Jiří Vodička VIOLIN
Martin Kasik PIANO
Sunday,October 22, 2017
Muttart Hall | Alberta College Conservatory of Music
10050 MacDonald Drive Edmonton, AB
$35 Adult | $25 Senior [65+] | $10 Student | BUY TICKETS
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
Sonata in A major, Op. 47 “Kreutzer“
- Adagio sostenuto – Presto
- Andante con variazioni
Vítězslav Novák (1870-1949)
Recollections, Op. 6 for piano
Josef Suk (1874-1935)
Raduz and Mahulena
(violin solo from the incidental music)
Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921)
Rondo capriccioso, Op. 28
Pablo de Sarasate (1884-1908)
Carmen Fantasy, Op. 25
Jiří Vodička is one of the most prominent Czech violinists of the present day. Concertmaster of the Czech Philharmonic since 2015, he has been the recipient of numerous international prizes including the Louis Spohr Competition for Young Violinists and the Young Artist Competition.
An active recitalist and chamber musician, he makes frequent appearances at leading music festivals including the Prague Spring, the Grand Festival of China, and the Choriner Musiksommer. In 2011, he was invited by Gidon Kremer to perform at Kremer’s Kammermusikfest in Lockenhaus, Austria.
Since 2012, Jiří Vodička has been a member of the Smetana Trio, with whom he has recorded two CDs for Supraphon, winning the prestigious BBC Music Magazine and Diapason d’Or awards.
One of the Czech Republic’s foremost pianists, Martin Kasík is the recipient of numerous prizes and awards. A laureate of the Prague Spring International Music Competition, the Young Concert Artists Competition and the Davidoff Prix, he has appeared in many of the world’s major concert halls including the Berlin Philharmonic Hall, Wigmore Hall, Gewandhaus Leipzig, the Concertgebouw, and Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall. He is frequently invited to play with orchestras and has appeared with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Deutsches Symphonie Orchester,
Tonhalle-Orchester Zurich, and the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra.
This recital is sponsored by The Czech and Slovak Society of Arts and Sciences of Alberta and the Wirth Institute at University of Alberta.