Welcome to the RNCM Chamber Music Festival, which returns to our own building this year following the renovation of our Concert Hall. I have entitled this Festival My Country as for as long as I can remember, Czech music has been a part of who I am, and I believe that it is an important part of the cycle of the RNCM Chamber Music Festival to show that to you.
The Festival will feature music from Dvořák, Janáček, Martinů and Smetana, performed by some of the finest Czech musicians performing today; my own Talich Quartet, my friends Pavel Fischer and ambassadors for our country for over 25 years the Guarneri Trio from Prague, and one of the finest quartets working anywhere in the world today, the Pavel Haas Quartet. Alongside these performances we will welcome guests from across the UK and as always, the Festival will be brought to life by performances from students of the RNCM, Chetham’s School of Music, St Mary’s Edinburgh and Junior RNCM.
Thank you for this opportunity to share my passion for this music with you, I look forward to welcoming you to RNCM.
Petr Prause artistic director
Supported by the Albert and Eugenie Frost Music Trust
and Czech Centre