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Nicolò Paganini is one of the composers celebrating a major anniversary this season (the year 2022 is 240 years since his birth). We will pay tribute to him with a programme of his music for guitar and violin played by masters of their instruments, the guitarist Pavel Steidl and the violinist Jiří Vodička.
Centone di Sonate, op. 64, MS 112, Vol. 1
Sonáta č. 1 a moll
Centone di Sonate, op. 64, MS 112, Vol. 3
Sonáta č. 13 E dur
Sonáta č. 14 G dur
Sonáty pro kytaru sólo, MS 84
Sonáta č. 12 A dur
Sonáta č. 33 c moll
Sonáta č. 24 G dur
Minuetto dedicato alla Signora Dida
Nel cor più non mi sento
Tercet pro housle, violoncello a kytaru D dur, op. 66, MS 69
Pavel Steidl kytara
Jiří Vodička housle
Pavel Jonáš Krejčí violoncello
Jiří Vodička is one of the most illustrious Czech violin soloists. Thanks to his extraordinary talent, he won prestigious competitions at an early age (Kocian International Violin Competition in Ústí nad Orlicí, Louis Spohr International Violin Competition in Weimar, Germany, Beethoven’s Hradec, and the Slovak competition Čírenie talentov). He also won the first and second prizes at the world-famous international competition Young Concert Artists, held in Leipzig and New York. At age 14 he was given a special exception allowing him study at a university. Under the guidance of the renowned teacher Zdeněk Gola, he earned his Master’s Degree at the Institute for Artistic Studies in Ostrava in 2007.
He regularly appears as a soloist with the top orchestras at home and abroad, he is invited to the most famous classical music festivals, and his concerts are broadcast regularly on Czech Television and Czech Radio. In 2014 on the Supraphon label he recorded his debut solo album “Violino Solo” with some of the most difficult compositions for violin solo. The CD got great reviews in this country and abroad. Besides solo playing, he also performs chamber music. In 2020 he founded the Czech Philharmonic Piano Trio with two other soloists (Martin Kasík – piano, Václav Petr – cello). In 2021 they won the Vienna International Music Competition. Their video recordings are regularly seen by hundreds of thousands of viewers on social media.
Since 2015 he has also held the post of concertmaster of the Czech Philharmonic. In 2019 he was honoured by the prestigious Prague Classic Awards. He also teaches at the Prague Conservatoire and the University of Ostrava.