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On the occasion of the anniversary of Antonín Dvořák’s birth the Consulate General of the Czech Republic in Chengdu held a piano concert in Chongqing

On October 20th, 2021 the Consulate General of the Czech Republic in Chengdu hosted a piano concert on the occasion of the 180th anniversary of birth of one of the greatest Czech composers Antonín Dvořák. The concert was held in the neighboring city of Chongqing.

The co-organizer of this cultural event was the official dealer of Czech piano company Petrof, who has an exhibition and sales spaces in Chongqing with exhibited Petrof, Rösler (part of Petrof Family Brands) and other pianos. The exhibition space also includes a smaller concert hall for about 150 people, which was filled completely by spectators ranging from representatives of art or music schools, conservatories, piano vendors or music faculties of local universities to representatives of the local Ministry of Foreign Affairs, business community and people interested in the Czech Republic, who were also invited. The guest of honor was the CEO of Bei Chen (Mr. Chen) who represents all official Petrof dealers in the People´s Republic of China.

During the first part of the concert guests could enjoy a set of Czech compositions played on the Petrof piano. Two Chinese piano virtuosos played Dvořák’s Symphony “From the New World”, Slavonic Dances Op. 46 and 72 and Humoresque. The first part of the concert was concluded by the famous “My homeland” composition from Bedřich Smetana. The second part of the concert was devoted to Chinese classical music.

The concert was accompanied by a printed booklet of an art exhibition “Dvořák: His music and Life in Pictures” by Czech artist Renáta Fučíková. Visitors also had a chance to see pictures of Czech nature and cultural heritage sights which together with the music brought many, according to the feedback, to the Czech Republic.

The concert was also covered by the largest local TV station.

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Czech Piano Night 2021