Flautas de Colores
is a recorder quartet from Brno and its history begun in the year 2010. Its members are Pavla Ryšavá, Helena Šimíková, Anna Todorová and Martina Komínková who is also artistic director of the ensemble.
Our repertoire includes compositions from middle age, renaissance, baroque, some are also written in modern genres (e.g. minimalism, jazz or folklore) and part of the repertoire also includes many interesting arrangements (e. g. Take five by P. Desmond).
Our goal is to show that recorder can be an instrument for professionals. During concerts, the four players alter between all sorts of recorders, from soprano recorders to bass recorders. Ensemble is characteristic by its lively performance, not beeing afraid of improvisation nor adding other elements such as singing.
Joy and playfulness on one side, concentration on the other, for even silence could have its place and the listener could after concert leave with a pleasant enjoyment.
For more info visit www.flautasdecolores.cz.
is composed of two experienced chamber players Jaromir Zamecnik, playing the bayan, and Martina Kominkova, playing flutes.
Duetto was founded in 2013 with the aim of providing listeners with the unusual instrumental combination of a recorder and bayan. This ensemble goes for an encounter of two contradictory instruments; one belonging to the historically oldest instrument and the second belonging to a more recent or younger instrument .
What they have in common is a wide range of colourful sound possibilities which brings a unique musical experience to the listeners, for example, by presenting compositions from their original literatures and by adapting folk music originating from the Balkans.
The recorder has a long music history and therefore, offers a great range of solo pieces. My solo programme consists of various pieces which start off with music from the Middle Ages, then continues with a Bach Solo partita, followed by an entertaining Irish Reel. It then concludes with contemporary pieces some of which makes use of electro acoustics.
What gives me great pleasure these days is the use of the delay effect for improvising pieces in a minimalistic style and this has been included in my programme.
A soloist with the Czech Virtuosi orchestra
Our cooperation with the Czech Virtuosi chamber orchestra started five years ago. Since then we played programmes presenting Baroque pieces as well as contemporary pieces by Italian composer Fulvio Caldini.
Recently we have performed Bach Brandenburg concerto with Anna Todorova, the recorder player, as a guest.
For more info visit www.czechvirtuosi.cz.
Plaisirs de Musique
Founded in 2013, the ensemble Plaisirs de Musique is specialized in authentic performance of music from older periods on period instruments. Its members are leading European professional musicians specializing in early music, as well as singers, actors and dancers. Projects of Plaisirs de Musique are made under the artistic direction of Jan Čižmář in collaboration with experts in historical dance and theater.
The ensemble Plaisirs de Musique performs at major music festivals, as well as private or corporate events. Part of the programme also offers educational events and concerts for children. Future plans include promoting its own concert series as well as intense concert and recording activities in the Czech Republic and abroad.
For more info visit www.plaisirsdemusique.org.