Tuesday 20 June 2023 at 7:30 pm
at St Mary's Church, Barnes
Matouš Pěruška, violin
Kristina Vocetková, cello
Jan Vojtek, piano
Smetana Piano Trio in G minor, Op.15
Beethoven Piano Trio in C minor, Op.1 No.3
Liszt Hungarian Rhapsody No.9 in E flat, S.379 arr. for piano trio
Matouš Pěruška obtained his MA degree at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, where he is currently completing his PhD. He also finished postgraduate chamber music studies at the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music in Budapest.
Matouš has been part of the master courses of Wiener Philharmoniker in August 2013 and 2014, where he was twice chosen to perform as a soloist and as a member of a chamber group with the other successful participants in Musikverein in Vienna.
He participated in master classes of worldwide renowned professors such as I. Ženatý, V. Hudeček, M. Frischenschlager, M. Šetena, P. Götzel, Hagai Shaham, Ray Chan and Ivri Gitlis.
Matouš has participated in numerous national and international competitions. In May 2014 he won the sixth edition of “Premio Francesco Geminiani” international competition in Verona. In September 2015 was awarded 2nd prize and prize of the audience at the Brahms competition in Pörtschach. In May 2016 he became winner of the international competition “Paolo Serrao” in Italy. Most recently he became laureate of the Prague Spring violin competition (May 2017).
Matouš was an honored member of the Orchestral Academy of Czech Philharmonic Orchestra since 2012 until 2014.
Kristina Vocetková obtained her MA degree in the class of Professor Onczay Csaba at the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music in Budapest, where she also finished her post-gradual chamber music studies in 2021.
Kristina has participated in more than 20 national and international competitions where she won mostly first prizes and laureate titles. These include Prague Junior Note (2003), Violoncello festival Augustin Prochazka in Slovakia (2004), Talents for Europe in Slovakia (2008, 2012), Heran's international cello competiton (2009), Rudolf Matz competition in Dubrovnik (2010), Sforzando competition in Berlin (2011), International Cello Competition in Liezen (2012), competition held by the Bohuslav Martinů Foundation in Prague (2017) and most recently International Anton Rubinstein competition in Berlin (2018).
During her studies Kristina participated in master classes of professors such as R. Wallfish, J. Pernoo, D. Geringas, C. Bohórquez, R. Aaron and others.
Apart of chamber music Kristina is also performing as a soloist. She played with multiple Czech orchestras (Barocco sempre giovane, Suk's Chamber Orchestra, Pavel Haas Chamber Orchestra, North Bohemian Philharmonic and others). Kristina performed in Slovakia, Austria, Switzerland, Slovenia, Hungary, Italy, Croatia, Germany, France and U.S.A.
Jan Vojtek finished his MA studies at the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music in Budapest in the class of prof. Attila Némethy and Balázs Réti.
He successfully participated in many competitions such as Prague Junior Note (2003), International Virtuosi per Musica di Pianoforte contest (2007), Kaunas Sonorum International Contest (2011), Prague Talent Competition (2012) or Euregio Piano Award International piano competition (2018).
As a part of his studies, he took part in one month study programme at Tokyo College of Music in Japan and took part in the Tel-Hai International Piano Masterclasses in Israel, where he won the Marina Bondarenko Prize for the best students of the masterclass.
In the 2017/18 season, Jan was one of the laureates of the L´Europe du Piano project and recently performed his debut recitals at festivals Piano aux Jacobins and Piano en Valois in France as well as solo and chamber music concerts in Portugal, Canada and Germany.
He regularly performs with orchestras such as Brno Philharmonic, Györ Philharmonic Orchestra or Moravian Philharmonic Olomouc.