Jiří Gemrot: No Promises (world premiere)

5 July 2020, Piarist Church of the Finding of the Holy Cross, Litomyšl Smetana’s Litomyšl Jiří Gemrot: No Promises. A cycle for mixed choir (world premiere) Martinů Voices, cond. Lukáš Vasilek

Forfest: new pieces by Jiří Gemrot and Karel Hiner

21 June 2020, church of St Maurice, Kroměříž Forfest Jiří Gemrot: Angel Apparition, a scene for violin and organ (world premiere) Karel Hiner: Holy Spirir Meditation (world premiere) Bohuslav Matoušek – violin, Karel Hiner – organ

Jiří Gemrot: Resurrection of Light and Hope (world premiere)

19 December 2018, Dvořák Hall, Rudolfinum, Prague Bohuslav Martinů Days – Final concert Jiří Gemrot: Resurrection of Light and Hope (world premiere) Prague Philharmonic Choir (choirmaster: Lukáš Vasilek), Czech Philharmonic, cond. Jakub Hrůša Following performances: 20 and 21 Dec 2018

Jan Kučera, Jan Ryant Dřízal, Jiří Gemrot, Sylvie Bodorová: A Bohemian Pilgrim (world premiere)

15 June 2018, Castle Courtyard, Litomyšl Smetana’s Litomyšl A Bohemian Pilgrim, Cantata for narrator, baritone, children’s choir, mixed choir and orchestra to a libretto by Vojtěch Stříteský and poems by František Hrubín, Jiří Orten, Josef Václav Sládek, Josef Kainar, Karel Hlaváček, Josef Hora and Jaroslav Seifert (world premiere to a commission from the 60th year of the Smetana’s Litomyšl National Festival on … Read more

Jiří Gemrot: Concerto for Oboe and Orchestra

On 31 January in the Smetana Hall of the Municipal House, the Prague Symphony Orchestra FOK gave world premiere to Concerto for oboe and orchestra by Jiří Gemrot (*1057). Just like his Trio for oboe, harp and piano, the composer dedicated it to a leading Czech oboist Vilém Veverka. “The first attribute I would think of is ‘lyrical’,” the … Read more

Juraj Filas: Confessions of a Poet (world premiere)

A song cycle Confessions of a Poet by Juraj Filas received its world premiere at a concert of the composers’ association Harmonia held by the Prague Spring festival on 2 June at the St Agnes’ Convent. It was performed by a renowned Czech baritone Ivan Kusnjer and a pianist Daniel Wiesner. The cycle’s four songs March – To She Who … Read more