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Josef Spacek, Violin & Friends, at Bohemian National Hall (Site)

Friday March 1, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Program of the concert:

J. Haydn – Piano trio no. 39 in G major “Gypsy”

A. Dvořák – Silent Woods op. 68 for Cello and Piano

J. Suk – Elegie for Piano, Violin and Cello, op. 23

L. Janáček – On an Overgrown Path for solo Piano (selections)

J. Suk – Song of Love op. 7, arr. Kocián for Violin and Piano

D. Shostakovich – Piano Trio op. 8

Violinist Josef Špaček studied with Itzhak Perlman at The Juilliard School in New York, Ida Kavafian and Jaime Laredo at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, and with Jaroslav Foltýn at the Prague Conservatory. He was laureate of the International Queen Elisabeth Competition in Brussels, and won top prizes at the Michael Hill International Violin Competition in New Zealand, the Carl Nielsen International Violin Competition in Denmark and the Young Concert Artists International Auditions in New York.

He has served as concertmaster of the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, the youngest in its history. The orchestra named him “Associate Artist” as of January 2016. He left this post at the end of the 2019/20 season to devote himself exclusively to his solo career.