Professor Ivan Klánský is one of the living legends of the Czech piano school. With some exaggeration, this outstanding performer and a sought-after teacher who left an indelible mark on the music scene could be called the Czech Bach. Although he is not a composer, five of his children are professional musicians. For his concert at the Rudolf Firkušný Piano Festival, he invited his son Lukáš who himself is a successful and respected soloist. In the second half of the evening, they will play together the popular Dvořák´s Slavonic Dances, series II. If the end of the concert will be rather on a lighter note, the first half will show Ivan Klánský as an exquisite interpreter of the most classical pieces of the piano repertoire. He will play Beethoven´s last Sonata, a work of deep immersion and extraordinary originality which prompted an artistic response from many of the composers followers.
The Rudolf Firkušný Piano Festival is organized by Prague Spring Festival.