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Waltham Forest Cello Fest

"London Borough of Culture meets Classical Music"
(October 2019)

The main cello events will be held in October 2019. But we are already starting in February 2019 with two following concerts:

- the 1st UNDERGROUND LUNCHTIME RECITAL @ the Walthamstow Pumphouse Museum
- CELLO & ORGAN RECITAL @ St Barnabas Church Walthamstow

More details to be announced soon. Please subscribe here to get relevant news and latest updates:

Programme

ūüĆ≤ WALTHAM FOREST CELLO FEST 2019 ūüéĽ

"London Borough of Culture meets Classical Music"

presents

Underground Lunchtime Recitals

the Walthamstow Pumphouse Museum 

Sunday 17th February 2019 @ 1:15 p.m.
Sunday 24th March 2019 @ 1:15 p.m.

Sunday 17th February 2019

  Walthamstow Pumphouse Museum & WALTHAM FOREST CELLO FEST 2019 ("London Borough of Culture meets Classical Music") invite you to the 1st UNDERGROUND LUNCHTIME RECITAL.

  Cello recital will take place on Sunday 17th February 2019 @ 1:15 p.m., at the Walthamstow Pumphouse Museum (Victoria Line Carriage, 10 South Access Road, Walthamstow, London, E17 8AX).

  Czech Cellist FrantiŇ°ek Brikcius will perform Solo Cello Suites by Johann Sebastian Bach (Suite No. 3 in C major, BWV 1009) and Max Reger (Suite No. 2 in D minor, Op. 131c), together with E17 premiere of Arioso for Solo Cello (21/22 Mai '29) by Terez√≠n "Lost Composer" James Simon (1880 - 1944).

  Admission ¬£10 (+ ¬£1.25 booking fee). Booking is essential via Eventbrite - http://WalthamForestCelloFest.eventbrite.com . Please book early as seats are limited!

Running time: 45-60 minutes.

- Sorry, no wheelchair access to concert - 6 steps to climb
- Free entry to museum, open 11am to 3pm
- Tea, coffee and light food available on site
- Wheelchair access to toilets and refreshments

  Waltham Forest Cello Fest is celebrating the 334th anniversary of the birth of Johann Sebastian Bach, Gideon Klein Centenary - #KLEIN100, Jazz Cellist Fred Katz Centenary - #KATZ100 and London's first ever Borough of Culture in 2019!

For more details follow #WFCF19 @WalhamForestCelloFest and visit https://e17pumphouse.org.uk and http://WalthamForestCelloFest.Brikcius.com .

Sunday 24th March 2019

  Walthamstow Pumphouse Museum & WALTHAM FOREST CELLO FEST 2019 ("London Borough of Culture meets Classical Music") invite you to the 2nd UNDERGROUND LUNCHTIME RECITAL.

  Cello recital will take place on Sunday 24th March 2019 @ 1:15 p.m., at the Walthamstow Pumphouse Museum (Victoria Line Carriage, 10 South Access Road, Walthamstow, London, E17 8AX).

  Czech Cellist and Poet Anna Brikciusov√° will perform Solo Cello Suites by Johann Sebastian Bach (Suite No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1008 and Suite No. 5 in C minor, BWV 1011), together with E17 premiere of "La nuit est tomb√©e" for Solo Cello by Czech Composer and Organist Irena Kos√≠kov√°.

  Admission ¬£10 (+ ¬£1.25 booking fee). Booking is essential via Eventbrite - http://WalthamForestCelloFest.eventbrite.com . Please book early as seats are limited!

Running time: 45-60 minutes.

- Sorry, no wheelchair access to concert - 6 steps to climb
- Free entry to museum, open 11am to 3pm
- Tea, coffee and light food available on site
- Wheelchair access to toilets and refreshments

Waltham Forest Cello Fest is celebrating the 334th anniversary of the birth of Johann Sebastian Bach, Gideon Klein Centenary - #KLEIN100, Jazz Cellist Fred Katz Centenary - #KATZ100 and London's first ever Borough of Culture in 2019!

For more details follow #WFCF19 @WalhamForestCelloFest and visit https://e17pumphouse.org.uk and http://WalthamForestCelloFest.Brikcius.com .

Cello & Organ Recital

St Barnabas Church, Walthamstow

Sunday 24th February 2019 @ 4 p.m.

Sunday 24th February 2019

  St Barnabas Church & WALTHAM FOREST CELLO FEST 2019 ("London Borough of Culture meets Classical Music") invite you to CELLO & ORGAN RECITAL.

  Concert will take place on Sunday 24th February 2019 @ 4 p.m., at St Barnabas Church Walthamstow (St Barnabas Road, Walthamstow, E17 8JZ, London).

  Czech Organist and Composer Irena Kos√≠kov√° (she is residing in France) and/or Czech Cellist FrantiŇ°ek Brikcius will perform Passacaglia and Fugue in do minor (BWV 582), Suite No. 5 in C major for Solo Cello (BWV 1011), Allein Gott in der H√∂h sei Ehr (BWV 676), Wir glauben all an einen Gott (BWV 740, BWV 680), and Sonata No. 1 in G major for Cello and Harpsichord (BWV 1027) by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750).

  Admission Free. Donations welcome (we suggest ¬£5-10)!  http://WalthamForestCelloFest.eventbrite.com

  Waltham Forest Cello Fest is celebrating the 334th anniversary of the birth of Johann Sebastian Bach, Gideon Klein Centenary - #KLEIN100, Jazz Cellist Fred Katz Centenary - #KATZ100 and London's first ever Borough of Culture in 2019!

  For more details follow #WFCF19 @WalhamForestCelloFest and visit http://www.SaintBarnabasWalthamstow.co.uk and http://WalthamForestCelloFest.Brikcius.com .

ūüĆ≤ Waltham Forest Cello Fest ūüéĽ

"London Borough of Culture meets Classical Music"
(October 2019).

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Artists (tba)

FRANTI҆EK BRIKCIUS - CELLO


  Czech cellist FrantiŇ°ek Brikcius was born in Prague, into a family with a distinguished cultural background. He has been playing the cello since early childhood. Following his cello studies at the Prague Conservatoire, he completed his Master's degree at the Jan√°ńćek Academy of Music (JAMU) in the Czech republic. He furthered his cello skills at the Toho Gakuen Academy in Japan and later under the guidance of legendary cellist Prof. Anna Shuttleworth (student of Pablo Casals) in the United Kingdom (Eton Cello Master Classes and the University of Leeds).

FrantiŇ°ek won the 2nd prizes at the Anglo-Czech Competition in London (1999), the International String Competition London (2000) and the International String Competition Jihlava (2003). He has been awarded many scholarships and fellowships, including the Czech Music Foundation (CHF), the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic, the Music Foundation OSA, the Socrates-Erasmus, and the Gideon Klein Foundation for the propagation of works written by Jewish Holocaust Composers. He chose to dedicate his life to the interpretation of cello compositions written by composers of the 17th, 18th, 19th, 20th and 21st centuries, giving special consideration to compositions for solo cello. His favourites are cello suites by Johann Sebastian Bach, Max Reger and Benjamin Britten.

He is particularly involved in researching, studying and performing works by Czech (Anton√≠n DvoŇô√°k, LeoŇ° Jan√°ńćek, Bohuslav MartinŇĮ, Josef Suk and Irena Kos√≠kov√°), Jewish & Terez√≠n (Gideon Klein, Erwin Schulhoff, Zikmund Schul, Jarom√≠r Weinberger, James Simon and David Popper) and contemporary composers (Conrad Beck, Luciano Berio, Pierre Boulez, Benjamin Britten, Henri Dutilleux, Wolfgang Fortner, Alberto Ginastera, Cristobal Halffter, Hans Werner Henze, Heinz Holliger, Klaus Huber and Witold Lutoslawski), playing on a "George Kriwalski" cello made in 1904.

  Together with his sister Anna Brikciusov√°, he is a founder member of the "Duo Brikcius". He is artistic director of FESTIVAL BRIKCIUS - Chamber Music Concert Series in Prague (since 2012), BACH FESTIVAL GERS in France (since 2016) and WALTHAM FOREST CELLO FEST 2019 (the 1st London Borough of Culture meets Classical Music) in London.

  FrantiŇ°ek works as independent film-maker as well. His first music documentary film MAKANNA (in the cooperation with the Jewish Museum in Prague and under the auspices of Sir Tom Stoppard and V√°clav Havel) was already screened in the Czech republic, China, Mexico and Portugal. At the moment he is working on new music documentary film eSACHERe (2019).

  As a soloist FrantiŇ°ek has performed at many festivals in Algeria, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Japan, Pakistan, Poland, Russia, Slovakia, Sweden, Turkey, Uzbekistan and the United Kingdom.

  FrantiŇ°ek is giving cello master classes in France, Italy and the UK. He was invited to be a member of film jury for the Baku International Cinema Festival in Azerbaijan and music jury for the 2nd Berliner International Music Competition 2018 in Germany.

  More information about FrantiŇ°ek Brikcius and his many cello projects is available on the websites http://www.Brikcius.com , http://www.YouTube.com/FrantisekBrikcius, http://www.FaceBook.com/Brikcius , http://Instagram.com/Brikcius and http://Twitter.com/Brikcius .

IRENA KOS√ćKOV√Ā - ORGAN, COMPOSITION

  Czech organist and composer Irena Kos√≠kov√° was born in Prague into the intellectual family of prohibited philosopher Karel Kos√≠k and literary scientist RŇĮŇĺena Greben√≠ńćkov√°, the Herder prize laureate.

  She began her organ studies with Prof. Jan Hora, together with piano lessons given by Prof. EliŇ°ka Kleinov√° and Prof. ArnoŇ°tka Gr√ľnfeldov√°. Irena Kos√≠kov√° studied organ performance (Prof. Jaroslava PotmńõŇ°ilov√°) and conducting (Prof. Karel Fiala) at JeŇĺek's Conservatory. For political reasons she was refused to further her studies. She took private composition lessons with Prof. Miroslav Raichl.

  Finally after the Velvet Revolution she was accepted at the Jan√°ńćek Academy of Music (JAMU) in Brno into the organ class of Prof. Alena Vesel√° and Prof. Kamila Klugarov√°. She graduated at the Academy of Music (HAMU) in Prague, under the guidance of Prof. Josef Popelka.

  Irena Kos√≠kov√° now gives organ concerts and intensively compose. Her works have been performed in the Czech Republic, Algeria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, France, Germany, Israel, Poland, Russia, Turkey, Sweden and in the United Kingdom. As an organist she specialises in the interpretation of organ works written by Johann Sebastian Bach: including performances of the complete Organ Toccatas, Voluntaries, Leipzig Chorales, The Art of Fugue, Organ Mass.

  She is one of the six chosen composers (JiŇô√≠ Matys, Petr Hejn√Ĺ, Jan Jir√°sek, LuboŇ° FiŇ°er, MiloŇ° ҆tńõdroŇą and Irena Kos√≠kov√°) of the project "Prague - Brno: 6 Contemporary Composers", held under the auspices of V√°clav Havel.

  For the celebration of the Year of Jewish Culture - 100 Years of the Jewish Museum in Prague, she wrote orchestra composition "7 Candles" introduced, together with the work of murdered "Terez√≠n" composers Gideon Klein (1919 - 1945) and Pavel Haas (1899 - 1944), in Prague and Terez√≠n.

  On the occasion of the 110th anniversary commemoration of the birth of Jewish writer JiŇô√≠ Weil (1900 - 1959), Irena Kos√≠kov√° was commissioned to create ballet "MAKANNA" for voice, cello and orchestra, it's concert performance was held under the auspices of Sir Tom Stoppard and V√°clav Havel. Live recording is available on Supraphonline.cz and iTunes.

  Music cooperation with the Talich Chamber Orchestra, the Chamber Orchestra Kremlin, cellist Anna Brikciusov√°, Czech pianist Tom√°Ň° V√≠Ň°ek, cellist FrantiŇ°ek Brikcius, siblings cello chamber ensemble Duo Brikcius, Czech Maestro Jan Talich and Russian conductor Mischa Rachlevsky.

  Organ compositions in the interpretation of Irena Kos√≠kov√° are published on YouTube, currently complete performance of Leipzig Chorales.

  She currently resides in France. For more information about Czech composer and organist Irena Kos√≠kov√° visit websites http://www.iKosik.com , http://www.Youtube.com/IrenaKosikova , http://www.Facebook.com/Kosikova.Irena , http://Twitter.com/IrenaKosikova and https://www.Instagram.com/IrenaKosikova .

ANNA BRIKCIUSOV√Ā - CELLO


  Czech cellist and poet Anna Brikciusov√° was born in Prague, into a family with a distinguished cultural background. She began to play the cello in early childhood. After her studies at the Prague Conservatory in the cello classes of Prof. Jaroslav Kulhan and Prof. Viktor Mouńćka, Anna graduated under the tutelage of Prof. Vladan Końć√≠. Tutorials with Prof. Stanislav Apol√≠n. She has actively participated in many international cello master classes, the French Academy (Prof. J. B√°rta), the Jihlava International Master Classes (Prof. D. Sella, Prof. E. Rattay) and the International Cello Interpretation Master classes (Prof. S. Apol√≠n). She has performed in the Czech Republic, Algeria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, France, Germany, Poland, Sweden, Turkey and the United Kingdom.

  Currently she is also writing. Anna Brikciusov√° was a nominee for the Dresdner Lyrikpreis, her collection of short stories "Eutanazie" was published by H+H (edited by Jan Suk), her poems were published at the Revolver Revue, Souvislosti, Protimluv. Recently, her collection of poems "KolibŇô√≠ √ļsmńõv" was published by Protimluv (edited by Jan Suk). In 2018 she was awarded international residency scholarship of the Visegrad Literary Residency Programme. Her autumnal yearly show is part of the Festival Poetry Day and the Daniel Pearl World Music Days. Her poem "Podzimn√≠" was chosen for the Best Czech Poems 2018 anthology (Host).

  Anna Brikciusov√° plays a "Benjamin Patocka" cello made in 1913. Together with her brother FrantiŇ°ek Brikcius, she is a founder member of the "Duo Brikcius". Anna is artistic advisor of BACH FESTIVAL GERS in France and artistic co-director of FESTIVAL BRIKCIUS in Prague. More information is available on websites http://Anna.Brikcius.com .

DUO BRIKCIUS



  Duo Brikcius is a Czech chamber music ensemble created by two promising young cellists (brother and sister), Anna Brikciusov√° and FrantiŇ°ek Brikcius. Both founding members are well acquainted with the solo cello repertoire, but decided to increase their repertoire with music written for this unusual combination (with great hidden potential) of two cellos. The main aims of Duo Brikcius are to study and perform works written for two cellos, enable the creation and performance of works that are not well known to the audience, encourage contemporary composers regardless of nationality or age), to create music for this ensemble, maintain the tradition of established composers, present Czech music culture abroad and bring to other people the joy of music.

  Duo Brikcius has appeared in many festivals (for example ChotńõboŇôsk√© jaro, Boskovice, BaŇ°ńćarŇ°ijske nońái, Duo Brikcius - 2 Cellos Tour, DvoŇô√°k festival, European days of Jewish culture, Stolet√≠ andńõlŇĮ a ńŹ√°blŇĮ v PoŇ°umav√≠, Daniel Pearl Music Festival, Festival Culturel International de Musique Symphonique, Festival Smetanovsk√© dny, Festival Brikcius, Festival Baroko v krvi, Bach Festival Gers) both in the Czech republic and abroad (Algeria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, France, Germany, Poland, Sweden, Turkey, the United Kingdom, etc.). More details are available on the website http://Festival.Brikcius.com .

Venues (tbc)

  • Walthamstow Pumphouse Museum - Walthamstow, London, E17 8AX
  • St Barnabas and St James - Walthamstow, London, E17 8QY
  • St Michael and All Angels - Walthamstow, London, E17 6PQ
  • Engine House, Walthamstow Wetlands - Walthamstow, London, N17 9NH
  • TBA

Partners

Co-organiser: Walthamstow Pumphouse Museum


- Sorry, no wheelchair access to concert - 6 six steps to climb
- Free entry to museum, open 11am to 3pm
- Tea, coffee and light food available on site
- Wheelchair access to toilets and refreshments

Walthamstow Pumphouse Museum
10 South Access Road, Walthamstow, E17 8AX, London
https://e17pumphouse.org.uk 

Co-organiser: St Barnabas Church Walthamstow


St Barnabas Church Walthamstow
St Barnabas Road, Walthamstow, E17 8JZ, London
http://www.SaintBarnabasWalthamstow.co.uk

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