Jiří Bárta and Terezie Fialová in the church of Bezděkov nad Metují

25. July 2021

A monothematic evening dedicated to the significant 180th anniversary of Antonín Dvořák’s birth, performed by the festival’s resident artist Jiří Bárta and pianist Terezia Fialová. In addition to the chamber compositions Calm of the Forest and Rondo in G minor, which Dvořák performed on a concert tour with cellist Hanuš Wihan in 1892 before leaving for the United States and which he subsequently instrumented for a small orchestra version, there will also be the famous Concerto for cello in H minor in version for cello and piano. The cello concerto is one of Dvořák’s innermost works, characterized by deep contemplation.

Vilém Veverka Trio – MY OWN WAY

22. July 2021

The concert of the non-traditional swing trio, which will take place tomorrow, Thursday, July 22, at the Děčín chateau, composed of oboe (Vilém Veverka), piano (Martin Hybler), double bass (Ondřej Štajnochr), features compositions by L. Bernstein, G. Gershwin, H. Mancini and others.

Jiří Vodička: „Beauty in simplicity“

21. July 2021

The play of the violinist Jiří Vodička is often called great, unique and phenomenal. At one time he was a miracle child, then he earned the media label “Czech Paganini”. For the fifth season he works as a concertmaster at the Czech Philharmonic. Listen to the shortened version for the web on D major radio.

Masterclass of Jiří Bárta

18. June 2021

Just today started the international music Masterclasses that provide a rare opportunity for young artists to meet and benefit from working witha leading cellist of his generation – Jiří Bárta. To get to know the master of his field and to be able to learn from him is an extraordinary experience for young students who can benefit from it greatly.

 

Violinist Jiří Vodička: A gift from God must be

10. June 2021

He enjoys music and needs it to live, as well as his ever-growing family. In the last year, he has also paid big attention to his production company Wassermann Media. Thanks to it, he also attracted attention to a new chamber ensemble – the Piano Trio of the Czech Philharmonic, where pianist Martin Kasík and cellist Václav Petr play with him.

Interview with Vilém Veverka

4. June 2021

Vilém Veverka was a guest of Ivan Dlask in the show Z archivu osobností. Listen to an interview with a leading Czech oboist below

Interview with Veverka for deník.cz

17. May 2021

Renowned oboist Vilém Veverka regularly heads to the Liberec Region not only with his musical instrument, but also with his camera. The musician, who also performed with the Berlin Philharmonic and is the winner of the Sony Music Foundation world competition in Tokyo, loved the Jablonec theater stage and the local mountains. “The time spent in Jizerky is priceless,” he says in an interview with Deník. You can read the interview below

History of PKO/ 1990 / Japan

7. May 2021

Emperor Naruhito attended a concert in Osaka while he was crown prince. Ladies and gentlemen, supporters of our orchestra, it is exactly 31 years since the third, very successful, PKO trip to Japan, during which the orchestra was visited by Crown Prince Naruhito (since May 1, 2019, His Highness Naruhito has been the Emperor of Japan). At sixteen concerts, the orchestra changed three concert programs and performed in nine Japanese cities. PKO’s tour to Asian destinations has always met with the enthusiasm of the audience. We will take a closer look at some of the other Asian visits in the future.

Vilém Veverka and Martin Hybler in the Březnice Jesuit College

7. May 2021

The recording in the museum and gallery in Březnice took place on the occasion of the opening of an exhibition of photographs by a leading Czech oboist. The exhibition is open to the public in May and June this year. It will end on Saturday, June 26, 2021 with a concert by the Vilém Veverka Trio in the courtyard of the dormitory

Exhibition of photographs by Vilém Veverka

3. May 2021

Department of Culture of the City of Březnice The Municipal Museum and Gallery of Ludvík Kuba in Březnice invites you to a seasonal exhibition of Photographs by Vilém Veverka. The exhibition takes place from May 1 and lasts until June 27, 202 The exhibition is open during the museum’s opening hours and admission is free.

Opening concert of the festival For the Treasures of the Broumov Region

30. April 2021
The recording of the introductory concert of the 16th year of the For the Treasures of the Broumov Region festival will be presented by the resident artist cellist Jiří Bárta and the horn player Zuzana Rzounková. Together with pianist Terezia Fialová and clarinetist Milan Polák, they are enticing the summer program with the premiere of the festival’s resident composer Tomáš Ille, as well as works by jubilees Antonín Dvořák and Johann Sebastian Bach.

History of PKO / 1957 / Italy

29. April 2021
The first Italian tour of the Prague Chamber Orchestra took place throughout April 1957. PKO played its concerts both on the mainland of Italy and on both major Italian islands – Sicily and Sardinia. The popularity of PKO in Italy is evidenced, among other things, by the fact that he returned to perform there 48 more times. For the second time in the autumn of the same year.

Vilém Veverka with Moravská filharmonie Olomouc

28. April 2021
An online concert of the Moravian Philharmonic Olomouc will take place on Thursday, April 29, 2021, from 7 pm, which invited the world-famous oboist Vilém Veverka to the Olomouc Reduta as an extraordinary guest. The Moravian Philharmonic Olomouc will be conducted by Jakub Klecker and the world premiere will feature a concerto for oboe and orchestra Over the Horizont by Zdeněk Merta, who is celebrating his 70th birthday on April 25. The concert will be broadcast online via Facebook, the web and the YouTube channel of the Moravian Philharmonic Olomouc and will be filmed by Czech Radio for the D-Dur station, which is scheduled for May 8 from 20:00.

Tango Nuevo! Koncert k poctě Ástora Piazzolly

26. duben 2021
Václav Hudeček, Jiří Vodička, Ladislav Horák, Ivo Kahánek, Jaroslav Novák a Petr Ries vzdají poctu mistru argentinského tanga 27. dubna na Classic Praha.
Ástora Piazzolu si připomenou v úterý 27. dubna, kdy se měl v Betlémské kapli uskutečnit závěrečný koncert 29. ročníku festivalu Svátky hudby v Praze – Václav Hudeček a jeho hosté

History of PKO / 1957 / Italy

23. April 2021
It is exactly 64 years since the first big tour of the Prague Chamber Orchestra. In April 1957, the musicians went to Italy for a month. The tour included 12 concerts and PKO visited cities such as Milan, Bolzano, Rome, Palermo in Sicily and Sassari in Sardinia and many others. The orchestra has visited Italy a total of 49 times during its 70 years of existence.

Masterclass PKO Agency

21. April 2021
PKO Agency organizes international music Masterclasses that provide a rare opportunity for young artists to meet and benefit from working with great performers of our time. To get to know the masters of their field and to be able to learn from them is an extraordinary experience for young students who can benefit from it greatly.

Interview with Jiří Vodička in nasregion.cz

8. April 2021
Violin virtuoso Jiří Vodička recently found a home in Prague 6. Also, his world turned a pandemic year upside down, depriving him of the possibility of direct contact with listeners. Although he streams concerts, he believes that he will soon be able to watch the music in the audience’s emotions and contribute to their joy.
You can read more below.

History of PKO / 1965 / Carnegie Hall

4. April 2021
Today is exactly 56 years since the first performance of the Prague Chamber Orchestra in New York’s famous Carnegie Hall. The concert took place as part of the first tour of the USA. The following day, a review of our orchestra was published in The New York Journal-American. PKO then performed at Carnegie Hall many more times, always with great success.

Since 1951 / USA and Canada 1965

1. April 2021

2nd week
56 years ago, Prague Chamber Orchestra visited USA and Canada for the first time. The tour included 52 concerts and lasted 10 weeks.

Concert with Jiří Vodička and Jiří Bárta

30. March 2021
Recording of a concert from March 13, 2021 from the Prague prayer hall of the Czech Brethren Evangelical Church in Prague’s Vinohrady. Performed by leading Czech musicians – violinist Jiří Vodička, clarinetist Irvin Venyš, pianist Martin Kasík and cellist Jiří Bárta. Gideon Klein’s Lullaby, Johann Sebastian Bach’s 5th Cello Suite and Olivier Messiaen’s Quartet Towards the End of Time will be played. Presented by Eva Hazdrová – Kopecká.

70 years of PKO

26. March 2021
1st week
58 years ago, Prague Chamber Orchestra performed in France for the first time. The concert tour included cities like Paris, Arras, Limoges, Douai, Bayonne, Poitiers and Nantes.

Interview with Vilém Veverka

25. March 2021

In addition to music, he is also involved in photography, especially nature. He has had several exhibitions and is planning more. Even at this time, Vilém Veverka does not fold his arms into his lap. In an interview with Právo, he said that we had a space for fundamental reflection, at least in the working part of life. According to him, he is still learning new things.

70 years of PKO

19. March 2021

Prague Chamber Orchestra celebrates 70th anniversary this year. The following 32 weeks we are going to share special memories with you via social media.

Birthday of Jiří Bárta

12. March 2021

Today celebrate birthday violoncellist Jiří Bárta. We wish him good health and look forward to seeing him at his concerts.

 

Interview with Jiří Vodička

11. March 2021

Three musicians who belong to the best of czech classical scene, made a new ensemble. Piano trio of Czech philharmonic concists of three gentlemans Martin Kasík, Jiří Vodička and Václav Petr. Between their first fresh results belongs also new videoclip of Bohuslav Martin Bergeretty and more…

You can read to the whole interview under the link below.

Concert of Josef Suk Piano Quartet

25. February 2021

Recording of the non-public concert of the Josef Suk Piano Quartet (Radim Kresta – violin, Eva Krestová – viola, Lukáš Polák – cello, Veronika Bohmová – piano), which took place on January 23, 2021 in the Herold Hall of the Rabasoba Gallery.

You can watch the recording under the link below.

Concert of Vilém Veverka

22. February 2021

The newest concert of Vilém Veverka took place last Saturday in Divadlo Fráni Šrámka in Písek. Veverka performed together with pianist Martin Hybler and double bassist Ondřej Štajnochr.

Click the link below to watch the concert.

Vodička in Forbes

15. February 2021

Vodička becomes Wassermann and from the violin virtuoso is owner of recording studio. There are tons of evidence that covid changed the world – and this affirmation is just one of many. One of the most cheerful and encouraging.

You can read to the whole interview under the link below.

Interview with Vilém Veverka

8. February 2021

Read an interview with oboist Viléme Veverka about his album Next Horizon, which was released during autumn last year, about compositions and concerts.

You can read to the whole interview under the link below.

Interview with Jiří Vodička

1. February 2021

Listen to an interview with the versatile artist Jiří Vodička. Did you know that he danced Latin American dances, started university at the age of 14, started working as a teacher at the age of 20, and his favorite musical styles include rock?

You can listen to the whole interview under the link below.

Jiří Vodička and PKO Agency

29. January 2021

PKO Agency welcomes a new member – violin player Jiří Vodička, whom we will represent abroad. Jiří Vodička, the concertmaster of the Czech Philharmonic, soloist, and chamber musician, is one of the most prominent and most sought-after Czech violinists. In 2004 he carried off the prize as overall winner of the International Louis Spohr Competition for Young Violinists in Weimar in Germany.

Vilém Veverka in the TV show Sama doma

26. January 2021

Yesterday, Vilém Veverka appeared in the TV show Sama doma on Czech Television. The live broadcast journalistic TV show provides mainly female audience with an interesting and inspiring program, entertainment and information – all with the possibility of an immediate reaction from the audience. On the program there is number of sections complemented by its guests from the ranks of doctors, sociologists, psychologists, as well as famous and interesting personalities.

Vilém Veverka and PKO Agency

25. January 2021

PKO Agency welcomes a new member – oboist Vilém Veverka, whom we will represent abroad. Vilém Veverka, who currently profiles as a solo and chamber musician, is the head of the ensemble “PhilHarmonia Octet” and the ambassador of the French company “Buffet-Crampon”. In 2014, he was an “Artist in Residence” at the important German festival “Mitte Europa”.

PKO is cancelling the concerts until the end of April

5. January 2021

In connection to the current epidemiological situation, and the related regulation of the Government of the Czech Republic, the Prague Chamber Orchestra decided to cancel all concerts until the end of April. Due to the ban on the presence of the audience in concert halls, our concerts will be broadcast on the Facebook and YouTube channel of the Prague Chamber Orchestra.

 

Pavel Šporcl concert on 7th December 2020

7. December 2020

In connection with the emergency measures announced by the Government of the Czech Republic we have to postpone the Prader-Willi concert with Pavel Šporcl that was supposed to take place on 7th December 2020 to new date. We will inform you about the new date as soon as possible.

 

Leoš Čepický concert on 2nd December 2020

2. December 2020

In connection with the emergency measures announced by the Government of the Czech Republic we have to cancel the concert with Leoš Čepický. We will broadcast the concert within the first months of 2021 and we will inform you about the new date as soon as possible.

 

 

Wihan Quartet live stream

27. November 2020

The Wihan Quartet has been described by International Record Review as ‘one of the best quartets in the world today.’ Quarter was founded in 1985 and it has gained extraordinary fame for its interpretation of the Czech repertoire, Classicism and Romantic period repertoire, as well as modern works. Live streamed concert had on its program String Quartets by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Antonín Dvořák. You can watch the concert by clicking the link below.

Matyáš Novák live stream concert

26. November 2020

Matyáš Novák started playing the piano at the age of five. In 2019 he graduated from the Pardubice Conservatory in the class of prof. Jitka Fowler Fraňková and was admitted to the Prague Academy of Performing Arts in the class of prof. Ivan Klánský. The recital was dedicated to Prader-Willi association, with whom Prague Chamber Orchestra cooperate for many years. Live streamed concert had on its program Bedřich Smetana, Franz Liszt or Fryderyk Chopin. You can watch the concert by clicking the link below.

Jiří Bárta and Terezie Fialová live stream concert

25. November 2020

During the last week of November, PKO – Agency organized three live stream concerts, which were broadcasted on the Facebook page of Prague Chamber Orchestra and the YouTube channel of Prague Chamber Orchestra. On the program of the first broadcasted concert in the Concert Hall of the Prague Conservatory were Beethoven’s sonatas. The concert was dedicated to the 250th anniversary of L. van Beethovens birthday, and Jiří Bárta and Terezia Fialová also recorded an interview. You can watch the concert by clicking the link below.