The first evening of spring in the glass room of Villa Tugendhat will be dedicated to piano tunes performed by talented Brno pianist Jan Vojtek. The piano in the main living room of the Villa Tugendhat will ring on 21 March 2016 from 19.30.
A Czech patriot from Budapest
Jan Vojtek has prepared a brand new programme for 2016 called “A Czech Patriot from Budapest,” which beside the artist’s Czech-Hungarian origin also reflects the origin of major musical “courses” of the evening. The audience in the unique environment of the Villa Tugendhat can thus look forward to exceptional works from Central Europe at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries, namely Sonata (Op. 20) by Jan Václav Hugo Voříšek, Dumka by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Todentanz by Ferenc Liszt and finally the 1st part of Leoš Janáček’s piano cycle On an Overgrown Path.
Jan Vojtek (b. 1995), native of Brno, inherited the musical talent after his mother, who has significantly contributed to the development of his musical talent. He sat down to the piano for the first time at the age of five. Distinctive flair and feeling for music was then recognized and developed by Jana Nováková at the František Jílek Art School in Brno. Under her leadership, he became a three times winner of the Amadeus International Competition in Brno (2002-2004), overall winner of the Prague Junior Note in Prague (2003) and the overall winner and holder of the Gradus ad Parnassum Grand Prix in Kaunas, Lithuania (2004). Since 2005 he studied with prof. Jiří Doležel of Janáček Academy of Music and Performing Arts. He has won international competitions in Košice and in Ústí nad Labem (2007). He gained vast experience through official participation in the Gina Bachauer international competition in Salt Lake City, USA (2008). He performed with the Brno Philharmonic Orchestra, the Moravian Philharmonic in Olomouc and also the Kaunas Symphony Orchestra in Lithuania. He spent the “Mozartian” tour of Japan with the orchestra of the National Theatre in Brno.
Hungarian roots of his father became an advantage for studying at the Béla Bartók Conservatory and Music Gymnasium in Budapest (from 2009). In 2011 he again achieved absolute victory in the international competition in Kaunas, Lithuania and became the absolute winner of the Hungarian secondary music schools National Competition. In 2012 he won the Young Piano of the Prague Conservatory international competition and for the first time participated in Tel-Hai international master classes in Israel, where he received the Marina Bondarenko award for the best graduate of the course. He also visited Israel in 2013.
Jan Vojtek currently studies piano at the Liszt Academy in Budapest. Besides music he loves airplanes and is interested in transport aviation since childhood. Insight and lightness coupled with impressive technique are some of the essential attributes of his piano playing.
TICKET RESERVATIONS AND SALE:
Tickets will be on sale from 17 February 2016 and can be reserved at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 515 511 015/017.
Tickets: CZK 300
The capacity is limited to 50 people.
Stiletto heels are not permitted in the interior of the villa.
You can download a poster here.