- When: Monday, 30 September 2019
Where: The Foundation Room, Emerson College
General Admission: £8
*Tickets will also be available on the door*
Martin Skampa (cello) and his son Jakub (piano) play sonatas by Bach, Beethoven, Brahms and Prokofiev
Cellist Martin Skampa started to learn the cello at the age of ten under his father. At the age of sixteen, he was accepted at the Prague Academy of Arts in professor Sasha Vectomov´s class and graduated with honors in 1984. So far, Martin Skampa has given over 2,000 recitals and played the solo part in works with orchestral accompaniment in 300 other concerts. He has played in 21 European countries, in the Lebanon and in Hong-Kong, and has undertaken over ten concert tours in Japan.
Jakub Skampa was born 1994 to a musical family. In the age of 6 he started to play the cello with his grandfather Mirko and father Martin Skampa. Later he began also to play the piano. His first piano teacher at the „Musical School of the Capital Prague“ (and later at the Musical Highschool) was Professor Jan Tuma. Jakub Skampa took part in several competitions: in 2005 and in 2006 he won the „Rose of Carlsbad“ Competition, in 2008 he received the 3rd prize at the „Prague Junior Note“ Competition and 2012 together with the cellist Vilem Petras he became a prizewinner of the „Concertino Praga“ Radio Competition. In 2012 he took part at the masterclass of the „Guarneri Trio Prague“ in Bad Saulgau. In the same year he also played the „Rhapsody in Blue“ by G.Gershwin accompanied by the Prague Philharmonia. Together with his father Martin Skampa he gave over 300 recitals, most of them abroad: in Norway, Sweden, Belgium, Denmark, Switzerland, Germany, Austria, England, Scotland and Ireland.