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Czech Chamber Music Society • Slowind Quintet and Jan Bartoš


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In a programme ranging from the Baroque sonata to contemporary music of Slovenia, a woodwind quintet from that country joins outstanding Czech pianist Jan Bartoš primarily in presenting masterpieces from the first half of the 20th century by one German and two French composers.

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Programme

Domenico Scarlatti / arr. Dinu Lipatti
Two Sonatas for wind quintet

Paul Hindemith
Kleine Kammermusik, Op. 24, No. 2

Albert Roussel
Divertissement for piano and wind quintet, Op. 6

Nina Šenk
Silhouettes and Shadows

Francis Poulenc
Sextet for piano and wind quintet, Op. 100

Performers

Slowind Quintet
Aleš Kacjan flute
Matej Šarc oboe
Jurij Jenko clarinet
Metod Tomac French horn
Paolo Calligaris bassoon

Jan Bartoš piano

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Rudolfinum — Dvořák Hall

4 Oct 2021  Monday 7.30pm
Available seats
Price from 100 to 350 Kč

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Performers

Jan Bartoš  piano
Jan Bartoš

The international press has described Czech pianist Jan Bartoš as “one of the finest European pianists” and “an emotional and sophisticated interpreter.”
As a Supraphon label exclusive recording artist, his CD-recordings of the music Janáček, Mozart and Beethoven, and Novák have earned international critical acclaim from critics at Gramophone, Diapason, BBC Music Magazine, The Sunday Times, American Record Guide, The Guardian, and many others.

Jan Bartoš’s recent released CD on Supraphon, performing Vítezslav Novák’s (a pupil of Dvořák’s and a highly distinguished composer) Piano Concerto in E minor (the first studio recording of the concerto), with Maestro Jakub Hrůša and the Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra, has been critically acclaimed internationally. Voted London’s THE GUARDIAN newspaper’s Classical Album of the Week and The Month's Best Albums in September 2020, who wrote of Bartoš’s expressive gifts that the Novák concerto crammed with hefty bravura solo ‘‘is dispatched on the recording by Jan Bartoš with suitable muscularity". Stretto classical magazine wrote, ‘‘the music is brilliantly performed by both, the soloist and the conductor.’’ And London’s THE SUNDAY TIMES, highlighted the CD as ‘‘worth knowing in Hrůša and Bartoš’s idiomatic performances.’’

In May 2021, Bartoš’s recording with Maestro Jakub Hrusa and Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra of Vítězslav Novák’s - Piano Concerto, Toman and the Wood Nymph won the Czech "Grammy" Music Awards Prize in the Classical Music category for Album of the Year.

Bartoš’s Janáček CD, selected as the Gramophone Editor's Choice, noted Bartoš draws listens into ‘‘Janáček’s com¬pelling sound world, music both exposed and somehow personal, lines and details delivered from the very beginning with imagination and deep thought.’’ Bartoš’s Janáček CD was further selected among 10 Classical Albums To Usher In The Next Decade by NPR (National Public Radio, USA).

Furthermore, Bartoš’s Beethoven double album received a high 5-star review in the BBC Music Magazine, stating that “everything in this recording is outstanding... The Arietta of Op. 111 is here gorgeous beyond words."

Bartoš recently appeared at the Hong Kong Arts Festival in a concert solo-recital of Janáček's piano works which was viewed online by an international world audience. He returned to the 76th Prague Spring Music Festival performing the Prokofiev, Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 1 in D flat major Op. 10 with the Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Maestro Ilan Volkov. And has also performed the Prokofiev Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 1 in concert with Maestro Kristjan Järvi and the Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra at the Leoš Janácek International Music Festival.
Bartoš has also received an invitation to perform at the Shanghai International Arts Festival and undertake a 4-date solo recital concert tour of China in 2021. And will appears for a sold-out concert at the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra Chamber Music Society series at the 1,200 seat Dvorak Concert Hall with the Slowind Wind Quintet from Slovenia.

Other appearances have included a sold-out solo recital (along with Evgeny Kissin, Marc-Andre Hamelin, and Beatrice Rana) at the Rudolf Firkušný Piano Festival organised by the Prague Spring Music Festival, and the complete Janáček's piano works at the International Festival Janáček Brno. Jan Bartoš has given concerts at prominent venues throughout Europe, in Asia and the USA (including Carnegie Hall). He made his New York debut in 2009 playing Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 5 with the Manhattan Philharmonia.

The late-Czech conductor Jiří Bělohlávek was a keen supporter of Jan Bartoš and regularly appeared together in concerts with the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra. Together with the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Bartoš recorded Mozart’s Piano Concertos No. 20 in D minor, K 466 and No. 12 in A major, "a quattro", K 414. London’s THE SUNDAY TIMES newspaper, wrote that Bartoš’s ‘‘crisp articulation and singing legato are never far from the spirit of the composer's sunnier comedies.’ These live recordings came with the endor¬sement of the internationally acclaimed pianist Alfred Brendel. Bartoš was also invited to perform on the newly released Supraphon DVD My Musical Life (2021) by Alfred Brendel celebrating his 90th birthday, who wrote, “Jan Bartos is one of my most impressive and exciting young colleagues. In him, virtuosity is coupled with deeply serious musicianship.''

Jan Bartoš is a winner of three competitions in New York, the 2009 Mieczyslaw Munz, 2008 Zaslavsky-Koch, and 2004 Peter S. Reed. As well as the winner of the Rotary Musikförderpreis (Nuremberg), and Concertino Praga (Czech Republic).

Moreover, Bartoš has received the prestigious accolades and scholarships from the Czech Ministry of Culture, the Rucorva Trust Award in the Netherlands, and the Schimmel Prize in Germany.

Bartoš was the last pupil of the legendary pianist Ivan Moravec. Following his studies in the Czech Republic, with Martin Ballý and Miroslav Langer, he continued to hone his artistry abroad, under the guidance of Zenon Fishbein, James Tocco, and Leon Fleisher. In recent years he has been mentored by Alfred Brendel. And studied chamber music with Juilliard String Quartet's Robert Mann and Emerson String Quartet's Lawrence Dutton. He has a Professional Studies Diploma from the Manhattan School of Music in New York, and a doctorate from the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague.

Jan Bartoš is the founder and director of the Prague Music Performance, an innovative festival and institution, which combines concerts with master classes, lectures and residencies. And is also the Artistic Director of the American Spring Festival in the Czech Republic, Europe.

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