Monday, MARCH 15, 2019 at 7 pm
Bohemian National Hall,
321 E 73rd St, New York City
Standing ovations for the fifteen-year old piano prodigy from Prague after his brilliant performance of works by Beethoven, Chopin, Novák and Rachmaninov.
PHOTOS by (c) Suzanna Halsey
PROGRAM (Subject to a change)
Beethoven: Sonata in A major op. 2 no. 2
Chopin: Waltz in A-flat major op. 34 no. 1
Nocturne C-sharp Minor, op. Posth
Ballade in F major no. 2 op. 38
Novák Memories: Inquietto
Rachmaninov Preludes op. 23 no. 4, 5
VIDEO from his repeat performance on March 17 at the Millenium Stage at the Kennedy Center
Jan Cmejla (born in 2003) has played the piano since the age of six and studied composition since the age of eight. Since 2018, he has been studying at the Prague Conservatory under Prof. Eva Boguniová. Jan is a winner of some of the most acclaimed piano competitions and performed in prestigious concert halls at home and abroad. His numerous successes include the top prize at the 2014 AMADEUS international competition for pianists under 11 years old; being one of ten participants selected from 300 candidates from 49 countries for the prestigious Allianz Junior Music Camp 2015 in Vienna, organized by Lang Lang International Music Foundation; and the 1st prize at the 2018 International Competition Virtuosi per Musica di Pianoforte. In 2019, he also added the first place at the Concertino Praga international music competition for young talented musicians.
In cooperation with the Consulate General of the Czech Republic in New York and the Czech Embassy in Washington, DC and with support of the Bohemian Benevolent and Literary Association (BBLA)