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PipesWorks 2007

Thursday, 11 October 2007, 8 pm
Orchard Road Presbyterian Church, 3 Orchard Road [locate]
FREE ADMISSION

Pavel Kohout (Czech Republic)

Pavel Kohout (1976) is one of the foremost Czech and international concert organists of the younger generation. He is a graduate of the Prague Conservatory and the Music Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague under the tutelage of Prof. Jaroslav Tuma.

Pavel Kohout has won a number of prizes at international organ competitions. His greatest achievement up to date is winning the prestigious First Prize and J. S. Bach Prize at one of the world’s largest international organ competitions, the IOCM Musashino in Tokyo 2000, as well as First Prizes at international organ contests in Ljubljana 1998 and Vilnius 1999. He is a holder of several other special prizes including the ‘Dancing Angel’ prize of the European Music Competition for Youth.

He plays as a recitalist and soloist with various ensembles and orchestras at many international concert venues throughout Europe, as well as in Russia, Australia and repeatedly in Japan. He also performs on live broadcasts for Slovak Radio and the European Broadcasting Union. His other activities include continual cooperation with Czech National Radio on the project ‘Historical Organs’, helping to provide organ tours in the Czech Republic for organ experts and presenting international master classes.

Programme

Dietrich Buxtehude (1637-1707)
Toccata in F major (BuxWV 157)

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Choral Partita: Sei gegrüsset, Jesu gütig (BWV 768) (Choral with XI Variations)

Jan Křtitel Kuchař (1751-1829)
Partita C dur on the theme of Alleluja

Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy (1809-1847)
Sonata in D minor, op. 65, Nr. 6 (on the theme ‘The Lord’s Prayer’)

Franz Liszt (1811-1886)
Fantasy and fugue on the chorale ‘Ad nos, ad salutarem undam’

 

 

Pavel Kohout (Czech Republic)