Program The program is based around Pavel Šporcl's latest album, Paganiniana:
Recitativo and Scherzo - Caprice, Op. 6 – Fritz Kreisler
Chaconne from Partita No. 2 in D minor – Johann Sebastian Bach
A Paganini – Alfred Schnittke
Where Is My Home – Pavel Šporcl
Paganiniana (Variations) – Nathan Milstein View printed program (PDF)
Watch the trailer for his new album, Paganiniana
A reception was held on our patio following the performance.
Pavel Šporcl and His Blue Violin Photo taken at the reception on the patio after his April 10, 2022 performance.
(Photo credit: Christine Gregory)
Pavel Šporcl, Violinist (photo credit: Lenka Hatasova)
Nicknamed "the fighting musician", top-selling artist Pavel Šporcl has been triumphantly received
by audiences in major music venues throughout the world thanks to his formidable art, rich
classical background and unique and distinctive stage presence. Making regular appearances on
television, radio and virtually all other media outlets, Pavel has become a much sought-after
musician and his recordings have found their natural home at the top of the charts.
Pavel took up the violin at the age of five, going on to study at the prestigious Prague
Conservatory and Academy of Music with Vaclav Snitil, and furthering his education in the US
under the tutelage of outstanding teachers and virtuosos including Eduard Schmieder, Itzhak
Perlman and Dorothy DeLay. The recipient of numerous prizes and distinctions, Pavel has
created an impressive body of work as well as appearing on stages the world over with a variety
of Czech and international orchestras. His extensive repertoire comprises 40 violin concertos,
countless sonatas and numerous chamber and virtuoso composition. He is the sole young Czech
violinist listed in the book "Violin Virtuosos: From Paganini to the 21st Century" by worldrenowned
music critic and historian Henry Roth.
Watch Video Pavel Šporcl - Paganini Capriccio no. 5
Cadogan Hall, London -
June 6th 2019
Šporcl has appeared with major orchestras (including National Orchestra de France, Tokyo
Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Russian National
Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre de Paris and Czech Philharmonic Orchestra) and conductors
(such as Ashkenazy, Pesek, Belohlavek, Mintzuk, Nelsons and Tortelier). He is also in demand
at many world-renowned music festivals including Rheingau Musik Festival, Schleswig-Holstein
Musik Festival, Prague Spring International Music Festival and La Folle Journée. His recordings
for such companies as EMI, Universal, Supraphon have been received with great critical acclaim.
Pavel likes to go beyond the classical music scene and cooperates with many non-classical
music artists. His projects Gipsy Way (2008) and Gipsy Fire (2014) with gipsy cimbalom band
have been received with great enthusiasm, and were seen in almost 300 concerts by more than
120 thousand people. Another "off classical music" project is pop-crossover "Sporcelain" in which
he shows his view on violin in the 21st century.
Šporcl strives to bring the message of classical music to the broadest circle of listeners, and
above all to young audiences. He frequently performs in "instructive" concerts targeting
secondary and higher education students, turning these projects into exceptionally popular
Pavel Šporcl plays on a blue violin built specially on his request by Jan Špidlen in 2005. He uses
bows by Petr Aurednik and performs on Warchal strings. (Above photo credit: Lenka Hatasova)
Watch Video Pavel Šporcl - E. Ysaye, Poeme Elegiaque op.12
Prague, Rudolfinum - Nov. 2013
Watch Video Pavel Šporcl - Saint-Saens, Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso
Prague, Smetana Hall - April 25th 2018 Prague Symphony Orchestra