The Mill Valley Chamber Music Society continues its 34th season with the internationally accliamed Prazak Quartet performing 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012.
The members of the quartet are Pavel Hula, Vlastomil Holek, violins; Josef Kluson, viola; and Michal Kanka, cello.
The Prazak Quartet musical program will feature Haydn: Qt. op. 71, #1;
Smetana: Qt. #1, e minor "From my Life," and Dvorak: Qt. op. 106 in G major
The Prazak Quartet, one of today´s leading international chamber music ensembles, was established in 1972 while its members were students at the Prague Conservatory. Since then, the quartet has gained attention for its place in the unique Czech quartet tradition and its musical virtuosity.
The 1974 Czech Music Year saw the Prazak Quartet receive the first prize at the Prague Conservatory Chamber Music Competition. Within 12 months their
international career had been launched with a performance at the 1975 Prague Spring Music Festival. In 1978 the quartet took the first prize at the Evian String
Quartet Competition as well as a special prize awarded by Radio France for the best recording during the competition. Further prizes were awarded at various
other Czech competitions.
For over 30 years, the Prazak Quartet has been at home on music stages worldwide and regular guests in the major European musical capitals--Prague, Paris, Amsterdam, Brussels, Milan, Madrid, London, Berlin, Munich. The Prazak Quartet has also been invited to participate at numerous international festivals, where they have collaborated with artists including Menahem Pressler, Jon Nakamatsu, Cynthia Phelps, Roberto Diaz, Josef Suk and Sharon Kam.
In North America, the Prazak Quartet have performed at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center in New York City and major North American cities including Los
Angeles, San Francisco, Dallas, Houston, Washington, Philadelphia, Miami, St. Louis, New Orleans, Berkeley, Cleveland, Tucson, Denver, Buffalo, Vancouver,
Toronto and Montreal.
IF YOU GO:
- WHEN: Sunday, Nov. 4, 5 p.m.
- LOCATION: Mt. Tamalpais United Methodist Church, 410 Sycamore Ave
- COST: $15 to $30 per person. $15 Youth - 18 years and under. $30 General.
- TICKETS: Tickets sold at the door when space available. Reservations recommended. Order through Brown Paper Tickets or call 1-800-838-3006
- PHONE: 415-381-4453