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Concert: Veronika Böhmová

Date: 09 June 2016 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM, Venue: Czech Embassy

The Embassy Series, in collaboration with the Embassy of the Czech Republic, presents Czech pianist Veronika Böhmová, performing a program of Shostakovich, Albéniz, Ravel, and Prokofiev - in honor of Robert Doubek and in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War.

Event Details:

June 9, 7:30 pm

Location: Embassy of the Czech Republic
3900 Spring of Freedom Street, NW
Washington, DC 20008

Veronika Böhmová was born into a family of Czech musicians in České Budejovice, South Bohemia, in 1985. In her home town she started taking piano lessons with prof. Marie Šimková Kotrčová at the age of five. Later she studied at the Hochschule für Musik Carl-Maria von WeberSchool in Dresden, guided by Prof. ArkadiZenzipér and at the Prague Music School in a class led byProf. Ivan Klánský. She is a prize-winning participant in numerous international music competitions, e.g. Anton G. Rubinstein Competition 2012 in Dresden (2nd prize), Rotary Club Competition 2011 (1st prize), Queen Elizabeth Competition 2010 Brussels (semifinals) and Maria Canals Competition 2007 (2nd prize). She takes regularly part in many master classes given by famous artists, e.g. Klaus Hellwig, David Lively, Michel Béroff, Stefan Sheja, Avedis Kouyoumjian and others.

American Friends of the Czech Republic Secretary and past President Robert W. Doubek founded AFoCR in 1995 and served as its president through the end of 1998. He was instrumental in mobilizing public support for Czech admission to NATO. In 1996 he launched the project to rebuild the Woodrow Wilson Monument in Prague and has directed the project since the beginning. Mr. Doubek co-founded the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund in April1979, and served as the Fund’s Executive Director and Project Director until com-pleting the memorialin mid-1983. He then directed projects for real estate development companies in the Washington metropolitan area from 1983 to 1994. From 1994 to 1996 he traveled extensively in Central and Eastern Europe, managing USAID programs in real estate and housing. He is presently with the U.S. State Department, where he buys and sells real property worldwide for diplomatic use. Mr.Doubek received a B.A. from the University of Illinois (Urbana) in 1966, and served as an Air Force intelligence officer from 1967 to 1971, witha year in Vietnam. He received a law degree from Georgetown University Law Center in 1974.