Cello Recital by Czech Cellist Frantisek Brikcius (Bach, Reger, Smetana ..)

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You are invited to a Cello Recital at Velehrad London, 39 Lonsdale Road, London, SW13 9JP on Thursday the 12th April 2018 at 7 p.m.

Czech Cellist Frantisek Brikcius will perform Solo Cello Suites by Johann Sebastian Bach (No. 5 in C minor, BWV 1011) and Max Reger (No. 1 in G major, Op. 131c) together with premieres of music by Czech and Slovak composers arranged for Solo Cello. That will include Z domoviny / From my homeland by Bedřich Smetana (1824 - 1884), Aká si mi krásna ... by Eugen Suchoň (1908 - 1993) and Poem by Zdeněk Fibich (1850 - 1900). This event is celebrating the International Day of Human Space Flight (UN). The Czernin hall is provided by the Trustees of Velehrad London.

Admission £9.50 / Concession price for OAPs & Students £5 (including a glass of Czech beer - Bohem Brewery, wine or a soft drink). Tickets will also be available at the door. Book your tickets via Eventbrite - https://CelloRecitalVelehrad.eventbrite.co.uk .

For more details follow Frantisek @Brikcius on http://Twitter.com/Brikcius and https://www.facebook.com/Brikcius .

Cello Recital Velehrad London - Frantisek Brikcius


CELLO RECITAL

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750): Suite No. 5. in C minor for Solo Cello (BWV 1011)
- Prélude. Fuga
- Allemande
- Courante
- Sarabande
- Gavotte I., II.
- Gigue

Max Reger (1873 - 1916): Suite No. 1 in G major for Solo Cello, Op. 131c
- I. Präludium
- II. Adagio
- III. Fuge

Bedřich Smetana (1824 - 1884): Z domoviny / From my homeland *

Eugen Suchoň (1908 - 1993): Aká si mi krásna ... *

Zdeněk Fibich (1850 - 1900): Poem *

*(Arranged for Solo Cello by František Brikcius), London premiere


FRANTIŠEK BRIKCIUS - Cello


Thursday 12th April 2018, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.)
Velehrad London, 39 Lonsdale Road, London SW13 9JP


Admission £9.50 / Concession price for OAPs & Students £5 (refreshments will be served)
Tickets will also be available at the door.
Book your tickets now here: https://CelloRecitalVelehrad.eventbrite.co.uk


Czech Cellist Frantisek Brikcius

FRANTIŠEK BRIKCIUS - Cello

Czech cellist Frantisek Brikcius was born in Prague, into a family with a distinguished cultural background. He has been playing the cello since early childhood. Following his cello studies at the Prague Conservatoire, he completed his Master's degree at the Janacek Academy of Music (JAMU) in the Czech republic. He furthered his cello skills at the Toho Gakuen Academy in Japan and later under the guidance of legendary cellist Prof. Anna Shuttleworth (student of Pablo Casals) in the United Kingdom (Eton Cello Master Classes and the University of Leeds).

Frantisek won the 2nd prizes at the Anglo-Czech Competition in London (1999), the International String Competition London (2000) and the International String Competition Jihlava (2003). He has been awarded many scholarships and fellowships, including the Czech Music Foundation (CHF), the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic, the Music Foundation OSA, the Socrates-Erasmus, and the Gideon Klein Foundation for the propagation of works written by Jewish Holocaust Composers. He chose to dedicate his life to the interpretation of cello compositions written by composers of the 17th, 18th, 19th, 20th and 21st centuries, giving special consideration to compositions for solo cello. His favourites are cello suites by Johann Sebastian Bach, Max Reger and Benjamin Britten.

He is particularly involved in researching, studying and performing works by Czech (Antonin Dvorak, Leos Janacek, Bohuslav Martinu, Josef Suk and Irena Kosikova), Jewish & Terezin (Gideon Klein, Erwin Schulhoff, Zikmund Schul, Jaromir Weinberger, James Simon and David Popper) and contemporary composers (Conrad Beck, Luciano Berio, Pierre Boulez, Benjamin Britten, Henri Dutilleux, Wolfgang Fortner, Alberto Ginastera, Cristobal Halffter, Hans Werner Henze, Heinz Holliger, Klaus Huber and Witold Lutoslawski), playing on a "George Kriwalski" cello made in 1904.

Together with his sister Anna Brikciusova, he is a founder member of the "Duo Brikcius". He is artistic director of the Festival Brikcius - Chamber Music Concert Series in Prague (since 2012) and the Bach Festival Gers in France (since 2016).

Frantisek works as independent film-maker as well. His first music documentary film MAKANNA (in the cooperation with the Jewish Museum in Prague and under the auspices of Sir Tom Stoppard and Vaclav Havel) was already screened in the Czech republic, China, Mexico and Portugal. At the moment he is working on new music documentary film eSACHERe (2018).

As a soloist Frantisek has performed at many festivals in Algeria, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Japan, Poland, Russia, Slovakia, Sweden, Turkey and the United Kingdom.

Frantisek is giving cello master classes at the Summer School LMFL in Llandovery, Wales (since 2014) and the Val Tidone Summer Camp, Italy (since 2018). All ages and abilities are welcome!

More information about Frantisek Brikcius and his many cello projects is available on the websites http://www.Brikcius.com and http://Twitter.com/Brikcius .

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