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Flute virtuoso joins Golden Violin


CZECH flute legend Jiří Stivín and Slovak cimbalom band Golden Violin get together for a November tour with Good Music.

The unique live project does not respect any genre borders. Its repertoire traverses three centuries, from free variations on Bach, Vivaldi and Telemann via jazz and folk themes to arranged covers of The Beatles, presenting the many sounds one finds in "good music".

Stivín masters flutes of all kinds, including folk pipes. He plays medieval music, renaissance and baroque compositions, jazz and improvised new music. The seven soloists of Golden Violin orchestra, who act as the home band for folk ensemble Lúčnica and as an independent project, play anything from Slovak folk and popular covers to classical works.

The tour runs from November 8 to 22 and stops in Košice, Michalovce, Prešov, Žilina, Banská Bystrica, Piešťany, Trenčín, Bojnice, Bratislava, Dolný Kubín, Nitra and the Czech capital Prague (November 19).


Prepared by Spectator staff

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