Schulhoff. Ibert. Debussy

Chamber Series K
Conference and Social Center "House for Professed"
Malostranské nám. 2/25, Praha 1

CZK 400 | 300 (seniors 65+) | 100 (students and children under 15) | family ticket: 100 CZK per person | donor ticket CZK 2000

Ivana Švestková Dohnalová - harp
Jiří Ševčík - flute
Jindřich Pavliš - clarinet
Jan Fišer - 1st violin (concertmaster of PKF - Prague Philharmonia)
Jan Adam - 2nd violin
Ondřej Martinovský - viola
Lukáš Pospíšil - cello (concertmaster of PKF - Prague Philharmonia)

Entr´acte for flute and harp. Two interludes for flute, clarinet and harp
Duo for violin and cello
Dances for harp and string quartet
Fantasy for Violin and Harp Op. 124
Introduction and Allegro for harp, flute, clarinet and string quartet

An alternate date for the K3 concert from Season 27, which was scheduled to take place on November 30, 2020.

What piece will be played?

Ivana Švestková Dohnalová — harp

She studied harp from 1998 at the Janáček Conservatory in Ostrava in the class of Ada Balová. She completed her six-year studies there with graduation in 2004. She continued her studies at the Prague Conservatory in the class of doc. Mgr. Jana Boušková, with whom she also graduated from the HAMU in Prague in 2006 - 2011.

In 2012-2015 she taught at the Janáček Conservatory and Gymnasium in Ostrava and since September 2016 she has been teaching at the Brno Conservatory. Since August 2008 she has been the principal harpist of the Brno Philharmonic Orchestra, and since 2006 she has also regularly collaborated with the PKF - Prague Philharmonia. In 2011-2015 she worked with the Latvian National Symphony Orchestra in Riga. In the 2013-2016 concert seasons she regularly collaborated with the Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrücken Kaiserslautern. She is a member of Ostrava Banda, an international orchestra focused on contemporary music. She participates in the Orquestrina project with the Baborák Ensemble. Since 2017 she has been occasionally invited to collaborate with the ORF- Radio Symphony Orchestra in Vienna.

In 2002 she performed at the VIII. World Harp Congress in Geneva. In 2004, she was awarded the Magdalena Jakubska Scholarship, which gave her the opportunity to attend summer masterclasses at the American University Eastman School of Music in Rochester with Prof. Kathleen Bride. She has performed at all editions of the Harp Days festival in Ostrava, wherein 2004 she gave the Czech premiere of Witold Lutoslawski's Double Concerto for Oboe, Harp and Chamber Orchestra accompanied by the Janáček Chamber Orchestra together with Magdalena Frank. With the international student orchestra Europera, she performed as a soloist in Germany, Poland, Italy, and the Czech Republic in the 2006/2007 concert season. In 2007 she performed with members of the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra at the Paul Klee Centre in Bern. In June 2008 she performed at the Mitte Europa Festival in Sohland.

As a soloist she has performed with PKF - Prague Philharmonia, Brno Philharmonic, Janáček Philharmonic Ostrava, Prague Conservatory String Orchestra, Leoš Janáček Chamber Orchestra, Collegio 21, Ostrava Band, and Europera International Student Orchestra. 

Jiří Ševčík — flute

He was born in Prague into a musical family. His mother, a flutist, and his father, an oboist, stood by him when he was facing the dilemma of his life - whether to choose a career as a footballer or a flutist. He solved the confusing situation with a straight stroke on the flute and it was a goal! He graduated from the Teplice Conservatory under the strict supervision of his mother and from the HAMU in Prague as one of the last pupils of the legendary flutist Prof. František Čech. He then gained further experience at international competitions and chamber music courses and soon applied it in his first engagement in the vocal ensemble Linha Singers. Since 1994, he has been regularly seen as principal flutist of the PKF - Prague Philharmonia, where his tone adorns the wind harmony. He is a member of the Prague Philharmonia Wind Quintet, with whom he performs at home and abroad. Even as a footballer, however, he does not slack off and enjoys playing alongside well-known personalities in the AMFORA football club. He is a sought-after soloist and chamber musician.

Jindřich Pavliš — clarinet

Clarinetist Jindřich Pavliš has been a member of the PKF - Prague Philharmonia since 1994. He writes and arranges compositions for the multi-genre ensemble Clarinet Factory, which in recent years has recorded remarkable successes at international shows such as WOMEX, Classical: NEXT in Rotterdam, or Mundial Montreal, and is one of the core ensembles of the leading Czech label Supraphon.  At the same time, he prepares the dramaturgy of this ensemble. Jindřich Pavliš began his artistic career at the Pardubice Conservatory, continued at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (with Prof. Štěpán Koutník) and the Conservatoire National Supérieur in Paris. He is currently also a teacher at the Pilsen Conservatory.

Jan Fišer — 1st violin

The concertmaster of the PKF - Prague Philharmonia ranks among the leading young Czech violinists. As a soloist, he has performed for audiences in Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Slovenia, Italy, France, Poland, Spain (Pau Casals International Music Festival), Switzerland (Murten Classics), Japan, and the USA (Brevard Music Festival). He regularly records for television and radio. As one of the five laureates, he participated in the CD Tribute to Jaroslav Kocian on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the Kocian International Violin Competition. He is intensively involved in chamber music. Together with pianist Ivo Kahánek and cellist Tomáš Jamník, he founded the Dvořák Trio, which ranks among the best Czech chamber ensembles.

He graduated from the Prague Conservatory under Jaroslav Foltýn and from Carnegie Mellon University - School of Music in the USA in the class of Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra concertmaster, Andrés J. Cárdenes. He extended his musical education at numerous master classes in Semmering, Bonn, and at the renowned Meadowmount School of Music, where he studied with Stephen B. Shipps. He has also performed in masterclasses given by Pinchas Zukerman, Gil Shaham, and Joseph Silverstein. In addition to his position as concertmaster of the PKF - Prague Philharmonia, he often leads the orchestra as artistic director and occasionally as conductor.

Jan Adam — 2nd violin

He studied at the Prague Conservatoire under Prof. Maria Voldanová, and in 1998 graduated from the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague under Prof. Jindřich Pazdera. He has been a member of the PKF - Prague Philharmonia since its foundation in 1994; four years later, he became the leader of the second violin group. He is still in this position. In addition to playing in the orchestra, he also plays chamber music and occasionally performs in solo concerts.

Ondřej Martinovský — viola

Ondřej Martinovský started playing the violin at the age of five under the guidance of Zdeněk Vyoral at the Music School of the City of Prague. In 1998, he entered the Jan Neruda Gymnasium with a musical focus, where he continued his violin studies with Magdalena Micková. In 2002 he began to play the viola under the guidance of Karel Doležal, in whose class he later studied at the Prague Conservatory. He graduated from the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague in the class of Prof. Lubomír Malý. Ondřej Martinovský worked in the PKF - Prague Philharmonia and participated in the projects of the PKF - Prague Philharmonia Orchestral Academy and the Czech Philharmonic. He successfully auditioned for the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester and the Youtube Symphony Orchestra. Currently, he is a member of the Prague Symphony Orchestra FOK.

Lukáš Pospíšil — cello

Cellist Lukáš Pospíšil is a graduate of the Prague Conservatory, the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague and the Hochschule für Musik und darstellende Kunst in Vienna. During his studies, he participated in several masterclasses (Heinrich Schiff, Martin Hornstein) and performance competitions (Beethoven's Hradec, Leoš Janáček International Competition in Brno). In 1988-1991 he was a member of the band and later concertmaster of the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester, and in the 2004-2005 season, he was the solo cellist in the Kammerorchester Berlin. In addition, Lukáš Pospíšil is a renowned chamber musician (Zeiher Quartett) and regularly performs as a soloist both in this country and abroad. As an enthusiastic promoter of works by Czech composers, he premiered the Concerto for Cello and Orchestra by Zdenek Šesták together with the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra. Since 1994 he has been concertmaster of the PKF - Prague Philharmonia, with whom he recorded a solo CD in 2000 under the direction of Jiří Bělohlávek.

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