Josef Špaček plays Frank Martin – new video
Josef Špaček performed Frank Martin’s hauntingly beautiful Polyptyque with the WDR Sinfonieorchester conducted by Martijn Dendievel on 8 September 2022. The video is now available on YouTube. https://youtu.be/IqOaLPJ59AE
Nymus Artists – concerts
Frank Peter Zimmermann will be busy during the next couple of weeks, performing Stravinsky’s violin concerto with the Sinfonieorchester Basel and Robert Trevino on 25 and 26 January, with the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin and Vladimir Jurowski on 29 January, and with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra and Ryan Bancroft on 1 and 2 February.
Dmytro Choni, who is on Pianist magazine’s “5 pianists to keep an eye on in 2023” list, describing him as “A phenomenal pianist who no doubt has an incredible future.” will be giving solo recital debuts at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Humlebæk on 22 January, and at the Haus der Ingenieure in Vienna on 24 January, performing works by Prokofiev, Debussy, Scriabin, Silvestrov and Liszt.
Josef Špaček will be returning to the Bochumer Symphoniker on 26 and 27 January, to perform Suk’s Fantasy, conducted by Sylvain Cambreling
Dmytro Choni wins Bronze Medal at the Van Cliburn International Competition 2022
FORT WORTH, Texas, June 18, 2022— After two and half weeks of high-level competition and exceptional music-making, Dmytro Choni wins the Bronze Medal of the 16th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. He will receive a cash award of $25,000, U.S. concert tours, a promotional package including press kits, videos, website and performance attire.
Press release: https://wfly.co/Xb05O
(Photo by Ralph Lauer)
New CD by Josef Špaček
In April 2022 Supraphon released a thrilling new CD, entitled “Paths”, of Josef Špaček and Tomáš Jamník playing works for violin and cello by Janáček, Martinů, Schulhoff and Klein, including a transcription of Janáček’s string quartet no. 1 for violin/cello duo. For more information click here. And for a video teaser here.