Štefan Kocán

24/6/2019 from 7:30 pm Dvořák’s Hall Rudolfinum

Štefan Kocán


Program:

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Cosi fan tutte, overture
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart „In diesen heiligen Hallen“, aria
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart „Wer ein Liebchen hat gefunden“, aria
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart „Una donna a quindici anni“, aria
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart „Deh vieni alla finestra", aria
  • Gioacchino Rossini Tancredi, overture
  • Gioacchino Rossini „Si vi sara vendeta“, aria
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart „Ha! wie will ich triumphieren“, aria
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart „Ich gehe doch rate ich dir", duet
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Don Giovanni, overture
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart „Madamina! Il catalogo“, aria
  • Gioacchino Rossini L'Italiana in Algeri, overture
  • Gioacchino Rossini „La calunnia e un venticello“, aria
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart „Vedrai carino“, aria
  • Eugen Suchoň Bačovske piesne

  • Štefan Kocán, bass
  • Guest: Slávka Zámečníková
  • Leoš Čepický, concertmaster

Štefan Kocán

Štefan Kocán has a successful career at the biggest opera scenes. In 2002-2006 he was a member of opera ensemble in Landestheater in Linz, Austria. In 2006-2008 he was a member of opera ensemble in Basil. After that, his talent brought him to the most prestigious opera house in the world – the Metropolitan Opera New York, when he since then performed as a King and Ramfis (Aida), Sparafucile (Rigoletto), Ferrando (Trubadur), Gremin (Eugene Onegin), Komtur (Don Giovanni) a Konchak (Prince Igor). Repeatedly, he performed in a life streaming from Metropolitan Opera to the cinemas all over the world. Štefan Kocán has also performed in La Scale (Milano, Italy), Bayerische Staatsoper (Munich, Germany), Berliner Staatsoper (Berlin, Germany), Theatro Municipal (Santiago, Chile), Wiener Staatsoper (Vienna, Austria), Covent Garden (London, England) and also in Prague National Theatre. His musical repertoire consists of Mozart‘s, Dvořák‘s and Verdi’s Requiem, Dvořák’s Stabat mater, bibligal songs and gypsy melodies, Mahler’s Symphony n. 8 and Mussorgsky’s Songs and Dances of Death.

Slávka Zámečníková

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. Špinlen, copy of Guarneri el Gesu from 1741.