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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 began playing piano at age four. A graduate of the Janáček Conservatoire in Ostrava and of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, he has won many competitions at home and abroad including the Prague Spring Competition and the Young Concert Artists Competition in New York, one of the world’s most prestigious events of its kind. In 2002 he won the Harmonie Award for the most successful young artist. He has given concerts in prestigious concert halls around the world including London’s Wigmore Hall, the Leipzig Gewandhaus, the Tonhalle in Zurich, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, and Tokyo’s Suntory Hall. He has made solo appearances with orchestras including the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra, the Tonhalle-Orchester in Zurich, and the Stuttgarter Philharmoniker. He collaborates regularly with the Czech Philharmonic and the Prague Symphony Orchestra, with which he has toured the USA and Japan. He has been teaching at the Prague Conservatoire since 2009, and he is also active as a pedagogue at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague. He has issued several CDs on the Supraphon, ArcoDiva, and Radioservis labels.

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.