DVOŘÁK PIANO QUARTET COMING TO OUR AREA.
There is an age-old Czech saying that all Czechs are musicians. You will be able to experience this for yourself on October 25th as we welcome the Dvořák Piano Quartet from Prague.
The Dvořák Piano Quartet formed several years ago, and quickly established itself as one of the Czech premier chamber ensembles. They present the listener with interpretation of chamber music in the best Czech tradition and sound. The members of the Quartet are experienced musicians who studied under legendary artists, where they gained their deep understanding. The Quartet’s recent CD, Supraphon, the highest recognition, the Choc de Classica from France's Classica magazine.
Pianist Slávka Vernerová studied at Prague Conservatory and did post gradual studies at the London College of Music. She has won many awards and has performed around the world on her own, as a soloist with many orchestras and with chamber groups.
Violinist Štěpán Pražák, is a graduate of Pilsen Conservatory and has taken many national and international courses and master classes. He performs as soloist with various orchestras in domestic and international musical festivals. Štěpán has gained valuable experience with chamber music as the leader of the Czech Philharmonic Quartet.
Viola virtuoso Petr Verner studied solo viola at Prague Academy of Performing Arts, and chamber music with famed musician Josef Vlach. Petr also attended international chamber music courses in Germany and Switzerland. For twenty years, Petr was the violist in the Vlach Quartet Praha. He performed the USA, Japan, New Zeeland, and throughout Europe.
Cellist Jan Žďánsky studied at the Pardubice Conservatory and at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague. He took part in many related master classes, and is the recipient of prizes in chamber music competitions. Jan is also a regular soloist with Pardubice Philharmonic Orchestra, Capella Pallatina Mannheim, and Tutti Bordeaux.
Dvořák Piano Quartet will be performing playing at the Leith Historical Church on October 25, 2019. Their program includes: Brahms' Piano Quartet No. 1, G minor, op 25 and Dvořák's Piano Quartet No. 2, E flat major, op. 87