Rudolfinum - Suk Hall |
60 minutes |
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Jan Jouza - violin
Markéta Vokáčová - violin
Vlasta Beranová - viola
Josef Dvořák - cello
The Variace Ensemble Prague performs with the forces of a string quartet and also with less usual instrumental combinations. Since its founding in 1997, it has been giving concerts in the Czech Republic and abroad (Switzerland, Germany, Poland).
It has made repeated appearances on the chamber music series of the Czech Chamber Music Society and in the concert series “Tones of Architecture”. The first recording made by the The Variace Chamber Ensemble, “Literature in Music”, won an award as the “CD of the Month of May 1999” in the French journal “Répertoire”.
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Rudolfinum is the most famous concert building in Prague and the seat of the Czech Philharmonic. Its two concert halls stage the most prominent concerts such as the Prague Spring Festival.The elegant Neo-Renaissance building of Rudolfinum was built between 1876-1884 by Česká Spořitelna (Czech Savings Bank) on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of its foundation.
The bulding was conceived as a multipurpose cultural center with a concert hall and exhibition halls. The building was taken under the patronage of the heir of the Habsburg throne, the archduke Rudolph after whom the building was named. Between 1919 and 1941 Rudolfinum served temporarily as an assembly hall of Czech Parliament.
Since then it has functioned as a concert hall, exhibition space, and a seat of the Czech Philharmonic. The intimate Suk Hall with excellent acoustics hosts chamber classical concerts, such as string quartets or piano recitals. Festive atmosphere and great concerts held in Rudolfinum will not let you forget this exceptional space.
Disabled entrance: on the left side entry door