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Schedule

Date Venue Concert
Monday
31st March 2014
Solo Recital with a narrative. / Garrick Club

Solo Recital with a narrative

Garrick Club

15 Garrick St

London WC2E 9AY

Thursday
10th April 2014
Les Azuriales Masterclass, Nice, France

Tutoring young Russian opera singers, who were selected and supported by the

Les Azuriales Young Artists programme.

Wednesday
16th April 2014
Gala Concert Azuriales Opéra Intime

Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild

St Jean, Cap Ferrat.

Thursday
4th September 2014
Stogumber Festival

Roderick Williams (Baritone)

Lada Valešová (Piano)

Songs in English around the First World War by Butterworth, Elgar, Finzi, Gurney, Ireland and others.

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Saturday
6th September 2014
St Mary’s Church

Jubilee String Quartet

Lada Valešová (Piano)

Beethoven String Quartet Op. 18 No.4

Szymanowski String Quartet No.2

Brahms Piano Quintet Op. 34

Release of new CD Dumka 

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Wednesday
24th September 2014
49 Queen's Gate Terrace, London SW7 5PN, the home of Sir Vernon and Lady Ellis.
Sunday
19th October 2014
Cheffings; home of Sarah Walker CBE, and her husband Graham Allum.

Private event. Performing The Journeying Girl programme.

 

 

Saturday
1st November 2014
The Bowes Museum Barnard Castle

Song Recital

Penelope Randall-Davis – soprano

Lada Valesova – piano

Programme: Brahms, Strauss, Barber.

The Bowes Museum

Barnard Castle

Co Durham DL12 8NP

info@thebowesmuseum.org.uk

 

Monday
30th March 2015
St James Studio St. James Theatre 12 Palace Street London SW1E 5JA Only a 5 minute walk from Victoria Station.
I will be performing at St James Studio on 30th of March, starting at 8pm. Lizzie Ball, violinist, has crafted unique and fascinating concert series. I will accompany tenor Alberto Souza and soprano Barbara Barradas performing some opera arias and duets, and also play Dvořák’s Dumka and my piano improvisation on Czech folk tunes, as well as telling a little bit about their folk roots.
This promises to be a wonderful unusual evening of top class music making in a relaxing theatrical setting.
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Tuesday
26th May 2015
Milton Court Concert Hall, Guildhall School of Music and Drama, 1 Milton Street, Barbican, London EC2Y 9BH

“Homage to Pavel Haas”

A unique concert will take place on the 26th of May at 7. 30pm, at the outstanding new London concert venue Milton Court Hall Concert Hall. Directed and organised by pianist and GSMD professor Lada Valešová, the concert aims to celebrate music and life of the Czech composer Pavel Haas.

It will present the London audience with the UK premiere of Haas’s youthful chamber music piece Fata Morgana, a composition inspired by the love poems of Rabindranath Tagore.

The programme also includes Haas’s seminal song cycles: the Four Songs on Chinese Poetry, which he composed in Terezín, as well as earlier song cycles characterised by their connections to the Moravian folk melodies and jazzy rhythms, as well as composer’s early interest in Chinese poetry, to which he returned at the final chapter of his life.

Performed by a stellar group of young talents under direction of Valešová, who will perform all piano parts, this promises to be a one-off opportunity to hear music by Pavel Haas in the lovingly crafted evening.

Pavel Haas (21 June 1899 – 17 October 1944) was a Czech-Jewish composer, pupil of Leoš Janáček, who perished in Auschwitz after spending nearly three years of detention in the Terezín. Family of the Brno shoe merchant Zikmund Haas has given Czech culture two important artists: composer Pavel and his brother Hugo: one of the most beloved actors of the pre-war Czech cinema.

” Haas, as the only one in the group around Janáček begins his composition career already in the conditions of the new Czechoslovak state, in the atmosphere of unprecedented influences from the new impulses of the contemporary musical world. So it is not a surprise that more than his older colleagues Haas loosens the ties with the tradition and becomes an enthusiastic believer in the new directions, the most experimenting, the bravest “Janáčkian”. None of Janáček’s pupils stand as close to their master as Pavel Haas. Haas is not a follower, but a true successor: through Janáček he is connected to the tradition of the Czech music, but with his entire being he is drawn somewhere else than Janáček, and becomes a link between him and the modern Western European music.”

Lubomír Peluzzi, musicologist, Haas’s biographer.

Admission is free, but booking is essential on haasconcert@gmail.com.

Donations towards the CD recording project of the programme will be greatly appreciated. Information on how to donate will be available in the programme on the evening, or alternatively you may wish to contact Lada Valešová for more information on ladavalesova@gmail.com.

 

26th May 2015, 7.30 pm, Milton Court Concert Hall, Guildhall School of Music & Drama.

1 Milton Street, Barbican, London EC2Y 9BH.

Performers:

Nicky Spence, tenor: Hailed recently by the Daily Telegraph as ‘a voice of real distinction’, Nicky Spence is fast emerging as one of ‘our finest young singers’. An artist of great integrity, Nicky’s unique skills as a singing actor and the rare honesty in his musicianship are steadfastly earning him a place at the top of the profession.

Anita Watson, soprano: alumni of the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme at the ROH, Covent Garden, Australian soprano Anita Watson is a winner of numerous international singing competitions and has made her debuts in Opera houses such as La Fenice, Royal Opera House, Welsh National Opera and Opera Australia, Sydney. She has performed at the BBC Proms and at the Salzburg Festival.

Anna Starushkevych, mezo-soprano: Ukrainian-born graduate of the GSMD Opera Course, Anna is  already  earning  acclaim  for  her  rich  vocal  timbre  delivered  in  tandem  with  an  intense  and  engaging  performance  persona.  In  March  2012  Anna  became  the  first  mezzo-soprano  to  win  the  Handel  Singing  Competition  in  London,  taking  the  first  prize  (the  Adair  Prize),  the  Audience  Prize  and  the  York  Early  Music  Prize. Anna  has  performed  in  a  number  of  venues  across  Europe  and  has  already  graced  some  of  the  most  prestigious  venues  in  the  U.K.

James Platt, bass: British bass James Platt was educated at Chetham’s School of Music studied at the Royal Academy of Music and on the Opera Course of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.  A member of the Jette Parker Young Artist Programme at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden his roles there this season include Charon Orfeo, Dr Grenvil La traviata and Blansac in Rossini’s La scala di Seta. Conductors with whom he has worked include Valery Gergiev, Sir Colin Davis, Sir Charles Mackerras, Sir Andrew Davis, Paul McCreesh, Laurence Cummings and Sir Mark Elder.

Jubilee Quartet: young and upcoming string quartet under the leadership of Czech violinist Tereza Přívratská was formed in 2006 at the Royal Academy of Music, London. Quartet claim number of important successes to their name: first prize winners of the Val Tidone International Chamber Music Competition 2010 and the St Martin’s Chamber Music Competition 2013, Second prize winners of the Karol Szymanowski International String Quartet Competition 2014, and third prize winners of the Trondheim International Chamber Music Competition 2013. They held a Leverhulme Chamber Music Fellowship at the Academy in 2012-13, the Richard Carne Junior Fellowship at the Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in 2013-14.

 

Lada Valešová: pianist and GSMD professor Lada Valešová has impressed reviewers with her recordings of Czech and Slavic music on Avie Records label, Intimate Studies and Dumka.

“ You have to take your hat off to someone who can plan a recital CD with the imaginative insight of investigative musicologist and then execute it with such musicianly sensitivity…. ”  declared the International Piano. She continues her musical and musicological explorations with the in-depth programme of music by Pavel Haas: composer, who’s music she admires. She has performed

internationally, and in the UK in venues such as Wigmore Hall, St. John’s Smith Square, Royal Opera House, as well as at the number of International Music Festivals.

Lada Valešová seeks and creates projects “off the beaten track…distinguished by inspired and modern interpretation ”, as observed by the music magazine Diapason.

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Thursday
18th June 2015
22 Mansfield Street, London W1G 9NR

Songs by Dvořák, Mussorgsky, Duparc and Grieg.

 

Tuesday
7th July 2015
Společenský sál základní školy Hukvaldy

“Journey there and back again “

Piano recital with a narrative

G. F . Händel  Suite f moll

 

Prelude

Allegro

Allemande

Courante

Gigue

 

Francis Poulenc Trois pièces pour pianoFP 48

 

Pastorale

Hymne

Toccata

 

Benjamin Britten: Night-Piece (Notturno )

 

Charles Ives : A Sea Idyll – Mořská Idylla

 

 

Bach-Busoni: Choral Prelude Nun Kommt mein Heiden Heiland

 

 

*******Interval*******

 

 

Mykola Lysenko Dumka-Shumka

Second Piano Rhapsody on Ukrainian Folk Themes

 

 

Leoš Janáček: V mlhách

 

Andante

Molto Adagio

Andantino

Presto 

 

Leoš Janáček: Intimní skicy-výběr

 

 

Pavel Haas    Klavírní Svita Op. 13

 

Prealudium

Con molta espressione

Danza

Pastorale

Postludium

 

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Monday
7th September 2015
Milton Court Concert Hall, Guildhall School of Music and Drama, 1 Milton Street, Barbican, London EC2Y 9BH

Anna Starushkevych will perform her Final Master’s Recital at 7pm at the new top London venue, Milton Court Concert Hall. Lada Valesova will accompany her in a programme of Songs and Arias by predominantly Russian, Ukrainian and Czech composers. Entry is free.

Anna And Lada have formed a duo, and have had their public debut in a fascinating programme at the residency of Bob and Elisabeth Boas in June this year.

Saturday
10th October 2015
Private house, private event, Brighton.

Lada has been asked to perform her one-woman piano recital show to a discerning audience of fellow musicians, and artistic audience. It will be also an opportunity to perform the show in it’s reworked and perfected form.

Saturday
17th October 2015
The Witham Community Arts Centre, Barnard Castle

Link and more information to follow shortly.

 

Friday
20th May 2016
St John’s Smith Square

Memorial Concert

CELLOSOUNDBIRMINGHAM
Sara Lovell
Cello
Lada Valesova
piano
Karin Lechner
piano
Natasha Binder
piano
Ian Shaw
Organ
Alexander Baillie
director
Rupert Graves
reader
Jason Isaacs
reader
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Postcards from Europe
Marianne Olyver
violin
Nigel Yandell
piano
Pachelbel
Canon
Smetana
The Moldau
Sollima
Vibrez! violoncelles
Bruch
Kol Nidrei
Villa-Lobos
Bachianas Brasileira No. 5
Fauré
Élégie Op. 24
Chopin
Mazurka
Schubert
Fantasy for 4 hands
Suzi Fox Song
Eman Balzar (Erwin Schulhoff)
Serenade
Robert Dauber
Gypsy Carnival
Trad. (arr. Krein)
Walford Davies & Sir George Dyson
RAF March Past

Readings:

Words on active goodness by Sir Nicholas Winton

Hamlet Polonius to Laertes by Shakespeare

Yonder see the morning by A E Housman

 

- See more at: https://www.sjss.org.uk/events/sir-nicholas-winton-celebration#sthash.dp9ZsMnu.dpuf

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Tuesday
31st May 2016
Lunchtime Concerts Tuesday 31 May, 1.00pm

Lowri Porter,    Violin
Lada Valešová, Piano

Beethoven       Sonata No 2 for Violin and Piano
Messiaen         Theme and Variations
Janáček           Sonata for Violin and Piano

Born in Cardiff in 1977, Lowri Porter is Assistant Leader of Welsh National Opera. She teaches at the Royal
Welsh College of Music and Drama.  Lowri is very grateful to have been loaned an 18th century Stainer school violin by a Welsh family.

Lada Valešová’s latest recording of Slavic piano music Dumka has been selected by NY Times for their Classical Playlist. Her album Intimate Studies gained international critical praise. Lada is a professor at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

http://www.stdavidshallcardiff.co.uk/whats-on/lunchtime-concerts/lowri-porter-lada-valešová/

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Wednesday
1st June 2016
Radio BBC 3

Garsington Opera presentation of this season’s Eugene Onegin opera production.

Accompanying baritone Roderick Williams, who debuts in the role of Onegin, and soprano Natalya Romaniw, who makes her debut as Tatyana.

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Tuesday
7th June 2016
Masterclasses: Peter Pears Recital Room, Snape Masterclass recital: Aldeburgh Church.

Assisting at the masterclass:

” The first of two opportunities this Festival to hear some of the most talented emerging singers and pianists on the Britten–Pears Young Artist Programme in a concert of Slavic song. After a week of intense coaching and masterclasses from mezzo-soprano Bernarda Fink and pianist Anthony Spiri, they present a programme representing the diversity of this music, from Dvořák and Janáček to Slovenian traditional repertoire.”

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Thursday
28th July 2016
St Endellion Church

Chamber Concert 7.30pm

 

LUTOSLAWSKI Dance Preludes for clarinet and piano

BRITTEN Phantasy Quintet in F minor

SCHUBERT Lieder including Die Forelle

SCHUBERT Piano Quintet in A major “The Trout”

Performers include Lada Valesova, Mark Padmore, Joseph Shiner, Gabrielle Painter, Robert Turner, Joely Koos, Freddie Brown

 

CONCERTS IN ST ENDELLION CHURCH

BOOKING INFORMATION

BY POST Friends mailing from 6 May 2016, general booking from 6 June 2016. Cheques payable to St Endellion Summer Festival BY TELEPHONE from 27 June 2016 (01208 880298)
Send cheque & self-addressed envelope to Mrs Bertie Watson, The Mill, Port Isaac, PL29 3RX Bertie.watson@endellionfestivals.org.uk 

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Sunday
31st July 2016
St Endellion Church

Chamber Concert 7.30pm 

LISZT Vallée d’Obermann, Années de pèlerinage (solo piano)
RAVEL Chansons Madécasses

BINGHAM Prague (brass)

TCHAIKOVSKY

Sextet in D minor, Souvenir de Florence

Performers include Rachel Nicholls, Freddie Brown, Lada Valesova, Gabrielle Painter, Timothy Gill, Joely Koos

CONCERTS IN ST ENDELLION CHURCH

BOOKING INFORMATION

BY POST Friends mailing from 6 May 2016, general booking from 6 June 2016. Cheques payable to St Endellion Summer Festival BY TELEPHONE from 27 June 2016 (01208 880298)
Send cheque & self-addressed envelope to Mrs Bertie Watson, The Mill, Port Isaac, PL29 3RX Bertie.watson@endellionfestivals.org.uk 

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Monday
19th September 2016
Aldeburgh Music, Snape Maltings Concert Hall, Snape, Suffolk IP17 1SP

September & December 2016

Buried deep within Lada Valešova’s new collection of Dumkas are stories. Through movement and dance theatre two couples and a concert pianist explore the hidden narratives inside these short bursts of Slavic musical beauty. They are investigating the similarities between the musical score and heartfelt entries in a diary. In fact the two couples are the same people at different points in their long life together: How do our younger and older selves watch and converse with each other through words, music and memory?

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Saturday
11th March 2017
Kaaitheater Sainctelettesquare 20 - 1000 Brussel

THE IMPULSE FADES, THE MEMORY REVIVES

‘There is so much emotional fire in this work. So much fire that if we both caught fire, we would be reduced to ashes.’ In this passionate verse tale of a village boy who falls in love with a Gypsy girl and sacrifices everything to follow her, Leoš Janáček immediately recognised his own passion for the muse of his old age, Kamila Stösslová. In 1917, it inspired him to write a song cycle in 22 short scenes for tenor, contralto, female chorus, and piano. Janáček’s work is characterised by a combination of cruelty and tenderness, in music that goes to the essence in a minimalism that implies the end of the opera genre. Ivo van Hove, who has previously staged two outstanding productions at La Monnaie – Mozart’s Idomeneo and La Clemenza di Tito – now adds a theatrical element to a moving story that raises many questions. The young Belgian composer Annelies Van Parys, who is fascinated by the voice, has written a coda to this penetrating work about being uprooted.

Program

  • Leoš Janáček Dagboek van een verdwenene, JW V/12 (1917-1920)
  • Annelies Van Parys  Wereldpremière
CAST

Director IVO VAN HOVE
Set design & lighting JAN VERSWEYVELD
Costumes AN D’HUYS
Dramaturgy KRYSTIAN LADA

Tenore   ED LYON
Mezzo  SILVIA DE LA MUELA
Actor  HUGO KOOLSCHIJN
Piano  LADA VALESOVA

La Monnaie Chorus Academy Singers

PRODUCTIONMuziektheater Transparant
CO-PRODUCTIONKlarafestival, La Monnaie / De Munt, Kaaitheater, Toneelgroep Amsterdam, Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg, Operadagen Rotterdam
CO-PRESENTATIONLa Monnaie / De Munt

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Sunday
12th March 2017
Kaaitheater Sainctelettesquare 20 - 1000 Brussel

Program

  • Leoš Janáček Dagboek van een verdwenene, JW V/12 (1917-1920)
  • Annelies Van Parys  Wereldpremière
CAST

Director IVO VAN HOVE
Set design & lighting JAN VERSWEYVELD
Costumes AN D’HUYS
Dramaturgy KRYSTIAN LADA

Tenore   ED LYON
Mezzo  SILVIA DE LA MUELA
Actor  HUGO KOOLSCHIJN
Piano  LADA VALESOVA

La Monnaie Chorus Academy Singers

PRODUCTIONMuziektheater Transparant
CO-PRODUCTIONKlarafestival, La Monnaie / De Munt, Kaaitheater, Toneelgroep Amsterdam, Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg, Operadagen Rotterdam
CO-PRESENTATIONLa Monnaie / De Munt

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Saturday
22nd April 2017
Opera21 Desguinlei 25 2018 Antwerpen België

Program

  • Leoš Janáček Dagboek van een verdwenene, JW V/12 (1917-1920)
  • Annelies Van Parys  Wereldpremière
CAST

Director IVO VAN HOVE
Set design & lighting JAN VERSWEYVELD
Costumes AN D’HUYS
Dramaturgy KRYSTIAN LADA

Tenore   ED LYON
Mezzo  SILVIA DE LA MUELA
Actor  HUGO KOOLSCHIJN
Piano  LADA VALESOVA

La Monnaie Chorus Academy Singers

PRODUCTIONMuziektheater Transparant
CO-PRODUCTIONKlarafestival, La Monnaie / De Munt, Kaaitheater, Toneelgroep Amsterdam, Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg, Operadagen Rotterdam
CO-PRESENTATIONLa Monnaie / De Munt

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Friday
12th May 2017
Operadagen Rotterdam Schouwburgplein 25 3012 CL Rotterdam Nederland

Program

  • Leoš Janáček Dagboek van een verdwenene, JW V/12 (1917-1920)
  • Annelies Van Parys  Wereldpremière
CAST

Director IVO VAN HOVE
Set design & lighting JAN VERSWEYVELD
Costumes AN D’HUYS
Dramaturgy KRYSTIAN LADA

Tenore   ED LYON
Mezzo  SILVIA DE LA MUELA
Actor  HUGO KOOLSCHIJN
Piano  LADA VALESOVA

La Monnaie Chorus Academy Singers

PRODUCTIONMuziektheater Transparant
CO-PRODUCTIONKlarafestival, La Monnaie / De Munt, Kaaitheater, Toneelgroep Amsterdam, Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg, Operadagen Rotterdam
CO-PRESENTATIONLa Monnaie / De Munt

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Saturday
13th May 2017
Operadagen Rotterdam Schouwburgplein 25 3012 CL Rotterdam Nederland

Program

  • Leoš Janáček Dagboek van een verdwenene, JW V/12 (1917-1920)
  • Annelies Van Parys  Wereldpremière
CAST

Director IVO VAN HOVE
Set design & lighting JAN VERSWEYVELD
Costumes AN D’HUYS
Dramaturgy KRYSTIAN LADA

Tenore   ED LYON
Mezzo  SILVIA DE LA MUELA
Actor  HUGO KOOLSCHIJN
Piano  LADA VALESOVA

La Monnaie Chorus Academy Singers

PRODUCTIONMuziektheater Transparant
CO-PRODUCTIONKlarafestival, La Monnaie / De Munt, Kaaitheater, Toneelgroep Amsterdam, Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg, Operadagen Rotterdam
CO-PRESENTATIONLa Monnaie / De Munt

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Sunday
21st May 2017
Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ Piet Heinkade 1 1019 BR Amsterdam Nederland

Program

  • Leoš Janáček Dagboek van een verdwenene, JW V/12 (1917-1920)
  • Annelies Van Parys  Wereldpremière
CAST

Director IVO VAN HOVE
Set design & lighting JAN VERSWEYVELD
Costumes AN D’HUYS
Dramaturgy KRYSTIAN LADA

Tenore   ED LYON
Mezzo  SILVIA DE LA MUELA
Actor  HUGO KOOLSCHIJN
Piano  LADA VALESOVA

La Monnaie Chorus Academy Singers

PRODUCTIONMuziektheater Transparant
CO-PRODUCTIONKlarafestival, La Monnaie / De Munt, Kaaitheater, Toneelgroep Amsterdam, Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg, Operadagen Rotterdam
CO-PRESENTATIONLa Monnaie / De Munt

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