Kalabis Quintet

8. 7. 2021, 19:30, Lesser Courtyard, Chateau Třeboň

Kalabis Quintet
Zuzana Bandúrová – flute
Kamila Moťková, j. h. – oboe
Anna Sysová – clarinet
Denisa Beňovská – bassoon
Adéla Psohlavcová – French horn


Antonín Rejcha (1770–1836)
Wind quintet no. 3 in D Major, op. 91
Lento. Allegro assai
Menuetto. Allegro vivo
Finale. Allegretto

Viktor Kalabis  (1923-2006) 

Divertimento pro dechové kvinteto, op. 10

  1. Allegro con moto
  2. Allegro vivo
  3. Andante
  4. Vivo (allegro molto)

Václav Trojan (1907–1983)
Wind quintet on the theme of Czech folk songs
Variazioni. Adagio cantabile
Finale. Presto

This female wind quintet came into being at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague in 2012. It took its name from celebrated Czech composer Viktor Kalabis (1923-2006) after coming first in the Viktor Kalabis Prize in Semmering, with the blessing of the composer’s wife, renowned harpsichordist Zuzana Růžičková. The ensemble is a popular performer of contemporary Czech pieces
and has picked up a whole host of other awards since its formation. Among the most significant of these are 1st prize in the Czech Contemporary Music category at the competition in Payerbach, 1st prize in the Karl Dittersdorf Competition in Vidnava, 3rd prize and the title of laureate at Le Concours international de quintette à vent Henri Tomasi in Marseille, France, and 3rd prize in a competition in Bucharest.
Kalabis Quintet has performed on more than one hundred stages at home and abroad. It performed during the Czech Chamber Music Society concert season in the Suk Hall at Rudolfinum in Prague and in the PKF – Prague Philharmonia chamber cycle, and has worked with Czech Television and Czech Radio. The members of the ensemble play in the leading Czech orchestras (National Theatre, National Opera, Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra, PKF – Prague Philharmonia) and are also involved in teaching. In 2021 the quintet accepted an invitation to perform at the most prominent Czech festival of all, Prague Spring.