Friday, April 8th, 2011
Concert at the House of Arts “Dom Umenia”
Slovak philharmonic orchestra of Kosice.
Direction: András Deák
Rachmaninov, concerto for piano n°3 in D minor, Op 30
Since its creation in 1968, ŠfK (Slovak State Philharmonic, Košice) quickly took a lead in the international scene like an orchestra of reference. Extremely with an important discography (150 Cds), it is associated with great names such Valerij Gergiyev, Luciano Pavarotti, Thomas Sanderling, Tadeusz Strugala, LIBOR Pešek, Emin Khatshaturyan, Igor Oistrakh, Gidon Kremer, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau and Julia Fischer to quote only some of them.
Friday February 18, 2011
Concert with the Symphony orchestra of Szczecin under the baton Maciej Nałęcz-Niesiołowski.
Rachmaninov, concerto for piano n°2 in C minor.
Currently under Mykola Dyadyura’s artistic direction, the Szczecin Symphony Orchestra was characterized since its creation in 1948 by its collaboration with great conductors, such as Krzysztof Penderecki, Kazimierz Kord, Jerzy Maksymiuk, Marek Pijarowski, Witold Rowicki, Gennady Rożdżestwienski, Tadeusz Strugala, Antoni Wit, Andrzej Markowski, and with soloists such as Halina Czerny-Stefańska, Lidia Grychtołówna, Witold Małcużyński, Piotr Paleczny, Krystian Zimmermann, Adam Makowicz, Wiesław Ochman, Emmanuel Ax, Rudolf Kerer, Natalia Gutman, Maurizio Pollini, Ivan Monighetti…
Saturday February 5, 2011
Recital at the Rudolfinum of Prague, Dvořák Hall
The Rudolfinum is one of the oldest concert halls in Europe and offers exceptional acoustics. On January 4, 1896, the very first concert of the Czech Philharmonic was directed there by Antonín Dvořák himself.
Tuesday February 1st, 2011
Recital in Besední dům of Brno.
Program: Debussy, Chopin, Prokofiev, Schumann and Liszt.
“The Assembly Chamber”: This splendid building built in 1871 – a culminating point of palatial neoclassic style – was designed by the architect of the Musikverein of Vienna, Theophil von Hansen.
It hosts the Brno Philharmonic Orchestra, one of oldest in Europe, and currently directed by Aleksandar Markovic. Historically related to the Czech composer Leos Janacek, it has presented the major part of his work since the fifties.
Tuesday 22 & Wednesday February 23, 2011
Chopin Concerto n°1 with the Prima Vista Quartet, and solo works of Chopin, Liszt and Debussy.
Dvorak Quintet with piano with Prima Vista Quartet on February 23.
The Arthur Rubinstein International Music Foundation will organize the second edition of the Rubinstein Festival in Łódź between the 18th and the 26th of February, 2011.
Placed under the high patronage of the President of the Republic of Poland Bronisław Komorowski, and of the honorary members Eva and Alina Rubinstein, this event will include soloists such as Emmanuel Ax, Daniel Baremboim, Yo Yo Ma, Garick Ohlsson, etc. The Philharmonic orchestra of Łódź owes its reputation to the great conductors and soloists who were associated with its history : J. Hoffman, W.Landowska, W.Malcuzynski, Paderewski, Arthur Rubinstein, Saint-Saëns, Szymanowski, Sarasate, Igor Oistrach, Penderecki to name but a few.