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The evening with black and white

Everyone probably knows these two colors. They are often symbols of two things opposing each other. The good and the evil, chess pieces, life and death… Can you imagine these two colors creating something harmonic, beautyful? Think about piano keyboard. Black, white, black, white, white, black, white, black, white, black, white, white…
So I’ve invited those two ladies to spend evening with me. Now its up to you to judge, if it was worth the time. Four small compositions came to life under my hands. Here they are for your pleasure.

The evening

So this is my first improvisation, that I published, I hope other will follow. Please, feel free to drop me a comment here, I would like to know you ropinions, I’m allways looking for something new.


Yiruma – River flows in you

Well, this song brings me some distant memories. I would like to thank one certain person, who brought this beautyful song to my attention and who gave me motivation to learn it.

After some time, some songs become boring, there is nothing to improve, there is nothing to change, nothing to discover. This is surely not the case. Every time I play this song, it engulfs me totally.

When I play piano, songs are usually quite melancholic and River flows in you exactly fits my style. Here is my interpretation::

River flows in you

Unexpected success at Praga junior 2005 piano competition

I had allready started hard piano training in 2004, because I really wanted to participate in this international piano competition. I knew, that competition will be very hard, and I wasn’t expecting nothing more than to play in magnificent hall of Lichtenstein palace, to get some interesting and valuable notes from panel, which consisted of renowned players and teachers and to see Prague once again.

But I certainly didn’t expected gaining of honorable mention and award for the best plaied etude of Carl Czerny. I was shocked, especially by the second award, because I wouldn’t rate my playing technique as perfect. Allso comments of panel members were very incentive.

Actually, allso you can become member of honoured panel, because I’m giving here my recording for your listening pleasure. I’ll certainly appreciate any comments.

So what’s here for You:

  • Klement Slavický – balada
  • L. V. Bethoven – sonatina F mol
  • Nora Novotná – Soumrak nad hladinou (loosely translated as dusk at the water
  • Klement Slavický – etuda 2
  • Carl Czerny – etuda 34 op. 299

I wish you enjoyable listenning.

Praga Junior 2005

honorable mention from Praga junior 2006 piano competition

For the second time, I took part in the Praga Junior piano competitionn, year 2006. I was really surprised by my success in the previous year, but it gave me much needed motivation and energy for further training. So I gave it a try once more.

Believe it or not, I received a honorable mention again. Its… I don’t know how to say it, its a honor for me. This has been my last competition so far, because I started studying on a grammar school and time for training decreased rapidly. But I think that it was a nice ending.

What did I play?

  • W. A. Mozart – sonata facile
  • Dmitrij Šostakovič – Fantastic dance
  • Frédéric Chopin – Valtz in C sharp minor no. 15
  • Leoš Janáček – Lístek odvanutý
  • Petr Bazala – Bystřina

I am looking forward to hearing some comments from you. Enjoy.

My performance on the Praga junior 2006 piano competition – mp3 128 kbps – 13 mb

Concert of graduating students in May 2010

So after some time, I finally managed to approach the end of the second piano cycle at the ZUŠ in Valašské Meziříčí. I attended piano lessons there for more than ten years.
So after a long time, I entered well known hall, and found there unknown people and unfortunatelly totally new piano. I say unfortunatelly, because I wasn’t accustomed to it at all. I allso didn’t know, that I would perform as the last player. Simply great:-)

But eventually, all went well and I graduated successfully..I’ll certainly continue playing piano, but currently I’m not sure where and how, because noone have discovered third cycle yet. But I won’t give it up.

What did I actually play?:

  • Frédéric Chopin – nocturno cis mol
  • my own improvisation
  • Petr Bazala – tocata

I’m curious about your opinions, criticism etc., so feel free and let them sound via comments. I highly appreciate your words..

I wish you enjoyable listening.

Concert of graduating students – May 2010[audio:http://vojta.polasek.info/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/absolvak_2010.mp3|titles=concert of graduating students – May 2010]