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24-jan.-2018 20:00

Belgian premiere of “Future Family” by young Czech composer Miroslav Srnka in BOZAR

The prestigious Brussels cultural centre BOZAR will introduce one of the world’s most in-demand ensemble Quatuor Diotima, performing a mostly Czech repertory, spanning from the 19th to the 21st century, including a composition by Miroslav Srnka who will personally introduce his piece. written specially for BOZAR.Miroslav Srnka (* 1975) is one of the most performed Czech contemporary composer of classical music of younger generation.  Srnka studied musicology at the Charles University in Prague and composition at the Prague Academy of Performing Arts. He currently works with artists of world reputation - among his recent successes was a commissioned opera South Pole for the Bavarian State Opera in Munich, where Rolando Villazón sung the part of Robert Scott, and Thomans Hampson of Amundsen. Srnka received the Gideon Klein Award in 2001 as well as the Leoš Janácek Anniversary Prize in 2004, Ernst von Siemens Composers’ Prize in 2009 and Wilfried-Steinbrenner-Stiftung Prize in 2009. 

He will personally introduce his new composition „Future Family“ having a world premiere in Paris on January 13th and a German premiere in Heidelberg on January 25th.

String quartet Quatuor Diotima is one of the world’s most in-demand ensembles specialized on contemporary classical music. Founded in 1996 by laureates of the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique in Paris, they perform widely across the world and are very popular with international audience. Their discography has been awarded five Diapasons d´or given by French magazine for outstanding classical music recordings. Besides the Srnka´s “Future Family” opus commissioned by BOZAR, Philharmonie de Paris, ProQuartet and Heidelberger Frühling, the quartet will perform a composition of Austrian author Franz Schubert.

Besides Srnka’s composition, Quator Diotima will also perform a moving almost cinematographic work, by Leoš Janáček. The composer drew inspiration for his String Quartet no. 1 from Leo Tolstoy's novel The Kreutzer Sonata, which in turn was inspired by Beethoven's symphony of the same name. Diotima closes the programme with Franz Schubert's final string quartet, a monumental piece of great depth and symphonic overtones.



String Quartet n° 1, "The Kreutzer Sonata" - Leoš Janaček
Future Family (written for BOZAR, Philharmonie de Paris, European centre of chambre music ProQuartet, Music festival Heidelberger Frühling - création belge) - Miroslav Srnka
String Quartet n° 15, op. 161, D 887 - Franz Schubert


Yun-Peng Zhao, Constance Ronzatti –  violins

Franck Chevalier - viola

Pierre Morlet – cello


When: Wednesday, January 24th

Where: Bozar - Salle Henry Le Bœuf, Rue Ravenstein 23, 1000 Brussels

Tickets: 24 €, to be found here

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24-jan.-2018 20:00

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