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Talent Stage of the 2023 Concertino Praga competition
Thursday, September 14, 2023, 5.30 pm
For the Future Soirée at the Bořislavka Centre

Ticket price

200 Kč

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

Programme

Viktor Stocker: Windstorm (Viktor Stocker)Johann Sebastian Bach: Preludium a fuga Fis dur (Viktor Stocker)Jan Meisl: Indian Dances (Viktor Stocker)Jan Novák: Aeolia (Sono per Sono)Franz and Karl Doppler: Rigoletto - Fantasy, Op. 38 (Sono per Sono)Bohuslav Martinů: Five Madrigal Stanzas, H. 297 (Raphael Gisbertz)Claude Debussy, Jascha Heifetz: Beau Soir (Raphael Gisbertz)Eugène Ysaÿe: Sonata "Ballade", Op. 27, No. 3 (Raphael Gisbertz)Maurice Ravel: Tzigane (Raphael Gisbertz)

The relaxed atmosphere and modern architecture of the Bořislavka Centre will harmonize, as it were, with the passion of the chosen entrants competing in the chamber and solo music categories of the Dvořák International Radio Competition, Concertino Praga 2023, who will not be playing in the final round. Musicians’ abilities and vision towards the future will be shared by the contestants during an early-evening performance dedicated to their talents.

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

Artists

Viktor Stocker

Viktor Stocker was born in 2009. He has been playing the accordion since the age of six and is a laureate from a number of international competitions. He has won first place at the Odin International Music Competition, Danubia Talents Budapest, the Australian International Accordion Championships and the Vivo International Music Competition New York, amongst others. He is also the holder of first place titles from accordion competitions in Prague, Ostrava, Vilnius, London and Vienna and the second place title from the international competition in Castelfidardo, Italy. In 2022, he received the first prize and a special mention at the Jugend musiziert competition in Germany. He has performed as a soloist in the Senate of the Parliament of the Czech Republic, the European Parliament, as part of the Concert of Hope broadcast on Czech Television and at a number of music festivals. In addition to playing the accordion, he also composes his own works. He received the highest possible award for his accordion piece entitled Gale (Vichřice) at the German Jugend komponiert competition and second place in the open (no age limit) composition category at the CMA World Accordion Competition (2022).

Viktor Stocker - accordion

Sono per sono

The music ensemble was formed in 2022. As such, it does not have a long history behind it, but it believes in a common future. The ensemble performs music note by note in a friendly spirit, with which it wants to bring joy not just to itself, but mainly to its audiences. The trio performs in a less common line-up: two flutes and a piano. The flutes are played by Alexandra Piskořová and Richard Irein, while Šimon Zajac plays the piano. All the members are studying at the Janáček Conservatoire in Ostrava, which is also where they met. They are great fans of chamber music and so they are pleased to have the opportunity to be able to show their appetite to play at this year’s Concertino Praga 2023.

Sono per sono

Raphael Gisbertz

Raphael Gisbertz (2008) is a student of Emir Imerov and Gwendolyn Masin (HEMU). He also attends intensive courses in Ingolf Turban’s class as a scholarship holder at the International Music Academy in Lichtenstein. Aged just nine, he debuted as the soloist in Vivaldi’s Spring with the Niederrheinische Sinfoniker led by Mihkel Kütson. This was followed by a series of performances with many other orchestras. Raphael is the holder of the first prize from the Jugend Musiziert 2022, Trimborn Förderpreis NRW 2021, Singapore Violin Festival 2020, Vienna International Music Competition 2020 and France Music Competition 2020 competitions and he won the second prize at the Ysaÿe Violin Competition in 2021. In the same year, he also became the youngest participant in the String Academy in Gstaadt. In addition to other festivals and courses, he has also repeatedly participated in the Musica Mundi chamber music festival. He plays a C. G. Testore violin from 1700, which is on loan to him from the Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben. He has participated in a number of master classes, including with Christoph Poppen, Shlomo Mintz or Jan Talich.

Raphael Gisbertz - violin

Bořislavka Centre

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.

Source: website of the Bořislavka Business Centre.