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Nov 1, 2010 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Dux Femina Facti

Czech mezzo soprano and television personality Martina Kociánová joins Czech flutist Žofie Vokálková and American harpsichordist Kathleen Scheide of the international ensemble Due Solisti in a program of music by women composers through the ages, including Queen Marie Antoinette, Elisabeth Jacquet de le Guerre, Marguerite Roesgen-Champion and Alma Mahler. The performance will feature a visually stunning and aurally pleasing, ornately decorated copy of the Colmar Ruckers Harpsichord, in conjunction with a jewelry exhibition by Diamonds International Corporation of a collection designed by Czech designer Blanka Matragi.

Dux femina facti

Monday, November 1, 7pm

Czech Center New York



Hildegard von Bingen: O virtus sapiente

Jacquet de la Guerre : Sonate for Flute and Harpsichord (3 mouvements)

Juliane Benda-Reichardt: Alla Polacca, Rondeau from Sonata in G

Marinna Martines : Per piéta bellidol mio

Marie Antoinette: Petit piece

Maria Theresia von Paradis: Sicilliene

Elisabetta du Gambarini: Lover, go and calm


Luise Reichardt: Genoveva

Die Blume der Blumen

Helene Hoffmann : Singing fountain for Flute solo

Cecile Chaminade: Lanneau dargent (Silver ring)

Mots damour

Couplets bachiques

Marguerite Roesgen- Champion: Berceuse

Marguerite Roesgen- Champion: Sonate for Flute and Harpsichord (3 mouvements)

Alma Mahler: Bei dir ist es traut

Pauline Viardot: La Barque de Lamour

La Fleur du Vallon

Supported by Diamonds International Corporation, LaBoheme.

Žofie Vokálková flute graduated from the Prague Conservatoire (class of Prof. František Malotín) in 1992, then continued her studies with Christian Lardé in France and graduated in James Galways master courses. Among the most important prizes she has won is first prize in the “Concertino Praga” international competition, third prize in the “Pacem in terris” international competition of the winners of European competitions in Germany and the “Capital of Prague Prize” in The Prague Spring competition. In September 2000 she was the first European to receive the Special Prize in the “Web Concert Hall Competition” in New York. She has made a number of recital and concert appearances with orchestras at home as well as abroad (Europe, USA, Japan, U.A.E, Gruzia etc.) and often appears at important festivals. The prestigious American ConcertArtist agency has chosen to exclusively represent her in the USA. Since 1999 Žofie Vokálková has recorded several solo CDs for the Dutch label HLM (e.g.Vivaldis six Concertos Op.10, “Mosaique for Golden Flute” (HLM), “Mozart in Prague” (HLM), B.Martinu Chamber works (Arco diva), Jewels of Czech Music (Thomas) etc..) and has been giving regular master courses and making concert tours of Europe, USA and Japan.

Kathleen Scheide harpsichord has concertized as an organ and harpsichord soloist throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe, the Far East and the Caribbean. She has received touring artist grants from the Arkansas Arts Council, California Arts Council and the American Embassy, Vienna. She tours in the US as Due Solisti (with Czech flutist Žofie Vokálková) under the management of Phillip Truckenbrod Concert Artists. Dr. Scheide earned degrees in early music and organ performance at New England Conservatory (with honors) and the University of Southern California (organ department prize). Her teachers have included John Gibbons and Cherry Rhodes. She presently teaches harpsichord at Westminster Choir College, Princeton, New Jersey, and serves as Organist/choirmaster on the historic E.M. Skinner organ at All Hallows Episcopal Church in Wyncote, Pennsylvania. In various church positions she has facilitated the restoration of four old American pipe organs, including the two organs at All Hallows. Dr. Scheide is a Past Dean of the American Guild of Organists, San Diego Chapter. She is a Founding Member of the San Diego Harpsichord Society and the Western Early Keyboard Association, and remains a San Diego Early Music Society Advisory Board Member. Her compositions have been published by Darcey Press, Piano Press, Time Warner, Wayne Leupold and World Library. Her organ and harpsichord recordings may be heard on the Dutch HLM, Organ Historical Society, Palatine, and Raven labels.

Martina Kocianova

If Martina was about to write her own biography, she would have to write two versions of it in fact. One mapping her career of a TV editor, news presenter and journalist and another one tracking her career of soprano soloist. However, in the very beginning, Martina made her choice to become a historian. She graduated from the Silesian University in Opava, Czech Republic, in history and museology. At the same time, she continued her studies at the College of Music in Ostrava.

During her university studies, Martina pursued her career of a TV editor and news presenter in the Ostrava TV Center of the Czech Television. In 1994, she joined the news team of TV Nova in Prague as a TV news presenter. In 1996, Martina moved to TV Prima as an evening news presenter and remained in her position till the end of 2006. In 2007, she had been moderating a live discussion program on the Czech TV News Channel “CT24” called Side Effects. Since March 2008, Martina is active as a news presenter in Z1 – a digital television station.

Along with her TV career, Martina has been intensively devoting herself to opera singing and as a soloist, she regularly guests in opera theatres in the Czech Republic, performs concerts in the country and abroad and cooperates with a number of musicians and orchestras, for example with the North-Bohemian Philharmonic Orchestra, Philharmonic Orchestra of Hradec Kralove, Janacek Philharmonic Orchestra in Ostrava or Wihan Quartet.


Bohemian National Hall, 321 East 73rd Street
NY 10021 New York
United States


Nov 1, 2010 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM


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