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Oct 30, 2004 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Famous Prague Violins of Three Centuries

Concert by violinist Jaroslav Svěcený accompanied on piano by Marie Synková.

Saturday, October 30 at 5 pm


Lang Recital Hall, Hunter College

East 68th Street at Lexington Ave,
4th Floor



Czech violin virtuoso Jaroslav Svěcený and pianist Marie Synková will perform the program entitled Famous Prague Violins of Three Centuries including Sonatina by Antonín Dvořák, From my Homeland by Bedřich Smetana, Raduz and Mahulena by Josef Suk, Romance for Violin and Piano by Leoš Janáček, and two works by Jaroslav Svěcený. The world premiere of his composition Bohemian Blue Man will be accompanied by an exhibition of Franta Nedvěd's paintings and Variation on Paganini will be performed on a violin dating back to 1747. Famous Prague Violins of Three Centuries is a part of the Czech Independence Day celebrations.


Jaroslav Svěcený (1960) is one of the best contemporary Czech violinists and a prominent personality on the Czech musical scene. He started his soloist career early on during his studies at the Prague Academy of Music and the Academy of Performing Arts where he was tutored by Professor František Pospísšil and Professor Václav Snítil, respectively. He crowned his education with mastership courses received from renowned world virtuosos Nathan Milstein and Gidon Kremer.


Jaroslav Svěcený has performed at numerous concert tours and festivals around the world, while recording a number of albums featuring compositions by significant Czech and international authors. He became the first Czech violin player to record a music medium for the Sony World Series and in 1996 he was awarded a prize by the Masaryk Academy of Arts for creative artistic activity.


Jaroslav Svěcený is also widely regarded as an expert in the history and construction of violins. His global concert project, called "VIOLINO," portrays masterpiece violins made by important violinmakers of the 17th through 20th centuries.


Marie Synková graduated from the Prague Academy of Music under the tutelage of Professor Pavel Štěpán. She performs at concerts both at home and abroad and makes recordings for radio, TV, and gramophone companies. Devoting herself fully to chamber music, she has cooperated with the foremost Czech musicians. Marie Synková also works as a professor at the Prague Academy of Music.



321 East 73rd Street
NY 10021 New York
United States


Oct 30, 2004 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM



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