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Nov 8, 2018 7:00 PM

Concert: Czech and American Youth's Take on Dvořák

Cherish the all-Dvořák program performed by students from the Prague Conservatory and NYU Steinhardt School of Music.


Thursday, November 8, 7PM
CCNY Gallery


Program performed by students from the Prague Conservatoire and NYU Steinhardt School of Music.

Sylvie Bodorová (b. 1954) - Gila Rome for Solo Viola (1980)

Vojtěch Eberhart, Viola, Prague Conservatory Student


Roman Haas (b. 1980) - Duo No. 1 for Viola and Cello

Vojtěch Eberhart, Viola, Prague Conservatory Student

Adam Klánský, Cello, Prague Conservatory Student


Antonín Dvořák (1841-1904) - Cello Concerto in B minor, Op. 104 (1894-1895)

II. Adagio, ma non troppo

Petr Nouzovský, Cello, Prague Conservatory Faculty

Nelson Padgett, Piano, NYU Steinhardt Staff


Piano Trio No. 4 in E minor, Op. 90, “Dumky” (1891)

I.        Lento maestoso––Allegro quasi doppio movimento

III. Andante––Vivace non troppo––Allegretto

V. Allegro

Zoe Dweck, Violin, NYU Steinhardt, B.M. 2020

Julia Choi, Cello, NYU Steinhardt, B.M. 2021

Isidora Vladic , Piano, NYU Steinhardt, M.M. 2019


String Quartet No. 12 in F major, Op. 96 “American” (1893)

II. Lento

IV. Finale: Vivace ma non troppo

Arianna de la Cruz, Violin, NYU Steinhardt, B.M. 2019

Sunjay Jayaram, Violin, NYU Steinhardt, B.M. 2022

Vojtěch Eberhart, Viola, Prague Conservatory Student

Adam Klánský, Cello, Prague Conservatory Student




Petr Nouzovský is an internationally acclaimed cellist who has appeared as a soloist with such orchestras as the Krakow Philharmonic, Slovak Philharmonic, SWF Philharmonie, and Czech Radio Symphony Orchestra. Mr. Nouzovský works regularly with conductors such as Jakub Hrůša, Charles Olivieri-Munroe, Petr Altrichter, Caspar Richter, Jan Schultsz, Leoš Svárovský, and Tomáš Brauner. He records for Dabringhaus und Grimm, CUBE, Albany, Supraphon, and Arco Diva. His CD Vivat tango won CD of the year in 2014 by the Violoncello Foundation of New York. His recent CD with the complete works for cello and orchestra by Bohuslav Martinů received a Classic Prague Award in 2018 and a Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik in 2017. The Pilsener Philharmonic named Mr. Nouzovský its Soloist-in-Residence for the 2014-2016 seasons. Mr. Nouzovský graduated from the Prague Conservatory and received an M.M. degree from the Prague Academy of Music. He studied further at Dresden’s Hochschule für Musik Carl Maria von Weber and the Royal Conservatory in Madrid. Mr. Nouzovský was one of only ten cellists, selected from hundreds of applicants worldwide, to attend the legendary Piatigorsky Seminars in Los Angeles, and even more exceptionally, he was invited to return a second time.

Nelson Padgett enjoys a multifaceted career as a soloist and collaborator. He has appeared with the Houston, National, and North Carolina Symphonies, and his many awards include a silver medal at the William Kapell International Competition and a Beethoven Fellowship from the American Pianists Association. A former student of Leon Fleisher, he has toured the world with the Philip Glass ensemble for almost thirty years and has given recitals with such renowned violinists as Pamela Frank and Elmar Oliveira. A native of North Carolina, Mr. Padgett has lived in New York City since 1987.

 Julia Jiho Choi is a sophomore in cello performance at NYU Steinhardt. A former student of the pre-college program at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, she currently studies privately with NYU Artist Faculty member Carol Ou. She plays on a French cello with her own Émile-Auguste Ouchard bow. Since making her debut at Carnegie Hall in 2014, Ms. Choi has appeared as a soloist with Bay Area orchestras and symphonies, and she has participated in several summer music festivals, such as Music@Menlo, Meadowmount, and Center Stage Strings. She has had the opportunity to study with such musicians as Gilles Vonsattel, Jonathan Koh, and Richard Aaron. Ms. Choi enjoys supplementing her cello studies with her academic and personal interests. In addition to majoring in Cello Performance, she is minoring in Media, Culture, and Communications at NYU Steinhardt. Last semester, as a part of the Dean’s Global Honors Seminar, Ms. Choi traveled to Paris for an intensive two-week study of art and culture. Her favorite of the three languages she speaks is Spanish.

 Arianna de la Cruz is a junior at NYU Steinhardt studying Violin Performance. Born in San José, Costa Rica, she began her violin career at age four at the Instituto Nacional de Música (INM) in San José. As a young violinist, she participated in musical exchanges in Panama, the United States, and Torino, Italy. In 2005, Arianna entered the Youth Program at Instituto Nacional de Música as a student of Tetsuo Yagi Yagi and later won first prize in the Vivaldi Competition of the INM. In 2008, Ms. de la Cruz made her solo debut with the Orquesta Filarmónica de Costa Rica under Maestro Marvin Araya. In the years that followed, she was concertmaster of the Orquesta Sinfónica Infantil and played in the Orquesta Intermedia, Orquesta Sinfónica Juvenil, and Filarmónica Joven Latinoamericana. Upon graduating high school, she began playing professionally for the Orquesta Filarmónica de Costa Rica and Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de Costa Rica, and she commenced her studies with Professor Carla Loaiza Yee. Thereafter, she appeared as a soloist with the Orquesta Sinfónica Juvenil. During the summer of 2015, she was accepted to the prestigious Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival as a student of Lina Bahn and Alan Rafferty. She has had the opportunity to work with master teachers and performers such as Brian Lewis, Kikuei Ikeda, Rachel Barton Pine, Peter Herresthal, and Stephanie Chase. In 2015, she was accepted with an artistic and academic scholarship to New York University, where she currently studies with Gregory Fulkerson.  

Violinist Zoe Dweck is a native of Pound Ridge, New York. Since 2017, she has attended NYU Steinhardt where she studies with Professors Cyrus Beroukhim and James Buswell. In addition to her studies at NYU, Ms. Dweck is a violinist with the New York Youth Symphony, where she is in her second year as an orchestra fellow. As a fellow, Ms. Dweck mentors younger members of the orchestra and engages in NYYS’s outreach workshops with public schools throughout New York City. Ms. Dweck also has a strong interest in arts administration, having worked for the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and the Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts in both marketing and development. In 2016, Ms. Dweck was awarded the Westfair Presidential Scholarship, recognizing female musicians who demonstrate exceptional talent. She has attended summer festivals at Music at Port Milford, NYU, the Curtis Institute of Music, and most recently at the Summeracademy Voksenåsen in Oslo, Norway. She enjoys going to art museums and loves her two small dogs Wilma and Samantha.

Vojtěch Eberhart, born 1997, started playing violin at the age of eleven, but transitioned to viola a year later. He is a graduate from several virtuoso string courses, having been tutored by Stephanie Baer, Karel Doležal, and Ondřej Martinovský, as well as from Czech-French musical courses, led by V. Bukač. Mr. Eberhart is a student of the Prague Conservatory and has participated in numerous solo, chamber and orchestral concerts.

Sunjay Jayaram is a violinist originally from Irmo, South Carolina. He studies with Artist Faculty member Laura Hamilton at NYU Steinhardt.  He has played many concerts not only in the classical realm, but also in styles and genres such as jazz, bluegrass, Indian Carnatic music, and others.

 Adam Klánský, born 2001, started playing the cello when he was five-years-old. He was awarded with numerous prizes in several musical competitions, beginning with the second place in the prestigious Prague Junior Note when he was six. Mr. Klánský did not only succeed in Czech competitions, but also won first place in the Talents for Europe competition twice.  Other international awards include first place in Councours Flame in Paris and the third place in the David Popper contest. Mr. Klánský made his debut as a solo cellist with the PKF Prague Philharmonic Orchestra in 2016, performing Dvořák’s Rondo in G minor. He studies at the Prague Conservatory.

As a solo and collaborative musician, Isidora Vladic has performs repertoire ranging from standard classical to that of the twenty-first century. She has participated in the Institute and Festival for Contemporary Performance at Mannes, the International Keyboard Institute and Festival at Hunter College, and Gijon International Piano Festival in Spain. Ms. Vladic received her Bachelor’s degree in Piano Performance from NYU Steinhardt, where she is currently a second-year Master’s student. Her teachers include Jeffrey Swann and Robert Durso. She also is an adjunct faculty member at NYU Steinhardt.

Please arrive at least 10 minutes prior to showtime. Empty seats will be released to standby patrons after that time.  

NYU Steinhardt + Prague Conservatory = MUSICAL AND HUMAN BRIDGE TO THE FUTURE

The project „Musicial bridge“ was born in 2016 and was developed by Czech cellist Petr Nouzovsky and vice-director of the Prague Conservatory, accordionist Ladislav Horak. They decided to connect students from NYU Steinhardt and Prague Conservatory, which can meet up, play together and share their mutual experience about music.

Thanks to:

Nadace Život Umělce
Stephanie Baer
Cyrus Beroukhim
Meghan Todt Williams
Reed-Yeboah Fine Violins

In collaboration with Consulate General of Czech Republic in New York.






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Nov 8, 2018 7:00 PM


Czech Center is a coorganizer of the event

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