Concert for the Year of Czech Music

2/10/2024 from 19:30 Koncertní síň Šimona a Judy

Concert for the Year of Czech Music


  • Ondřej Kukal Clarinettino
  • Ondřej Kukal Duo concertino for violin, viola and strings op. 58, world premiere
  • Antonin Dvořák Serenade for strings in E major

  • Anna Paulová, clarinet
  • Ludmila Pavlová, violin

On the streaming service Spotify, Dvořák’s Serenade for Strings performed by the Prague Chamber Orchestra is extremely popular and is reaching an unimaginable number of plays and downloads. And no wonder: our orchestra plays it at a truly world-class level! In addition to this gem by Dvořák, the concert will feature two compositions by the contemporary Czech composer Ondřej Kukal, who in his playful works can give original space to solo instruments.

Anna Paulová

Anna Paulová has won numerous prizes from an early age. Her greatest success has been 2nd prize at the Prague Spring International Music Festival in May 2015 with a number of special awards, including the Bohuslav Martinů Foundation prize, Gideon Klein Foundation prize, Czech Centres prize and Mercedes Benz prize for the most successful Czech participant of the competition and 1st prize at the Bohuslav Martinů Foundation Interpretation Competition 2016 with special prize of the Artist’s Life Foundation for the best participant of the competition. 

As a soloist, Anna Paulová has performed with the Czech Philharmonic, PKF- Prague Philharmonia, Talich Philharmonia Prague, Bohuslav Martinů Philharmonic Orchestra Zlín, Czech Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra Pardubice, Nord Czech Philharmonic Teplice, Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra Olomouc, Polish Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra Sopot, Orchestra Sinfonica Città di Grosseto, Inter Camerata Chamber Orchestra Wroclaw, Orquestra Cascais e Oeiras Portugal and Orchestra da Camera di Caserta and the Orchestra Sinfonica di Sanremo. 

Since 2013 she is studying with prof. Jiří Hlaváč and prof. Vlastimil Mareš at Academy of Performing Arts in Prague. At present, she receives lessons with prof. Sabine Meyer and prof. Reiner Wehle at the Musikhochschule Lübeck. 

In June 2022, she received a special Golden Medal award (High Distinction) at the Manhattan International Music Competition, and in November 2022 she will perform at the Salon de Virtuosi Festival at the Bohemian National Hall in New York.