Miroslava SVOBODOVÁ / Tuesday, 16th July 2019, 7 p.m.

Petr EBEN

(1929-2007)

Due preludi festivi

Bedřich Antonín WIEDERMANN

(1883 – 1951)

Elegie

Felix MENDELSSOHN-BARTHOLDY

(1809 – 1847)

Sonáta d-moll č.6 na chorál Vater unser

Choral  (Andante sostenuto. Allegro molto)

Fuga    (Sostenute e legato)

Finale   (Andante)

César FRANCK

(1822 – 1890)

Fantasie C dur (verze III.)

Louis VIERNE

(1870 – 1937)

Cathedrales, op. 51

24 pieces de fantaisie

Léon BOELLMANN

(1862 – 1897)

Suite Gothique, op.25

1. Introduction-Choral

2. Menuet gothique

3. Priere a Notre-Dame

4. Toccata

Miroslava Svobodová

She started to play piano in her home town Znojmo (Czech Republic – Moravia) and continued her music studies at the Music Conservatory in Brno – organ and composition. She graduated of both. She become a student of the Academy of the Performing Arts in Prague in 1979. She studied organ with prof. M. Šlechta and V. Rabas.

She finalised her postgradual studies at AMU in 1989 – the harpsichord under the guidance of Prof.  Giedré Lukšaité-Mrázková.

She took part in many international competitions and after 1989 (Velvet Revolution) was at many interpretative courses under the guidance of many well known organists.

She was invited to co-operate with the Prague Symfonic Orchestra and the Prague Radio Orchestra at the recording of The Miracle of Our Lady (a Czech-language opera cycle in 4 parts, each of one act, by Bohuslav Martinů to a libretto by the composer) which was conducted by Mr. Jiří Bělohlávek.

This recording won Prix Caecillia de L’Union de la presse musicale Belge in 1985.

She gives a music performances in the Czech Republic and also abroad at the festivals eg. Göttinger Orgeltage, Prague Spring etc.

She recorded baroque music at the historical instruments for the Czech Radio Station.

She is teaching at the Music Conservatory in České Budějovice since 1989. Her students are among succesfull musicians who continued their studies at he Academy of Performing Arts in Prague or who continued their studies abroad.

Her repertoir contents all periods and she also played premieres of contemporary composers.

She collaborates closely with the South Czech Philharmonic Orchestra and also with many famous soloists.