Daniel Veis and Helena Veisova to Perform April 4, 2020

Saturday, April 4, 2020
7:30 PM
1900 Building, 1900 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Mission Woods, Kansas 66205

Park ICM’s own Daniel Veis and Helena Veisova will take the stage in the intimate 1900 building.

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Program

Robert Schumann
Phantasie-Stücke op. 73
I. Zart und mit Ausdruck
II. Lebhaft leicht
III. Rasch und mit Feuer

Ludwig van Beethoven
Sonata in A major op. 69
I. Allegro ma non tanto
II. Scherzo. Allegro molto
III. Adagio cantabile
IV. Allegro vivace

***Intermission***

Edvard Grieg 
Sonata in A minor op.36
I. Allegro agitato
II. Andante molto tranquillo
III. Allegro

Biography

Daniel Veis has been widely recognized as “the finest Czech cellist” since winning the Silver Medal at the prestigious 1978 Tchaikovsky International Competition in Moscow. Prior to winning the Tchaikovsky, he won the First Prize at the 1976 Prague Spring International Competition. He started his musical studies in his native Prague, after which he proceeded to the Moscow Conservatory furthering his studies with the famous Natalia Shakhovskaya, graduating with full distinction. Since 1979 he has performed regularly as a soloist with many major orchestras in such respected venues as Avery Fisher Hall NY, Royal Albert Hall London, Orchard Hall Tokyo, Auditori de Barcelona, Auditorio de Madrid, and numerous others. He has worked with world famous conductors, namely, Sir Charles Mackerras, S. Baudo, Y.P. Tortelier, G. Delogu, J.P. Saraste and V. Gergiev. In addition to his solo career he is also a member of the Rosamunde Trio, an ensemble of international repute, together with British pianist Martino Tirimo and violinist Ben Sayevich. He plays a Joseph Cavaleri instrument, Genoa, 1740. Daniel joined the faculty at Park University in 2010.

Helena Veisova started her musical studies at age six and at twelve she performed with her father, the violin virtuoso Vaclav Snitil. Her professional career had its natural origin in the musical environment of her family. She graduated from the Academy of Performing Arts, Prague, where at 14 she studied with the famous Jan Panenka. She subsequently started her permanent co-operation with her former Trio partner and future husband, Daniel Veis. They appeared together in numerous concerts in France, Germany, Austria, Italy, Spain, and Russia among others. Helena has performed on tour in Japan, including concerts in Tokyo and Nagoya, on live Radio and TV broadcasts, and has made numerous Radio and CD recordings. According to the prestigious journal The Strad, “Helena is a pianist who has an excellent command, endowed with a supreme musicality and perfect coordination when playing with other musicians.”

2019-09-12T17:49:32+00:00 August 1st, 2019|@ 1900 Series, Park ICM Masters|