Ivan Ženatý – 3500th concert Prague Chamber Orchestra

16/10/2018 from 7:30 pm Dvořák’s Hall Rudolfinum

Ivan Ženatý – 3500th concert Prague Chamber Orchestra


  • Antonín Rejcha Overture in C major
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Symphony No. 41 in C major „Jupiter“
  • Ludwig van Beethoven Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D major

  • Ivan Ženatý, violin
  • Leoš Čepický, concertmaster

Ivan Ženatý

Repeatedly appearing as a guest artist with famed ensembles internationally as BBC Orchestra of London, Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Berliner Symphoniker, Orchesta Nacional de Madrid. What mostly attract the attention are his solo and chamber music projects (the complete Bach Sonatas and Partitas for violin solo or Beethoven and Brahms Sonatas). He began his professional career with his participation at the finale of the Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow, followed by his debut with the Czech Philharmonic and Libor Pešek and his first prize at the Prague Spring Competition. In 1990, he made a debut at the Berliner Philharmonie and the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, in 1994 in Tokyo and in 1996 in New York and Buenos Aires. He has collaborated with Yehudi Menuhin, Yo-Yo Ma, Serge Baudo, Valery Gergiev, Andrey Boreyko, Neville Marriner and many others. In 2012, he was appointed a professor of the string department at the prestigious Cleveland Institute of Music.

Leoš Čepický

He graduated at the Conservatorium in Pardubice and at the Academy of Music Arts in Prague. He won many international competitions, e.g. in Zagreb (Croatia) and in Gorizia (Italy). He frequently gives solo recitals as well as concerts with orchestras, both in the Czech Republic and also abroad. To celebrate the 250th anniversary of J. S. Bach’s death in 2000 he performed a series of concerts of all Bach’s Sonatas and Partitas for violin solo at the Smetana’s Festival in Litomyšl. In 2002 he made a Multisonic solo CD recording of Bach’s Sonatas and Partitas. Since 2007 he works as a professor of violin at the Academy of Music Arts in Prague and in September 2010 he was appointed as a head of a string department of the Academy of Music in Prague. During his studies at AMU he became the first violinist of the Wihan Quartet and he still remains a member of this quartet. As a member of the Wihan Quartet he won the Prague Spring Award in 1988 and also the International Competition of the String Quartets in London in 1991. In 2008 – 2009 the Wihan Quartet performed all 16 Quartets of Ludwig van Beethoven. Leoš Čepický plays a violin from the workshop of violin master Jan B. Špidlen, copy of Guarneri del Gesù from 1741.