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Synagogue Český Krumlov

náměstí Svornosti 2
38101 Český Krumlov
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Synagogue Český Krumlov will host a series of chamber concerts on every Saturday in November. A number of excellent musicians both from Czech Republic and abroad will perform during the varied musical schedule.

OPENING CONCERT - Josep Viader, Petr Jiříkovský

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03.11.2018   (Sa)   

Josep Viader Petr Jiříkovský, Copyright © Jirikovsky

Josep Viader (Spain) – tenor, Petr Jiříkovský (CZ) – piano
► Josep Viader
Spanish tenor Josep Viader recently sang for the embassadors of United Nations in a private gala in honor of Japanese embassador Motohide Yokishawa. Moreover, this year has sang the main role of The Prinz in Antonin Dvorak’s Rusalka in Valladolid, Spain.
The highlights of his career include his Carnegie hall debut last December with the role of Monostatos, Magic Flute by Mozart, the US concert at Lincoln Center with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Alan Gilbert and Nemorino in L’elisir d’amore and Monostatos in The Magic Flute with Manhattan Opera Studio at Symphony Space Theatre in NYC.
In Europe, he has performed in Great Britain, in various opera houses such as Longborough Opera house as a Lucano in l’incoronazione di Poppea; Ruiz, Zingaro and the Messenger in Verdi’s Il Trovatore; Don Basilio and Don Curzio in the marriage of Figaro by Mozart.
As a recitalist he has sang around the world. Also, this year sang recitals in Spain (Barcelona, Madrid), England (London) and in USA (New York and North Carolina). This 24th of November Viader will sing at the Reial Acadamy in Barcelona, Spain.
Josep Viader holds a Bachelors Degree in vocal performance from Manhattan School of Music in NYC.

► Petr Jiříkovský(1971)
pianist and conductor, is one of the leading representatives of the middle generation of Czech artists. He started his career as a pianist – studying in Prague, in Paris and in Vienna. Besides developing his activities as a soloist and a chamber music player, since 2008 he has been intensively focusing his professional activities on conducting.
Petr Jiříkovský receives many invitations to conduct chamber and symphonic orchestras in the Czech Republic. He has participated in a number of major festivals and prestigious series’ (with the Talich Chamber Philharmony and the North Czech Philharmonic Orchestra). In October 2012 he performed with the South Bohemian Philharmonic Orchestra as the conductor and pianist in Beethoven’s 2nd Piano concerto.
In 2012, Petr Jiříkovský became the conductor of the South Bohemian Opera in České Budějovice.
His performances as a pianist have earned Petr Jiříkovský international acclaim. Foreign engagements have brought him to the top concert venues in Europe, the US, South America and Japan, with the most important stages being the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Theatre du Chatelet in Paris, Doelen in Rotterdam, the Kennedy Center in Washington, Teatro Alfa in Sao Paulo or Suntory Hall in Tokyo.
As a further extension to his outstanding musical qualities he led the Piano and Chamber Music Master Classes at the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, in November 2008.
As a soloist he has played with many orchestras (Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Prague Symphony Orchestra, Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, Talich Chamber Philharmony), under distinguished conductors such as Jiří Bělohlávek, Libor Pešek, James Sedares and Jean-Claude Casadesus. Domestic audiences will recognize Petr Jiříkovský as the soloist from his recitals at the Prague Spring Festival and the prestigious Prague Symphony series “World Piano Music”.

Entry: 450 CZK

Monika Načeva (vocals), Michal Pavlíček (guitars), Pavel Bořkovec Quartet

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10.11.2018   (Sa)   

Monika Načeva Michal Pavlíček and Monika Načeva Pavel Bořkovec Quartet

An alternative Czech singer, the best Czech guitarist and a quartet composed of progressive string musicians not afraid of working the multi-genre scene.

Entry: 350 CZK

Where: Synagogue Český Krumlov, Český Krumlov


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17.11.2018   (Sa)   


Ensemble performing classical music of the 20th and 21st century.

Ensemble Solaris3 was founded in 2016 in order to join a project with the eurythmic group Flow. An important result of this cooperation was a long term project On the Ash trail, which took place in Czech Republic, Slovakia and Germany. This project undertook to combine eurhythmy with the music of the Latvian composer Peteris Vasks. In the 2017 the trio performed high rated concerts at festivals Forfest, New music Encountres+ and The Path and Solaris 3 concentrates on performing classical music of the 20th and 21st century.

Members of the ensemble are: Anna Veverková – violin, Štěpán Filípek – cello, Martin Levický – piano

Entry: 250 CZK

Where: Synagogue Český Krumlov, Za soudem 282, Český Krumlov

Bára Basiková and Prague Lecian Strings

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24.11.2018   (Sa)   

Bára Basiková

Bára Basiková (vocals) and Prague Lecian Strings (chamber sextet)

Bára Basiková with her incedible voice has been at the forefront of the music scene, loved for managing multiple genres, has now joined forces with the internationally acclaimed Prague Lecian Strings, led by violoncello master and composer Kryštof Lecian. The repertoire is wide and brings a whole new original sound to popular music.

Entry: 400 CZK

Where: Synagogue Český Krumlov, Za soudem 282, Český Krumlov

Jaroslav Svěcený, Julie Svěcená, Václav Mácha

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01.12.2018   (Sa)   

Julie Svěcená, Jaroslav Svěcený

Jaroslav Svěcený – violin, Julie Svěcená – violin, Václav Mácha - piano

► Jaroslav Svěcený is one of the most notable contemporary Czech violinists. Svěcený’s numerous concert tours and festival performances have taken him across Europe, to the USA, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Chile, Russia, Turkey, Israel, Egypt, Algiers, Libya, Morocco, Lebanon, Jordan, Syria, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, India, Pakistan, Indonesia, Thailand, and the Philippines. To date, he has recorded 44 albums with works by international and Czech composers; many have been awarded gold or platinum discs. He was the first Czech violinist to record a CD for Sony Classical. In 1996, he was awarded the prestigious Masaryk Academy of Performing Arts Prize for creative artistic activity. Since then, he has won many awards, such as the Golden Plaque of the President of the Republic in 2010. He is also the co-founder of several prestigious Czech festivals and recently became active as a composer, premiering Strings for NYC in 2013.

► Czech violinist Julie Svěcená is regarded as one the most promising young artists of her generation. Prizewinner of numerous international competitions, Julie has been recently awarded 3rd Prize at the Tibor Varga International Violin Competition. Performing since early age, concerts brought her across Europe, Asia and USA. She has collaborated with such artists as Semyon Bychkov, Sir Mark Elder, Gabor Takács-Nagy and has performed in masterclasses with Maxim Vengerov, Ida Haendel, Zakhar Bron, György Pauk, among others. In 2017, she received Master of Arts degree at the Royal Academy of Music in London, together with a special award for a notable achievement. She continues her postgraduate studies with Professor Rodney Friend.

► Václav Mácha was born in 1979 in Prague. At the age of 15, he became the youngest student of the Faculty of Music of the Academy of Performing Arts, attending the class of Ivan Moravec. After graduating, he studied with Karl-Heinz Kammerling at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Hanover, which he completed in 2001 before continuing to study the solo piano as a postgraduate.
He has garnered successes at international competitions, given numerous recitals at the largest concert venues in Prague and other cities throughout the Czech Republic (when he was 15 years old, he gave an independent recital at the Dvořák Hall of the Rudolfinum), across Europe, as well as in the USA, Canada, Mexico, Turkey and elsewhere in Asia. He has performed with the Czech Philharmonic, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Prague Philharmonia, Brno Philharmonic Orchestra, Suk Chamber Orchestra, Czech Chamber Orchestra, Hradec Králové Philharmonic, and with distinguished conductors (Bělohlávek, Kukal, Turnovský, Eliška, Koutník, Eiji Oue, Naoshi Takahashi, Kiyotaka Teraoka, etc.), soloists and ensembles (Josef Suk, Václav Hudeček, Ivan Ženatý, Jaroslav Svěcený, Bohumil Kotmel, Stamic Quartet, Czech Nonet, etc.). In 2009 he appeared at the Royal Albert Hall in London as a soloist with the BBC Symphony Orchestra at the BBC Proms festival. He has been a member of the Czech Philharmonic since 2012.

Entry: 450 CZK

Where: Synagogue Český Krumlov, Za soudem 282, Český Krumlov