Prague, The Residence of the U.S. Ambassador
With performances described as “musically evocative” and a skill at engaging audiences in the musical dialogue, Dr. Katelyn Bouska is a frequent solo and collaborative musician. Active in concerts in the United States, she also frequently performs abroad including venues in Canada, France, Italy, Austria, Germany, the Czech Republic, and the Philippines. With her ability to perform a broad range of repertoire ranging from early music to the most contemporary, she is at ease on clavichord, harpsichord, fortepiano and modern piano. In addition to her D.M.A. in Piano Performance she also holds graduate degrees in piano pedagogy, harpsichord performance and collaborative piano. She is currently on faculty at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia.
Although the early part of his professional career was dedicated to the interpretation of contemporary music, Dr. Štěpán Filípekcurrently combines many musical roles while at the cello. Comfortable in a broad spectrum of musical styles from Baroque to the most modern, his playing is appreciated primarily for its wide range of colors and emotions. Since 2007 he is a member of the Janáček Opera Orchestra of the National Theatre in Brno. As a contemporary music specialist, he has performed with professional ensembles including the Berg Orchestra and the BCO or Ensemble Recherche. He has performed solo concerti with the Plzeň Philharmonic and with the Moravian Philharmonic of Olomouc. Additionally, he is founding member of chamber ensembles Miloslav Ištvan Quartet, Solaris3 and Opera Trio. He often collaborates with Czech radio on documenting the works of Moravian composers for cello and piano.