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CZECH REPUBLIC: Classical Memories

Czech violinist Marketa Vokacova and pianist Stanislav Gallin present Classical Memories, featuring the music of Mozart, Kreisler, Smetana, and Franck at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage on November 9, at 6 pm.


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Sonata for Piano and Violin in E minor, KV304
I. Allegro
II. Tempo di menuetto

Friedrich “Fritz” Kreisler

Prelude and Allegro “In the style of Pugnani”

Bedrich Smetana
Z Domoviny (From the Homeland)

Cesar Franck
Sonata in A major
I. Allegretto ben moderato
II. Allegro
III. Recitativo-Fantasia
IV. Allegretto poco mosso


Marketa Vokacova (born 1988) began playing the violin under the direction of Miroslav Novak. In 2003, she studied at the Prague Conservatory under Professor Pavel Kudelasek. She graduated from the Music and Dance Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague from the class of Professor Leos Cepicky, performing Khachaturian’s Violin Concert with the Prague Philharmonic. She successfully participated in several national and international competitions and has completed a number of interpretation courses in Pilsen, Czech Republic, led by Stephen Shipps, in Semmering, Austria, led by Hague Shahama, as well as Vaclav Hudecek’s Academy in Luhacovice, Czech Republic where she received the best participant award in 2012. As a soloist, Marketa performed with several orchestras such as the Prague Chamber Philharmonic, West Bohemian Symphony Orchestra of Marianske Lazne, Camerata Moravia, Virtuosi Pragenses, Leos Janacek Chamber Orchestra, and Olomouc Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra.

Currently, Marketa focuses mainly on chamber music as a member of the Kalliope Trio, which she founded in 2011. The trio won many awards: 2nd prize at the International Competition of Antonin Dvorak, 1st prize at the Bohuslav Martinu Foundation Interpretation Competition, 3rd prize at the International Johannes Brahms Chamber Music Competition in Gdansk, and in 2016, the trio was awarded the Laureate Award for Johannes Brahms Chamber Music Competition in Poertschach, Austria. Since 2009, Marketa has been a member of the Czech Radio Symphony Orchestra. In 2014, she became a regular member of the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra.

Stanislav Gallin was born in Saint Petersburg, Russia, but he has been living in the Czech Republic since 2001. His numerous competition successes include 1st Prize in Nersingen, Germany, and 1st Prize at the Prague Junior Note. Stanislav has performed as a soloist with the St. Petersburg Philharmonic, St. Petersburg Radio Orchestra, Les Solistes Europeens Luxembourg, Moravian Philharmonic Olomouc, Pilsen Philharmonic, Bruno Walter Festival Orchestra, etc. He has worked with distinguished conductors, including: Alexei Anikhanov, Tomas Brauner, Jack Martin Handler, Jakub Hrusa, Friedemann Riehl or Peter Vrabel. As a chamber player, he has appeared on stages in many European countries, the United States and Africa. He is also a member of the Orbis Trio, which is ranked among the finest European ensembles.

Stanislav graduated from the St. Petersburg Conservatory under Vladimir Mischouk. He continued his studies at the Prague Academy of Music with Peter Toperzer, and graduated in 2007 performing Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto in Prague. He also participated in a study program at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria (Prof. Peter Lang). Additionally, he has taken international master classes with Lazar Berman, Eugen Indjic, Avo Kouyoumdjian, Pierre Jasmin, etc. In 2012, he completed his postgraduate study at the University of Performing Arts in Bratislava. Currently, he works at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague.



Date/Time: November 9, at 6 pm

Admission is free. | Reservations are not required.

Location: The John F. Kennedy Center For the Performing Arts
Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
2700 F Street, NW, Washington, DC 20566

2017-11-09 18:00:00 2017-11-09 19:00:00 America/New_York CZECH REPUBLIC: Classical Memories European Union Delegation in the US: CZECH REPUBLIC: Classical Memories The John F. Kennedy Center For the Performing Arts, 2700 F Street, NW, Washington European Union Delegation in the US delegation-usa-info@eeas.europa.eu
November 9, 2017

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

The John F. Kennedy Center For the Performing Arts,
2700 F Street, NW,
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