July30 2019 (Tue)
7:00 PM

Prague Castle Organ Concert - St. Vitus Cathedral

Vladimír Kopec - Organ Recital

St. Vitus Cathedral - Prague Castle | Classical Music

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Date: July 30, 2019 | 19:00 (Tue)
Venue: St. Vitus Cathedral - Prague Castle
Duration: 70 minutes
Status: Not available
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Group discount 10+ people

St. Vitus Cathedral hosts a unique event: get your tickets for an international organ evenings festival now!

Exploring the Prague Castle area ? Visit the 9th edition of an international organ evenings festival taking place in the magnificent St. Vitus Cathedral.

Program: 

  • Bohuslav Matěj Černohorský (1684–1742)
    Toccata
  • Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)
    Pièce d´ Orgue, BWV 572
    (Très vitement - Gravement – Lentement)

  • César Franck (1822–1890 )
    Prelude, Fugue and Variation, op. 18

  • Mikuláš Schneider-Trnavský (1881–1958)
    Maestoso in F minor

  • Joseph Bonnet (1884–1944)
    Matin provencal, op. 3, No. 2

  • Filippo Cappoci (1840–1911)
    Arioso

  • Alexandre Guilmant (1837– 1911)
    Sonata No. 1 d-moll, op. 42
    Introduction et Allegro
    Pastorale
    Final

Organist: 

Vladimír Kopec

studied music Education at the University in Nitra (SK), organ with prof. Ivan Sokol and Dr. Stanislav Šurin. He continued his studies in Rome (IT) at St. Cecilia Music Conservatory with prof. Jiří Lecian (organ and composition) and finished his studies with an excellent results (2008-2010). During his studies in Rome he played sometimes at the organ in St. Peter Basilica at the Sunday masses and also during the pope audiences of Benedikt XVI.

He participates at organ courses as a lecturer and he is quite often as a member of jury at the international organ competitions. He is fond of interpretation of a very old music particularly music by Johann Sebastian Bach. He is currently an organist in the Cathedral-Basilica of St. Emerám in Nitra. He is a director of the International Cathedral Organ Festival in Nitra. He is regularly invited to perform at the International Organ festivals in Europe.

He is composing music for choirs, organ and orchestras. Apart of smaller liturgical music he created for example Missa brevis g Minor, cantate Nitra, milá Nitra for mixed choir and string orchestra, motets Tu es Petrus and Ave verum corpus for mixed choir „a cappella“ (for pope´s choir Cappella Sistina), oratorium Misericordia for soprano, choir and orchestra (dedicated to pope Francis) and many more compositions for choir and organ.

About festival:

The Molzer organ, containing 4,500 pipes, offers the listener a rich, romantic sound. Since the St. Vitus Cathedral is used only for liturgical and touristic purposes, this festival is a unique opportunity to hear the full capacity of this instrument.

The festival consists of 4 festival evenings - each of them starting at 7pm. 

Important:

  • We recommend to arrive 40 minutes before the concert because of the security check within the Prague Castle area!
  • The concerts have no intermission. 
  • Dress code: casual / smart casual

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