The musical and theatrical cabaret performance of the pianists Tomáš Vrána and Andrzej Molin, alias “Duo Vrámoll”, contains music history in a nutshell. In sixty minutes’ time they present the history of classical music from antiquity to the present and introduce the most important composers, performing their masterpieces on stage. Besides brilliant piano playing and improvisation, there is also no lack of humour. They use period costumes and props to add colour to their engaging act. The project appeals to both children and adults. So far, Duo Vrámoll has given more than 50 live performances of its show at many schools and theatres all around the Czech Republic. In 2019, Duo Vrámoll launched a YouTube channel with individual episodes that introduce the public to classical music in more detail. The channel has become popular with Czech teachers as an aid for teaching music.
Duo Vrámoll (pianists Tomáš Vrána and Andrzej Molin) launched their activities in 2009 at the Janáček Conservatoire in Ostrava. Their focus is on popularising classical music with young people and the general public. The first composition they presented was a three-movement Concerto for One Piano and Four Hands, which – like their other works – employs fragments from well-known classical and non-classical music. In 2011 they created a musical and dramatic presentation titled Music History in a Nutshell to introduce classical music from its beginnings through the 20th century. The cabaret performance is aimed at a broad range of audiences, and from its first showing it has been highly acclaimed by both experts and laypeople. In January 2019 they launched a YouTube channel that gives detailed introductions to important figures of classical music. The channel has become a popular aid for music education at many Czech schools.
Suk Hall is the newest hall in the Neo-Renaissance Rudolfinum. It was created from 1940 to 1942 during modifications of the adjacent Dvořák Hall, as a smaller concert hall. In designing the interior decor architects Antonín Engel and Bohumír Kozák took inspiration from the original style of the Rudolfinum’s architects Josef Zítek and Josef Schulz, thus Suk Hall fits perfectly into the original composition of the building. During the most recent modifications in 2015, according to a design by architect Petr Hrůša, the acoustics of the hall and its connection to the Rudolfinum’s atrium were improved while respecting the historical value of these premises, protected as a historical landmark. Suk Hall has a new grand piano and continues to be intended mainly for performances of chamber music.