Ian Mikyska: Forgetting Ravel (world premiere)

9 October 2018, Atrium, Palacký University Art Centre, Olomouc MusicOlomouc Ian Mikyska: Forgetting Ravel (world premiere) Isang Yun Trio (Vilém Veverka – oboe, Kateřina Englichová – harp, Petr Nouzovský – cello)

Ondřej Adámek’s Airmachine in the Czech Republic for the first time

The 9th year of MusicOlomouc festival culminated on October 15 in the Atrium of Palacký University’s Art centre with a composer portrait of Ondřej Adámek. On the occasion, Adámek presented for the very first time his self-made musical instrument Airmachine, which has been enjoying success abroad, to Czech audiences. Airmachine 2 (thus already a second one he constructed) … Read more

Petr Bakla: Last Piece (Mostly stepwise) – world premiere

The penultimate concert of this year’s MusicOlomouc contemporary music festival belonged to the Phace Ensemble (Austria). On October 9 in the Corpus Christi Chapel of the Art Centre of Palacký University, they performed five pieces including a premiere by Petr Bakla. Last Piece (Mostly stepwise) for clarinet/bass clarinet, violoncello and piano was written on the festival’s commission. The programme … Read more

Daniel Skála: Tickling (world premiere)

The fourth concert of this year’s MusicOlomouc festival took place on October 8 in the Corpus Christi Chapel of the Art Centre of Palacký University. It introduced Lichtzwang, Olomouc-based chamber ensemble founded last year, joined by Hungarian pianist Nóra Füzi. The concert presented the premiere of a new piece by Ostrava-based “classical” cimbalom player and composer Daniel … Read more

Marek Keprt: Hláskopelní a špitocudní (world premiere)

The second day of MusicOlomouc festival offered a concert of German chamber vocal ensemble AuditivVokal Dresden. Its members, in the Atrium of Art Centre of Palacký University, performed a program consisting exclusively of 21st-century music, including the world premiere of Hláskopelní a špitocudní by pianist, composer and the festival’s director Marek Keprt (*1974). Keprt wrote it especially for this ensemble. During … 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