TD Ottawa Jazz Festival 2015: EMIL VIKLICKY "GRAND MORAVIA" TRIO (Improv Invitational Series) at National Arts Centre Fourth Stage - Tue Jun 23 2015 at 8:00 pm
Emil Viklicky - piano
Petr Dvorsky - contra bass
Cyril Zelenak - drums
Sixty-six-year-old Prague native Emil Viklický’s strongest characteristic has been maintaining a truly distinctive individual style even as he has ventured into merging melodies and tones of Moravian folk music with classical orchestration and modern jazz harmonies. This musical individuality has guided him as a composer (of both jazz and contemporary classical music), whether writing for small groups, symphonies, or electronic instruments. Regardless of format or genre, the clarity of his vision has shone through. That singular vision has also carried him on tours across most of the world, and inspired trumpeter Wynton Marsalis to commission him in 2004 to write The Mystery of Man, an operatic piece based on the prison letters of Czech President Vaclav Havel. Viklický has also focused extensively on composing scores and incidental music for feature films and television. In 2011, he was awarded the Medal of Merit by his native country.
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