Evening of French Chansons as a Tribute to Edith Piaf

 

Marta Balejová – a singer and chanson singer who belongs among the most significant singers of this music genre. Piano accompaniment by Doc. Mgr. Jiří Hošek – a superb pianist and violoncellist who graduated at the Music and Dance Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague and received the so called “red diploma” and the Rector’s Award for his extraordinary study results.

ARTE DIVAS – OPERA AND OPERETTA CONCERT

A concert of two opera divas – mezzo-soprano Eliška Weissová, who currently guests at the National Theatre in Prague, the National Theatre in Bratislava, Theatro Reggio di Torino in Italy, and others, and soprano Luisa Albrechtová, a graduate of Charles University in Prague. Piano accompaniment by Martin Marek. The programme features pieces by G. Bizet, W. A. Mozart, F. Lehár, and others

HONZA JAREŠ – Take Me Home, Country Roads…

The blind singer and pianist will appear in his exceptional performance. The programme will include popular Czech and world songs and melodies represented in an extraordinary way full of energy and positive emotions.

ADAMUS TRIO

 

Circular breathing, or “eternal breath” is a technique used by some players of wind instruments. Jan Adamus started using this technique 30 years ago and belongs among the first contemporary oboists who use the “eternal breath” in practice. The goal is clear – to be able to inhale through your nose while exhaling air through your mouth. When using this breathing technique, you can play uninterruptedly for a long time. The trio has been active since 1985. Featuring: Jan Adamus – oboe, English horn, Marie Fuxová – violin, Květa Novotná – piano. The programme includes pieces by famous composers, such as F. Schubert, A. Dvořák, W. A. Mozart, J. Suk and others.

AROUND THE WORLD OF OPERA, OPERETTA AND MUSICAL 

Soprano Dagmar Zelenková graduated from the Faculty of Pedagogy at Jan Evangelista Purkyně Universtiy in the field of music education – solo singing in the class of Květa Koníčková-Jonášová. Nowadays she cooperates with Věra Páchová to refine her style of interpretation. She mainly focuses on the interpretation of “bel canto”, i.e. Baroque, Mozart and early Romantic opera genres. Nevertheless, she does not avoid interpretation of newer genres at all. Václav Krahulík – Pianist Václav Krahulík graduated from the Conservatory in Teplice in the class of Jaroslav Čermák and from the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague in the class of Prof. Pavel Štěpán (playing the piano). He is a laureate of various competitions: Fryderyk Chopin Competition in Mariánské Lázně (1983), Bedřich Smetana Competition in Hradec Králové (1986), and Ludwig van Beethoven Competition in Hradec nad Moravicí (1989). Since 1995, he has been teaching at Jan Evangelista Purkyně University in Ústí nad Labem where he achieved the academic degree of Ph.D. in 2008. Václav Krahulík pursues both solo and chamber music. As a soloist and répétiteur, he took part in many international concerts (in France, Italy, Germany, Spain, USA).

OPERETTA AND OPERA EVENING WITH NOEMA

Featuring excellent Czech sopranist Noema Erba. She completed the Carl Maria von Weber Hochschule für Musik in Dresden. Now, she works especially in Italy. Among her last significant events belong La Traviata in Florence performed at the picturesque Forte Belvedere, and also a concert in Milan. Nowadays, she is preparing for other important events – Requiem by W. A. Mozart to be presented in Prague, for a concert with an orchestra in Naples at Palazzo Reale, and for Carmen to be performed in Montecatini, Italy.

BEAUTIFUL STRINGS TRIO

Violinist Monika Urbanová, harpist Hedvika Bacha and vocalist Karolína Janů established the Beautiful Strings Trio in 2010 during their studies at the Faculty of Music of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague. At that time, they had already won at various international competitions and had gained solo experience.

DUO FLAMINGOS

Květa Teturová – saxophone, vocals, Jiří Špidra – keyboard, vocals
This duo performs all around the world (Las Vegas, Chicago, Dubai, China, Cambodia, etc.). In Jáchymov, they will play international melodies of various genres.