9th Benefit Concert for the Bohuslav Martinů Institute

The ninth charity concert will take place on Wednesday, December 6, 2023 at Profesní dům, Malostranské náměstí 2/25, Praha 1.  Leading representatives of the young generation of musicians, violinist Jan Mráček and pianist Lukáš Klánský, will perform works by Bohuslav Martinů, Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Dmitri Shostakovich, Josef Suk, and Ernst Bloch.



Video invitation by Jan Mráček

9th Benefit Concert for the Bohuslav Martinů Institute

Wednesday, October 6, 2023

Profesní dům, Malostranské square 2/25, Praha 1


Jan Mráček


Jan Mráček
As the concertmaster of the Czech Philharmonic, Jan Mráček is a renowned soloist and chamber musician who has been recognized as one of the most prominent talents of his generation since childhood. He has received numerous awards from domestic and international competitions during his studies with Magdaléna Micková and later Jiří Fišer. He regularly attended courses by Václav Hudeček.


Lukáš Klánský

Lukáš Klánský is one of the leading Czech pianists sought after as both a soloist and chamber musician. As a member of the Lobkowicz Trio, along with his colleagues Jan Mráček and Ivan Vokáč, he won the first prize and the audience prize at the Johannes Brahms Competition in Pörtschach in 2014. Since then, this ensemble has performed at the most significant festivals in the Czech Republic, such as Prague Spring, Dvořák's Prague festival, Janáček's May, St. Wenceslas Music Festival, and Svátky hudby V. Hudečka, as well as on international stages.


Ernest Bloch: Baal Shem

Dmitri Shostakovich: Selection from 24 Preludes for Piano, Op. 34 (arranged for violin and piano)

Josef Suk: Four Pieces for Violin and Piano, Op. 17

  1. Quasi ballata

  2. Appassionato

  3. Un poco triste

  4. Burleska

Bohuslav Martinů:  Seven Arabesques, H 201 A

1. Poco allegro /

2. Moderato /

3. Andante moderato /

4. Allegro /

5. Adagio /

6. Allegretto /

7. Allegretto moderato

Erich Wolfgang Korngold: Suite "Much Ado About Nothing," Op. 11



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The Bohuslav Martinů Institute thanks  the Bohuslav Martinů Foundation and the RSJ financial group for its long-term continuous support.

It is possible to conclude a donation agreement, and the value of the gratuitous performance (donation) can subsequently be deducted from the tax base according to Act No. 586/1992 Coll., on Income Taxes, § 15, paragraph). If you cannot attend the charity concert but still wish to support the activities of the Bohuslav Martinů Institute, you can do so by sending a donation to the account (2300633685/2010, Fio banka).

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