Ludwig van Beethoven: Seven Variations in E flat major on “Bei Männern, welche Liebe fühlen”, WoO 46

Antonín Dvořák: Silent Woods, Op. 68, B 173

Antonín Dvořák: Rondo, Op. 94, B 171

César Franck: Cello Sonata No. 3 in A major, Op. 69

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.


Adam Klánský

Adam Klánský was born in 2001 in Prague. He started playing the cello at the age of five under the direction of Kateřina Hroníková at the Jan Hanuš Art School. Since 2016 he studied with prof. Michal Kaňka and now he is currently a student of the 4th year of the Prague Conservatory, in the class of prof. Petr Nouzovský.

Already at the age of six, he won the 2nd prize in the Prague Junior Note competition and since then he has become a laureate of many national and international competitions.

He is a multiple winner of the national round of the MŠMT competition, the absolute winner of the Jan Vychytil competition (2015), the Bohuslav Martinů competition in Polička (2014) and the Conservatory competition (2017).

The most valuable international achievements include winning the Heran Competition in Ústí nad Orlicí (2009 and 2013), 1st prize in the Concours Flame competition in Paris (2013), 2nd prize in Liezen, Austria, 3rd prize in the David Popper competition in Várpalota, Hungary (2013) and 2nd prize in the Antonio Janigro competition in Poreč, Croatia (2012). He is also a multiple winner of the Talents for Europe competition in Dolný Kubín, (Slovakia) in solo and also chamber music.

The most valuable achievements so far are the 1st prize at the prestigious J. J. F. Dotzauer competition in Dresden from October 2019 and the 1st prize from the Gustav Mahler international competition in Jihlava from February 2020 and February 2021.

As a soloist, he has already performed with leading Czech orchestras – with the PKF Prague Philharmonic with conductor Leoš Svárovský, or with the Hradec Králové Philharmonic with conductor Petr Vronský.

He actively participates in master classes with world-renowned cellists, such as Steven Isserlis, Reinhard Latzko, and Ofer Canetti.

Ivan Klánský

The outstanding Czech pianist and teacher Ivan Klánský is a graduate of Prague’s Academy of Performing Arts. Already at an early stage of his artistic career, he became a laureate of prestigious international competitions (Bolzano 1967, Naples 1968, Leipzig 1968, Warsaw 1970, Barcelona 1970, Fort Worth 1973, Santander 1976). He gives concerts regularly in Europe, Asia, Australia, the USA, and South America, and his total number of performances is approaching five thousand. He is also a sought-after chamber music partner, and his name has long been associated with the superb Guaneri Trio Prague. Along with his activities as a performer, he is exceptionally successful as a teacher. He has been a professor at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague since 1983 and head of the Department of Keyboard Instruments since 1997. Since 1991 he has been a professor at the Lucerne School of Music, and he has led master classes in Dublin (1982–1986) and Bad Sulgau (since 1997). He was awarded the Antonín Dvořák Prize in 2017.


Bořislavka Centrum

This new dominant feature of Evropská třída (Europe Avenue) weds contemporary architecture with art. The architectural design is by the acclaimed Prague studio AULÍK FIŠER ARCHITECTS. With its many sections, the building enables deluxe public access to private premises with an area of 12,200 m2, and it constitutes a number attractive public areas. Together with the shopping centre, these areas make a natural gathering place for the 100,000 residents of the city district it serves.

Source: website of the Bořislavka Business Centre.