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Miroslav Ambros 

Miroslav Ambroš devoted himself to playing violin professionally at the age of eleven when he was accepted to Jan Neruda High School in Prague under the tutelage of Professor Jiří Hnyk.  During this time, he was advised by Professor Ivan Ženatý with whom he later studied at the Prague Conservatory.  In 2006 he began his studies at The Academy of Musical Arts in Prague under Professor Ivan Straus.  In 2008/2009 he also studied at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Hannover with Prof. Krzysztof Wegrzyn.  Since 2008 he has been a private student of virtuoso Josef Suk and attended special courses taught by, among others, Pinchas Zukerman, Zakhar Bron, Ruggierro Ricci, B. Sayevich, S. Yarosevich, S. Shipps, G. Kalinovsky and Emerson Quartet member, Eugen Drucker.  He received his Master's degree in 2012, winning a number of prizes along the way.  These included Prague Junior Note, Bohdan Warchal and Kocián’s Violin Competitions, and Concertino Praga 2006.  Additionally, he won „Du Prix des Jeunes Talents Européens de Musique Classique” (France, 2003) and Yamaha‘s scholarship in 2004.

Miroslav Ambroš records regularly for Czech and Slovak Radio and Television. He has also recorded for the Marseille and Luxembourg Radio.  In 2006, he recorded his solo CD with pianist Zuzana Ambrošová for the ArcoDiva label.

In 2007 he opened the concert season of the Prague Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of renowned Maestro Jiří Bělohlávek at Prague Rudolfinum.

In May 2008 Mr. Ambroš performed with Josef Suk, Jiří Bárta, Jan Simon and Karl Untermüller at the Prague Spring Festival.  Together they recorded a CD of Dvořák and Suk’s compositions for the Supraphon label.  In November 2008, he toured Spain as a soloist with the Czech Virtuosi Orchestra.

Residing in Prague, Miroslav Ambroš is much in demand as a concert soloist.  He frequently plays prestigious concert halls in the Czech Republic, and abroad including Luxembourg Philharmonic Hall, Mendelssohn Hall in Hamburg, Theatre Dal Verme in Milano, Sala Caselle in Roma, Sala Silentium in Bologna, Tabaret Hall in Ottawa, Art Center in Seoul and Oratoire du Louvre in Paris.

Miroslav Ambroš has performed over 750 concerts and appears on a regular basis with symphony orchestras including: Prague Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra, Prague Symphony Orchestra, Czech National Symphony Orchestra, Moravia Philharmonic Orchestra, Bohuslav Martinu Philharmonic Orchestra, Prague Chamber Orchestra, Košice National Philharmonic Orchestra and Czech Chamber Orchestra.

He plays a very rare instrument by the Italian violinmaker, Camillo de Camilli, made in 1734 and loaned to him by the Czech National Museum.

Zuzana Ambros 

Zuzana Ambrošová as an unusually talented child, started to study at the Conservatory of Košice in 1973 when she was only thirteen years old.  A laureate of the Smetana Piano Competition in Hradec Králové (1974) and the Beethoven's Hradec Competition, she joined the Košice National Philharmonic Orchestra at the age of sixteen.  After finishing her studies under prof. Zdenek Jilek at the Academy of Musical Arts in Prague in 1982, she spent ten years teaching piano at the Conservatory of Košice.

In 1986 she was awarded a Special Prize for piano accompaniment in the International Wind Instrument Competition.  She performed with the Košice and Vienna Philharmonic Orchestras as a soloist, not only in Slovakia and the Czech Republic, but also in Germany, Austria, Poland, Hungary, Spain, France, Croatia, Bulgaria, Netherlands, and Italy.  Additionally, she has collaborated with Czech Television and the Czech Broadcasting Network.  Since 1992 she teaches at the Prague Conservatory and Jan Neruda High School.  As an adjunct employee, she has been a singing coach in the Wind Instruments Department of AMU´s Faculty of Music.  Mrs. Ambroš is frequently invited by the Prague Spring Festival and Talent of the Year competitions to accompany the contestants.  She is a devoted mother and accompanist to her son Miroslav, a concert violinist.


M&Z Ambros

Enjoy the concert!

Lenka Bustikova  Lenka Bustikova is an Assistant Professor in the School of Politics and Global Studies at Arizona State University. Her research focuses on Eastern Europe, ethnic politics and voting behavior. She grew up in Prague and holds a Ph.D. from Duke University in Political Science and Masters Degrees from Charles University, Central European University and Harvard University. Her article on far right politics in Eastern Europe won the best article award from the European Politics and Societies Section of the American Political Science Association (2015).  She is currently working on a book about radical right politics.
   
   

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Sunday, February 28, 2016
3 PM
Memorial Hall, Steele Indian School Park
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Program:

Introduction

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Presentation
Lenka Bustikova: The Evolution of Czech Democracy After 1989
 Assistant Professor, School of Politics and Global Studies, ASU

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Intermission/Social Mixer
Czech pastries and refreshments served
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Recital
Miroslav Ambroš - violin, Zuzana Ambrošová - piano

Biographies

Erich Wolfgang Korngold:  Much Ado about Nothing Suite, Op. 11

1. Maiden in the Bridal Chamber
2. Dogberry and Verges, March of the Watch
3. Garden Scene (Molto espressivo)
4. Masquerade, Hornpipe (Animato)

Antonín Dvořák:  Romantic Pieces, Op. 75

1. Allegro moderato
2. Allegro maestoso
3. Allegro appassionato
4. Larghetto

Antonín Dvořák:  Mazurek in E minor, Op. 49

Josef Suk:  Raduz and Mahulena - from Fairy Tale, Op. 16

Pablo de Sarasate:  Faust Concert Fantasy, Op. 13

Antonio Bazzini:  La Ronde des Lutins, Op. 25

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Listen to Ambros' violin playing sample!

 

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Free for children up to 14 years old. 
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Czech That Film

From provocative premieres to award-winning masterpieces,
the festival features the best of contemporary Czech cinema.

April 11 - April 25, 2015, at FilmBar {map}

To See The Sea


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TO SEE THE SEA
(Pojedeme k moři, 2014, 90 min.), dir. Jiří Mádl
Admission $10

Saturday, April 11, 2015, 3 p.m.

Ten-year-old Tomáš gets a digital Nikon camera for his birthday and begins to record the world around him. By hiding the camera in his dad’s home office, Tomáš discovers that on Tuesdays and Thursdays his dad (Ondřej Vetchý) secretly leaves the house. In the resulting film we experience joy and disappointment, inconspicuous moments as well as important decisions, through a child's eyes.

(Won Jury Prize at Zlín International Film Festival for Youth 2014)

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Fair Play


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FAIR PLAY 
(Fair Play, 2014, 100 min.), dir. Andrea Sedláčková
Admission $10

Saturday, April 18, 2015, 3 p.m.

In 1980s Czechoslovakia, young and talented sprinter Anna is selected for the national team and starts training to qualify for the Olympic Games. As part of the preparation, she is placed in a secret "medical program,” where she is given anabolic steroids to better her performance. Her mother (Anna Geislerová) sees the drugs as Anna’s ticket out from behind the Iron Curtain, while Anna knows the doping is harming her body. In a story that follows the impacts of a decision, a young woman is tested by fate.

(Czech entry for Best Foreign Language Film Oscar 2015)

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 Icing


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ICING
(Zakázané uvolnění, 2014, 77 min.), dir. Jan Hřebejk
Admission $10

Saturday, April 25, 3 p.m.

This explosive comedy, based on a successful theater play, takes place one evening in a remote village pub during an Ice Hockey World Championship match. Many things can happen when a kidnapped bride gets drunk with the best friend of the groom and a barmaid and the only one who is able to stop and save everything, is not coming.  A laugh-out-loud film proving that what is meant to be your perfect day can sometimes turn into a not-so-perfect tragedy.

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