Pavel Šporcl wins ‘Torch-Bearer Award’ for his services to music – The Strad
The Czech violinist Pavel Šporclis in New York to receive a special prize that recognises those who have made an outstanding contribution to their cities, communities and countries. The ‘Torch-Bearer Award’, which is often given to sports personalities, honours the work Šporcl has done to bring society together through music. It was presented outside the United Nations building last weekend in front of fellow luminaries and UN national delegates…
Pavel Sporcl’s records long-lost violin concerto by forgotten violinist Jan Kubelik in « Homage To Jan Kubelik’ with Prague Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Tomas Brauner. It comprises the world premiere recording of Jan Kubelik’s Violin Concerto No.1 and Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto. Violinist-composer Jan Kubelik, father of the conductor Rafael Kubelik, was one of […]
« Out of this world…It has been a long time since the audience were as enthusiastic as at this concert…the Czech star violinist Pavel Sporcl tore the audience from their seats, cheering…at the cadence of the first movement you could hear a pin drop…the audience were so under his spell, then […]
… the Caprice No. 24, performed with a lightness of touch, Šporcl’s flexibility of tempo making the piece sound as if it’s being improvised. To read more click here Read Pavel Šporcl’a First Person for theartsdesk on Paganini and the Czech tradition
We are so honored by Pavel Sporcl’s nomination to the International Classical Music Award 2022 with his new album Paganiniana!
Mendelssohn violin concerto
New video in the Strad!
This may just be the finest account of Mendelssohn’s E minor Concerto that I have heard’ writes Musical Opinions’s Guy Rickards of the star Czech violinist’s performance with the English Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Kenneth Woods. The Strad calls it ‘stunning’.
Pavel Šporcl – » the finest live account of Mendelssohn’s «
« Might be the finest live account of Mendelssohn’s E minor Concerto I have heard »!
Musical Opinion – Guy Rickards:
« This was special…Pavel Šporcl is a Czech violinist of prodigious technical ability and extraordinary musicality and both attributes were put into play in what may just be the finest live account of Mendelssohn’s E minor Concerto I have heard…(he) produced a very fluent account of the opening movement, taken quite quickly, as was the central span. The speeds, however, seemed perfectly right, with Šporcl in complete command of the work as a whole, the accompaniment throughout beautifully shaped by Woods. There were some lovely instrumental solos from the band, too, particularly from the horns. The finale fair danced along—and at quite a lick, too—in an immaculate performance that was deservedly rewarded by sustained applause. Šporcl rewarded the audience with a brief encore of Paganini’s 5th Caprice. »!