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Czech Duo to Present Concerts in Cumberland and at FSU
08/19/2010

Czech Duo to Present Concerts in Cumberland and at FSU
Hana Bartošová, organist, and Iva Bartošová, pianist, will present a duet concert at First Presbyterian Church at 11 Washington St. in Cumberland on Sunday, Sept. 19, at 3 p.m. An additional piano solo performance by Iva Bartošová will take place at Frostburg State University in the Pealer Recital Hall of the Performing Arts Center on Friday, Sept. 17, at 8 p.m.

Hana and Iva Bartošová are a mother-daughter duo from Brno in the Czech Republic. Together, they have toured and performed organ and piano duet concerts in the Czech Republic, Germany, Denmark and Slovakia. Their program is titled “A Look at Czech Music Through the Eyes of Centuries (Baroque to Present)” and will feature music by composers Eben, Kuchar, Novák, Tucapský, Martinu, Klicka and Pololáník.

Hana Bartošová frequently performs at concerts and prestigious festivals in her country as well as abroad. She has performed at the 25th annual organ festival in Sant Elpidio under the auspices of Enio Moricone and represented the Czech Republic at the international Bach’s festival in Lecca in Italy. She teaches at the Brno conservatory and Brno Masaryk University and is artistic director of the International Organ Festival in Brno. She has collaborated on several recordings of the Brno Children’s Choir “Primavera,” has been featured in numerous radio and television programs and is a regular contributor to music journals.

Iva Bartošová has received numerous prizes for piano solo, piano four-hands and chamber music, including “best performance of a romantic composition” at the International Piano Competition in Munich, Germany. She has been a featured soloist in the Shostakovich Piano Concerto with the Brno Conservatory Philharmonic Orchestra.

Both concerts are open to the public and free of charge. For more information, contact Dr. Joan DeVee Dixon at 301-687-4115.

FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. To request accommodations through the ADA Compliance Office, call 301-687-4102 or use a Voice Relay Operator at 1-800-735-2258. -end-

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