17 June 2015

Philharmonic Recital

Venue: Convent Ball Room

Time: 9.00pm


The European Sinfonietta. Vilem Veverka - aboe. Wouter Padberg - conductor

Tickets priced at £20.00 available from Sacarello's Coffee Shop, Irish Town and the Silver shop, 222 Main Street.

A limited number of tickets at £10.00 are made available to senior citizens and students via the John Mackintosh Hall, 308 Mail Street

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Vilem Veverka pursued his studies at the Academy of Music in Prague and at Hochschule für Musik “Hanns Eisler” in Berlin. He furthered his education in various short-term courses and in numerous consultations with leading European oboists (Hansjörg Schellenberger, Maurice Bourgue, Albrecht Mayer, Heinz Holliger). The path on which he then embarked climaxed with work in the Berlin Philharmonic (Karajan Stiftung, 2003-2005, under Sir Simon Rattle, Valery Gergiev, Gennady Rozhdestvensky, Semyon Bychkov and others), and victory in one of the world´s most prestigious international oboe competitions, in Tokyo (2003, Sony Music Foundation).  Vilem Veverka has to his credit Czech premieres of several chamber works by major composers of the second half of the 20th century and oboe concertos from Bernd Alois Zimmermann and Marek Kopelent. Apart from his solo career, he has carried on as an orchestra player. From January 2007 he has been a solo oboist of the Brno Philharmonic Orchestra, as well as working regularly with Czech Radio. With several members of his generation, he likewise cultivates early music interpretation, systematically striving for a performing style which is at once historically authentic and highly individual.

Wouter Padberg studied piano and conducting  at the Conservatory of Rotterdam. After his studies he received important artistical guidance from Kurt Masur, Ed Spanjaard, Vassily Sinaisky, Frans Brüggen, and Vladimir Jurowski. Between 2011 and 2013, Wouter has undertaken the role of assistant conductor of the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra and the Radio Chamber Orchestra. During this period Wouter was able to work with many conductors on a great variety of repertoire. As a guest conductor, Wouter conducted the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra in the Australian premiere of the contemporary opera After Life by Dutch composer Michel van der Aa. Last summer he also conducted performances of La Boheme in Amsterdam in an internationally acclaimed production by stage director Lotte de Beer.
In 2008 Wouter was awarded the Kersjes Prize, a Dutch prize for young talented conductors and this led to many engagements with Dutch orchestras. Since then Wouter has appeared in the Netherlands with the Radio Philharmonic Orchestra in the Concertgebouw, the Netherlands Radio Chamber Philharmonic, the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, the Netherlands Philharmonic and Netherlands Symphony Orchestra, the Limburg and Arnhem Philharmonic as well as with new music ensembles such as Nieuw Ensemble and Asko-Schönberg Ensemble. In January 2014, Wouter has joined the Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrücken Kaiserslautern and its Music Director Karel Mark Chichon as assistant conductor.