Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Sonata in E flat Major, K. 282
Leoš Janáček: Sonata 1. X. 1905, ‘From the Street on 1 October 1905’
Sergej Rachmaninov: Moments musicaux, op. 16
The informal environment of the Bořislavka Centre will be blossoming with progressive talent and fresh energy when 17-year-old pianist Jan Schulmeister performs his recital. The 2021 Concertino Praga competition laureate will begin with Mozart’s Piano Sonata No. 4 in E flat Major – composed when Mozart was only a year older than Jan. Sonata 1. X. 1905, ‘From the Street on 1 October 1905’ by Leoš Janáček will serve as a reminder of the tragic events that happened during demonstrations calling for the establishment of a second Czech university in Brno. The concert will conclude with Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Six Musical Moments, where, in each piece, he masterfully captured a different period of music history. The virtuosity and flexible style of the pianist will rightly be given free rein.
Jan Schulmeister has been playing the piano since the age of five. In addition to studying in Eva Zonová’s class at the Arts Primary School in Kroměříž, he has also completed a number of master classes with leading teachers and artists both at home and abroad. He has received the most prestigious prizes from many piano competitions, including being the two-time winner of the National Arts Primary School competition, the two-time absolute winner of the Piano Talents competition in Milan and the recipient of the absolute winner’s title in the Amadeus and Beethoven’s Teplice competitions. He has also added victories at the César Franck Competition in Brussels and at the Estonian Odin International Music Competition. He became a finalist in the 2020 Concertino Praga competition and received the EMCY Prize. He performs with leading Czech orchestras under the batons of Tomáš Netopil, Dennis Russell Davies or Jiří Rožeň and he cooperates with the Wihan Quartet. He plays regular solo concerts at both Czech and international concert halls and he participates at international music festivals such as the Prague Spring, Dvořák Prague, Smetana’s Litomyšl, Svátky hudby or the South Bohemian Festival.
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