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Jiří Bárta (violoncello), Bohuslav Martinů Philharmonics, Conductor: Leoš Svárovský
The official opening of the 29th year of the IMF Český Krumlov will take place at the Castle Riding Hall. Violoncellist Jiří Bárta, who belongs to the best violoncellists of his generation, will perform. His extensive concert activities include appearances with orchestras such as the Berliner Symphoniker, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra London and others. He is regularly invited to prestigious music festivals and concerts at renowned concert halls around the world. In Český Krumlov Jiří Bárta will be accompanied by the Bohuslav Martinů Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Leoš Svárovský. The audience will listen to Dvořák’s Concerto for cello and orchestra No. 104 in H minor and in the second part of the concert Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition.
Jiří Bárta belongs to the leading Czech violoncellists and regularly cooperates with artists of world renown such as Charles Dutoit, Libor Pešek, Gennady Rozhdestvensky, Maxim Shostakovich, Vadim Repin, Konstantin Lifschitz and others. He gives concerts with the Czech Philharmonic, London Symphony Orchestra and Berliner Symphoniker. He has been the artistic director of the International Music Festival Kutná Hora and is an ardent promoter of contemporary music.
The Bohuslav Martinů Philharmonic Orchestra is a professional symphony orchestra. It is based at the Zlín Congress Centre. The orchestra’s repertoire includes big symphonic works as well as compositions which go beyond the borders of classical music (chanson, jazz, rock, pop and film music). The orchestra cooperates with leading Czech and foreign conductors (Petr Altrichter, Jakub Hrůša, Tomáš Hanus, Tomáš Netopil, Stanislav Vavřínek, Jakub Klecker, Vojtěch Spurný, Robert Kružík and many others). Tomáš Brauner has been its chief conductor since the 2018-19 season. The main guest conductor is Leoš Svárovský. Important soloists who have performed here include Mstislav Rostropovich, Daniel Schafran, Mischa Maisky, Vadim Repin, Jennifer Larmore, Eugen Indjić, Sergey Krylov, Libuše Domanínská, Josef Suk, Ivan Moravec, Dagmar Pecková, Magdalena Kožená and Fazil Say; in recent years the orchestra has accompanied Rolando Villazón, Montserrat Caballé, Olga Peretyatko, Joseph Calleja, Angela Gheorghiu, Pretty Yende, Adam Plachetka and others. The ensemble appears almost all around Europe and the world (2016, 2018 India, 2017 South Korea). Since 1972 the Bohuslav Martinů Philharmonic Zlín has been the organizer of the unique international festival of young concert artists Talentinum and it also organizes the autumn international music festival Harmonia Moraviae.
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