Antonín Dvořák: String Quartet No. 10 in E flat Major, Op. 51, B. 92, “Slavonic”
Johannes Brahms: String Quintet No. 2 in G Major, Op. 111
Erwin Schulhoff: Sextet for Two Violins, Two Violas and Two Cellos, Op. 45

The Final Concert of Chamber Music Masterclass Courses

Chamber music is the noblest performing discipline. It is enormously difficult to develop the ability to listen to one’s musical colleagues, to react to their breathing, to perceive time and sound, and at the same time to build consensus for one’s own musical ideas, and that is why chamber ensembles need a lot of time for the players to become accustomed to each other. It is said that whoever has not gone through playing chamber music is not a complete musician.

This will again be proven by chamber music masterclasses led by three members of the Vienna Philharmonic, violinists Milan Šetena and Martin Kubik and cellist Edison Pashko. For the classes, they have selected works for different combinations of instruments – Dvořák’s String Quartet No. 10 in E flat major, Brahms’s String Quintet No. 2 in G major, and a Schulhoff’s String Sextet for two violins, two violas, and two cellos. And since, as we have said, chamber music takes time, the masterclasses will be spread over several days, climaxing on 23 September 2024 with an appearance by the individual ensembles at a concert at The Academy of Performing Arts in Prague.


Chamber Music Masterclass Participants


The Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, Gallery

The Music and Dance Faculty (HAMU) of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague was established in 1945 as one of the Academy’s three components, following on from the Prague Conservatory master school (the second oldest institution of its kind in Europe). HAMU is located in the heart of Prague’s historic centre, in the premises of Lichtenstein Palace and Hartig Palace.

The Gallery is a concert hall for about 130 listeners with two Steinway pianos and a harpsichord located in the basement of the palace, a large vaulted hall. The Gallery is used primarily for chamber concerts.