IAML 2022 Concerts

Monday, July 25

Concert and Exhibition at National Museum

Václavské náměstí 68, Praha 1

Concert and exhibition of four Czech composers (Smetana, Dvořák, Janáček, Martinů) at the Historical Building of The National Museum, which is situated on the Wenceslas Square.

Cancioneta Praga, Choirmaster: Lukáš Jindřich
Piano: Lenka Navrátilová


  Bedřich Smetana:           Proč bychom se netěšili
  Leoš Janáček:                  Pán Bůh vám zaplať
  Antonín Dvořák:           Slavíkovský polečko malý
  Bohuslav Martinů:           Koleda (Kytice, H 260)
    Indonesia:    Rege, rege
    Italy:    Funiculi funicula
    France:    Sür le pont d´Avignon
    Hungary:    Czák egy szep lány
    USA:    Michael, row the boat ashore
    Austria:    Und jetzt gang i an Peters Brünnele
    Africa:        Meguru + Shosholoza
    Brazil:    Trepa no coqueiro
    Czech Republic:    Hajdy ven

Cancioneta Praga
Cancioneta Praga is a women's choir, which was founded in 2010 by choirmaster Lukáš Jindřich. Members of the choir stem from various renowned choirs from Prague (Bambini di Praga, Radost Praha and others).
The repertoire of Cancioneta Praga is very broad. It includes not only old-time compositions but also music of the 20th century, as well as carols from around the world and the Czech Republic, a selection of Czech folk songs and folk songs from around the world. The choir is also able to perform different styles of music, e.g. pop-music.
Apart from its own concerts Cancioneta Praga cooperates with notable Czech choirs, orchestras and musicians (e.g. PKF - Prague Philharmonia, Prague Chamber Orchestra without Conductor, Musica Bohemica, The Czech Boys Choir, Orchestra of the Czech Armed Forces, harp player Jana Boušková, guitar virtuoso Lubomír Brabec, pianist Lukáš Klánský, composers Jaroslav Krček and Martin Hendrych, conductors Marek Šedivý, Jan Kučera, Vojtěch Spurný, Jakub Martinec, famous Czech group Chinaski). Cancioneta Praga records for the television and radio and has also produced two CDs – Enchanting Christmas and The Gospel Train Is Coming.
Cancioneta Praga is regularly invited to international festivals such as Young Prague, Praga Cantat and others. In exceptional cases the choir may be joined by male voices as well. During its period of existence in the musical field, Cancioneta Praga has won two international festivals. The choir brought home the "audience's most favourite choir award" and the trophy for absolute victory from Malgrat de Mar, Spain, in 2010. The same success was reached in 2012, when the choir became champion of the festival of contemporary choir music, Canti Veris Praga. The choir has been on several concert tours abroad (Germany 2011, 2014, 2018, Hungary 2015, Republic of South Africa 2016).
The patrons of the choir are Miroslava Němcová – the former head of the Chamber of Deputies of the Czech Republic, conductor Jakub Hrůša and harpist Jana Boušková.
Lukáš Jindřich, choirmaster

         Lukáš Jindřich (born 1984) comes from the singers of the Bambini di Praga choir in which he started to sing at the age of five. He graduated from the Pedagogical Faculty of Charles University in Prague with a Master's Degree in Choir Conducting. In 1999 he began to closely cooperate with the School of Choir Singing adjoined to Bambini di Praga, where he also conducted recorder lessons. Since 2004 he was the second choirmaster of Bambini di Praga and the closest associate of PhDr. Blanka Kulínská.
He arranged many songs for the choir and recorders. He has recorded with the Children's Choir of the Czech Radio and he has succesfully taken part in concerts, where he conducted the Prague Philharmonia. With Bambini di Praga he took part in a concert tour of England (2006), Germany (2008, 2010) and South Korea (2006-2009). He is a founder of Cancioneta Praga, a women´s choir, which entered its first concert season in 2011.
In 2013 Lukáš Jindřich accepted position of guest choirmaster of the Czech Boys Choir in Hradec Králové and since 2014 he has been the choirmaster of the Czech Radio Children's Choir for two years.

Lenka Navrátilová

      Lenka Navrátilová studied piano and harpsichord at the conservatory in Teplice and choirmastering of choral church music at the Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic.
She is a professor of piano accompanying at the Prague Conservatory and accompanist of the Prague Philharmonic Choir.

      She performs at concerts with opera singers and choirs and she cooperates as a piano and harpsichord player with the Prague Symphony Orchestra, with the Opera of the Prague National Theatre, with the International music festival Prague Spring, with Kühn Mixed Choir, with the choir Cancioneta Praga and as harpsichordist with the baroque orchestra Camerata Nova and with Opera Mozart Prague.
      During her career, she had the opportunity to work with world renowned conductors such as Claudio Abbado, Sir Charles Mackeras, Sir Simon Rattle, Zubin Mehta, Jiří Bělohlávek.
Thursday, July 28


Place: St. Salvator Church
Klementinum, St. Salvator Church (Charles Bridge)
Interprets: Capella Regia Musicalis, artistic leader: Robert Hugo

You will have the opportunity to listen to music of:
  • Johann Caspar Ferdinand Fischer
  • Joseph Brentner
  • Gunther Jacob
  • Antonio Vivaldi
  • Johann Caspar Ferdinand Fischer
  • Jan Dismas Zelenka
Tuesday, July 26


Place: The Mirror Chapel

Klementinum 190, Prague 1

Epoque Quartet:
David Pokorný – violin
Vladimír Klánský – violin
Karel Untermüller – viola
Vít Petrášek – violoncello

Franz Xaver Richter: Adagio and Fugue in G minor
Jan Kučera: The Birth
Antonín Dvořák:  String Quartet in F major, Op. 96 "American", Lento and Finale: Vivace ma non troppo
Jan Kučera: Sundial
Astor Piazzolla: Ave Maria
Oliver Nelson: Stolen Moments
John Williams: Schindler´s List
Astor Piazzolla: Adios Nonino & Libertango

The Prague string quartet Epoque Quartet was founded at the beginning of the year 1999. Four excellent soloists and chamber musicians with abundant stage experience were brought together not only by their unanimity in musical opinions and the relationship in their artistic nature, but even by their extraordinary interest in musical genres, which do not belong under the title „classical music“ – jazz, rock and funk.
As compositions of the classical quartet literature remain an integral part of this ensemble’s repertoire, the sensitive approach to unconventional arrangements provides the quartet with new possibilities of using the string instruments and at the same time it enables the ensemble to widen its repertoire, which is unique both on Czech and world stages.
The members of the quartet are laureates of several international competitions (two times the first place in the competition of Liezen in Austria, the first price in the international competition Ludwig van Beethoven for string quartets, the price Jeunesse Musicale).
The quartet performed among others in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, Italy, the United Kingdom, Israel, Japan, Canada, Brazil, Greece, the Netherlands, Poland, and Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The Epoque Quartet regularly performs in the subscription cycles of the Czech Radio Symphonic Orchestra, the Czech Nonet, and plays for the association for chamber music. It cooperates with the Czech Television and the Czech Radio and is a regular guest on prestigious music festivals, e.g. the Schleswig-Holstein Musikfestival, Concentus Moraviae, the Music Festival of Český Krumlov, Chamber music Cycle of the Stuttgarter Philharmoniker, Metamorphoses (Switzerland), Music Festival Ludwig van Beethoven, Moravský podzim (Moravian Autumn) and others. In 2018 the Epoque Quartet has its debut on famous Prague Spring International Music Festival.
The members of the Epoque Quartet led a master classes in jazz interpretation at several places of the world (Jerusalem, Sao Paulo, Belgrade, Prague). In the field of jazz the Epoque quartet came together with distinguished personalities like Gregory Porter, George Mraz, Benny Beailey, Yoshiko Kishino, David Braid. Digestedly the ensemble works together with the Trio Robert Balzar and with world famous french horn player Radek Baborak. As a members of other music formations (Czech Radio Orchestra, Czech Philharmonic, Orquestrina Baborak, Art Trio Bohemia…) they came together with international stars like Mischa Maisky, Placido Domingo, Jose Cura, Janin Jansen, Maxim Vengerov,Vaclav Neumann, Libor Pesek and others in a places like Berlin Philharmonie, Tonhalle Zürich, Suntory Hall Tokyo, Rudolphinum Prague and so on.