26. 10. 2021 | 19:30 | Church of St. Lawrence

Another evening of the festival will be guided by the laureate of MHS Prague Spring, solo pianist, sought-after chamber musician and increasingly acclaimed composer Adam Skoumal. His program combines the cathartic testimony of Karel Berman 's Suite, reflecting the experience of the concentration and extermination camp. The Sonata of Leoš Janáček bears disturbing energy. The opposite pole offering "eternal hope" will be the lyrical Songs without the Words of Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy and the cycle Spring by Josef Suk.

Adam Skoumal - piano recital

Koupit vstupenky


Johann Sebastian Bach: Largo from Sonata BWV 529 (adapted by Samuil Feinberg )

Karel Berman : Reminiscence - Suite for piano solo

(Occupation, Auschwitz - corpse factory, Alone-Alone)

Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy : Songs without Words Op. 4

Leoš Janáček: Sonata 1.X.1905 ("From the Street")

Josef Suk: Spring op. 22a

Adam Skoumal

Nowadays Adam Skoumal combines a rare combination of performer and creator and thus continues the famous tradition of composing piano virtuosos of the Liszt type. As a pianist, he is known to audiences in Europe, the USA and Japan. As a composer, he received numerous recognitions, starting with the Prague Spring 1998 competition. Soloists, especially the best violinists of their generation, Milan Al Ashhab and Roman Patočka, are looking for him as accompanists. His piano technique can handle the toughest pieces, such as Rachmaninov's concerts, but Skoumal goes the untrodden way of performing less played songs. The list of conductors and orchestras with which he has collaborated includes Petr Altrichter, Serge Baudo, Lukasz Borowicz, Jiří Kout, Jakub Hrůša, Leoš Svárovský, Stanislav Vavřínek , Petr Vronský and Andreas Sebastian Weiser, the Slovak Philharmonic, the Bamberg Symphony etc. In recent years, Adam Skoumal has performed in cycles of the Czech Philharmonic and the FOK Symphony Orchestra at the Prague Spring, Moravian Autumn, Janáček's May, Concentus Moraviae, Lípa Musica festivals and has also given numerous performances abroad with the National Theater Orchestra. In the past, the compositions commissioned international competitions from Sion and Buenos Aires, Switzerland, and the Prague Spring Festival.
Adam Skoumal – klavírní recitál

Adam Skoumal studied at the Prague Conservatory, then at the Academy of Performing Arts in the class of Jan Panenka and Peter Toperczer . He then received a scholarship to Southern Methodist University in Dallas and two years later to the Manhattan School of Music in New York. He has participated in a number of international master classes led by Lazar Berman, András Schiff, Philippe Entremont and Eugen Indjic or Marián Lapšanský.

Today, the winner of several Czech and foreign competitions works at the Conservatory in Prague as a piano and chamber music teacher.

Festival partners

Organised in cooperation with the National Theatre within Musica Non Grata, with a donation from the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Prague.

Musica non grata

General Partner



Ministerstvo kultury ČR
Státní fond kultury


Městská část Praha 1

Media partners


Media partners

Partner of the concert on 11.11.


Under the Auspices of:

Minister of Regional Development, 
Mrs. Klára Dostálová
Minister of Culture,
Mr. Lubomír Zaorálek
Poslanecká sněmovna Parlamentu České republiky
President of the Chamber of Deputies, Parliament of the Czech republic, 
Mr. Radek Vondráček
Senát Parlamentu České republiky
předseda Senátu Parlamentu ČR, pan Miloš Vystrčil
President of the Senate, Parliament of the Czech republic, 
Mr. Miloš Vystrčil
German Ambassador to the Czech Republic, 
Dr . Christoph Israng
Ustavni soud
President of the Constitutional Court of the Czech republic, 
Mr. Pavel Rychetský
Governor of the Ústí nad Labem Region,
Mr. Jan Schiller
ministryně pro místní rozvoj, paní Klára Dostálová
Federace Židovských obcí v ČR.
Federace Židovských obcí v ČR

Partner of the performance on 28.11.


Deputy Prime Minister for Digitisation and Minister of Regional Development, Mr. Ivan Bartoš
Minister of Culture, Mr Martin Baxa
President of the Senate of the Parliament of the Czech Republic, Mr. Miloš Vystrčil
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