Two Times Mozart at the Thermal Spring Colonnade

Saturday, 12 November 2022 / 2 pm / Thermal Spring Colonnade / Admission free

A chamber orchestra made up of members of the Czech Philharmonic and the Karlovy Vary Symphony Orchestra performs two iconic works by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, featuring soloist Jan Fišer, concert master of the Czech Philharmonic.
W. A. Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 1 in B Major, K 207,
W. A. Mozart: Symphony No. 29 in A Major, K 201
Performed by:
A chamber orchestra composed of members of the Czech Philharmonic and the Karlovy Vary Symphony Orchestra
Artistic director of the Czech Philharmonic:
Jan Fišer
Artistic director of the Karlovy Vary Symphony Orchestra:
Jakub Sedláček
Solo violinist:
Jan Fišer (concert master of the Czech Philharmonic)
About the program
Both works included in the day’s concert were written while Mozart was in the services of Salzburg’s Archbishop Hieronymus von Colloredo, for whom he began working at age seventeen. Despite his youth, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756–1791) was already an experienced composer at the time. Over the previous years, he had visited practically all of Europe’s most important courts in the company of his father, including Vienna, Paris, and London, and had composed more than twenty symphonies and seven operas. The violin concerto in B major was Mozart’s first concerto for solo instrument. Over the subsequent four years, he composed another four violin concertos, all of which are still regularly played today. Although it is one of his early works, the Symphony in A Major clearly shows Mozart’s exceptional compositional talent. It combines his practically limitless melodic inventiveness with an extraordinary sense for the use of all the colorful possibilities of the classical orchestra.
Jan Fišer
A concert master of the Czech Philharmonic and of the PKF – Prague Philharmonia, Fišer also intensively focuses on solo and chamber performances. Together with pianist Ivo Kahánek and cellist Tomáš Jamník, he is one third of the Dvořák Trio, one of the best Czech chamber ensembles, with successful appearances at a number of domestic and foreign music festivals. As a soloist, Jan Fišer has collaborated with leading Czech orchestras and has performed as guest concert master with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, the Bamberger Symphoniker – Bayerische Staatsphilharmonie, and the Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrücken Kaiserslautern. As a mentor for the MenArt scholarship academy, he is also active as a teacher, and on top of that he regularly teaches music courses, among other places at the Ševčík Academy in Horažďovice and the Telč Music Academy.
Jakub Sedláček
Jakub Sedláček is a leading violinist of his generation and an in-demand chamber musician and soloist. He studied at the Prague Conservatory under professors Jaroslav Foltýn and Ivan Ženatý, followed by the Pilsen Conservatory under professor Roman Fedčuk. In 2000, he received a scholarship to attend a master class at the Meadowmount School of Music in New York State. In 2007–2008, he taught and performed at Mahidol University’s College of Music in Bangkok. In 2008–2011, he was concert master and soloist at the West Bohemian Symphony Orchestra in Mariánské Lázně. In 2009, he successfully performed Dvořák’s violin concerto with the Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra. During the 2011–2012 season, he was concert master with the Pilsen Philharmonic and he held the same position with Germany’s Thüringer Symphoniker until March 2013. Since then, he has been concert master at the Karlovy Vary Symphony Orchestra.