Mother-daughter Czech duo to present organ, piano concert at Coe

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2010-08-31 09:25:34 - General

Hana Bartošová
Iva Bartošová

The mother-daughter duo of Hana and Iva Bartošová will present a duet concert on Friday, Sept. 10, at 7:30 p.m. in Sinclair Auditorium on the Coe College campus. Sponsored by Friends of Music at Coe, the event is free and open to the public.

Hailing from Brno in the Czech Republic, the Bartošovás have toured and performed organ and piano duet concerts in the Czech Republic, Germany, Denmark and Slovakia. They are making their American concert debut by invitation of the Czech Heritage Partnership and the 150th Anniversary Festival of St. Wenceslaus Church in Spillville, Iowa.

Their U.S. program is titled "A Look at Czech Music Through the Eyes of Centuries (Baroque to Present)" and will feature music by composers Eben, Kuchar, Novák, Tucapský, Martinu, Klicka and Pololáník.

Hana Bartošová frequently performs at concerts and prestigious festivals in her native country and abroad, and in many of Europe's largest cathedrals. She has performed at the 25th annual organ festival in Sant Elpidio under the auspices of Enio Moricone and represented the Czech Republic at the international Bach's festival in Italy. She teaches at the Brno conservatory and Brno Masaryk University, and is artistic director of the International Organ Festival in Brno. Hana has collaborated on several recordings of the Brno Children's Choir "Primavera," has been featured in numerous radio and television programs, and is a regular contributor to music journals.

Iva Bartošová is currently a student at the University of Arts in Bratislava where she studies with Ida Černecká. She has received numerous prizes for piano solo, piano four-hands and chamber music, including "best performance of a romantic composition" at the International Piano Competition in Munich, Germany. She has been a featured soloist in the Shostakovich Piano Concerto with the Brno Conservatory Philharmonic Orchestra.