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Pavel Sporcl: My Violin Legends

April 4, 2014. Violinist Pavel Sporcl brings Czech violin virtuosi to life at Czech Center New York Free April 29 concert features performances from newly released album "My Violin Legends


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April 4, 2014
For Immediate Release

Violinist Pavel Sporcl brings Czech violin virtuosi to life at Czech Center New York
Free April 29 concert features performances from newly released album "My Violin Legends

On Tuesday, April 29, 7:00 at Bohemian National Hall at Czech Center New York (321 E 73rd St, Manhattan), violinist Pavel Sporcl performs a program of works by Czech composers including the New York premiere of his own work, Bohemian Nostalgia. Admission is free.

Sporcl,  who media refers to as, "a talent born once every hundred years," is one of the most significant and sought-after Czech violinists. He'll perform a program titled "My Violin Legends," with works by Ferdinand Laub, Eugene Ysaye, Jan Kubelek, Antonin Dvorak, Franz Drdla, Jaroslav Kocian, and the New York premiere of his own composition, Bohemian Nostalgia. Mr. Sprocl's new CD "My Violin Legends" (Supraphon) features works by the most significant Czech violin virtuosi of the period from Paganini to Oistrach, and includes many of the works on this program.

You can see Pavel Sporcl in action here and here.

Joining Mr. Sporcl is pianist Petr Jirikovsky. Mr. Jirikovsky and Mr. Sprocl are frequent collaborators, having produced produced many recordings together including the the collected works of Antonin Dvorak for violin (Supraphon) as well as the recent "Legends" CD mentioned above.

Admission is free. Complete program details are below. More information is at czechcenter.com

About Pavel Sporcl
 Violinist Pavel Sporcl has made a name for himself as one of the most significant and most sought-after Czech violinists performing today. A former student of Itzhak Perlman, Sprocl is a frequent guest on television and radio programs in addition to the world's most prestigious stages.
Sporcl has performed with finest orchestras of Europe and Asia including the Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra, Czech Philharmonic, Orchestra National de France, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Orchestre de Paris, and many more.

With pianist Petr Jirikovsky, Mr. Sprocl has recorded numerous albums including the collected works of Antonin Dvorak for violin and piano released on the Supraphon label. Sporcl also collaborates with a variety of artists breaking down musical barriers across genres. With the project Gipsy Way, a gypsy dulcimer band, he has played over 200 concerts. In 2012 he recorded his first pop-crossover album, Sporcelain. Since 2012 he has taught violin at the Music Academy of Performing Arts in Prague.


Calendar Listing
Violinist Pavel Sporcl - "My Violin Legends"
with pianist Petr Jirikovsky

Tuesday, April 29, 2014 - 7:00 PM
Czech Center New York
Bohemian National Hall
321 E. 73rd St.
New York, NY 10021.

Free admission | Reservations not required

Complete Program:
Ferdinand Laub: Polonaise G major, Op.8
Jan Kubelik: Burlesque
Eugene Ysaye: Poeme Elegiaque
Antonin Dvorak: Sonatina in G major, Op. 100
Franz Drdla: Souvenir
Pavel Sporcl: Bohemian Nostalgia (New York premiere)
Jaroslav Kocian: Old Folks at Home