Viktor and Zuzana
formed a remarkable partnership at the heart of Czech music for more than 50 years. They refused to join the Communist Party and faced endless adversities, yet they achieved enormous international success.
Viktor's music, inspired in particular by such composers as Martinu, Hindemith, Stravinsky, Honegger and Bartok, has been widely performed and recorded. Zuzana's virtuoso skills on the harpsichord – most notably her interpretations of Bach - have brought her honors and acclaim. Her more than 65 recorded albums and thousands of public performances have thrilled audiences across the world.
The mission of the Foundation, inspired by Zuzana, is:
To develop, promote knowledge of, and sponsor the music and life's work of Viktor Kalabis through events such as concerts, lectures, festivals, exhibitions, competitions, master classes and other educational events by the use of such media as radio, television, film, recordings, publications and electronic technology including the internet, and hiring such performing and creative artists, consultants, and administrative staff as might be required to operate and maintain the organization and its goals.
Viktor Kalabis 1923 - 2006
Zuzana Růžičková 85th Birthday Celebration at HAMU - Review published by the Dvorak Society ...see PRESS A gala concert in honour of our distinguished Vice-President, Zuzana Růžičková took place at sv.Vavřinec (St.Lawrence) in Prague on 16th.January, marking her 85th birthday of two days earlier.
YOU TUBE (click here) for superb excerpts from the MSR Classics set of three CDs (see below)
A magnificent performance of Viktor Kalabis's CANTICUM CANTICORUM was conducted by Kent Tritle, Music Director of the Sacred Music in a Sacred Space on
November 17, 2010 at the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola on Park Avenue, New York City.
3 CD Box Set - Limited Authorized Edition - Executive Producer John Solum. MSR Classics Orchestral, Concerto, Ballet, Chamber & Solo
Watch New York University's Professor Michael Beckermann Introduce the Music of Victor Kalabis - click here
First world complete CD recordings of the String Quartets - Kocian Quartet and Zemlinsky Quartet - see press
Schott publishes Kalabis scores.
Visit Schott Music's website for details.