This year Antonín Dvořák, the most often played Czech composer ever, would be 180 years old. His anniversary will be celebrated not only by the concert of the Škampa Quartet, an ensemble which has dedicated itself to Dvořák’s works in the long term. In Český Krumlov the audience will listen to the chamber piece Terzetto in C major, Op. 74 and Dvořák’s String Quartet in G major, the first piece he composed after his return from America, where he spent three years.
The Škampa Quartet has been present on the Czech and world scene for over 30 years. The quartet commenced its artistic career already during the performers’ studies at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague. The members of the quartet are now not only outstanding players, but they also hand over their knowledge and skills to others. They cooperate, for example, with the Royal Academy of Music, where they have been visiting professors in the branch of chamber music in the department of string instruments.
Helena Jiříkovská – violin, Adéla Štajnochrová – violin, Martin Stupka – viola, Lukáš Polák – violoncello, guest Karel Untermüller – viola
A. Dvořák: Terzetto in C major, Op. 74 /2 violin, viola/, String Quintet in E-flat major, Op. 97/2 violin, 2 violas, violoncello/, String Quartet in G major, Op. 106