Rudolf Firkusny Piano Festival - Martin Kasík
- 22. 11. 2016
A French critic has compared him to Vladimir Horowitz and Martha Argerich. His triumph at the internationally renowned Young Concert Artists Competition in New York in 1999 opened up his path to concert stages around the world. There followed recitals at Carnegie Hall, London’s Wigmore Hall, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Tokyo’s Suntory Hall, the Tonhalle Zürich, and elsewhere. According to
the New York Times: “He plays with a resourceful technique, fluidity, a keen sense of color and intelligence.” For the second festival concert, Martin Kasík is offering a truly magnificent programme, which will include music by Leoš Janáček, whose music Kasík has traditionally programmed. “I feel close to Janáček, having grown up listening to the same folk music that influenced his compositions.” This native of Frenštát is a winner of the Prague Spring Competition in 1998.