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Due to the illness of Boris Berezovsky, this evening we shall hear a solo recital by the outstanding Czech pianist Martin Kasík. We thank you for your understanding and hope you enjoy the concert.
Tuesday, September 13, 2016, 8.00 pm


Vítězslav Novák: Memories, Op. 61. Triste- Andante sostenuto2. Inquieto- Allegro agitato3. Amoroso- Lento con tenerezza Leoš Janáček: Piano Sonata '1 October 1905 – From the Street'1. Předtucha / Premonition2. Smrt / Death Klement Slavický: Three Pieces for Piano1. Burlesca- Molto vivo2. Intermezzo- Andantino3. Toccata- Pesante Molto – vivo Fryderyk Chopin: Nocturne, Op. 271. Larghetto, C sharp minor2. Lento sostenuto, D flat major Mazurkas, Op. 241. Lento, G minor2. Allegro non troppo, C major3. Moderato con anima, A flat major4. Moderato, B flat minor Scherzo No. 2 in B flat minor, Op. 31

Due to the illness of Boris Berezovsky, this evening we shall hear a solo recital by the outstanding Czech pianist Martin Kasík. 

All tickets to this festival evening remain in force. For more information contact the Information Center in Rudolfinum, e-mail ,telephone +420 775 495 495.

  • Dress code: dark suit
  • Doors close: 19.55
  • End of concert: 22.00


Martin Kasík

Martin Kasík ranks among the foremost Czech pianists of the present time. He has devoted himself to piano playing since four years of age. He studied with Monika Tugendliebová at the Janáček conservatory in Ostrava, and subsequently with Ivan Klánský at the Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Prague. The winner of several domestic and international contests, and the recipient of a number of prestigious awards, he has to his credit laureateships from the 1998 Prague Spring International Music Competition, the 1999 Young Concert Artists Competition, the 2000 Davidoff Prix, the 2002 Harmonie Magazine Award, and other distinctions.

He has appeared in many major concert venues, such as the Berlin Philharmonic Hall, Wigmore Hall, the Tonhalle in Zurich, Gewandhaus Leipzig, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Rotterdam´s De Doelen, Finlandia Hall in Helsinki, the Auditorio de Barcelona, Carnegie Hall´s Weill Recital Hall, Alice Tully Hall and Avery Fisher Hall, the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., Tokyo´s Suntory Hall, Victoria Concert Hall in Singapore, and others.As a soloist, he has appeared with, among other orchestras, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra, Deutsches Symphonie Orchester Berlin, Tonhalle-Orchester Zurich, Stuttgarter Philharmoniker, Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, or Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra. He has worked regularly with the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra and the Prague Symphony Orchestra, which he accompanied on their tours of the United States and Japan.

In 2008, Martin Kasík was appointed President of the Chopin Festival in Mariánské Lázně. Since 2009, he has taught piano at the Prague Conservatory and presently he also teaches at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague.

Martin Kasík - piano

Rudolfinum, Dvořák Hall

The Rudolfinum is one of the most important Neo-Renaissance edifices in the Czech Republic. In its conception as a multi-purpose cultural centre it was quite unique in Europe at the time of its construction. Based on a joint design by two outstanding Czech architects, Josef Zítek and Josef Schultz, a magnificent building was erected serving for concerts, as a gallery, and as a museum. The grand opening on 7 February 1885 was attended by Crown Prince Rudolph of Austria, in whose honour the structure was named. In 1896 the very first concert of the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra took place in the Rudolfinum's main concert hall, under the baton of the composer Antonín Dvořák whose name was later bestowed on the hall.