Musical Delicacies

— Early Music Concert Series —

Under the Italian sun

Virtuoso Italian music performed by a talented young recorder player.

Sunday 31 August 18:00 — Grand hall (entrance from the park), Belcredi chateau, Pohankova 8, CZ–62800 Brno-Líšeň.

Programme

Giovanni Battista Fontana (cca. 1580 – 1630)Sonata terza
Arcangelo Corelli (1653 – 1713)Sonata C dur op. 5, no. 3
Adagio — Allegro — Allegro — Adagio
Giuseppe Sammartini (1695 – 1750)Sonata IV G dur
Andante — Allegro
Pietro Castrucci (1679 – 1752)Sonata III d moll
Adagio, Allegro, Adagio, Allegro
Nicola Matteis (cca. 1650 – after 1714) Diverse bizzare Sopra la Vecchia Sarabanda ò pur Ciaccona
Antonio Vivaldi (1678 – 1741)Concerto C dur (RV 443)
Largo
Arcangelo Corelli (1653 – 1713)Sonata F dur op. 5, no. 4
Adagio — Allegro — Adagio — Allegro
Antonio Vivaldi (1678 – 1741)Sonata IV G dur (RV 95)
Pastorale ad libitum — Allegro ma non presto

Michaela Koudelková

Michaela Koudelková has been playing recorder since she was five years old. She graduated from Boskovice Grammar School and Brno Conservatory. She is currently studying the recorder with Peter Holtslag at Akademia Muzyczna w Krakowie.

She is a regular participant in summer schools of music courses, where she advances her recorder and harpsichord playing under direction of leading Czech and foreign lecturers (Eva Harmuthová, Jan Kvapil, Ashley Solomon, Roberto Bando, William Dongois, Monika Knoblochová and Erik Dippenaar). She attended individual lessons with the Dutch lecturer van Baarsela Thijse at the Academy of Ancient Music in Brno. During a short study period in the Netherlands she worked with Heiko ter Sheggett at the Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Utrecht.

Michael Koudelková has performed at music festivals at home and abroad (Znojmo Music Festival, Hudební slavnosti Prague, Janáčkův máj, Musica Holešov, Hudební lahůdky, Młoda Muzyka Dawna, Opera Nova in Bydgoszcz, Bach Tribute, Dni Bachowskie). She has played with Musica Aeterna, Ensemble Opera Diversa, the Moravian Chamber Orchestra, The Czech Ensemble Baroque, Orkiestra Barokowa AMuz in Kraków, ensemble La Tempesta. She isco-founder of the chamber ensemble Ensemble Musica Armonia.

She participated successfully in several competitions (1st place in the National competition – Prague 2002, 2nd place and special prize of the Czech Music Fund – Prague Junior Note 2006). She is three times laureate of the competition in the framework of the Summer School of Baroque music in Kelč and Holešov. In 2011 she took participated in the international competition Pro Bohemia Ostrava, where she won the first prize with title of laureate and Absolute winner. In 2012 she won the 1st prize and overall victory for recorder playing in the national competition of the Czech conservatories. In 2014 she won an audition for a solo appearance with Ostrava Philharmonic Orchestra.

Michael Koudelková is primarily devoted to early music and plays on copies of period instruments.

Monika Šujanová

Monika Šujanová graduated from Brno Conservatory in the piano class of Vaclav Šeffl, then at the Department of Musicology – the theory and practice of Early Music at the Faculty of Arts of Masaryk University in Brno in the subjects harpsichord (Shalev Ad-El) and recorder (Susanne Wagner). In 2004 she completed a master’s degree at the Janáček Academy of Music, Brno, in the subject of harpsichord (Barbara Maria Willi).

She expanded her education at various courses (Dresdner Akademie für Alte Musik – John Toll, Hochschule für Musik in Trossingen – Marieke Spaans, Junghae Lee, Lars Ulrik Mortensen, Alberto Rinaldi, Carsten Lorenz) and at courses of Early Music in Czech Republic and abroad.

She appears regularly in concerts as a solo and chamber performer of baroque and contemporary works (Brno Philharmonic, Ars Incognita, Musica da Camera, Barokní komorní soubor, Ensemble Opera Diversa, The Czech Ensemble Baroque, etc.). She has premiered works by contemporary composers (Jiří Bárta, Vojtěch Dlask, etc.).

She currently teaches privately and works at Brno Conservatory as teacher of harpsichord, chamber music and as accompanist for the recorder classes.

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Thank you

The concert takes place with financial support from the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic and the Statutory City of Brno.

We thank the Belcredi family for providing the rooms for the concert.

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