Tbilisi State Conservatoire to Host Anniversary Concert of Czechoslovak State

On October 17, starting at 19:00, Vano Sarajishvili Tbilisi State Conservatoire (Recital Hall) located at 8-10 Griboedovi Street, will host the concert dedicated to the 101st Anniversary of the Independent Czechoslovak State.

Well-known soloists and musicians will perform at the concert, including Štěpánka Pučálková, mezzo-soprano (Czech Republic), Slávka Zámečníková, soprano (Slovakia) and Zdeněk Klauda, piano (Czech Republic).

The entrance is free.

Born in Berlin, the mezzo-soprano Stepanka Pucalkova graduated in 2005 studying singing at the High school of Jan Neruda in Prague and 2007 she continued to the University Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria. There she worked under the guidance of Elisabeth Wilke, Josef Wallnig and Eike Gramss and in the year of 2012 she was awarded a master’s degree in opera. In the same year Stepanka Pucalkova was awarded by the organization Stiftung the Mozarteum Medal of Lilli Lehmann.
She performed in a number of productions at the Salzburg Mozarteum University and Landestheater in Salzburg, including roles such as Mozart´s Idamante (Idomeneo), 2nd Lady (The Magic Flute) and Marcellina (The Marriage of Figaro).

She worked with famous conductors and directors as Danielle Gatti, Stefan Herheim, Mariusz Trélinski, Mirga Granžynite-Tyla, Friedrich Haider, Marco Guidarini, Jiří Heřman, Leo Hussain, Eike Gramss, Keith Warner, Roland Böer ao.

In June 2018 she made her debut as Charlotte (J. Massenet: Werther) in Nationaltheater Prague. It was a co-production with Oper Frankfurt, directing by Willy Decker.
Concerts in Norway with Kristiansund Orchestra and Copenhagen with Copenhagen philharmonic orchestra.

Currently, she is a soloist of Dresden Semperoper.

Lyric soprano Slávka Zámečníková, born in 1991 in Slovakia, was a member of the International Opera Studio of the Berlin State Opera (2017/2018 and 2018/2019), where she made her debut as First Lady (Die Zauberflöte), Miss Jessel (Turn of the Screw), Falke (Frau ohne Schatten), Une chasseresse (Hippolyte et Arice) under the baton of Sir Simon Rattle, Ännchen/cover (Der Freischütz), Flora Bervoix (La Traviata) and Nanetta (Falstaff) as cover for the star soprano Nadine Sierra under the baton of Daniel Barenboim. In the season 2017/18, she also appeared in the Prague National Theatre and Slovak National Theatre as Sophie (Werther) and made her debut as Ilia (Idomeneo) in the Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden within the Internationale Maifestspiele 2019. In 2020 she will make her debut at the Osterfestspiele Salzburg as Tebaldo (Don Carlo) under Christian Thielemann and Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden. She will also appear with Gustavo Dudamel in Beethovens 9th Symphony in Tokyo with Berliner Philharmoniker (Summer Olympics 2020) and in Rome with Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia.

The young soprano performed in various concerts and international festivals, above all at the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg under Sir Simon Rattle as Une chasseresse in Rameau´s Hippolyte et Aricie, at the “Rheingau Music Festival”, in the Konzerthaus Berlin, at the “Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern” as well as at the “Galina Vishnevskaya Opera Festival” in Sochi in the Mozart’s Requiem. She also made her debut at the “Prague Spring Festival 2018” in Mahler’s Symphony No.4 with the Warsaw National Philharmonic Orchestra.

A composer, pianist and flautist since his childhood, Zdeněk Klauda studied at the Jan Neruda Music Grammar School (composition under the tutelage of M. Kubička, the flute with V. Paulík and the piano with D. Souleimannová). Subsequently, he took conducting lessons from H. Farkač. After graduating from the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague in 2005, he joined the National Theatre, where he has been permanently engaged (currently serving as an assistant conductor and head of music preparations). His compositions have been published by the US’s Alliance Publications, Inc. In 2008, Zdeněk Klauda was invited to prepare a production of Dvořák’s Rusalka for the Salzburger Festspiele. Ever since, he has performed at a number of prestigious opera houses throughout Europe, including the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich, Opera Valencia and Opera National de Paris. In 2012, he co-prepared the music for a production of Janáček’s The Cunning Little Vixen at Glyndebourne, where in the next season he participated in the staging of Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro. In 2015, he was invited to work on productions of Janáček’s Jenůfa and Dvořák’s Rusalka at the Staatsoper Hannover. In 2012, he came third at an international conductors’ competition in Romania. He has assisted conductors of such renown as F. Welser-Möst, K. Petrenko, V. Jurowski and T. Netopil. In 2014, he founded L’Armonia Terrena, a chamber orchestra specialising in performing rediscovered pieces by Czech Classical composers. The ensemble launched their activities by recording with the soprano S. Šaturová the CD Decade, featuring Mysliveček’s and Mozart’s arias, which has been highly praised by the prestigious music magazine Diapason. Their most recent album, made in 2016, contains the world premiere recording of Jakub Jan Ryba’s Latin Stabat Mater, which has received the coveted Diapason d‘Or award.

17 October 2019 11:23