Monday 19 September, 7.30 p.m.

The sound of piano and cello will be present in front of the onyx wall of the Villa Tugendhat on Monday, 19 September 2016. Talented pianist with Hungarian-Czech roots Jan Vojtek will perform in the glass room. During the September recital, his pieces favoured by the audience will be complemented by Péter Friderikusz, an equally talented Hungarian cellist who will present together with Jan Vojtek for instance the Fairytale – Sonata for cello and piano by Leoš Janáček, or Youth – a cycle of ten small pieces for piano and cello by Miroslav Příhoda. The programme will also include:

L. Janáček
– Sonata 1.X.1905

V. Kaprálová
– Deux ritournelles op. 25
– April Preludes

M. Příhoda
– Sonata for Cello and Piano


Jan Vojtek

Jan Vojtek (b. 1995), native of Brno, inherited the musical talent after his mother, who has significantly contributed to the development of his musical talent. He sat down to the piano for the first time at the age of five. Distinctive flair and feeling for music was then recognized and developed by Jana Nováková at the František Jílek Art School in Brno. Under her leadership, he became a three times winner of the Amadeus International Competition in Brno (2002–2004), overall winner of the Prague Junior Note in Prague (2003) and the overall winner and holder of the Gradus ad Parnassum Grand Prix in Kaunas, Lithuania (2004). Since 2005 he studied with prof. Jiří Doležel of Janáček Academy of Music and Performing Arts. He has won international competitions in Košice and in Ústí nad Labem (2007). He gained vast experience through official participation in the Gina Bachauer international competition in Salt Lake City, USA (2008). He performed with the Brno Philharmonic Orchestra, the Moravian Philharmonic in Olomouc and also the Kaunas Symphony Orchestra in Lithuania. He spent the "Mozartian" tour of Japan with the orchestra of the National Theatre in Brno.

Hungarian roots of his father became an advantage for studying at the Béla Bartók Conservatory and Music Gymnasium in Budapest (from 2009). In 2011 he again achieved absolute victory in the international competition in Kaunas, Lithuania and became the absolute winner of the Hungarian secondary music schools National Competition. In 2012 he won the Young Piano of the Prague Conservatory international competition and for the first time participated in Tel-Hai international master classes in Israel, where he received the Marina Bondarenko award for the best graduate of the course. He also visited Israel in 2013.  

Jan Vojtek currently studies piano at the Liszt Academy in Budapest. Besides music he loves airplanes and is interested in transport aviation since childhood. Insight and lightness coupled with impressive technique are some of the essential attributes of his piano playing.


Péter Friderikusz (*1996)

He has been playing the cello since the age of eight. During that time he already gained awards both at national competitions as well as for example at Popper or Starker international cello competitions. He completed courses with a number of professors such as István Varga, Emilio Colon or Josef Podhoranský. From September of this year he will study at the Liszt Academy in Budapest.



Ticket price is CZK 300,-.

Prior reservation required.

Tickets will be on sale from 3 August 2016
at or by phone at 515 511 015/017. 


A poster can be downloaded here.