ARTISTIC ACTIVITIES OF THE FPE
Intensive artistic activity at the Faculty of Education is realised primarily in music and the creative arts. One testament to its quality is the high number of so-called RUV points (which serve to evaluate artistic performances at national level) gained by the faculty, which in this respect is one of the most successful faculties of education in the Czech Republic.
As regards music, we devote ourselves to the interpretation of artificial music and also involve students in these activities. We consider the most important departmental activity to be the 7th year of Art Walks, Gala concert Pilsen (3.6.2020 at the Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Františkánská street in Pilsen) with the participation of singer Lucie Hilscherová, violist Jitka Hosprová, conductor Vít Aschenbrenner and Academic Girls’ Choir and Pilsen Academic Choir with choir leader Romana Feiferlíková. All the afore-mentioned participated in performing compositions by Professor Jiří Bezděk.
In 2019 lecturers at the Department of Music who are active performers gave many concerts.
Vít Aschenbrenner– conductor, organist, harpsichordist
The College for Spiritual Music and Consortium Musicum performed in Eslarn, Bavaria, at the international festival “Barockregion Bayern Böhmen” a revived premiere in German of the greatest composition by Czech-German Baroque composer Gunther Jacob, Missa Dei Patris Festivalis (1725).
Lucie Hilscherová – singer
The internationally renowned singer has performed in many concerts (e.g. vocal and organ recital at the Orgelsommer Festival in Naumburg, Germany and has appeared in several operas both at home and abroad. She has sung, for example, the role of Mrs Quickly in Verdi’s Falstaff (State Theatre, Košice, Slovakia), Rosina in Rossini’s The Barber of Seville (Schweinfurt Theatre, Germany) and others.
Jitka Hosprová – violist
The internationally known concert performer has appeared for example at concerts in the King Hussein Cultural Centre in Oman, in Rimini (Italy), or chamber concerts with the Moravian Philharmonic in Olomouc.
Jan Vičar – composer
His cantata Tempus Iuvenis (The Time of Youth) for soprano, bass, mixed choir and orchestra with a Latin text was performed during 2019 in Žilina and Olomouc (17th November anniversary concert of the Moravian Philharmonic, conducted by Petr Vronský. It had its world premiere 27th March 2019 in Pardubice, conducted by Jan Míšek, working with the Pardubice Chamber Philharmonic, Pardubice Bonifantes Boys’ Choir and soloists Veronica Kaiserová and Josef Kovačič. It was nominated for an award in the category of Contemporary Composition at the Classic Prague Awards 2019.
Performed a song recital at the 30th Forfest International Festival in Kroměříž, Czech Republic, 26.6.2019
In the area of culture and arts there have been important exhibitions at both national and international level in sculpture, painting, graphics or conceptual art. The faculty has also successfully continued in the famous local tradition of ceramic art, while glass artwork is being newly developed.
KURT GEBAUER – National Gallery Prague, Trade Fair Palace, 6. 3. 2020 - 10. 1. 2021
DLÁTEM BARVOU KOSTÍ, František Hodonský, Hollar Gallery, Prague, 4. 3. 2020 – 31. 5. 2020
“MACHT WAS” – Kunst zu 68 und heute ... “UDĚLEJTE NĚCO...” – Art in 1968 and the present, European House Gallery, the Academy of Fine Arts, Munich in tandem with the Department of Art and Culture, FE UWB, Pilsen, 5. 2. – 28. 2. 2019
ARTEDUCO – Exhibition by artists at faculties of education in the Czech Republic, DEPO2015, Pilsen, 17. 6. – 4. 8. 2019