Saluting the Israel Festival in its Jubilee Year
02.06.2011 / 09:02
The Embassy of the Czech Republic cordially invites you to the performance of the Czech violinist Martina Bačová in the framework of Israel Festival 2011
Among the Jerusalem Day events is a tribute to the city of Jerusalem and the Israel Festival. The Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra presents the world premiere of Jerusalem composed by Gil Shohat, accompanied by Rita, David D´Or and HaDag Nahash. In addition Hora Dance Troupe, Vertigo and internationally acclaimed violinist Martina Bacova from Prague will perform.
The Israel Festival was founded in 1961 by Aaron Zvi Propes as a summer music festival taking place in the ancient Roman theatre in Caesarea. The program was later broadened to include all the performing arts, and the location was enlarged to include venues all over the country. It was not until 1982 that the country's capital decided to adopt the Festival as its own, and since then the majority of performances are held in Jerusalem.
The Festival takes place annually for a few weeks in the spring. Throughout the festival, audiences are able to enjoy performances by artists from all over the world, as well as premieres of Israeli works and tributes to leading Israeli artists. The public can also attend a large selection of free performances, including street theatre, children's shows and a nightly jazz club.
Martina Bačová (b. 1982) ranks alongside the most distinctive members of the emerging generation of artists. She studied at the Janáček Conservatory in Ostrava, and at the Prague Conservatory. In 2008, she graduated from the Faculty of Arts in Ostrava, where her tutor was Professor Zdeněk Gola. From 2008 – 2010 she studied with Ivan Ženatý at the Carl Maria von Weber Hochschule für Musik in Dresden, as a recipient of the Sächsisches Landesstipendium grant.
As a soloist, she has appeared at prestigious festivals in the Czech Republic (Prague Spring, Saint Wenceslas Festivities, Mahler Festival in Jihlava) and internationally (Festival de Megève, Festival de Nancy, Festival de la Vézère, St. Gellert Festival).
She is frequently invited to work with the Ostrava Janáček Philharmonic Orchestra, and with the Northern Bohemia Philharmonic Orchestra in Teplice. She has appeared with the Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra and with various chamber ensembles, including Camerata Janáček, Czech Virtuosi, St. Gellert Academy, and others. She is a regular collaborator of Czech Radio and Czech Television.
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