Date of EventSaturday, 16. 5. 2020 from 21.30
Expected end of the concert 22.45
Event placeRudolfinum – Suk Hall
- Johann Sebastian Bach: Sonata in A major BWV 1032
- Charles-Marie Widor: Suite pour flûte et piano op. 34
- Shin Kim: Polychrome Chaplin
- Camille Saint-Saëns: Tarantella for Flute, Clarinet and Piano Op. 6
- Paolo Taballione: Fantasy on themes from Giuseppe Verdi’s opera La traviata
- Monika Knoblochová - cembalo
- Václav Mácha - piano
- Anna Paulová - clarinet
- Chaeyeon You - flute
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A broad selection from Baroque to contemporary music is offered by the concert of the flautist Chaeyeon You (*2001), the freshly honoured laureate of the Prague Spring International Music Competition. She will present herself both as a soloist and in a chamber ensemble alongside previous laureates of the competition – the harpsichordist Monika Knoblochová and the clarinettist Anna Paulová.
When she took up the gauntlet in Prague in May 2019, it was her very first visit to the Czech Republic. Even so, she had heard of the Prague Spring contest long before – she claims that it enjoys great popularity in the Republic of Korea, as does Czech music. Her phenomenal performance was a remarkable feat considering that, at the age of 18, she was the second youngest candidate of the whole competition. Further admiration stems from the fact that she only started playing the flute when she was 10. So it took her a mere eight years to rise to a world-leading position in her generation! This development was aided both by her very thorough musical education at the National University of Arts in Seoul and by her experience from working with professional ensembles – she has performed as a soloist with the KBS Symphony Orchestra, which is considered the best orchestra in the country (it had a guest appearance at the Firkušný Festival in Prague in 2018).