Festival Janáček a Luhačovice
Leoš Janáček
The 29th Janáček and Luhačovice Festival will take place from 12 to 17 July 2021

PROGRAM OF JANÁČEK AND LUHAČOVICE FESTIVAL



Monday 14/7/2014

4.30 pm Festival Opening Ceremony at the bust of Leoš Janáček
Attended by guests of honour.
A bust of Leoš Janáček
7.30 pm OPENING CONCERT
CZECH PHILHARMONIC CHOIR BRNO
Petr Fiala - conductor

CZECH CHAMBER SOLOISTS
Ivan Matyáš - artistic director
HANA ŠKARKOVÁ, EVA DAŇHELOVÁ - soprano
PAVLA ZBOŘILOVÁ - alto
PETR LEVÍČEK - tenor
PAVLA KOPECKÁ - harp
MARTIN JAKUBÍČEK - organ

The Czech Philharmonic Choir Brno is one of Europe's most sought-after professional ensembles. It appears in roughly 90 concerts in the Czech Republic and abroad each year.

The Czech Chamber Soloists boast more than four decades of rich and successful artistic activity. In 1963 the association of outstanding instrumentalists and experienced chamber musicians drew on its direct predecessor, the Collegium musicum brunense, and commenced its comprehensive and multifaceted activities under M. Matyáš, the artistic director.

Programme: A. Vivaldi, W. A. Mozart, L. Janáček

Holy Family Church

Tuesday 15/7/2014

7.30 pm JITKA HOSPROVÁ AND JANÁČEK CHAMBER ORCHESTRA

Jitka Hosprová is the first Czech solo violist. She regularly enjoys standing ovations on domestic and foreign stages. She made her US debut at concerts in Washington in 2005. As a solo player she has appeared at a number of music festivals and has played with top Czech and foreign orchestras, such as the Vienna ORF Radio Orchestra, Orchestre national de Lorrain, Orchestre de Pau and others. She collaborates with influential figures and performers, such as Luigi Alberto Bianchi, P. Dvorský, Š. Margita, C. Jans, D. Millozzi and Gian Luigi Zampieri. She has appeared in concerts throughout Europe, in particular Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Monaco, Sweden, France, England, the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg.

The Janáček Chamber Orchestra is a top European chamber ensemble with a long history (it was established in 1964).


Spa Theatre

Wednesday 16/7/2014

7.30 pm EMIL VIKLICKÝ TRIO
EMIL VIKLICKÝ - piano
PETR DVORSKÝ - bass
CYRIL ZELENÁK - drums

The leading Czech jazz pianist and composer composer Emil Viklický is one of the most prominent figures in the Czech music scene. His synthetic approach extends far beyond the confines of jazz. In addition to recordings with top jazz musicians such as Basie's colleague Joe Newman, pianist James Williams and one of the best contemporary guitar players Bill Frisell, he attempts to merge folk music and jazz and has also composed an opera entitled Faidra. His trio performs mainly the author's compositions and arrangements of modern jazz standards.


Spa Theatre

Thursday 17/7/2014

7.30 pm ORGAN CONCERT
KATEŘINA CHROBOKOVÁ - organ
DAGMAR ŠAŠKOVÁ - mezzosoprano

Kateřina Chroboková, started her international career by winning the Oundle International Organ Festival in England. This award involved five recitals at international organ festivals in Warwick, Coventry, St. Albans, Cambridge and at St. Paul's Cathedral in London. She has appeared at festivals in England, Belgium, the Czech Republic, the Netherlands, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Germany, Poland, Portugal and Mexico.

Dagmar Šašková - mezzosoprano from Versailles
In June 2008 she completed her singing studies at the Baroque Music Centre in Versailles, France. There she perfected her rendition under tutors Valerie Guillorit, Alain Buet, Maarten Koningsberger and Christine Schweitzer. In 2008-2009 she was awarded the Nadja and Lili Boulanger Foundation scholarship. She collaborates with ensembles such as Doulce Memoire, Le Concert Lorrain and Musica Florea. In 2008 she appeared at the Automne Musical in Versailles as a soloist in spiritual motets by Pierre Robert and Henry Du Mont. In 2009-2010 she sang the part of Corisanda in the opera Amadis by Jean-Baptist Lully (Opera Royale Versailles, Théâtre d'Avignon).


Holy Family Church

Friday 18/7/2014

7.30 pm CONCERT FOR THE YEAR OF CZECH MUSIC
on the occasion of the 160th anniversary of Leoš Janáček's birth and the Year of Czech Music.
BOHUSLAV MARTINŮ PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
EVA DŘÍZGOVÁ - JIRUŠOVÁ - soprano
ALEŠ BRISCEIN - tenor
STANISLAV VAVŘÍNEK - conductor

Eva Dřízgová - Jirušová is a top soloist of the opera ensemble of the National Moravian-Silesian Theatre in Ostrava and a permanent guest at the National Theatre, State Opera in Prague and the Janáček Opera in Brno. She has been awarded the Thalia award twice. Her exceptional vocal and musical qualities helped her perform with top orchestras and appear at top festivals in the Czech Republic and abroad.

Aleš Briscein has appeared at prestigious festivals such as the Edinburgh International Festival and the Prague Spring. He performs with the country's leading orchestras and conductors. He has appeared at a number of events in the Czech Republic as well as Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, England, Spain, the USA and Japan. His repertoire is extremely wide. He also loves performing old and spiritual music.

Bohuslav Martinů Philharmonic Orchestra


Elektra Town Culture House
Lazne Luhacovice, a.s., Lazenske namesti 436, 763 26 Luhacovice, Czech Republic, Phone: +420 724 585 773, E-mail: hrbacova@lazneluhacovice.cz