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

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

Musica non grata

General Partner



Ministerstvo kultury ČR
Státní fond kultury


Městská část Praha 1

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

Art & History Magazine

Partner of the lecture on 1/3/2023

Winternitz villa

Partner of the concert on 8/3/2023

Stadler-trierNKČRCharitaAlzheimer Home Pitkovice

With the support of

Památník terezín

Thank you to

Personal Connect s.r.o.
Porsche Inter Auto CZ
Prof. Ing. Michael Valášek, DrSc.
Ing. Pavel Chládek
other members of the Supporters club
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