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Concert by Ambros duo Prague

Ambroš Duo Prague, consisting of violinist Miroslav Ambroš and pianist Zuzana Ambrošová, will bring to life the music of Antonín Dvořák, Josef Suk, and Bedřich Smetana, and more during the evening’s concert.

Cost: Free with suggested freewill donation of $10 to help cover related costs.

Program:

Antonín  Dvořák:  Romantic Pieces  op.75

Allegro moderato

Allegro maestoso

Allegro appassionato

Larghetto

Josef Suk: Radúz  and  Mahulena  Op. 16 – violin solo from Fairy-Tale

Bedřich Smetana:  From  my   homeland  –  Two duos

  1. Moderato
  2. Andantino

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Josef Suk jun.:  Romance

Antonín Dvořák:  Humoreska

Antonín  Dvořák:  Mazurek  e minor Op. 49

Dedicated to Pablo de Sarasate

Sylvie Bodorová:  Dža more- Gypsy  Ballad

Pablo  de Sarasate:  Concert Fantasy on Faust

Miroslav Ambroš has experienced a professional supervision by many outstanding pedagogues from Czech Republic and Germany. Along the way he attended the Prague Conservatory, C.M. von Weber in Dresden (Prof. Ivan Ženatý), Faculty of Music AMU (Prof. Ivan Štraus) and Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Hannover (Prof. Krzysztof Wegrzyn). He also completed many master courses in Canada, Netherlands, Germany, Italy and Switzerland, where he received lesson from great musicians such as P. Zukerman, R. Ricci, A. Chumachenco, G. Pauk, P. Amoyal and others. In 2008 he started taking private lessons from Maestro Josef Suk.

In his music career Miroslav has received various prizes. The most valued one is the overall win in the international competition “Du Prix des Jeunes Talents Eropéens de Musique Classique” that takes place in Marseille.

Miroslav Ambroš has had the opportunity to perform practically all over the world. Within his nearly thousands of concerts he has repeatedly performed at various festivals in Germany, Austria, France, Italy, Spain, Holland, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Croatia, Bulgaria, Romania, Norway, Canada, Russia, South Korea and USA. He has played at many prominent world stages such as Tabaret Hall in Ottawa, Memorial Hall in Phoenix, Oratoire de Louvre in Paris, Sala Caselle in Roma and Art Center in Soul. Miroslav has also taken part in many music festivals in Czech Republic and Slovakia. He had the privilege to perform where he played Tchaikovsky´s violin concerto D major in the Dvorak Hall in Rudolfinum, conducted by Jiří Bělohlávek. In his career he also performed on other prominent stage in Czech Republic such as Smetana’s Hall in the Community House or the Spanish Hall in Prague Castle. He has also cooperated with most Czech and Slovak orchestras and worked for some of the Czech and Slovak televisions and radio broadcasts. He has done some recording for radio broadcasts in Marseille, Luxembourg and for the BBC. His violin can be heard on several recordings published by Arco Diva, Radioservis and Supraphon. On the last one mentioned he joined Maestro Josef Suk on his last CD. This recording received the Editor’s Choice Award at the Classic FM Magazine Awards in 2009.

In 2017 he founded a unique chamber orchestra Ambroš Ladies Orchestra, in which he performs as the solo artist. On October 2018 they had concert in Opera Monte-Carlo, Salle Garnier  in Monaco in the presence of the Albert II, prince of Monaco. During 2019 he performed with this orchestra in the Czech Republic at prestigious festivals, recorded a CD and made a Christmas tour with tenor Štefan Margita.

Annually in middle of March, under the auspices of Czech Embassy, consulates and compatriotic associations, came back to the USA to give concerts in Phoenix, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, San Diego, Seattle, Little Rock and Portland. At the University of Little Rock and Portland he also led the violin masterclasses in years 2018 and 2020.

The fifth US concert tour in Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco and New York took place in November 2022.

In 2022 and 2023, he also held concerts in South America, in the capitals of Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay, and received another  invitation for 2024.

Miroslav Ambroš  won a gold medal  from the international music competition in Vienna in 2020 a silver medal from the international music competition in New York in 2020 and gold medal in 2022.

Zuzana Ambrošová began her conservatory studies in Košice at the age of 13 as an exceptionally talented child. She graduated from piano playing at the Music Academy of Performing Arts in Prague under the supervision of Prof. Zdeněk Jílek (piano class) and Prof. Jan Panenka (chamber playing). For the period of one year she received private lesson by Lecturer Valentina Kameníková. She also extended her studies by taking Master piano courses in Weimar, Germany.

At the age of 16 as the laureate of the Smetana´s piano competition and the international competition Beethoven’s Hradec she became a solo artist in the State Philharmonic Orchestra Košice, which she later joined again repeatedly. As a solo artist she made a successful appearance with the Vienna philharmonic. She taught piano playing at the conservatory in Košice for ten years and performed in various places in Slovakia and abroad at the same time.

In 1992 she started working at the Prague Conservatory and engaged in external cooperation with the Music Academy of Performing Arts in Prague. Since the late 1994 she has worked at Jan Deyl Conservatory and  Prague Music High School.

She is a highly demanded chamber player and has been repeatedly invited to cooperate at some international festivals and competitions (Prague´s Spring, Talent of the Year, Ameropa). She has performed at many concerts and festivals in Slovakia, Germany, Hungary, Austria, France, Monaco, Italy, Holland, Luxembourg, Norway,  Spain,  Switzerland, Croatia, Slovenia, and Bulgaria.  She has had concerts at various prominent stages around the world such as Dal Verme theatre in Milan, Sala Silentium in Bologna, Sala Caselle in Roma, Ville Bardini in Florence, Palazzo Tobia in Genoa, Maison Cantonale Bordeaux Bastide, Oratoir du Louvre  in Paris, Memorial Hall in Phoenix, Kerry Hall in Seattle,  San Rafael Hall  in Buenos Aires, Austrian cultural forum in New York and many others.

She regularly makes various recordings for Czech and Slovak radios and televisions. She recorded a CD Il Vrituoso together with the violinist Miroslav Ambroš, which was published at Arco Diva label.

In recent years she has played concerts with the Ambroš Ladies Orchestra and Virtousi di Praga in Croatia, France, Germany, Holland  and Monaco.

She keeps returning to many festivals and stages. In years 2016, 2018, 2019 and 2020 she finished a very successful tour through the USA. She performed in Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Little Rock, Seattle and Portland.

The fifth US concert tour in Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco and New York took place in November 2022.

In 2022 and 2023, they also held concerts in South America, in the capitals of Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay, and received another  invitation for 2024.

Details

Date:
March 8
Time:
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Venue

National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library
1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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Phone
319-362-8500