUMLOV - 2008

Roman Patočka - violin
Praga Camerata

Roman Patočka belongs among outstanding figures of the ascending soloist generation. After graduating from Prague Conservatory (class of Dagmar Zárubová) and the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (class of Ivan Štraus) he continued his studies at various institutions abroad: first in Utrecht (class of Keiko Wataya), later in Lübeck (under Shmuel Ashkenasi). At the 2009 he finished his master diploma under Stefan Picard at Musikhochschule „Hanns Eisler“ in Berlin.
Along with his studies Patočka attended number of master courses under the guidance of prominent musicians of our time. He graduated from the International Musical Academy in Montpelliér (Ruggiero Ricci, Stephen Shipps), attended the summer courses in Semmering (Hagai Shaham) as well as the International Master Courses of Keshet Eilon (Ida Haendel, Georgy Pauk, Vadim Gluzman). Patočka managed to utilize all the experience he gained during his studies at numerous music competitions. He was awarded 2nd Prize and 4 Special Awards at the Prague Spring competiton in 2003, won Yamaha Scholarship in 2004, became the laureate of the International Competition of Václav Huml in Zagreb and in 2005 he won 2nd Prize at the Ibolyka-Gyarfas competition in Berlin. In 2007 Patočka placed 3rd at the International Violin Competiton Pablo de Sarasate in Pamplona. Roman Patočka performs as a soloist with prestigious orchestras in the Czech Republic and abroad (Hamburger Symphoniker, Filharmonie Nagoya, La Orquesta Sinfónica de Navarra, Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra, Czech Radio Symphonic Orchestra, Prague Philharmonia). Patočka worked together with Jiří Bělohlávek, Vladimír Válek, Jakub Hrůša, Douglas Bostock, James Blair, Yoko Matsuo and Georg Fritzsch. Together with Brno Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Sir Carles Mackerras Patočka performed Little Souls’s Wandering by Leoš Janáček . He also cooperated with Chamber Orchestra Berg to premiere Czech Rhapsody for violin and orchestra by Bohuslav Martinů. As a chamber player Roman Patočka cooperates with the foremost Czech players: Jiří Bárta, Jan Talich, Radek Baborák, Martin Kasík and Lubomír Malý. He represented the Czech Republic at the international exhibition EXPO 2005 in Aichi, Japan. Patočka performed at various festivals: Les Heures Romantiques au Pays de Monthodon, Lange Nacht der Musik in Vienna, Les Journées Romantiques du Vaisseau Fantôme in Paris, Shafran Festival at Waldenburg castle , Chopin’s festival in Mariánské Lázně, Prague Spring and other. Roman Patočka recorded a number of pieces for Czech Radio, BBC Radio 3, ORF, Radio 4 Netherlands, Romanian Radio and Japanese TV NHK. In 2006 together with pianist Frédéric Lagard he recorded a CD in France (Beethoven, Suk, Dvořák, Bartók). In 2011 he recorded Violin Concertos by František Benda with the Prague Chamber Orchestra Without Conductor.

Where: Masquerade Hall, Státní hrad a zámek, Český Krumlov, Český Krumlov

..MozART Group

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17.08.2012   (Fr)   Order 19:30


MozART Group is a phenomenal Polish ensemble which shifts the borders of classical music to a brilliant show full of musical jokes. An excellent instrumental technique of the players, their broad repertoire and a doubtless acting talent of the members represent the base for their performances. Their concerts are conceived as complex artistic projects and they are not far from cabaret shows based on technically perfect interpretation due to which the group rank among the top ensembles in the world. All the qualities mentioned above enriched by fascinating moments full of intelligent humour ensure a perfect music entertainment with all the demands for a classical concert. Moreover, the ensemble opens the door for non-professional audiences who would normally be afraid of a classical music concert. The MozArtGroup annually performs in cca 200 concerts all over the world. They have already sold more than 70.000 pieces of their concert DVD world-wide and they cooperate with such personages as for example Bobby McFerrin etc.

Where: Castle Riding School, Na Dlouhé zdi 178, Český Krumlov, 38101, Český Krumlov

..The Canadian Tenors - Celebrating final concert

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18.08.2012   (Sa)   Order 20:30

The Canadian Tenors

The Canadian Tenors: Victor Micallef, Clifton Murray, Remigio Pereira, Fraser Walters
Dirigent: Leoš Svárovský

The Canadian Tenors’ music is an exciting blend of classical and contemporary pop that is thrilling audiences of all ages around the world. The Tenors are the incredibly powerful voices of four gifted young men with diverse vocal styles, undeniable charm and international solo success. The Canadian Tenors have criss-crossed the globe thrilling millions of music lovers with their magical voices, wonderful sense of humor and memorable music. The foursome have received rave reviews and standing ovations from the Tel Aviv Opera house where they shared the stage with Andrea Bocelli; to Las Vegas’ Mandalay Bay Coliseum and NYC’s Madison Square Gardens with David Foster and Friends Hitman Tour; to Toronto’s Air Canada Centre where they headlined at ONE NIGHT LIVE with STING and Sheryl Crow; to Sarah McLachlan’s Summer Sessions concert with Neil Young and in London with the legendary Paul McCartney at the Old Vic theatre. The Canadian Tenors’ unique repertoire is sung not only in English and French, but also in Spanish and Italian, reflecting their multicultural heritage. The talented singers have collaborated with world-renowned producers Quiz and Larossi in Sweden (Il Divo), Bob Ezrin (Peter Gabriel, Pink Floyd) Grammy Award-winner Steve Thompson (Madonna) and Juno Award winner Jeff Wolpert (Loreena McKennitt) and Grammy Award winner Sarah McLachlan and David Foster.

Where: Brewery Garden, Latrán 27, Český Krumlov, Český Krumlov

..I pagliacci with José Cura (repeat)

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24.08.2012 - 26.08.2012   (Fr-Su)   Order 21:00

José Cura I pagliacci with José Cura (repeat)

Repeat of the opera I pagliacci by Ruggiero Leoncavallo - performance in the cooperation with the South Bohemian Theatre from 2011.

José Cura comes back in the title role of Canio.

Pagliacci narrates the “true” story of a commedia troupe that arrives in an Italian village to stage a theatre performance. The relationships among the members are principally dominated by love and passion - because of his murderous jealousy the head of the troupe Canio even commits a double murder. Apart from its richness of melodies and famous arias (Laugh, Clown, laugh!), the attraction of this opera consists especially in the fact that the plot of the commedia, which the actors play for the villagers, gradually effaces the boundaries between stage and real life. Great human tragedies take place in reality and not only on theatre stages.