Czech Classical Music Tour “Spork Quartet”
08.11.2013 / 16:00
The renowned Czech musical group “Spork Quartet” performed in New Delhi and Mumbai during the Czech National Day Receptions and during the visit of H.E. Mr. Jan Kohout, Minister of Foreign Affairs and H.E. Mr. Jiri Balvin, Minister of Culture of the Czech Republic in November 2013.
„Špork Quartet“ performed first in Mumbai on 29 October 2013 during the Czech National Day celebrations in Trident Hotel, organized by Honorary Consul of the Czech Republic in Mumbai Mrs. Rashmi Jolly and then on 30 October 2013 during the Czech National Reception in Embassy premises.
The Quartet then played its beautiful music in Teen Murti House, Nehru Memorial Auditorium and musically accompanied the inauguration of „Czech Castles“ exhibition in Red Fort in New Delhi on 7 November 2013, opened jointly by Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr. J. Kohout, Minister of Culture Mr. J. Balvín and Minsiter of Culture of India Mrs. Chandresh Kumari Katoch.
Repertoire of the “Spork Quartet” is a music of a wide range starting from Baroque ending by the living composers of today. This allows them to show diverse palettes of music from the various periods of time. “Spork Quartet” also regularly invites guests to expand and diversify their concerts and enrich the sound of this ensemble.
„Špork Quartet“ chose for India the repertoire of baroque and classicist music of G. Tartini, J.S. Bach, W. A. Mozart, J. Haydn, G.F. Händel, E. Granadose, A. Kraft, N. Paganini, A. Vivaldi, J. Ibert and Z. Tošnar.
The “Spork Quartet” was founded in 1990. The name “Spork Quartet” was chosen in honor of the owner of the Czech Castle in Lysá nad Labem - the earl František Antonín Špork - who was a famous lover and patron of the arts. Spork quartet consists of: Věra Vartová - violin, Jiří Krupička - violoncello, Karel Novotný - guitar and artistic director of the ensemble, and Jitka Krupičková - flutist. This relatively long existing chamber music ensemble significantly contributes to the cultural life not just in its neighborhood. They are often invited to the concerts and musical collaboration with other chamber music ensembles throughout the Czech Republic. The group has also presented its concerts abroad, specifically in Germany in Wolferstadt. Since 2009, the ensemble has been regularly invited to the concert tour in the Italian Gargano.