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10 Jul 2014 19:30

Czech Violinist Josef Špaček Performs in London

Josef Špaček, concert master of the Czech Philharmonic and one of the most exciting Czech violinists of his generation, will give a rare London concert with the Orchestra of the City performing Dvořák’s magnificent Violin Concerto alongside pieces by Strauss and Rachmaninoff.


Programme

Strauss - Moonlight Music from Capriccio/Death & Transfiguration
Dvorak - Violin Concerto
Rachmaninoff - Isle of the Dead

Conductor - Chris Hopkins        
Violin -
Josef Spacek, Leader of the Czech Philharmonic


Josef Špaček

Czech violinist Josef  Špacek (b. 1986) is quickly establishing himself as one of the most talented virtuosos of his generation. He studied with Ida Kavafian and Jaime Laredo at the Curtis Institute of Music and Itzhak Perlman at the Juilliard School. He was a laureate of the International Queen Elisabeth Competition in Brussels (2012); he won the Michael Hill International Violin Competition (2009) and received a third prize at the Carl Nielsen International Violin Competition (2008). Josef combines his solo career with the position of Czech Philharmonic Orchestra’s concert master. http://www.josefspacek.com

‘He played with sweet-tone, deliberate phrasing and vigor in the rollicking Hungarian-style third movement.  New York Times

“London is where my wife's family is from and I’m really looking forward to my solo debut there, especially as 2014 is the year of Czech music. I'm very grateful to the Orchestra of the City for inviting me to play the Dvořák concerto with them.” Josef Špaček

About Orchestra of the City

The Orchestra of the City is a non-profit organisation and registered charity which for the last 11 years has brought together professionals in the City of London from a wide range of expertise to give concerts of the highest level. The orchestra was recently featured in BBC Music Magazine (in the country’s top three non-professional orchestras), Time Out and on Classic FM and BBC Radio. http://www.orchestraofthecity.com/

Tickets:  £12/8 (advance) BOOK NOW, £15/10 (door). 
SPECIAL OFFER FOR CZECH CENTRE FANS: 'Email info@orchestraofthecity.com with code czech10, your name and how many tickets you would like at the special rate of £10 for best available seat'.
Alternatively, purchase directly from http://www.wegottickets.com/index/nr2

Advance tickets incur a small booking fee from the ticketing provider of 10% of the face value of the ticket.
Advance online ticket will be available until midday on the day of the concert.  After this time tickets will be available £15/£10* on the door from 19:00.
*Concessions: Students (with valid NUS card only), under 16s, unemployed, OAPs

 

Venue:

197 Piccadilly, London W1J 9LL

Date

10 Jul 2014 19:30

Organizer:

Orchestra of the City


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