Hope III. "In context" | 3. 3. 2022

3. 3. 2022
Monastery of St. Anežka Česká, 7.30 pm

Recital by
Josef Špaček- violin
Miroslav Sekera- piano

Leoš Janáček
Sonata for violin and piano
Con moto
Ballad. Con moto

Sergei Prokofiev
Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 2 in D major, Op. 94bis
Allegro brio

Gideon Klein
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)
Garden Scene

Josef Špaček
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.

Miroslav Sekera
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.



Festival partners

Realizováno ve spolupráci s Národním divadlem v rámci projektu Musica non grata s podporou Velvyslanectví Spolkové republiky Německo Praha

Musica non grata

General Partner


Festival Partners

Ministerstvo kultury ČR
Státní fond kultury


Městská část Praha 1
Hotel Rott

Ve spolupráci

Polský institut Praha

Záštitu převzali

Ministerstvo pro místní rozvoj ČR
ministryně pro místní rozvoj, 
paní Klára Dostálová
Ministerstvo kultury
ministr kultury, 
pan Lubomír Zaorálek
Poslanecká sněmovna Parlamentu České republiky
předseda Poslanecké sněmovny Parlamentu ČR,
pan Radek Vondráček
Senát Parlamentu České republiky
předseda Senátu Parlamentu ČR, pan Miloš Vystrčil
Senát parlamentu ČR
předseda Senátu Parlamentu ČR,
pan Miloš Vystrčil
Velvyslanectví Spolkové republiky Německo Praha
Velvyslanec SRN v Praze,
Dr. Christoph Israng
Ustavni soud
předseda Ústavního soudu, 
pan Pavel Rychetský
Ústecký kraj
hejtman Ústeckého kraje, 
pan Jan Schiller
ministryně pro místní rozvoj, paní Klára Dostálová
Ministerstvo kultury ČR
náměstek ministra kultury,
 pan Milan Němeček

Media Partners

Český rozhlas D-dur

Partner of the lecture on 1/3/2023

Winternitz villa

Partner of the concert on 8/3/2023

Stadler-trierNKČRCharitaAlzheimer Home Pitkovice

Concert on 21. 2. 2024 under the auspices of
U.S. Embassy in The Czech Republic

US Embassy

Partner of the concert on 24. 2. 2024
Jewish Museum in Prague

Židovské muzeum

Partner of the concert on 14. 3. 2024
National Library of the Czech Republic

Národní knihovna České republiky

Partner of the concert on 27. 3. 2024
C. Bechstein Pianocentrum Prague

C. Bechstein

The concert on 21. 4. is held in cooperation
with Volman Villa

Volmanova vila

Thank you to

members of the Supporters Club
Personal Connect s.r.o.

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