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Thursday, September 21, 2023, 5.30 pm
Soirée at the Bořislavka Centre

Ticket prices

200 Kč

Proceeds from the admission fee are used to support the KKFF Scholarship Fund for exceptionally talented young musicians.


Ludwig van Beethoven: Seven Variations in E flat Major on ‘Bei Männern, welche Liebe fühlen’, WoO 46Antonín Dvořák: Silent Woods, Op. 68, B 173Antonín Dvořák: Rondo, Op. 94, B 171César Franck: Sonata in A major for Cello and Piano

Father and son duo Ivan and Adam Klánský will be bringing the spirit of Dvořák to Bořislavka in a variety of ways, showcasing his music with the uniquely evocative sounds of the cello, which has become synonymous with Dvořák’s works, thanks to his famous concerto. Pianist Ivan Klánský, a laureate of the annual Antonín Dvořák Prize (a crystal trophy shaped like a cello), and cellist Adam Klánský will then bring Dvořák’s Silent Woods and Rondo to the Bořislavka office centre. The performance will begin with the optimistic melody of Beethoven’s variations on Pamina and Papageno’s duet from The Magic Flute, and conclude with French Romantic composer César Franck’s beautiful Sonata for Cello and Piano in A Major.

  • Dress code: casual
  • End of concert: 6:30 pm


Adam Klánský

Born in 2001, Adam Klánský began playing the cello at the age of five. This year, he graduated from the Prague Conservatoire, where studied under the guidance of Prof. Petr Nouzovský. He is currently studying at Prague’s Academy of Performing Arts in Prof. Michal Kaňka’s studio. At the age of six, he won second prize at the Prague Junior Note competition, and since then he has been a laureate of many national and international competitions. He was the overall winner of the Jan Vychytil Competition and the Bohuslav Martinů Competition in Polička, and has won various competitions at the conservatoire. His most notable international successes include aureate at the Heran Competition in Ústí nad Orlicí, Czech Republic, first prize at the Concours Flame in Paris, France, second prize in Liezen, Austria, third prize at the David Popper Competition in in Várpalota, Hungary, second prize at the Antonio Janigro Competition in Poreč, Croatia, and first prize at the Dotzauer Competition in Dresden, Germany. He has repeatedly won the Talents for Europe competition in Dolný Kubín, Slovakia, both as a soloist and as part of a chamber ensemble. His recent successes include first prize at the Gustav Mahler Competition, second prize at the B. Martinů Foundation competition, and the Prize of the Summer Academy in Kroměříž, Czech Republic.

He has appeared as a soloist with leading Czech orchestras including the Prague Philharmonia under the baton of Leoš Svárovský, the Hradec Králové Philharmonic with conductor Petr Vronský, the West Bohemia Symphony Orchestra in Mariánské Lázně with Petr Altrichtr, and the Bohuslav Martinů Philharmonic in Zlín as the winner of the Talentinum Competition.

He is an active participant at masterclasses with world-famous cellists such as Steven Isserlis, Reinhard Latzko, Ofer Canetti, and Michaela Fukačová.

Adam Klánský - cello

Ivan Klánský

Ivan Klánský (1948) studied piano at the Prague Conservatoire under Valentina Kameníková and at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague under František Rauch. He is a laureate of numerous foreign competitions including Bolzano (1967), Naples (1968), Leipzig (1968), Barcelona (1970), Warsaw (1970), and Santander (1976). He has appeared as a soloist and chamber player in more than 5,000 concerts on five continents. From 1980 to 1990 he was a soloist with the Czech Philharmonic. His recordings on the Danish label Kontrapunkt include the complete piano works of Bedřich Smetana. Since 1986 he has been a member of the Guarneri Trio Prague, with which he has recorded more than 30 CDs. His organisational activities have been significant; he is the chairman of the Chopin Society in Mariánské Lázně, and since 1998 he has been the chairman of the Czech Music Fund’s Council of Circles of Friends of Music. He began his teaching career in 1983 at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, where he has been the dean of the Faculty of Music and Dance since 2018. From 1991 until 2015 he was also a professor at the Lucerne School of Music. In addition, he has led masterclasses in Dublin, Schaffhausen, London, Bad Saulgau, and other European cities. Among his most successful students have been Martin Kasík, Štěpán Kos, Ivo Kahánek, Lukáš Klánský, Marek Kozák, and many other leading Czech pianists.

Ivan Klánský - piano

Bořislavka Centre – Artium

Artium by KKCG is a publicly accessible space for art of all genres, breathing artistic life into Bořislavka and enriching the cultural offerings in Prague 6 and the capital more generally. Artium regularly holds exhibitions, concerts, and other cultural events, and the unconventional space allows visitors to explore art across different genres, often intertwined to create a unique experience. During this year’s Dvořák Prague International Music Festival’s concerts at Artium, spectators can also enjoy an extensive exhibition of photographic installations by Jarmila Štuková titled "Us and the Others.

The concerts presented here as part of the Dvořák Prague Festival are organized for a good cause, with all proceeds supporting talented, young musicians.