29. June
at 20.30
Mestna hiša - Ljubljana

JAN ČIŽMÁŘ (Czech republic)


Due to bad weather forecast the concert will be held in Red hall of Magistrat (City Hall of Ljubljana). 
Jan Čižmář, guitar, renaissance and baroque lute, teorba, vilhuela, mandora


Free admission!


GIOVANNI GIROLAMO KAPSBERGER (1580 – 1651): Toccata Seconda Arpeggiata (Venetia, 1604) – Colascione (Roma, 1640)
JOHN DOWLAND (1562 – 1626): Lachrimae Pavan
LUIS DE MILÁN (c. 1500 – c. 1561): Fantasia VI
GIOVANNI ZAMBONI ROMANO (1664 – 1721): Sonata 9 (Sonate d ́intavolatura di leuto, opera prima, Lucca 1718)
SYLVIUS LEOPOLD WEISS (1686 – 1750) / Anonymous: Piéces en do mineur, Piéces en Fa majeur
ANONYMOUS (c.1730, ms. Veselí na Moravě – CZ-BSa Ch.103): Suite en Fa majeur
SANTIAGO DE MURCIA (1673 – 1739): Maricápalos – Gallardas
ANONYMOUS (c. 1750, ms. Brno – CZ-Bm D189): Der Deutsche

Jan Čižmář



Jan Čižmář is a versatile performer focusing on historical plucked instruments. He performs regularly in Europe, Asia and the USA with ensembles such as Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century, Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra and Capella Cracoviensis, and under conductors such as Frans Brüggen, Christopher Hogwood, Giovanni Antonini, Yannick Nézet–Séguin and Christina Pluhar. He also appears as a soloist with the baroque and renaissance repertoire. After graduation in guitar and musicology in his native Brno, he started studying at the Royal College of Music in London, where he began playing the lute in the class of Jakob Lindberg. He continued his studies at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague with the teachers Nigel North, Joachim Held, Mike Fentross and Christina Pluhar. He is the founder and editor of the Czech guitar magazine Kytara and contributes regularly to other musical periodicals. Jan is also intensely involved in publishing and research activities in the field of early music. Jan Čižmář taught lute and related instruments at the Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice in Poland and currently teaches at the Janáček Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Brno and at the Academy of Ancient Music at Masaryk University in Brno. He regularly gives courses and masterclasses in Europe and overseas.

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