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Rudolf Firkušný Piano Festival

Rudolfinum, Alšovo nábřeží 79/12, Praha 1 - Staré Město, 110 00


19. 11. 2016 – 26. 11. 2016

In 2016, the piano festival bearing the name of Rudolf Firkušný is entering its fourth year. What artists will be appearing at this year’s festival?

Garrick Ohlsson, a pianist with legendary technique and a phenomenal memory, has been appearing on concert stages around the world for nearly fifty years.

A French critic has compared Martin Kasík 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.

Alfred Brendel discovered Olga Scheps's talent, so it is thanks to him that the six-year-old girl who left Moscow with her family to settle in Cologne has become a pianist who is now giving concerts in Europe’s most prestigious concert halls.

He is passionate about this music, and one could hardly find performances to compete with Sir András Schiff's. He has been awarded the Golden Mozart-Medaille by the Mozarteum International Foundation. In July of 2015, his last “Schubert” album received the recording of the month award from the Gramophone and the BBC Music Magazine. 

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