Terezie Fialová, piano
Roman Patocka, violin
Markéta Vrbková, cello
Part of The Music of Budapest, Prague, and Vienna
Founded in 2003 in Prague, the Eben Trio (formerly Puella Trio) is considered one of the most gifted trios in the young, up-and-coming generation of musicians. Despite its short history, the ensemble has experienced remarkable success at local as well as foreign competitions, including winning the 2010 Bohuslav Martin competition in Prague. They have studied under members of the Guarneri and Alban Berg string quartets. Making their U.S. debut, the trio "has already achieved an admirable mastery of the great musical literature and plays extremely well together," says the Ostseezeitung Rügen, praising their interpretation of Dvorák's "Dumki" trio as "particularly convincing." The "Dumki," that most Czech of all compositions (and Dvorák's farewell gift to his homeland, the last piece he wrote before his departure for America, where he wrote the Cello Concerto and the New World Symphony) is joined on this All-Czech program with Smetana's heart-wrenching Trio, written after the loss of his child.
Program and Notes
- Petr Fiala
- Trio for violin, cello, and piano (1980)
- The Music of Budapest, Prague, and Vienna An Interactive Exploration of the History & Culture of Central Europe
- About Fortas Chamber Music Concerts at the Kennedy Center
The Fortas Chamber Music Concerts are supported by generous contributors to the Abe Fortas Memorial Fund, and by a major gift to the fund from the late Carolyn E. Agger, widow of Abe Fortas.
The Music of Budapest, Prague, and Vienna
Presenting Underwriter HRH Foundation
Additional support is provided by David and Alice Rubenstein, Noémi and Michael Neidorff and the Centene Charitable Foundation, The Honorable Nancy G. Brinker, and State Plaza Hotel.
International Programming at the Kennedy Center is made possible through the generosity of the Kennedy Center International Committee on the Arts.
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