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Vivaldi’s Virtuosic Violin Concertos

Cecilia Bernardini – solo baroque violin, artistic direction
Alice Evans – baroque violin
Alfonso Leal de L’Ojo – baroque viola
Femke Huizinga – baroque viola
Petr Hamouz – baroque cello
Pawel Siwczak – harpsichord


Concert Programme:

There is no better known musical symbol of the legendary City on the Lagoon than Antonio Vivaldi. Even today his musical spirit pervades the city and in mid-July, the echo of the Red Priest’s fame will resound in Prague. In the Rudolf Gallery of the Prague Castle, the brilliant Dutch-Italian violinist Cecilia Bernardini with her musical “Amici” will perform concertos dedicated to one of Vivaldi’s favorites among the students at the Ospedale della Pietà who was called, due to her exceptional talent and dedication, Anna da Violin (Anna of the Violin). We will commemorate some of the other gifted pupils of Vivaldi’s, such as Candida dalla Viola, Lucietta Organista, and Anneta dal Basso. But the spotlight will shine primarily on the world-renowned soloist who might be dubbed, for this occasion at least, “Cecilia da Violin”.


Antonio Vivaldi (1678–1841)
Violin Concerto in B minor per [la] Sig.ra Anna Maria,
Violin Concerto in E major, RV270a, “Il Riposo”
Sinfonia for strings and b.c. in G minor, RV 156
Violin Concerto in B-flat major, RV363 “Il Corneto da Posta”
Violin Concerto in D major, RV772 (224)
Concerto for strings and b.c. in D minor, RV128
Violin Concerto in F major, RV283

Date and place

July 19, 2016, 19.30, Rudolph Gallery


Tickets for the concert can be purchased in the Information Center in the second courtyard of Prague Castle.

Tickets: 900, 700, 500, 300 CZK

Reductions: senior citizens and students are entitled to a 10% reduction on the ticket price on presentation of the appropriate documentation.
A 50% reduction on tickets is offered for ZTP (1 person) and ZTP-P (1 person and 1 accompanying) card-holders.

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