International Shakuhachi Festival Prague: new pieces by Vlastislav Matoušek and Jiří Lukeš

12 December 2021, Atrium na Žižkově, Prague International Shakuhachi Festival Prague 15:00 ZEN: Silence and Sound Vlastislav Matoušek: CORONA MUNDI 4 SHAKUHACHI (world premiere) Vlastislav Matoušek, Hélène Seiyū Codjo – shakuhachi, and others 18:00 KONVERGENCE: tenmetsu :: Japanese introspections Jiří Lukeš: tenmetsu for satsuma biwa (world premiere) Junko Ueda: satsuma biwa

Michaela Pálka Plachká: parallel aspects (world premiere)

8 October 2021, 7:30pm, Church of St Lawrence, Prague Konvergence Michaela Pálka Plachká: parallel aspects (world premiere) ensemble LUX (Louise Chisson, Thomas Wally – violin, Nora Romanoff-Schwarzberg – viola, Mara Achleitner – violoncello)

Jiří Lukeš: Ichimoku cloud (world premiere)

29 June 2019, Assembly Hall, Chateau Kroměříž, Kroměříž Forfest Jiří Lukeš: Ichimoku cloud (world premiere) Ensemble Konvergence (Jiří Mráz – clarinet, Matěj Vlk, Irena Štochlová – violin, Ondřej Štochl – viola, Tomáš Novák – double bass, Egli Prifti – piano, Jan Tuláček – guitar)

Jiří Lukeš: O spánku, Rem-Nrem (world premiere)

13 June 2019, St. Lawrence’s Church, Prague Konvergence Jiří Lukeš: O spánku, Rem-Nrem (world premiere) Matěj Vlk – violin, Ondřej Štochl – viola, Sebastian Tóth – violoncello, Jiří Lukeš – accordion

Pavel Zemek-Novák: The Touches of Mercy (premiere)

“… Impressions and Touches in the Soul…”, this year’s first concert by the Konvergence composers’ association, took place on 5 March in the Church of St Lawrence in Lesser town, Prague. It presented, among others, the premiere of Doteky milosrdenství (The Touches of Mercy), a new piece by a well-known Brno-based composer Pavel Zemek-Novák. The programme also included La Mandragore (Tristan Murail), Ambre … Read more

Ian Mikyska: All Ending (world premiere)

The composers’ association Konvergence dedicated this year’s last concert to the youngest generation of Czech composers and composition students. It was held on 12 December, as usually in St. Lawrence Church in Lesser Town, Prague. The evening was closed with the world premiere of All Ending, a piece by composer, director, poet and translator Ian Mikyska (*1994), performed … Read more

Tomáš Pálka: Landscape: HypnoticPulsation (world premiere)

A part of the concert called “garden” held by the Konvergence composers’ association on October 31 at the already traditional venue of the church of st. Lawrence in the Lesser Town, Prague, was a world premiere of Landscape: HypnoticPulsation, a piece by composer one of Konvergence’s co-founders Tomáš Pálka. It was performed by Kalabis Quintet, a young successful ensemble composed … Read more

Tomáš Pálka and Michaela Pálka Plachká. Premieres at the Konvergence concert

Held on June 15 in the traditional venue of St Lawrence Church in Prague, the last pre-summer concert of the Konvergence composers’ association was one of a very intimate atmosphere. The chief performers were Simon and Felix Nagl brothers (cello, piano), whom the evening’s dramaturges and founding Konvergence members Tomáš Pálka and Michaela Pálka Plachká, met in … Read more