Martin Smolka: Presto e lento (world premiere)

5 December 2022, 7:30pm, Rudolfinum, Prague Martin Smolka: Presto e lento for piano and orchestra (world premiere commissioned by the Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra) Nicolas Hodges – piano, Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra, cond. Petr Popelka

Martin Smolka: Maria je (world premiere)

27 September 2022, 7pm, Church of St. Wenceslas, Opava St. Wenceslas Music Festival Martin Smolka: Maria je (world premiere) The Goeyvaerts String Trio, Cappella Mariana (Elionor Martinez – soprano, Filip Dámec – countertenor, Vojtěch Semerád – artistic leader, tenor, Tomáš Lajtkep – tenor, Jaromír Nosek – bass)

Martin Smolka: Angel Steps (world premiere)

27 May 2022, 8pm, DOX+, Prague Prague Spring: Prague Offspring Martin Smolka: Angel Steps (world premiere of a work commissioned by the Prague Spring) Klangforum Wien, cond. Bas Wiegers

Ondřej Adámek: Reaching Out (world premiere)

14 May 2022, 9pm, Friche la Belle de Mai – Grand Plateau, Marseille, France Le GMEM (Groupe de Musique Expérimental de Marseille): Propagations 2022 Reaching Out Works included: Ondřej Adamek: Knock Earth Stone Dust (world premiere) Rino Murakami: Salmon Crossing(world premiere) Martin Smolka: Stretto Ondřej Adamek: Schlafen gut. Warm Concept and direction: Ondřej Adámek, Éric … Read more

Martin Smolka: Vor dem Gesetz (Czech premiere)

24 November 2019, DOX+, Prague Contempuls Martin Smolka: Vor dem Gesetz for 7 speaking musicians with side instruments, based on a short story by Franz Kafka (Czech premiere) Libretto: Jiří Adámek ascolta

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

František Chaloupka: Guitar Quartet No. 1 “The Aleph” (world premiere)

The 9th year of Olomouc-based international contemporary music festival MusicOlomouc was started on October 2. Its second concert, held at the theatre hall of the Art Centre of Palacký University, introduced Aleph Gitarrenquartett, which is a guitar quartet specializing in new music. The ensemble performed, among others, the world premiere of František Chaloupka’s (*1981) Guitar Quartet No. 1 “The … Read more