Days of Japanese Culture in Slaný have been in April 1.—20. 2002

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Chapel of Betrothal of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Masaryk Square in Slaný

11th April Thursday at 19.30 o’clock
Ceremonial concert
World premiere of Kazuhiko Hattori’s composition at presence of author


  • Georg Friedrich Händel — Suite D dur for trumpet and chamber orchestra
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart — Aria of Elvira “Ah fuggi il traditor” from the opera Don Giovanni
  • Kazuhiko Hattori — Vega — composition for flute and string orchestra dedicated to Orchestra Atlantis (world premiere)
  • Vlastislav Matoušek — Hitori Mondo for voice, shakuhachi and string orchestra with ancient Japanese lyrics (world premiere)
  • Georg Friedrich Händel — Sinfonia to oratorio Messiah
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart — Exsultate, jubilate for soprano and chamber orchestra


  • Michiyo Keiko — soprano
  • Petr Matuszek — baritone
  • Dimitar Dimitrov — trumpet
  • Dana Šafránková — flute
  • Vlastislav Matoušek — shakuhachi flute
  • Orchestr ATLANTIS, conducted by Vítězslav Podrazil

Admission free

KAZUHIKO HATTORI He was born in 1944. Composer, music critic, writer, music producer. He studied composition under Saburo Moroi. During the years 1976 - 1977, he visited Asia, the Middle East and Africa to pursue his study of ethnic music. He won prizes for the composition contests in domestic and overseas. One of the prizes that he received was at the Toronto International Music Festival. He is the chairman of Japan International League of Artists, and he is also a member of The Japan Federation of Composers, and a head of judge of Tokyo International Competition for Chamber Music Composition.

PETR MATUSZEK (1962) moves freely across the various artistic genres. He is an opera and concert singer, devotes himself to choral and folk music (ensemble Schola specialis), to music of middle ages. He also plays the ethnic percussion and sings with alternative rock band Yamabu, writes lyrics, experiments with his voice and, last but not least, he is a teacher of singing at the State Conservatory in Teplice. The focus of his interpretation activity, though, lies in the sphere of contemporary music. He is one of untiring boosters of modern music creation; a number of leading Czech authors write directly for him. Apart from classical opera singing he also uses the technique of Mongolian and Tibetan aliquot (high harmonics) singing, traditional singing of Sri Lanka etc. These unusual vocal practices are used especially in his experimental concert projects.

DIMITAR DIMITROV studied trumpet at the Music Academy in Sophia. Then he was a prime trumpeter and soloist in the Bulgarian Junior Philharmonic. In 1982 he performed in the International Junior Orchestra in Roma and the same year was awarded with a State Philharmonic Junior Fund diploma. In 1984 he became a soloist of the State Philharmonic of Plovdiv and one year later a professor at the Conservatory of Plovdiv. In 1990 he passed through a scholarship at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague at Prof. Junek and the following year a master course in Lübeck at Prof. Reinold. Since 1992 he has been living in Prague.

DANA ŠAFRÁNKOVÁ passed out Conservatory of Jaroslav Ježek at Prof. Mesany and since 1999 has been studying the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague. She is a member of the brassband quintet Omega and Orchestra Atlantis. In cooperation with Israeli composer Mark Kopytman she studied and performed as a member of ensemble Collegium Musica Sacra his compositions Lamentation and Vocalise in Czech premiere. Since the year 2000 she has been a soloist of the Orchestra of Václav Hybš.

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