Waltham Forest Cello Fest 2019 - the 1st Underground Lunchtime Recital

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Cellist František Brikcius will perform Solo Cello Suites by Johann Sebastian Bach ..... "London Borough of Culture meets Classical Music"

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Ticket sales will start on Monday 28th January 2019 at 5pm GMT!

Walthamstow Pumphouse Museum & WALTHAM FOREST CELLO FEST 2019 ("London Borough of Culture meets Classical Music") invite you to the 1st UNDERGROUND LUNCHTIME RECITAL.

Cello recital will take place on Sunday 17th February 2019 @ 1:15 p.m., at the Walthamstow Pumphouse Museum (Victoria Line Carriage, 10 South Access Road, Walthamstow, London, E17 8AX).

Czech Cellist František Brikcius will perform Solo Cello Suites by Johann Sebastian Bach (Suite No. 3 in C major, BWV 1009) and Max Reger (Suite No. 2 in D minor, Op. 131c), together with E17 premiere of Arioso for Solo Cello (21/22 Mai '29) by Terezín "Lost Composer" James Simon (1880 - 1944).

Admission £10 (+ £1.25 booking fee). Booking is essential via Eventbrite - http://WalthamForestCelloFest.eventbrite.com .

Please book early as seats are limited!

Running time: 45-60 minutes.

- Sorry, no wheelchair access to concert - 6 six steps to climb

- Free entry to museum, open 11am to 3pm

- Tea, coffee and light food available on site

- Wheelchair access to toilets and refreshments

Waltham Forest Cello Fest is celebrating the 334th anniversary of the birth of Johann Sebastian Bach, Gideon Klein Centenary - #KLEIN100, Jazz Cellist Fred Katz Centenary - #KATZ100 and London's first ever Borough of Culture in 2019!

For more details follow #WFCF19 @WalhamForestCelloFest and visit https://e17pumphouse.org.uk and http://WalthamForestCelloFest.Brikcius.com .

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FRANTIŠEK BRIKCIUS - CELLO (CZ)

Czech cellist František 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 Janáček 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).

František 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 (Antonín Dvořák, Leoš Janáček, Bohuslav Martinů, Josef Suk and Irena Kosíková), Jewish & Terezín (Gideon Klein, Erwin Schulhoff, Zikmund Schul, Jaromír 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 Brikciusová, he is a founder member of the "Duo Brikcius". He is artistic director of FESTIVAL BRIKCIUS - Chamber Music Concert Series in Prague (since 2012), BACH FESTIVAL GERS in France (since 2016) and WALTHAM FOREST CELLO FEST 2019 (the 1st London Borough of Culture meets Classical Music) in London.

František 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 Václav Havel) was already screened in the Czech republic, China, Mexico and Portugal. At the moment he is working on new music documentary film eSACHERe (2019).

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

František is giving cello master classes in France, Italy and the UK. He was invited to be a member of film jury for the Baku International Cinema Festival in Azerbaijan and music jury for the 2nd Berliner International Music Competition 2018 in Germany.

More information about František Brikcius and his many cello projects is available on the websites http://www.Brikcius.com , http://www.YouTube.com/FrantisekBrikcius, http://www.FaceBook.com/Brikcius , http://Instagram.com/Brikcius and http://Twitter.com/Brikcius .

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Walthamstow Pumphouse Museum

10 South Access Road

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E17 8AX

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