On 12th of May a recital called “Jewish violin of the classical repertoire” was held at beautiful synagogue in Turnov city, CZE. Violinist Jana Kubánková and pianist Martin Hybler presented classical works by jewish authors. Audience could enjoy Sonata for violin solo by E. Schulhoff, Suite Baal Shem by Ernst Bloch, Kol Nidrei – Hebrew Melody by Max Bruch and part of the Serenade for violin and piano by Alexander Zemlinsky.
SOUND-TELESCOPE, op. 42, new composition for solo oboe was specially written by Martin Hybler as commisioned work for 71. Venue of Prague Spring International Competition 2019.
Sound-Telescope is a composition which offers classical oboe technique but even more motivates players to find new ways of expressivity and instrument potential. This piece is partly scenic. Within the composition performer changes the posture according to particular marks to express horizont or space observation. There is also cadenza included which is written as a graphic score with various graphic material offered for free creative preparation by performer.
This composition have already studied fifty performers, only twelve of them will have a chance to present it during the second round of the competition on 11.5. 2019 in Lichtenstein Palace, Prague. Composition was published by Čro and publishing was supported by Ernst von Siemens Musikstiftung.
What we managed during the past fall? We joined with other artistic disciplines and created couple of nice multi – art events together.
On 3rd of December Jana Kubankova performed solo composition Tabula Rasa by Arvo Part, accompanied by the Berg Orchestra. Composition was presented together with beautiful contemporary dance choreography by Mirka Eliasova. This unique event was held at the national Gallery in Prague. More about event here.
On 28th of November a commemoration evening on Max Brod and his literary work was held at the Portheimka gallery in Prague. Max Brod was not just an eminent writer of his time but also a great supporter of Franz Kafka work and translator of Leos Janacek operas. During this evening, Jana Kubankova and Martin Hybler presented works by Leos Janacek. More about the event here.
On 20th of September very special fine art view called Ecstasy of St. Francis of Assisi was held in Turnov. This view presented two artists – J. J. Hertl (18th century) and P. Roučka(21st century), two views on one personality and life of iconic Francis, traditional and contemporary. Jana Kubankova also provided two genres of music on her violin and presented works from both 18th century and contemporary period on a close thematic background to show sound work distinction between these two times such as the paintings presented.
Another contemporary fall of the Berg Orchestra – eminent Czech contemporary music group, was realized with Jana Kubankova as a concertmaster. This fall the audience could listen to works of such composers as for example J. Harvey, M. Andre, H. Goebbels or G. Grisey.
The last concert of this year will be held in Prague Trade Fair Palace. On a programme there will be well known popular contemporary composition by Arvo Part Tabula Rasa, with Jana Kubankova as a soloist and beautiful contemporary dance choreography within the piece.
On 28th of October 2018 our country celebrated a hunderd year anniversary of independence. During this time our country was really independent only for about half time of existence. The latter periods were boud with obedience to other authocratic states and doctrines during the Second World War and Communistic Era.
As a gift to this anniversary Jana Kubankova prepared special project of life performance based only on solo violin compositions written by Czech composers creating their music during this hunderd-year-era. This programme was presented by Jana this summer at solo recitals for The Czech Embassy and for The Victims of Communism Foundation in Washington DC, USA, the city, where Czechoslovakia independence was declared.
During the concerts Jana provided life commentaries on problematic time period and politics, about composers lifes and the works played to get the audience closer to the context of this period of time. All the music did not explain but rather expressed the state of affairs and athmosphere in our country during those times.
On this occasion Martin Hybler wrote a premiere work for solo violin, “Lonely Self”, a composition dealing with the fact that freedom is inner state of human being – inner dissaproval of any obbedience to doctrine attacking human dignity; and therefore while being free, we are lonely in our self.
Authors on the programme were Ervin Schulhoff, Jaroslav Ježek, Karel Sklenička and Klement Slavický.
On 25th of August a recital of violinist Jana Kubánková and pianist Martin Hybler was held at beautiful castle Hrubá Skála in the heart of The Bohemia Paradise. Audience could enjoy classical music written by J. S. Bach, W. A. Mozart, E. Bloch, O. Messiaen and K. Slavický.
Between the 25th of June and 8th of July, seminars with Jana Kubánková for talented young instrumentalists – Meadowmount School of Music students were held. Seminars were held for students every day and dealed with support of motivation, concentration, self-conidence, communication, creativity and stress compensation.
Meadowmount School if Music is unique project founded in 1944 by legendary violin teacher Ivan Galamian. Find out more on official site of the school below!
On 21st and 22nd of June Jana Kubánková performed her solo violin recitals dedicated to the 100 Anniversary of Czech Independence in Washington DC. Works by E. Schulhoff, K. Sklenička, K. Slavický, M. Hybler and J. Ježek were played.
First concert was held at The Embassy of The Czech Republic. Second one was held with support of The Victims of Communism Foundation at the Dupont Underground. At this concert,violinist Wuily Arteaga – one of the key personalities of the demonstrations against venezuelan regime performed.
On 25th of June intensive seminars with Jana Kubankova for young scholars of prestigious Meadowmount School of Music have started. Seminars are held every day and deal with supporting motivation, self – confidence, concentration, creativity and stress compensation being a key aspect for any artistic training. Seminars also support communication abilities. Seminars will run for 14 days.
Meadowmount School of Music is unique project of legendary Ivan Galamian who founded this school yet in 1944 for his students including fo example I. Perlman or P. Zukerman. The school is situated in the forest right next to the Adirondack National Park in order to provide truly calm background for musical training. Alumnies mostly have a great careers as concertmasters and leaders, world chamber group players and of course soloists.
The 21st and 22nd of June are the days of solo violin recitals played by Jana Kubánková in Washington DC. Concerts are dedicated to 100year anniversary of Czech independence therefore music by authors composing during those hunderd years is on the programs. You will hear works by Ervín Schulhoff, Karel Sklenička, Klement Slavický, Jan Hanuš and Jaroslav Ježek. There is also a world premiere of solo violin composition “Lonely Self” written by Martin Hybler.
First concert is based at The Embassy of the Czech Republic. Second one is held in the Dupont Underground, great contemporary art space. This concert will remind us the communistic era in Czech and present authors writting during this era. There is also an exhibition of fine art created under the regime called Free2Be. At this concert, a venezuelan violinist Wuily Arteaga will perform. During the demostrations against the venezuelan regime he literally defended his country with violin in his hands…