News: Coffee Concert: Cello Recital

All are welcome to our informal morning coffee concert on Thursday 20 April, 11.15- 12 noon, with free coffee served from 10.30am

SOLO CELLO SUITES

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750): Suite No. 3 in C major for Solo Cello (BWV 1009)

- Prélude

- Allemande

- Courante

- Sarabande

- Bourée I., II.

- Gigue

Max Reger (1873 - 1916): Suite No. 2 in D minor for Solo Cello, Op. 131c (1915)

- I. Präludium

- II. Gavotte

- III. Largo

- IV. Gigue

Georg Philipp Telemann (1681 - 1767): Suite in D major for Solo Cello, TWV 40:1

- Prelude

- Courante

- Recitativo and Aria

- Menuet

FRANTIŠEK BRIKCIUS - Cello

Czech cellist František Brikcius was born in Prague into a family with a distinguished cultural background. From early childhood he began to play the cello. He was accepted into the Janáček Academy of Music (JAMU) in Brno after graduating at the Prague Conservatoire, under Professor Jaroslav Kulhan. As a student at JAMU, František studied in Bedřich Havlík’s cello class. He furthered his studies at The Toho Gakuen Academy in Japan, and continued with master classes under the guidance of Professor Anna Shuttleworth in the United Kingdom (University of Leeds, Eton Cello Master Classes). He graduated under the tutelage of Professor Ev×en Rattay. 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. He is particularly involved in researching, studying and performing works by Czech, Jewish / Terezín and contemporary composers.

František Brikcius plays a "George Kriwalski" cello made in 1904. He has performed in Algeria, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Japan, Poland, Slovakia, Russia, Turkey, Sweden and the United Kingdom.

Recently his new 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 screened in Prague (Daniel Pearl World Music Days), in Beijing (the 9the European Union Film Festival in China) and in Lisbon (MUVI - International Music Film Festival in Portugal). It's based on the novel of the Jewish writer Jiří Weil, about the rise and fall of the 7th century false prophet with his face covered with the green veil and his eyes glowing as embers.

Together with his sister Anna Brikciusová, he is a founder member of the "Duo Brikcius". More information about František Brikcius and his projects ("Praha - Brno: 6 Contemporary Composers for Cello Solo in the Interpretation of František Brikcius", "Tartini's L'Arte dell'Arco in the Interpretation of František Brikcius", "7 Candles", "Weinberger Tour", "Duo Brikcius - 2 Cellos Tour", "MAKANNA" & "eSACHERe") is available on the websites http://www.Brikcius.com and http://Twitter.com/Brikcius .


Added Tuesday 14th March 2017