Smetana Hall hosts a 12-year old piano genius and orchestra performing A. Dvořák, D. Kabalevsky and more.
M. Bruch - Double concerto for violin and viola
D. Kabalevsky - Piano concerto No. 3
A. Dvořák - Symphony No.9 "From the New World"
Bonjiu Koo - violin
Karel Untermüller - viola
Dmitriy Ishkhanov - piano - 12 year old music genius. Dmitry started to show an interest in music, in singing and in playing piano at the age of 4 with his babysitter. By the age of 8, he has completed 5 grades in Practical Piano of the ABRSM (The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music, UK) in Malta. At the moment, Dmitry is studying in Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln. His music teacher is Lolita Poghosyan and his consultant is professor Nina Tichman. Now, at the age of twelve, Dmitry speaks Russian, English, German and Spanish.
Orchestra conducted by Christian Schulz:
Karlovy Vary (Carlsbad) Symphony Orchestra was founded in 1835 as a seasonal spa orchestra and later transformed into a permanent symphony orchestra with many activities and versatile repertoire. In 1894, Karlovy Vary Symphony Orchestra premiered Dvořák´s New World Symphony. In 1911 - 1941, conductor Robert Manzer raised the orchestra on remarkable artistic level and made contacts with important personalities of European music, e. G. P. Casals and R. Strauss.
With Karlovy Vary Symphony Orchestra have collaborated renowned conductors, such as Jiří Bělohlávek, Dean Dixon, Aram Khachaturjan, Zdenek Kosler, Charles Mackerras, Libor Pešek, pianists Emil Gilels, Ivan Moravec, violinists David Oistrach, Gidon Kremer and Josef Suk, violoncellist Mstislav Rostropovich, harpsichordist Zuzana Růžičkková, opera soloists Magdaléna Hajossyová and Eva Urbanová, to name just a few.
Karlovy Vary Symphony Orchestra performs regularly in Czech Republic (Prague Spring Festival) and abroad. Apart from symphonic programmes, the orchetra plays on opera festivals (Oviedo), ballet soirees (Bregenz), international competitions (Zaragoza), and cantata concerts (Antverps, Bonn, Karlsruhe, etc.).
The concert has a 15 minutes intermission.
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