Programme of Chopin Festival

58th Chopin Festival 17 – 26 August 2017
11th International Chopin Piano Competition, 14 – 17 August 2017

The festival and the competition is organized under the sponsorship of the town of Mariánské Lázně, the Karlovy Vary Region and the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic

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Concert of the Winners of the 11th International Chopin Piano Competition

Concert of the Winners of the 11th International Chopin Piano Competition

Thursday, 2017-08-17, 6 pm Chopin House - Music Hall
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Laureates of the 11th International Chopin Piano Competition 2017

Programme: F. Chopin (a selection of compositions)

Opening gala Concert

Opening gala Concert

Friday, 2017-08-18, 7:30 pm Municipal House Casino
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Lorenzo di Bella (Italy) – piano
Reinhardt Seehafer (Germany) - conductor
West Bohemian Symphony Orchestra of Mariánské Lázně (Czech Republic)
Alexandr Komarnický (Czech Republic) - Master of Ceremonies

Programme:
W. A. Mozart: Symphony No. 36 in C major, KV 425 (Linz)
F. Chopin: Concerto for piano and orchestra in F minor, Op. 21

Concert of Young Pianists

Concert of Young Pianists

Saturday, 2017-08-19, 10:30 am Anglican Chapel
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Matyáš Novák, Jan Čmejla (Czech Republic) – piano

Programme:

F. Mendelssohn - Bartholdy
Song without words op. 19 no. 1
Rondo cappricioso

F. Chopin
Nocturne in C minor op. 48 no. 1
Fantasie - impromptus in C sharp minor op. 66
Etude in G flat major op. 10 no. 5
Ballade in F major op. 38
Etudes op. 10 nos. 1, 8, 10, 12

F. Chopin/F. Liszt: 6 Polish songs S. 480, no. 1
F. Liszt: Transcendental etudes S. 139 nos. 1, 8, 10, 12

Multigenre Chamber Concert

Multigenre Chamber Concert

Saturday, 2017-08-19, 8 pm Evangelical Church
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Five star quartet - Jiří Hlaváč, Vlastimil Mareš, Irvin Venyš, Jan Mach (Czech Republic) – clarinet

Programme:
T. G. Albinoni: Sonata in G minor
J. S. Bach: Three Chorales
I. Herr Gott, nun schleuss den Himmel auf BWV 617
II. Ich ruf zu Dir, Herr Jesu Christ BWV 639
III. Werde munter, mein Gemüte
W. A. Mozart: Suite no. 1
A. Piazzolla: Maria de Buenos Aires y Tango
O. Peterson: Canadian suite
J. Hlaváč: Balada pro starou dámu (A Ballad for an Old Lady)
J. Hlaváč: Hornomlýnská 84

“Posters Commemorating the 200th Anniversary of the birth of Frederyk Chopin”

“Posters Commemorating the 200th Anniversary of the birth of Frederyk Chopin”

Sunday, 2017-08-20, 4 pm Municipal Theatre Marienbad
entrance fee: free entrance

The exhibition is taking place in cooperation with the Polish Institute in Prague


Piano Recital – The Winner of the Warsaw International Piano Competition 1990

Piano Recital – The Winner of the Warsaw International Piano Competition 1990

Sunday, 2017-08-20, 8 pm Municipal Theatre Marienbad
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Kevin Kenner (USA) – piano

Programme:
F. Chopin: Preludes, Op. 28
S. Rachmaninoff: Preludes, Op. 23

IVO ŠMOLDAS’ ARMCHAIR

IVO ŠMOLDAS’ ARMCHAIR

Monday, 2017-08-21, 3 pm Municipal Theatre Marienbad
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Guests: Martin Kasík and Marek Eben

Programme: public recording of a radio show of CZECH RADIO STATION 2
Only Czech language

Piano Recital – The Prize-winner of the Queen Elizabeth International Piano Competition

Piano Recital – The Prize-winner of the Queen Elizabeth International Piano Competition

Monday, 2017-08-21, 8 pm Municipal Theatre Marienbad
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Jan Simon (Czech Republic) – piano

Programme:

F. Chopin
Nocturne in C minor op. 48. no. 1
Nocturne in E flat major, op. 9 no. 2
Polonaise in F sharp minor op. 44
Ballade in F major op. 38
Scherzo in B minor op. 20
4 mazurkas op. 17
Sonata in B flat minor op. 35

SFCH Members’ Meeting

SFCH Members’ Meeting

Tuesday, 2017-08-22, 2 pm Small Scene, Chopin House
entrance fee: Members only

SFCH Members’ Meeting


Lecture by doc. MUDr. Richard Urbánek – “F. Chopin and Mallorca…”

Lecture by doc. MUDr. Richard Urbánek – “F. Chopin and Mallorca…”

Tuesday, 2017-08-22, 2:30 pm Small Scene, Chopin House
entrance fee: Free entrance


The lecture is in Czech language.


Vocal Recital

Vocal Recital

Tuesday, 2017-08-22, 8 pm Monastery in Teplá
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Kateřina Kněžíková (Czech Republic) - soprano
Martin Kasík (Czech Republic) - piano

Programme:

A. Dvořák
Songs of love op. 83 (selection)
V tak mnohém srdci mrtvo jest
Kol domu se teď potácím
Já vím, že v sladké naději
Zde v lese u potoka
V té sladké moci očí tvých

F. Chopin
Songs op. 74 (selection)
Moja Pieszczotka
Smutna rzeka
Piosnka litewska
Wojak

F. Chopin: Nocturne in C sharp minor op. 27 No. 1

G. Faure
Reve d’Amour
Les Berceaux
Chanson d’Amour
Aurore
Après un Reve

R. Schumann
Frauenliebe und Leben op. 42 (selection)
Seit ich ihn gesehen
Er, der Herrlichste von Allen
Du Ring an meinem Finger
Süsser Freund, du blickest
Nun hast du mir den ersten Schmerz getan

F. Chopin: Nocturne in D flat major op. 27 No. 2

F. Liszt
3 Sonets of Petrarca S. 270: Benedetto sia ´l giorno
Pace non trovo
I vidi in terra angelici costumi
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Orchestral Concert

Orchestral Concert

Wednesday, 2017-08-23, 8 pm Municipal House Casino
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Marek Kozák (Czech Republic)- piano
Amaury du Closel (France) – conductor
The Czech Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra Pardubice (Czech Republic)

Programme:
F. Chopin: Andante spianato et Grande polonaise brillante in E flat major op. 22
B. Martinů: La Jolia
K. Weill: Symphony No. 2

Piano Recital

Piano Recital

Thursday, 2017-08-24, 8 pm Municipal Theatre Marienbad
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Ivett Gyöngyösi (Hungary) - piano

Programme:
J. S. Bach: Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue in D minor, BWV 903
W. A. Mozart: Fantasia in D minor KV 397; Fantasia in C minor KV 475
F. Chopin: Fantasia in F minor, Op. 49
S. Rachmaninoff: Variations on a theme of Chopin, Op. 22

An Evening of Improvisations on themes of Mozart and Chopin

An Evening of Improvisations on themes of Mozart and Chopin

Friday, 2017-08-25, 18:00 hrs. Kynžvart Chateau
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Michal Šupák (ČR) – piano

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An Evening of Improvisations on themes of Mozart and Chopin

An Evening of Improvisations on themes of Mozart and Chopin

Friday, 2017-08-25, 8:30 pm Kynžvart Chateau
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Michal Šupák (ČR) – piano

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Chamber Concert

Chamber Concert

Saturday, 2017-08-26, 10:30 am Evangelical Church
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Bennewitz quartet (Czech Republic) Jakub Fišer - 1.violin, Štěpán Ježek - 2.violin, Jiří Pinkas – viola, Štěpán Doležal - cello

Programme:
L. Janáček: String Quartet no. 2 “Intimate letters”
F. Schubert: String Quartet no. 14 in D minor D810 “Death and maiden”

Closing gala Concert

Closing gala Concert

Saturday, 2017-08-26, 7:30 pm Municipal House Casino
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Marian Sobula (Poland) – piano
Piotr Sulkowski (Poland) – conductor
West Bohemian Symphony Orchestra of Mariánské Lázně (Czech Republic)
Alexandr Komarnický (Czech Republic) - Master of Ceremonies

Programme:
F. Chopin: Concerto for piano and orchestra in E minor, op. 11
A. Dvořák: Sympony No. 8 in G major op. 88