Jac & Jan & FOK
Conductor Jac van Steen returns to lead the Prague Symphony Orchestra (FOK) in concert with the award-winning young violinist Jan Mráček, Apr 13-14.
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The principal guest conductor of the 81st season of the Prague Symphony Orchestra, Jac van Steen, likes monumental pieces.
One of them is Strauss’ tone poem Also Sprach Zarathustra, a poem with the most impressive sunrise fanfare, made even more famous in Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey.
However, at the concert we’ll also hear a rising star; while we were, along with the conductor, in the process of choosing the soloist for Bruch’s concerto, a wonderful piece of news arrived from Vienna: Jan Mráček had won the prestigious Fritz Kreisler Violin Competition. The choice was made.
Also, opening the concert will be Dvořák’s concert overture In Nature’s Realm.
A Young Talent – at only 13
Jan Mráček (born 1991) is one of the most promising young Czech violinists. At present Mr Mráček is studying at Vienna’s prestigious Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst, under Jan Pospíchal, a renowned soloist who for many years has been concertmaster of the Wiener Symphoniker.
Since childhood, Jan Mráček has been appearing at important venues, for instance at The Rudolfinum as part of the series ‘Josef Suk Introduces Young Talents’ when he was only 13. … To continue reading this article, and to see two video excerpts, click here, or on the Re:Source tab at the top of this page.