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

The Slovak soprano Slávka Zámečníková is a graduate of the Bratislava Conservatory, where she attended the class of Božena Ferancová. Since 2014, she has been studying at the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler in Berlin, with Anna Samuil. She has participated in the master classes led by KS Anna Tomowa-Sintow, Francisco Araiza, Deborah Polaski, Thomas Quasthoff, Luciana D´Intino and KS Julia Várady. At the present time, she is a member of the Opera Studio of the Staatsoper in Berlin, where in the current season under the guidance of Daniel Barenboim she is scheduled to perform as the First Lady (Die Zauberflöte), Flora Bervoix (La traviata) and Miss Jessel (The Turn of the Screw). She has garnered accolades at a number of competitions, including the Antonín Dvořák International Vocal Competition in Karlovy Vary, the M. Schneider Trnavský International Competition in Trnava and the Iuventus Canti International Vocal Competition in Vráble, where she came first and received other special prizes, among them the National Theatre Opera Prize. She won third prize at the Otto Edelmann competition, and the Audience Prize and the Daeugu Opera House Prize in Korea.  Moreover, she was a finalist of the Concorso lirico internationale di Portofino in Italy, where she was awarded the Evamaria Wieser Prize, and she also succeeded at the Queen Sonja International Music Competition in Oslo and the Klaudia Taev Competition in Pärnu, Estonia. She has appeared on opera stages as Musetta (La bohème), Pamina (Die Zauberflöte), Frau Fluth (The Merry Wives of Windsor), the Countess (Le nozze di Figaro), Woglinde (Das Rheingold) and Sophie (Werther). In the summer of 2017, she performed at the Rheingau Musik Festival in Germany opposite the Sinfonietta Cracovia orchestra and sang in Mozart’s Requiem in Sochi, Russia. In the autumn of 2017, she appeared at the Konzerthaus in Berlin and at the Georgian National Opera Theatre in Tbilisi. Slávka Zámečníková has given concerts in Brazil, Australia, China, South Korea, France, Monaco, Italy and Russia. She has performed with the Kammerorchester Berlin, the Filarmonica Arturo Toscanini di Parma, the Schloss Schönbrunn Orchester, etc. Slávka Zámečníková is a grantee of the Liz Mohn Kultur- und Musikstiftung, the Junge Musiker Stiftung and the Deutschlandstipendium.

More information in her official web page: www.slavkazamecnikova.com

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.