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Apr 29, 2014 7:00 PM

My Violin Legends

Concert by Pavel Sporcl. Free admission.


"My Violin Legends"
Ferdinand Laub - Polonaise G major, Op.8
Jan Kubelík - Burlesque
Eugen Ysaye - Poeme Elegiaque
Antonin Dvorak - Sonatina in G major, Op. 100 1. Allegro risoluto 2. Larghetto 3. Scherzo. Molto vivace 4. Finale. Allegro
Franz Drdla - Souvenir
Pavel Sporcl - Bohemian Nostalgia
Jaroslav Kocian - Old Folks at Home

Joining Mr. Sporcl is pianist Petr Jirikovsky.
Mr. Jirikovsky and Mr. Sporcl 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.

Pavel Sporcl is a former student of Itzhak Perlman, Dorothy Delay and Dr.Eduard Schmieder

The most distinctive member of the young generation of Czech violinists , “the fighting musician”, the top selling artist, PAVEL ŠPORCL has been reaping triumphs with audiences in major music venues worldwide, thanks to his formidable art combined with unorthodox platform presence.

He is a regular guest of television and radio studios, making appearances in virtually all media. His recordings have invariably shot up to top-selling positions.

He first took up violin at the age of five, subsequently to study it at the Prague Conservatory and Academy of Music (with Vaclav Snitil). From 1991–1996 he pursued his studies in the U.S.A., under the tutelage of outstanding teachers including Eduard Schmieder, Itzhak Perlman and Dorothy DeLay. Pavel Šporcl is the holder of various prizes and distinctions; he has to his credit an impressive discography, has appeared on concert platforms around the world, and has been working continually with a rich gallery of Czech as well as international orchestras. He is the sole young Czech violinist listed in the book by the world-renowned critic and music historian Henry Roth, Violin Virtuosos: From Paganini to the 21st Century.

Pavel Šporcl’s extensive repertoire comprises 40 violin concertos, and countless sonatas, chamber and virtuoso compositions. His performances are warmly acclaimed by the general public and critics alike. In the press reviews of the inaugural concert of the Czech Philharmonic’s 2001/2002 season at Prague’s Rudolfinum (Dvorak’s Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in A minor) under the baton of Vladimir Ashkenazy, which was recorded and broadcast by both Czech Television and Czech Radio, critics lauded Pavel Šporcl as “a talent that is born once in a century…“ .

Šporcl has appeared with major orchestras (Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, National Orchestra de France, Russian National Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre de Paris, Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Tokyo Metropolitan Symp.Orchestra, Kyoto Symphony Orchestra, Suisse de Romande, Orchestre National de Lille, Sinfonia Varsovia, Slowenische Philharmony, New World Symphony Orchestra, Slovak Philharmony, Staatkapelle Weimar, Hungarian Radio Orchestra),  conductors (V.Ashkenazy, L.Pesek, V.Fedoseyev, R. Mintzuk, A.Nelsons, Y.P.Tortelier, J.Belohlavek, I.Volkov, J.Kout, G.Pehlivanian, J.J.Kantorow, P.Altrichter) and also at prestigious festivals such as Rheingau Music Festival, Schleswig-Holstein festival, Prague Spring, International Fetival of Colmar, La Folle Journée Nantes, Radio France Montpellier… In the summer of 2004 he debuted with tremendous success at one of the most significant international festivals in Salzburg (Salzburger Festspiele). He has cooperated with great colleagues such as J.Suk, S.Mintz, N.Lugansky, G.Lipkind. His recordings for such companies as EMI, Universal, Supraphon received many great critical acclaims.

He likes to go beyond the classical music scene and cooperates with many non classical music artists. His project Gipsy Way with gipsy cimbalom band has been received with great enthusiasm in many countries incl. China and was seen by more than 120 thousand people.

Pavel Šporcl strives to bring the message of classical music to the broadest circle of listeners, and above all to the young audiences. He frequently performs in “instructive” concerts targeting secondary and higher education students, turning these projects into exceptionally popular occasions.

For 2014 Šporcl has been nominated as Ambassador of Good Will for the cooperation of Japan and countries of V4.



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