3. 3. 2022
Monastery of St. Anežka Česká, 7.30 pm
Josef Špaček- violin
Miroslav Sekera- piano
Sonata for violin and piano
Ballad. Con moto
Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 2 in D major, Op. 94bis
Lullaby for violin and piano
Erich Wolfgang Korngold
"Much Ado About Nothing" for violin and piano
Maiden in the Bridal Chamber
March of the Watch (Dogberry and Verges)
He is one of the most prominent performers of his generation, his playing valued for the technical brilliance and virtuosity associated with the distinctive expression, range and color of the sound.
He has won several international awards including the Queen Elizabeth Competition in Brussels (2012), which is one of the most famous. As a soloist, he has collaborated with a number of renowned conductors and orchestras in Europe, the USA, Asia and Australia, and performs at prestigious music festivals. From 2011–2020, he held the position of concertmaster of the Czech Philharmonic, and since2016 he has been an “Associate Artist” of the orchestra. While studying at the Prague Conservatory, he was admitted to the prestigious Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia at the age of seventeen. He graduated from the Juilliard School in New York from the studio of Itzhak Perlman.
He plays the violin “LeBrun; Bouthillard ” Guarneri del Gesù from 1732.
He has played violin and piano since childhood. His ability to play both instruments earned him the role of little Mozart in the Oscar-winning film Amadeus directed by Miloš Forman. He eventually decided to play the piano, which he studied at the Prague Conservatory and the Faculty of Music of the Academy of Performing Arts, from which he graduated in 1999. He has won awards in numerous domestic and foreign competitions, and in 2002 he won the Johannes Brahms International Competition in Pörtschach, Austria. In 2016, he received the award of the music ensemble "Salon de Virtuosi" in New York. As a solo and chamber musician, he has performed in Vienna, Washington, Tokyo and many other cities and countries. He regularly collaborates with Czech Radio, leading Czech orchestras and festivals. His repertoire includes works from the Baroque to the 20th century.