Chamber Orchestra of the CP
Zoltán Fejérvári, Jan Mráček

Czech Philharmonic

To conclude Series K, we are introducing an extraordinary pianist who is poised at the beginning of an international career. Zoltán Fejérvári triumphed at the 2017 Montreal International Music Competition and won a stipend from the Borletti-Buitoni Trust.

Subscription series K
Duration of the programme 1 hod 30 min
Rudolfinum — Dvorak Hall

Rudolfinum

Czech Republic Praha 1
Sun 15 Mar 2020 / 3.00pm
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To conclude Series K, we are introducing an extraordinary pianist who is poised at the beginning of an international career. Zoltán Fejérvári triumphed at the 2017 Montreal International Music Competition and won a stipend from the Borletti-Buitoni Trust. András Schiff invited him to join Building Bridges, a project for exceptional young pianists, and he has twice participated at the Marlboro Music Festival at the personal invitation of Mitsuko Uchida. Zoltán Fejérvári has appeared at New York’s Carnegie Hall, the Gasteig in Munich, the Lingotto Auditorium in Turin, the Library of Congress in Washington, and the National Library in Buenos Aires. For his recording of Liszt’s Malédiction for piano and string orchestra he won France’s prestigious Grand prix du Disque. His skilled partner will be another soloist, the artistic supervisor of the programme Jan Mráček, winner of the Fritz Kreisler International Competition in Vienna, bringing to a conclusion his series of appearances by three concertmasters of the Czech Philharmonic as part of Series K. Together with music of the High Baroque by Johann Sebastian Bach and Francesco Geminiani, you will be hearing Stravinsky’s treatment of subject matter from the commedie dell’arte with music by Giovanni Battista Pergolesi. Stravinsky composed the neoclassical ballet Pulcinella for Sergei Diaghilev, and the Boston Symphony Orchestra commissioned him to create an orchestral suite from it, in which he discovered “a backward look, of course—the first of many love affairs in that direction—but it was a look in the mirror, too.” Above all, he had written a congenial, attractive work.