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Jan Bartoš & Siam Sinfonietta, Bangkok

Beethoven: Emperor Concerto, op. 73 Jan Bartoš – piano, Siam Sinfonietta Trisdee na Patalung – conductor 29.11. 2014, Yamaha Hall, Bangkok
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CZECH IT OUT!

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November 30, 2014 CZECH IT OUT! Lecture-Recital about Czech music and history Jan Bartoš – piano/klavír, Jan Starý – speaker NAT Studio, Bangkok
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BEETHOVEN: TRIPLE CONCERTO

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 Beethoven: Triple Concerto in C major, op. 56 (česká verze Trojkoncert C dur op. 56), Brno      Josef Špaček – violin (housle), Václav Petr – cello (violoncello), Jan Bartoš – piano (klavír)      Czech Virtuosi, conductor/dirigent: Marek Šedivý      26.10. 2014, Janáček Theatre, Brno
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THURSTON MOORE BAND – The Best Day

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feat. STEVE SHELLEY (Sonic Youth) DEBBIE GOOGE (My Bloody Valentine) JAMES SEDWARDS (UK) Support Band: Please The Trees (CZ) 30.10., 8.00 pm Lucerna Music Bar. Tickets 750 CZK FOR TICKETS CLICK Ticketportal GoOut.cz Lucerna Music Bar Follow on Facebook Thurston Moore has been at the forefront of the alternative rock scene since that particular sobriquet was first used to signify any music that challenged and defied the mainstream standard. He is the founder and ringleader of Sonic Youth, the band that turned on an entire generation to the value of experimentation in rock n’ roll – from it’s inspiration to a nascent Nirvana to the their own Daydream Nation recording being chosen by the USA Library of Congress for historical preservation in the National Recording Registry in 2006. Thurston records and performs in a cavalcade of disciplines from free improvisation to acoustic composition to black/white metal/noise disruption. Along with his musical world he is involved with publishing and poetry, teaching writing annually at Naropa University, Boulder CO, a school founded by Allen Ginsberg and Anne Waldman in 1974. The Best Day is the first solo record since Thurston’s Demolished Thoughts (2010) with both the dynamism of thrashing electric guitars and blissful 12-string acoustic ballads. Most of the tracks feature […]
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Andrei Gavrilov

Andrei Gavrilov was born in Moscow in 1955 in the artistic family. His father Vladimir Gavrilov was a great painter, mother pupil of Henrich Neuhaus was his first teacher. He graduated central music school in Moscow in 1973 where he studied with Tatiana Kestner. Later this year he entered Moscow conservatory where his teacher was Lev Naumov. Andrei Gavrilov won first prize in the 1974 International Tchaikovsky Competition at the age of 18 and in the same year made a triumphant international debut at the Salzburg Festival, substituting for Sviatoslav Richter. He has subsequently enjoyed a distinguished international career which has included performances with many of the world’s greatest orchestras. He made his London debut in 1976 with Paavo Berglund and the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra in the Royal Festival Hall. In 1978 he performed with the Berlin Philharmonic in a major European concert tour of 30 concerts. By 1980 he had performed in all the major cultural centers in the world. Andrei Gavrilov made a triumphant return to the British concert platform in 1984, after a politically enforced absence, giving recitals at the Barbican and the Royal Festival Hall. He successfully petitioned Mikhail Gorbachev for his freedom, and became the […]
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Paul Badura-Skoda

Paul Badura-Skoda was born in 1927 in Vienna, where he received his primary training. His most important teachers were Viola Thern and Otto Schulhof in Vienna and later Edwin Fischer in Switzerland. In 1948 he graduated from the Konservatorium der Stadt Wien (Conservatory of the City of Vienna) with the highest distinctions in both piano-playing and conducting. (That he is also among today’s eminent conductors is sometimes obscured by his earlier success as a pianist.) The beginning of his career was marked by three events: In 1949 both Wilhelm Furtwängler and Herbert von Karajan engaged the still-unknown young artist as soloist for their concerts in Vienna. In 1950 he substituted for the ailing Edwin Fischer at the Salzburg Festival on short notice, immediately becoming an international celebrity. Yet perhaps his longest-lasting success was due to his recordings for the long-playing record, then a new medium. His early recordings on LP, starting also in 1950, brought him worldwide recognition, so much so that his first recital in New York took place before a capacity audience, one that had known him only through his recordings. His international career started with three large concert tours, in Australia in 1952, USA and Canada in […]
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Martin Ballý

Czech pianist and teacher, Martin Ballý has performed throughout the Europe as a recitalist and chamber musician. He studied with Erna Grünfeld at Prague Conservatory. He graduated from Academy of Performing Arts in Prague where he studied with Czech legendary pianist Josef Palenicek. He also studied a chamber music with members of Vlach String Quartet. Martin Bally was a founding member of the ARS Trio with two other soloists. In addition to their international touring they have recorded many recordings for Panton, Czech TV and Czech Radio. They also recorded a critically acclaimed album of Antonin Dvorak’s complete piano trios for BNL label. He is a jury member in numerous piano competitions. He teaches at Jan Neruda Music Gymnasium and Prague School of Music – the ones of Czech Republic’s most distinguished music institutions. His students have been the recipients of numerous national and international awards. During the summer he is a teacher at the South-Bohemian International Summer Festival.
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Yun Ha Hwang

Korean Pianist Yun Ha Hwang, was written about in New York Times as “a true crowd-pleaser with a large, power-house sound and an unveiled artistic temperament”. She has won several Competitions such as “The Artist International”, “The Urbino Americani Musicisti Festival Competition”, “The Pusan Competition”, and “The KBS competition”. Also she was a prize winner of “The Frinna Awerbuch International Piano Competition, “The Tokyo International Piano Duo Competition”, and “The Dong-A Competition”. She also had concerts with various orchestras such as Americani Musicsti Festival, S.N.U. Symphony, New York Seoul Symphony, Seoul Symphony, Seoul Ensemble, Prime Philharmonic, Kunsan Symphony and Academy Ensemble. She received her B.M. from the college of Music in Seoul National University(Korea), M.M. from Manhattan School of Music(USA), and completed her Doctoral course from the latter school. Ms. Hwang was a member of the faculty at the Manhattan School of Music Preparatory Division, the Caprarola International Music Festival, the Urbino Mid-summer International Music Festival, the Tivoliclassica International Music Festival, the Amati Music Festival, and the 2008 Prague International Piano Master Classes, 2009 ASIA International Piano Academy & Festival. She is currently a member of the faculty at the Seoul National University. Besides teaching and performances, Ms. Hwang founded […]
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Ivan Klánský

As a laureate of some of the most prestigious international competitions (Bolzano 1967, Naples 1968, Bach Competition Leipzig 1968, Warsaw 1970, Barcelona 1970, Fort Worth, Texas 1973, Santander 1976), he became a much sought after soloist and chamber musician while still a student at Prague’s Academy of Performing Arts. Since that time he has notched up over 4,000 concert appearances on four continents. He has performed most frequently in Germany, Switzerland, the UK, France and Spain; every year he gives concerts in South America, and he also visits the US, Canada and Japan. As well as performing, Ivan Klánský is also extremely successful as a teacher. Since 1983 he has been a professor at the music faculty at the Academy of the Performing Arts in Prague; since 1997 he has been head of the institution’s keyboard instrument department. Among his most important students have been the winners of the Prague Spring International Music Competition Martin Kasík and Ivo Kahánek. Since 1991 he has also been professor at the Music University Lucerne in Switzerland. As well as that, he gave master classes in Dublin (1982-1986) and Bad Saulgau (from 1997). He had himself studied under Valentina Kameníková (1963-68) at the Prague […]
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Tamás Vásáry

Tamás Vásáry was born on August 11th, 1933 in Debrecen, Hungary. At the age of eight he made his debut, performing Mozart’s piano concerto in D major, K. 107 in the city of his birth, where he gave a solo recital the following year. He then began to concertize regularly as a child prodigy. It was at this time that he was introduced to Ernő Dohnányi, the leading figure of musical life in Hungary, who made a unique exception by offering to accept the gifted youth as a pupil in spite of his age. Vásáry studied only a short time under his tutelage, however, as Dohnányi soon left Hungary.   At the age of fourteen Vásáry won first prize in the Liszt competition at the Academy of Music in Budapest. Over the next few years he was prize winner of four international competitions (the Warsaw Chopin Competition in 1955, the Marguerite Long Competition in Paris the same year, the Queen Elizabeth Competition in Brussels in 1956 and the Rio De Janeiro International Competition in 1957). In 1958 his first recording made by Deutsche Grammophon, was selected as the record of the month in London and nominated as the record of the […]
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