Influencers of Resonance

piano recitals 2022|2023

Monday 3 April 2023, 7:30 p.m.


“The past two years were so utterly different for me (and for all of us no doubt). A time that suddenly flowed at a completely different pace than we had been used to. It taught us a lot, it was no longer that planned-out certainty. The monumental piano cycle of the Latvian composer Pēters Vasks The Seasons depicts all of the seasons of the year with their moods: melancholy, sadness, nostalgia, joy, dramatic conflicts and reconciliations. It is at once a symbol of the return to nature, to spirituality, and a thanksgiving for ourselves, that we can listen and simply exist. How apt, I might say. This is contrasted in my recital by the works of Domenico Scarlatti and Ludwig van Beethoven, giants of composition who need no introduction.”



Domenico Scarlatti: Sonata in G major, K. 144

Domenico Scarlatti: Sonata in E major, K. 380

Ludwig van Beethoven: Sonata No. 5 in C minor, op. 10

Allegro molto e noc brio

Adagio molto

Finale. Prestissimo


Pēteris Vasks: The Seasons

1. White Scenery

2. Spring Music

3. Green Scenery

4. Autumn Music


The largest European instrument maker and a traditional producer of master-class concert pianos with a distinctive European sound since 1853.

Influencers of Resonance, a series organised by C. Bechstein, is the spiritual successor to the two-year Saleem Ashkar Beethoven Residency, which saw all of Beethoven’s 32 masterful piano sonatas performed in eight concerts. Successful successor “influencers” since 2018 have included Tomáš Kačo, Beata Hlavenková, Jan Bartoš, Ivo Kahánek, Marek Kozák, Martin Kasík, Lukáš Klánský, Karel Košárek, Kryštof Marek, Miroslav Sekera, or Najponk. The concert series systematically provides an independent platform for leading figures of the Czech piano scene, presenting them in distinctive, style-defining recitals that fully express their present artistic views and preferences.

For more than a century and a half, C. Bechstein has been manufacturing masterpieces that are the embodiment of excellence in quality and refinement in sound and tone, ushering in the beauties of the great era of the piano into the present day. From the outset, C. Bechstein’s philosophy has been influenced by the likes of Hans von Bülow or Franz Liszt. The company continues in its great tradition of handcrafted production, complemented with cutting edge technology. Instruments of the C. Bechstein and Bechstein brands are made exclusively in Europe, in the company’s German factory in Seifhennersdorf, Saxony; upright and grand pianos of the W. Hoffmann brand are built by the subsidiary C. Bechstein Europe in one of the most modern European production facilities in Hradec Králové in the Czech Republic.Today, C. Bechstein pianos can be found in the Royal Academy of Music in London, the Paris Conservatoire, or the Berlin Philharmonic.

 Resonances - Film on C. Bechstein

C. Bechstein - Piano centrum Praha 

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Category II CZK 350

Student Special III CZK 100

The last tickets are available on the day of the concert from 18:30 directly in St. Agnes Monastery.

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