Juli 30, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. - Hotel Astória, Bardejovské Kúpele


Pavel Burdych - violin
Zuzana Berešová - piano

Béla Kéler:

Ungarische Lustspiel-Ouverture, Op.108
Tempete et calme
Vom Rhein zur Donau, Op. 138
Unter italiens blauem Himmel
Die beiden Kunstbrüder (with Andrea Astrabová, violin)

The Czechoslovak Chamber Duo was formed in 2004 by Czech violinist Pavel Burdych and Slovak pianist Zuzana Berešová. Both artists have been regular guests at music festivals in the Germany, Austria, Czech Republic and Slovakia, as well as making frequent concert appearances in capitals around the globe, including Rome, Paris, Lisbon, Seoul, Bucharest, Sofia, Athens, Vienna, Budapest, Belgrade, Prague, and Bratislava. Thanks to their Czechoslovakian roots, they often receive invitations from Czech and Slovak expatriate communities in various countries. Every year, they mount projects centred around anniversaries of major composers. Their repertoire ranges from classical music to contemporary works, from large sonatas to short virtuoso pieces. In 2012, the Czech Radio label issued their debut CD with compositions by Czech and Slovak composers such as Antonín Dvořák, Peter Machajdík and Mikuláš Schneider-Trnavský. The Czechoslovak Chamber Duo has earnt the accolades of audiences and critics alike for its high professional standards, flawless co-ordination, and musicality. More on www.chamberduo.eu

 August 6, 2015 at 07:30 p.m. - Hotel Astória, Bardejovské Kúpele

PIANO DUO, Bratislava
Lucia Berešová and Adam Brutovský
The idea of creating a piano duo arised only few months ago during the studies of these artists at The academy of performing arts in Bratislava. The audience of Bardejov spa will be both the first witness of the realisation of this beautiful intention and the witness of the symbolical music bond of those two young artists.

Béla Kéler:
Lustspiel-Ouverture, Op. 73
Serenata Veneziana, Op. 98
Österreich-Ungarn Walzer, Op. 91
Ouverture Romantique, Op. 75
Schau dir gern ins liebe Auge, Op. 136
Hymens Blumen Spende, Op. 122
Schlummerlied, Op. 10
Ungarische Concert-Ouverture, Op. 136
Tokayer Tropfen, Op.54 
Lucia Berešová (*1988) - the native of Pavlovce nad Uhom has been devoted to music since early childhood. Beside playing piano at primary music school she also sang in choir Pro musica, with whom she participated in many competitions. In solo singing she won the 3rd place at the national competition Slávik. She studied piano at conservatory in Košice under Mgr. art. Anna Ličková, continuing her studies at Academy of performing arts in Bratislava under doc. Ivan Gajan. She regurarly participates in piano masterclasses. During her conservatory studies she also co-operated with The slovak state philharmonic Košice. In 2012 she performed at the international music festival Forfest Czech Republic in Kroměříž, the following year she became the semifinalist of international competiton Pianista 2013 in Prague. In 2013 she studied at Academy of music in Krakow under prof. Ewa Bukojemska. The young pianist builds up a wide repertoire including baroque pieces to compositions of the 20. century. 2014 she played a sonata by Karol Elbert in Music Museum Bratislava, later at the festival Trnava´s Musical Spring. 

Adam Brutovský (*1990) started playing piano at the age of 4, first at the Primary music school Štefánikova street with Mgr. Perla Danková, after school-leaving examination at D. Tatarka grammar school in Poprad (german-slovak bilingual division) as a student at University of performing arts in Bratislava with prof. Daniel Buranovský, where he obtained his Master´s degree. Already as a pupil of the primary music school he regurarly participated in various musical events and festivals (W. Pirchner festival in Hall in Tirol- Austria) and became the winner of many piano competitions (e. g. Mladý klavirista 2005, Festival I. Ballu 2007, etc.). Several times he also participated in international piano masterclasses in Prague (2006) and Vienna (2004, 2005, 2006, 2007). In 2008 he obtained a grant and a title „Talent of a New Europe" from CEF and Slovnaft. As a university student he participated in many piano masterclasses in Bratislava (2010-2013) and Eisenstadt (2011) and in 2011 he also performed at Hammerklavier festival in Bratislava. In 2014 he gave a piano recital in Poprad within the Poprad Musical Spring.


August 13, 2015 at 6 p.m. - Bardejov, Old Town Hall
August 20, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. - Bardejovské Kúpele, Hotel Astoria
Andrea Astrabová - violin  
Zuzana Slivková - piano 

Kéler & Kreisler
Fritz Kreisler - Polichinelle
Christoph Willibald Gluck / Fritz Kreisler - Melodie
Fritz Kreisler - Sicilienne and Rigaudon
Fritz Kreisler - Liebesleid
Percy Grainger / Fritz Kreisler -
Molly on the Shore
Béla Kéler - Eine Nacht in Venedig
Béla Kéler - Eine Liebesgabe, Op. 92
Béla Kéler - Der Sohn der Heide, Op. 134/2
Béla Kéler - Rosige Träume Walzer, Op. 72
Béla Kéler - Erinnerung an Bartfeld, Op. 31
Andrea Astrabová (*2000) was born in Bardejov, living in Snina. She has played the violin since she was 5 years old. From a school year 2012/2013 she's been a student remarkable form of study at the Conservatory of Košice (Timonova Street), led by Mgr. Peter Sklenka. Performance and successes: 2009 - 2nd year of the Violin's competition in Svidník - 1st prize and Laureate of the competition, 2010 - 2nd year of Slovak Violin's competition of Rudolf Országh in Kremnica - 1st prize, 10th year of Schneider's Trnava competition - 1st prize, given a thankful letter for representation of a city by mayor of Humenné, 2011 - 2nd year of Violin's competition in Košice - 1st prize and Laureate of the competition, Ján Cikker's children musical festival in Banská Bystrica - 2nd prize, 2012 - 4th year of Slovak Violin's competition of Rudolf Országh in Kremnica - 1st prize, 16th year of the International competition of Bohdan Warchal: Talents for Europe - finalist of the competition, 2013 - 17th year of the International competition of Bohdan Warchal: Talents for Europe - 4th prize, Festival of Ivan Balla 2013 - 2nd prize in the 3rd category in Violin's talents competition, Participation in the festal opening of the manor-house in Snina, Soloist recital "Between a dance and a dream" in Snina and Košice, Soloist recital at the opening concert of 4th Cultural summer of Béla Kéler, Participated as a soloist in the Saloon Orchestra of Prešov at the Cultural summer of Béla Kéler in Bardejov, Guest at the International musical festival PONTES 2013 with Virtuosi Quartet Praha, 2014 - Performance at the Benefit concert in Dom umenia in Košice - Úsmev ako dar - soloist with accompanying string orchestra of Conservatory of Košice (Timonova Street), 6th year of Slovak Violin's competition of Rudolf Országh in Kremnica - 1st prize.
Zuzana Slivková (*1986) Zuzana Slivková (1986) was born in Vranov nad Topľou. She was attending the Primary School of Music there. After she graduated successfully she continued in piano studies at The Conservatory of Košice led by Melánia Hermanová and Iveta Čisáriková. She graduated with a title "The best alumnus". At the same time she actively participated in a chamber piano's duo in the class of Anna Ličková and in a piano's trio in the class of Milan Červenák. From 2008 - 2013 she studied at the Academy of arts in Banská Bystrica led by Zuzana Paulechová - Niederdorfer. After graduation she was given "the Dean's award for school's artistic representation". She introduced a premiere of various works of young Slovak composers. She did the recordings for a radio broadcast as well. In 2011 Zuzana was awarded with an "Honorable mention" at the Slovak music competition Musica Slovaca. The next year at the international piano competition Forum per Tasti she won an award "Music Fund Slovakia" for the best interpretation of a Slovak author's composition (Hanuš Domanský - Bagately). She was regularly attending international piano courses. At these days Zuzana acts as a teacher at the Convervatory in Košice.

September 14, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. - Bardejovské kúpele, Hotel Astória

Marianna Pillárová - soprano

Jakub Tolaš - baritone

Marie Horáčková - piano

Complete songs by Béla Kéler

 Zostanem Tvoj / Ich bleibe Dein
Uspávanka / Schlummerlied, Op. 10
Večerná modlitba / Abendgebeth
Bez Teba / Ohne Dich
Pieseň o grófovi O´Donnelovi / Das Lied vom Grafen O´Donnel
Ilúzia / Illusion (bez opusu)
Len slovko z Tvojich úst / Ein Ton aus deiner Kehle, Op. 9
Ach najmilšia, keď som pri Tebe / Ach Liebste, wenn ich bei Dir bin, Op. 103
Hľadím rád do Tvojich krásnych očí / Schau dir gern ins liebe Auge, (Op. 136)
Tulácka pieseň / Wanderlied, Op. 23
Mesačná pieseň / Mondlied
Basová ária v talianskom štýle / Bass-Arie
Rauenthalska horská pieseň / Rauenthaler Berglied (bez opusu)
Spomienka na Bardejov / Erinnerung an Bartfeld, Op. 31
Vlas sirôtky / Árvalányhaj, Op. 38

Foto: Ján Marhulík 


September 17, 2015 at 7 p.m. - Cinema "Žriedlo", Bardejovských Kúpeľe 

Slovak State Philharmonic, Košice
The Slovak State Philharmonic, Košice (SFK) was founded in 1968. In short time it ranked amongst foremost representatives of the Slovak performance art and recorded remarkable achievements on the concert stages of European countries but also in a number of substantial cities of Asia and Americas. The orchestra performs more than 60 concerts during a concert season. The Slovak State Philharmonic, Košice had concerts on the international music festivals and in the outstanding cultural centres. In 1994, SFK presented as a first Slovak symphonic orchestra in America. The orchestra worked with many foremost artists such as Valerij Gergiev, Alexander Rahbari, Jiří Bělohlávek, Thomas Sanderling, Tadeusz Strugala, Antoni Wit, Libor Pešek, Emin Khatshaturyan, Luciano Pavarotti, Plácido Domingo, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Igor Oistrakh, Gidon Kremer, Julia Fischer, Giora Feidman and others. In addition to the active concert activities, SFK presents its art through recordings for radio and television broadcasting as well as for record companies (above 160 CDs). The recordings for the publishing houses Naxos, Marco Polo and others often represent unique recordings of works seldom performed. Since 1991 SFK is the principal organiser of two international festivals: The Košice Music Spring Festival and The International Organ Festival of Ivan Sokol; and since 2003 the ARS NOVA Cassoviae - the Festival of Contemporary Art as well. The Principal Conductor of The Slovak State Philharmonic, Košice is Zbyněk Müller. He is also the conductor of the Opera of the National Theatre in Prague and cooperates with the foreign scenes as Teatro Real Madrid or Deutsche Oper am Rhein Düsseldorf-Duisburg as well. 

 "From the Rhine to the Danube or from Bardejov into Wiesbaden"   

Conductor: Marián Vach
Soloist: Marianna Pillárová - soprano

Béla Kéler:

Ouverture romantique, Op. 75
Die letzten Glückstunden, Walzer, Op. 100
Sempre crescendo, Galopp, Op. 119
Conferenz Quadrille, Op. 28
Ach Liebste wen ich bei dir bin ..., Lied, Op. 103
Vom Rhein zur Donau, Walzer, Op. 138
Eine Liebesgabe, Polka, Op. 92
Des Kriegers Heimkehr, Marsch, Op. 81
Kimo kaimo Galopp, Op. 84
Mazzuchelli Marsch, Op. 22
Come palpita il mio cor, Konzertwalzer für Sopran und Orchester Op. 61
Erinnerung an Bartfeld, Csárdás, Op. 31





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