Nocturne

When: 30.06.2017 21:30, Where: Column Hall

Jana Bezpalcová – accordion

Dominika Weiss Hošková – cello

Piazzolla, De Falla, Granados

Jana Bezpalcová

A native of Prachatice, Jana Bezpalcová studied the accordion with Alena Pustějovská at the Conservatory in České Budějovice, with Ľubomír Žovic at the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava and with Ivan Koval at the Hochschule für Musik Franz Liszt in Weimar, where she rounded off her postgraduate training with a “Konzertexamen”, the highest degree of education an instrumentalist can attain at a music academy in Germany. While still a student, Jana Bezpalcová received accolades at international and Czech accordion competitions. Furthermore, she has attended numerous master classes in Germany, led by renowned educators and soloists. Since 2005, she has lived in Prague, giving concerts in the Czech Republic and elsewhere in Europe. She has also participated in a variety of music-literature and music-theatre projects, including those crossing over beyond the classical genre. 

Jana Bezpalcová has also devoted to composing. Some of her works have been published by Germany’s AUGEMUS Musikverlag. In 2011 and 2013, chromatika.cz issued the first and second volumes of her “How to Play the Button Accordion”, the very first Czech manual of its type to have been printed since the 1950s. 

Dominika Weiss Hošková

Dominika Weiss Hošková began playing the cello at the age of four. After completing the Prague Conservatory, where she studied with V. Jírovec and V. Kočí, and taking private lessons from Miloš Sádlo, she enrolled at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, where she attended the class of her father Jiří Hošek, graduating with a master’s degree in 2007. When she was 16, she proved her musical maturity by performing a recital featuring a challenging programme. She continued to hone her skills at the Jerusalem Academy of Music (under the guidance of Zvi Plesser – cello, Avi Abramovic – chamber music). Dominika Weiss Hošková is currently studying for a doctorate at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague. The Czech Music Fund granted her a scholarship for the best students, and in 2006 it included her in the Premium Charter for the best young musicians. She has attained success at a number of Czech and international cello competitions. As a student, she won the Heran Competition in Ústí nad Orlicí (1992, 1996), the Prague Junior Note and the Wettbewerb Violoncello in Liezen, Austria. Moreover, she received the main prize at the Czech Conservatories Cello Competition in Teplice (2002), first prize and the “overall winner” diploma at the Karl Ditters Competition (2003), she came third at the Bohuslav Martinů Competition (2003) and became the overall winner of the Yamaha Competition (2004). Dominika Weiss Hošková has founded the piano trio Ester, which received second prize and the prize for the best performance of a Bohuslav Martinů work at the International Bohuslav Martinů Competition (2004). In June 2010, she was awarded the Silver Medal of the Senate of the Parliament of the Czech Republic for enhancing the country’s reputation and promoting its traditions in the State of Israel.

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e-mail: pelzova@komorni-festival.cz

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