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chamber music series K

Bottesini. Paganini

K9
Bottesini. Paganini

GIOVANNI BOTTESINI
Concerto for Two Double Basses No. 1 in F sharp minor
Passione amorosa for Two Double Basses and Piano
GIOVANNI BOTTESINI • VINCENZO BELLINI
Fantasie on a theme from La sonnambula (The Sleepwalker)
NICCOLÒ PAGANINI • GIOACHINO ROSSINI
Mosè-fantasia, variations on a G string on a theme by Rossini
(arr. for Double Bass by Stuart Sankey)
NICCOLÒ PAGANINI
Capriccio No. 24 (arr. for Double Bass by Miloslav Gajdoš)

Pavel Klečka & Adam Honzírek double bass
Marie Wiesnerová — piano

Patron of the concert: Pavel Klečka — double bass

CZK 300 | 250 (seniors 65+) | CZK 100 (students and children under 15) | Family ticket: CZK 100 | person | Donor’s ticket: CZK 2 000 | This concert is available in KOMBI subscription

Pavel Klečka — double bass

Since 1994 Pavel Klečka has been the leader of the double-bass section of the PKF — Prague Philharmonia, and has also been a member of the State Opera since 2016. In addition to orchestral playing, he tirelessly promotes double-bass solo performances, for which he was awarded the Euro Pragensis Ars in 2015 for solo concert activity and the presentation of the double bass as a solo instrument. He studied at the Conservatory in Kroměříž under Professor Miloslav Gajdoš and at the Janáček Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Brno under Professor Miloslav Jelínek. While a student he successfully participated in several competitions, his greatest success was winning the double-bass competition in Debrecen. Since 1996 he has been greatly involved in teaching, firstly at the Brno Conservatory and since 2016 at the Jan Deyl Conservatory in Prague. A large number of his students have found places in the leading Czech orchestras, including the leader of the double-bass section of the Czech Philharmonic.

Adam Honzírek — double bass 

The double-bass player Adam Honzírek is a graduate of the PKF — Prague Philharmonia Orchestral Academy. He studied at the Conservatory in Brno and the Jan Deyl Conservatory in Prague, in both cases under the leadership of Pavel Klečka. His greatest competition successes include victory in the 40th Showcase of Czech Conservatories and Music Schools (2017) and 1st prize in the national heat of the Eurovision Young Musicians 2016 competition. In addition, he won 2nd prize in the competitions Pro Bohemia Ostrava (2017) and the Czech Philharmonic Interpretation Competition (2018). Adam Honzírek has participated in a number of masterclasses led by prominent figures such as Ödön Rácz, Igor Eliseev, Volkan Orhon and Leon Bosch. 

Marie Wiesnerová — piano 

Marie Wiesnerová performs both as a solo artist as well as a chamber musician with her husband, the pianist Daniel Wiesner. She is a member of the successful Morgenstern Trio, which focuses on contemporary music. She has performed on stage in England, Poland, Italy, Germany, France, Nicaragua and Slovakia, she collaborates with the Zdeněk Fibich Festival of Melodrama. She has also participated in several successful productions at the Viola Theatre, where her partners have been Radovan Lukavský and Jiří Lábus. She was the winner of the Beethoven Hradec competition and is the recipient of the Czech Music Fund award for best performance of a contemporary Czech composition. Marie Wiesnerová studied at the Conservatory in Ostrava under Professor Zdeněk Duchoslav, and at the Music Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague under professors Ivan Moravec, Boris Krajný and Květa Bilinská. 

 

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