Embassy of the Czech Republic
February 25, 2016
6:00 pm
Embassy of the Czech Republic
3900 Spring of Freedom St NW
Washington DC 20008

The Embassy of the Czech Republic in collaboration with the Embassy of the Republic of Croatia presents the piano concert European Intersections featuring Lana Genc on February 25, 2016, at 6 pm, at the Czech Embassy.  

The program includes beloved Czech classics such as Smetana’s Polka in F Major from “Czech Dances” and Janáček’s Andante from “In the Mists.” Other featured works include Chopin’s Prelude in C minor and Nocturne op.55, Beethoven’s Sonata No. 32 in C minor, op. 111, Bach’s English Suite No. 5 in E minor, Scriabin’s Sonata No. 4 in F-sharp major, op. 30, and Papandopulo’s Study for piano “Vivacissimo.”          

Lana Genc finished her postgraduate studies at the Zagreb Music Academy under the tutelage of famed Croatian pianist Lovro Pogorelich, after having graduated in 2001 in the class of Vladimir Krpan. She was awarded the Rector’s Prize in 2001. She also studied at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna under Rudolf Kehrer and David Lively. She has attended international master classes with Lazar Berman, Karl Heinz Kammerling, Viktor Merzhanov and many other renowned pianists. Between 2007 and 2010, she studied with Konstantin Bogino at the Academy of Santa Cecilia in Bergamo, Italy. She has performed with all major Croatian orchestras and has toured in many cities throughout the world. She performed in Prague in the Czech Museum of Music, as well as at charity concerts in Kutná Hora, Liberec, Třeboň and Valeč. In 1997, Genc recorded her first CD, from which the piece "Tonal Sonata," by the Croatian contemporary composer Zeljko Brkanovic, won the prestigious discographic music award, The Porin. Critics praise her masterful and precise technique, beautiful sound and clarity of ideas.

February 25, 2016 at 6:00 pm

Where: Embassy of the Czech Republic
             3900 Spring of Freedom Street NW, Washington, DC 20008

RSVP required by February 24: http://europeanintersections.eventbrite.com    

Admission is free!

Light Croatian and Czech refreshments will be served at the event. 

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