Programme

Josef Suk: Ballade and Serenade for Cello and Piano, Op. 3
Leoš Janáček: Fairy Tale for Cello and Piano
Antonín Dvořák: Silent Woods for Cello and Piano, Op. 68/5, B. 173
Antonín Dvořák: Rondo for Cello and Piano, Op. 94, B. 171
Igor Stravinsky: Suite italienne

In 2023, the series of concerts at the Bořislavka Centre presented a pairing of Adam Klánský / Ivan Klánský. This country has plenty of musical families, after all. The Klánskýs have an incredibly large musical family including the father Ivan, sons Adam, Vladimír, and Daniel, and daughter Klára (and that is just the innermost circle), and things are similar with violist Jan Pěruška. This year, we present a Mareček family father-and-son duo: cellist Lukáš and his father David, a pianist.

A Ballade, a Fairy Tale, and Silent Woods – and finally a jolly journey to Italy. The last early evening informal concert at the Bořislavka Centre will offer a survey of Czech music for piano and cello by Josef Suk, Leoš Janáček, and Antonín Dvořák. The conclusion will showcase Igor Stravinsky’s retrospective of the ancient roots of modern music.

Performers

Lukáš Mareček

Lukáš Mareček (2005) has played the cello since the age of four. He is currently a student of Prof. Václav Horák at the Brno Conservatory. He has participated in international performance courses with Michaela Fukačová, Jens Peter Maintz, Jerome Peroo, Michal Kaňka, and Marek Jerie. His most notable competition achievements include winning the Central Round of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports Competition (2017), the Jan Vychytil International Competition (2016 and 2017), and the Gustav Mahler Competition (2019), 2nd prize at the Heran Cello Competition (2019 and 2021), and 3rd prize at the Talents for Europe International Competition (2017). In July 2016, he performed at the Young Talents Concert at the Music Znojmo Festival. As an orchestral player, he has performed with various conductors Sir Simon Rattle, Peter Altrichter, and Tomas Netopil, among others. In February 2024, he appeared with the Janáček Philharmonic Ostrava as soloist in Edward Elgar's Viloncello Concerto.

David Mareček

David Mareček graduated as a pianist and conductor from the Brno Conservatory under Ivana Stanovská and Evžen Holiš. He continued his piano studies at the Janáček Academy of Performing Arts with Inessa Janíčková and Jaroslav Smýkal. He participated in masterclasses given by important pianists and teachers such as Karl-Heinz Kämmerling, Dominique Weber, Peter Lang, Pierre Jasmin, and Walter Groppenberger. He has performed as a soloist and chamber musician in Europe, Asia, and North America. Mareček has played as a soloist with the Brno Philharmonic, the Moravian Philharmonic Olomouc, and the North Bohemian Philharmonic in Teplice. From 2003 to 2015, he taught solo piano at the Brno Conservatory. In 2007, he became the director of the Brno Philharmonic, and since February 2011, he has been the general director of the Czech Philharmonic.

As a chamber musician, he works with Alisa Weilerstein, Michaela Fukačová, Jiří Vodička, Jan Martiník, Jan Mráček, Ivo Kahánek and the Zemlinsky, Dover, and Jerusalem quartets. In 2021, he recorded a recital with Alisa Weilerstein for Czech Television with Czech and French music. In August 2024, he and Jiří Vodička released the complete works by Antonín Dvořák for violin and piano with Supraphon.

Place

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.