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Karel Košárek 


Influencers of Resonance

2021/2022 piano recitals

November 1  |  2021



A contemporary composer, conductor, pianist, arranger and songwriter; he has been active since the late 1980’s in many musical and theatrical projects in the widest variety of genres.

He collaborates with symphony orchestras across the Czech republic, with which he presents his own creative work. In 2012 it was the violin concerto „Key to the Gardens", which he wrote for Gabriela Demeterová. In 2014 there were three premieres of his original compositions: the concerto for English horn „Heart of the Gardens“ with the Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra (solo J. Tomšíčková), a Cycle of 12 symphonic songs with the Pardubice Chamber Philharmonic (solo Marina Vyskvorkina, Gabriela Demeterová and Sára Marková Bukovská), and the piano concerto „Gateway to the Gardens“ with the Karlovy Vary Symphony Orchestra (solo J. Wolf Jr.). K. Marek recorded his extensive inter-genre composition „Sinael Jazz Symphony“ with the same orchestra. In 2016 he premiered his composition Midnight Pictures – a vocal jazz suite.

At the Laterna Magica the National Theatre presented 5 years his stage music „Legends of magic Prague“, which he introduced in a concert premiere with the Czech National Symphony Orchestra, with which he cooperates closely. He is a regular guest at the Prague Proms International Music Festival. He collaborates with the Studio DVA theatre company, for which he created the music and wrote song lyrics for performances of „A Christmas Carol“ and „Little Girl – a Christmas story“.

In cooperation with Czech Radio he has created more than 30 musical dramatizations. He has released numerous CDs, including „Angels‘ Crying in My Head, Angels‘ Laughter in My Heart“ featuring Tony Lakatos; Legends of Magic Prague; Calm Presence; Sinael Jazz Symphony; Mysterium of St. John of Nepomuk; Midnight Pictures and among others). 


C. Bechstein is the largest European instrument maker and a traditional producer of master-class concert pianos with a distinctive European sound since 1853.

C. Bechstein organised an extraordinary two-year cycle of Beethoven’s piano sonatas at the St Agnes Convent in Prague. The complete set of 32 masterful sonatas, which are among the most momentous piano works in European history, was performed on the D 282 concert grand piano by the charismatic virtuoso Saleem Ashkar during eight evenings in two concert seasons from 2016–18. He also chose a C. Bechstein piano for his complete recording of the set for the prestigious label Decca.

Influencers of Resonance is the spiritual successor to this extraordinary Beethoven project. The 2018/19 season saw Tomáš Kačo, Jan Bartoš, Beata Hlavenková, and Ivo Kahánek perform on the C. Bechstein piano. The 2019/20 season will again field a diversity of genres – the same venue and instrument will welcome four distinguished musicians with a bespoke repertoire. The keys of the D 282 grand piano are set to dance under the fingers of Marek Kozák, Najponk, Miroslav Sekera, and Karel Košárek.

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For more than a century and a half, C. Bechstein has been manufacturing masterpieces that are the embodiment of quality, exquisite sound and tone. The highest quality of timbre and perfect action brings the beauties of the great era of the piano into the present day. Today, C. Bechstein pianos can be found in the Royal Academy of Music in London, the Paris Conservatoire, or the Berlin Philharmonic.

From the outset, C. Bechstein’s philosophy has been influenced by the likes of Hans von Bülow or Franz Liszt. The company continues in its great tradition of handcrafted production, complemented with cutting edge technology. Instruments of the C. Bechstein and Bechstein brands are made exclusively in Europe, in the company’s German factory in Seifhennersdorf, Saxony; upright and grand pianos of the W. Hoffmann brand are built by the subsidiary C. Bechstein Europe in one of the most modern European production facilities in Hradec Králové in the Czech Republic.

In May 2019 the company opened a piano showroom in Prague, the largest display and sales piano centre in the Czech capital.

Read more at www.bechstein.com

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Category I CZK 1,600

Category II CZK 1,100

Individual tickets 

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Category II CZK 350

Student Special III CZK 100

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