My Musical Home: Michaela Fukačová and David Mareček in a joint recital

13 September 2021, 14:00
My Musical Home: Michaela Fukačová and David Mareček in a joint recital

Cellist Michaela Fukačová launches her domestic tour My Musical Home through tomorrow's concert in Brno's Besední dům (Community Hall) venue. Accompanied by pianist David Mareček, she will perform – in Brno, Hradec Králové, Prague and Karlovy Vary – a programme consisting of compositions that have shaped her extraordinary musical career.

Fukačová's musical fame has taken her from successes at the international music competition Prague Spring and the Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow to performances with the world's best orchestras and conductors, whether led by Jiří Bělohlávek, Libor Pešek or Valery Gergiev. Her distinction grew out of Czech roots that will be recalled on the tour through the compositions by Josef Suk, Antonín Dvořák and especially Leoš Janáček. After classes given by Bedřich Havlík, Saša Večtomov and Mstislav Rostropovich, Michaela conquered the world stages with a repertoire topped off with the legendary Sonata by César Franck. My Musical Home is a unique programme that touches on the greatest works of cello literature while remaining an intimate musical testimony of its protagonist. The first concert takes place tomorrow on 14 September 2021 at the Besední dům (Community Hall), starting at 7 p.m.

As a Czech woman with a Swiss husband living in the middle of Denmark, with colleagues who mostly speak English or Russian, I have long since stopped seeing my Czech views as defining. I had the opportunity to be educated and enriched by many cultures. But if you ask me where it smells most like home to me, it’s in the small village in Moravia where I grew up,” says Michaela Fukačová. Although she has lived in Denmark for over 30 years, she remains in close contact with the Czech cultural setting. With great dedication and a warm response, she has also been engaged in teaching activities, currently mainly within the Summer Music Academy in Kroměříž.

David Mareček takes the opportunity to accompany the legendary artist as a great honour: “We have always looked forward to Michaela Fukačová's concerts in Brno as an extraordinary musical event. In addition to her performances with the orchestra, she was also a regular guest of the chamber society and it was every pianist’s wish to play with her. And it was Spolek přátel hudby (the Friends of Music Society) at the Brno Philharmonic that made this wish come true by inviting me to the opening concert of their season,” says David Mareček, who graduated in piano and conducting from the Brno Conservatory and continued his piano studies at the Janáček Academy of Performing Arts. His artistic profile is mainly as a chamber musician; from among Czech artists he regularly performs with Jan Martiník, Ivo Kahánek and Jiří Vodička.

“My Musical Home” tour:

Michaela Fukačová, cello

David Mareček, piano

Tuesday, 14 September, Besední dům (Community Hall)), Brno, starts at 7 p.m.

The opening concert of the new season of Spolek přátel hudby (the Friends of Music Society) at the Brno Philharmonic

Antonín Dvořák: Rondo, Op. 94, and Klid (Silent Woods), Op. 68 No. 5 for Cello and Piano

Josef Suk: Ballade and Serenade, Op. 3, Nos. 1 and 2 for Cello and Piano

Leoš Janáček: Pohádka (Fairy Tale) for Cello and Piano

César Franck: Sonata in A major for Cello and Piano

 

Wednesday, 15 September, Hradec Králové, Petrof Gallery, starts at 7 pm

Antonín Dvořák: Rondo, Op. 94, and Klid (Silent Woods), Op. 68 No. 5 for Cello and Piano

Josef Suk: Ballade and Serenade, Op. 3, Nos. 1 and 2 for cello and piano

Leoš Janáček: Pohádka (Fairy Tale) for Cello and Piano

 

Thursday, 16 September, Prague, Sukova síň (Suk Hall) of the Rudolfinum, starts at 4 p.m.

The opening concert of the new season of the Klasika o čtvrté (Classics at Four) series

Josef Suk: Ballade and Serenade, Op. 3, Nos. 1 and 2 for cello and piano

Antonín Dvořák: Klid (Silent Woods), Op. 68/5 for Cello and Piano

César Franck: Sonata in A major for Cello and Piano

 

Friday, 17 September, Karlovy Vary, Grandhotel Pupp, starts at 7 p.m.

Antonín Dvořák: Rondo, Op. 94, and Klid (Silent Woods), Op. 68 No. 5 for Cello and Piano

Josef Suk: Ballade and Serenade, Op. 3, Nos. 1 and 2 for cello and piano

Leoš Janáček: Pohádka (Fairy Tale) for Cello and Piano 

 

Photo by Pavel Petruška/ LHAK

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