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)

Lukáš Sommer: Concerto for Oboe and Orchestra

On 28 and 29 March in St Anna’s Church, České Budějovice, the South Czech Philharmonic presented the world premiere of Concerto for Oboe and Orchestra by the Budějovice-born composer and guitarist Lukáš Sommer (*1984). The solo part was performed by a leading Czech oboist Vilém Veverka. The four-movement concerto was a perfect choice for the Easter time – optimistic, … 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

Marek Kopelent: Amor vincit (world premiere)

The 49th year of Brno-based music festival Moravian Autumn commissioned a new piece by a great Czech composer Marek Kopelent (*1932). The premiere took place on October 16 in Besední dům’s concert hall as a part of the concert of Ensemble Berlin Prag. Amor vincit (“Love Conquers”) is a trio for soprano, oboe and cor anglais written on a medieval Latin … Read more

Petr Kotík: Etude 7 (world premiere)

The third of the six evenings of the Beauty of Today, which is aoncert cycle organized by PKF – Prague Philharmonia, was dedicated to the composer, conductor, flautist and music organiser Petr Kotík who recently celebrated his 75th birthday. It took place on 8th February at NoD experimental space in Prague and the audience had a chance to … Read more

Days of Contemporary Music: week 4 and 5

Three concerts took place during the fourth week of the Days of Contemporary Music festival. All of them were held at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague with fifteen of the twenty pieces presented enjoying their world premiere. The program on November 21 consisted exclusively of chamber music. Pallets and Shading by Jiří Bezděk … Read more