Frantisek Brikcius

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Cellist František Brikcius - Cello Suites (Bach Britten Bloch eSACHERe Reger Tartini), Duo Brikcius, Music Documentary Film MAKANNA, ...

Czech cellist Frantisek Brikcius was born in Prague, into a family with a distinguished cultural background. He has been playing the cello since early childhood. Following his cello studies at the Prague Conservatoire, he completed his Master's degree at the Janacek Academy of Music (JAMU) in the Czech republic. He furthered his cello skills at the Toho Gakuen Academy in Japan and later under the guidance of legendary cellist Prof. Anna Shuttleworth (student of Pablo Casals) in the United Kingdom (Eton Cello Master Classes and the University of Leeds). Frantisek won the 2nd prizes at the Anglo-Czech Competition in London (1999), the International String Competition London (2000) and the International String Competition Jihlava (2003). He has been awarded many scholarships and fellowships, including the Czech Music Foundation (CHF), the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic, the Music Foundation OSA, the Socrates-Erasmus, and the Gideon Klein Foundation for the propagation of works written by Jewish Holocaust Composers. He chose to dedicate his life to the interpretation of cello compositions written by composers of the 17th, 18th, 19th, 20th and 21st centuries, giving special consideration to compositions for solo cello. His favourites are cello suites by Johann Sebastian Bach, Max Reger and Benjamin Britten. He is particularly involved in researching, studying and performing works by Czech (Antonin Dvorak, Leos Janacek, Bohuslav Martinu, Josef Suk and Irena Kosikova), Jewish & Terezin (Gideon Klein, Erwin Schulhoff, Zikmund Schul, Jaromir Weinberger, James Simon and David Popper) and contemporary composers (Conrad Beck, Luciano Berio, Pierre Boulez, Benjamin Britten, Henri Dutilleux, Wolfgang Fortner, Alberto Ginastera, Cristobal Halffter, Hans Werner Henze, Heinz Holliger, Klaus Huber and Witold Lutoslawski), playing on a "George Kriwalski" cello made in 1904. Together with his sister Anna Brikciusova, he is a founder member of the "Duo Brikcius". He is artistic director of the Festival Brikcius - Chamber Music Concert Series in Prague and the Bach Festival Gers in France. Frantisek works as independent film-maker as well. His first music documentary film MAKANNA (in the cooperation with the Jewish Museum in Prague and under the auspices of Sir Tom Stoppard and Vaclav Havel) was already screened in the Czech republic, China, Mexico and Portugal. Currently he is working on new music documentary film eSACHERe (2020). As a soloist Frantisek has performed at many festivals in Algeria, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Japan, Pakistan, Poland, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Sweden, Turkey, Uzbekistan and the United Kingdom. Frantisek is giving cello master classes in France, Italy and the United Kingdom. More information about Frantisek Brikcius and his many cello projects is available is available online .

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Concert, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Arranger, Audio engineer, Composer, Sound technician, Producer, Transcription, Orchestrator, Actor, Musical comedy, Fluent sight-reader, Fluent improviser, Instrumental teaching, Perfect pitch, Musicologist, Composition teaching, Theory teaching, Music therapy, Examiner, Animateur, Community music worker
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Song list

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750): 1. Suite G-dur (BWV 1007)
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750): 2. Suite d-moll (BWV 1008)
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750): 3. Suite C-dur (BWV 1009)
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750): 4. Suite Es-dur (BWV 1010)
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750): 5. Suite c-moll (BWV 1011)
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750): 6. Suite D-dur (BWV 1012)
Ernest Bloch (1880 - 1959): Suite No. 1 for cello solo (1956)
Ernest Bloch (1880 - 1959): Suite No. 2 for cello solo (1956)
Ernest Bloch (1880 - 1959): Suite No. 3 for cello solo (1957)
Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976): Suite for Cello No 1, Op. 72 (1964)
Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976): Suite for Cello No 2, Op. 80 (1967)
Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976): Suite for Cello No 3, Op. 87 (1971)
Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976): Tema 'Sacher' for Cello solo (1976)
Zdeněk Fibich (1850 - 1900): Poem, arr. F. Brikcius
Luboš Fišer (1935 - 1999): Sonata (1987)
Domenico Gabrielli (1659 - 1690): 7 Ricercari (1689)
Alberto Ginastera (1916-1983): Puneña No. 2, Hommage a Paul Sacher, op. 45 (1976)
Georg Friedrich Händel (1685 - 1759): Passacaglia
Georg Friedrich Händel (1685 - 1759): Fuga
Georg Friedrich Händel (1685 - 1759): Blacksmith
Petr Hejný (*1956): Metal Sonata (1983)
Paul Hindemith (1895- 1963): Sonata für violoncelo Solo Op. 25, Nr. 3
- I. Lebhaft, sehr markiert
- II. Mässig schnell, Gemächlich
- III. Langsam
- IV. Lebhafte Viertel
- V. Mässig schnell
Arthur Honegger (1892 - 1955): Paduana pour violoncelle solo, H. 181 (1945)
Jan Jirásek(*1955): Dilema (1987)
Fred Katz (1919 - 2013): Granadinos
Fred Katz (1919 - 2013): The Soldier Puppet
Julius Klengel (1859 - 1933): Caprice, op. 43
Zoltán Kodály (1882 - 1935): Capriccio
Irena Kosíková: Stopy (2004)
Irena Kosíková: Saro Wiwa I., II. (2005)
Gyorgy Ligeti (*1923): Sonata for cello solo
Witold Lutoslawski (1913 - 1994): Paul Sacher zum 70. Geburtstag gewidmet Sacher-Variation für Cello Solo (1975)
Jiří Matys (*1927): Fantasie a Rondo
Alfredo Piatti (1822 - 1901): Dodici capricci, op. 25
Sergej Prokofjev (1891 - 1953): March
Max Reger (1873 - 1916): I. Suite G-dur für Violoncello Solo, Op. 131c
Max Reger (1873 - 1916): II. Suite d-moll für Violoncello Solo, Op. 131c
Max Reger (1873 - 1916): III. Suite a-moll für Violoncello Solo, Op.131c
Erwin Schulhoff (1894 - 1942): Bassnachtigall (1922)
James Simon (1880 - 1944): Arioso für Violoncello allein (21/22 Mai '29)
Bedřich Smetana (1824 - 1884): Z domoviny / From my homeland, arr. F. Brikcius
Eugen Suchoň (1908 - 1993): Aká si mi krásna ... , arr. F. Brikcius
Miloš Štědroň (*1942): Tance krále Leara (1995)
Giuseppe Tartini (1692 - 1770): L'Arte dell'Arco (tran. Paul Bazelaire), 50 Variations sur un thème de Corelli
Georg Philipp Telemann (1681 - 1767): Suita D-dur, TWV 40:1
Customer questions

Do you have different line-up options?

- Solo Cello - 2 Cellos - Cello & Piano - Cello & Orchestra

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

We always try our best to be flexible to help ensure your event runs as smoothly as possible. If timings change slightly in the run up to the event just let us know.

How much time do you need to set up?

Cca 15-30 minutes.

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Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes, absolutely! I bring my own instrument to play acoustically.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

If a song isn't included in our song list there may still be a chance we already know it. If there is a special song you'd like us to learn we are happy to do this for you. There is a fee of £30 for this service to take into account rehearsal times etc.


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Jonathan L, 4 months ago

Although I wasn't able to be present for the actual performance, dealing with Frank was nice and straightforward and I would have no hesitation in booking again.

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Guy A, 1 year ago

Frantisek was such a beautiful and memorable part of my father in law’s funeral service. He went out of his way to be helpful, kind and respectful. His playing was immaculate. Thank you so much for everything.

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Vit K, 10 years ago

Života děj vane, či vleče mě sem i tam, leč jiskra vzpomínky zůstává mi ku svitu navzdory temnotě - - mnoho zdaru vám, Brikciusové!

The T, 11 years ago

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