Edita Randová - mezzosoprano
is amongst the leading Czech mezzosoprano singers. At the beginning of her artistic career she underwent voice training with Milada Musilová and at present works regularly with Marta Boháčová. She has also completed her private studies of piano playing.
Critics have praised especially the range and tone of her voice, in connection with her wide range of means of expression, supported by excellent singing technique. She commenced her singing career in the Musical Theatre in Karlín, and in the State Opera in Prague, where she performed a number of national and world repertoire. She took part in a number of foreign tours of the State Opera of Prague, such as in Japan and Switzerland. In 1992 and 1993 she took part in a course of international singing master classes under the guidance of Eva Randová.
At present she is devoting herself predominantly to concert activity. In 2000 she took part in a large concert tour throughout the Czech Republic bearing the title „Czech spring with Edita Randová“. She regularly performs concerts at home and abroad: Austria, Great Britain, France, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Hungary, Germany, Slovenia, Slovakia, Norway, Finland, Australia, Brazil, Mexico, USA (Carnegie Hall), Canada and China. She also participates in a range of internationals festivals. In the year 2003, the Czech Ministry of Foreign Affaires entrusted her to visit Australia, to promote Czech music there.
In 2009, she was awarded the Gustav Mahler European Prize for her outstanding contribution to music and she had her debut in Opera in Mexico as Maddalena in Verdi's "The Rigoletto”. In 2010, she received prize "La Reconnaissance culturelle Medaile d´OR Internationale 2010".
She has performed as a soloist with important orchestras including Symhony Orchestra of the Czech Radio, Prague Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra of Pardubice, Karlovy Vary Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonic Orchestra Hradec Králové, West Bohemian Symphony Orchestra of Mariánské Lázně, Camerata Polifonica Siciliana, Chesapeake Orchestra, London City Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra of Stowe Opera, Romania State Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestra Sinfonica della Provincia di Bari, Filarmonia de Gaia, Orquestra Sinfônica do Teatro Nacional Claudio Santoro, Orquestra Sinfônica da Bahia, Orquesta Sinfónica de la UAC, Morelos Chamber Orchestra, Oaxaca Symphony Orchestra, Lincolnwood Chamber Orchestra ....., under the directorship of leading Czech and international conductors.
In addition to her opera work, Edita Randová also has a varied concert repertoire, including oratorios, cantatas, masses, song collections or individual songs by old masters, as well as contemporary compositions from leading international composers.
Among her most important recordings are a disc with songs of Antonín Dvořák. She has cooperated with the Czech Radio, where he has made several song cycles by Czech and world composers. Her recordings were broadcasted by radio stations in Italy, Australia, France and Argentina.
Stanislav Bogunia - Czech conductor, music educator and pianist.
After studying at the Ostrava Conservatory, he studied conducting at the Prague Music Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts, which he successfully completed under Václav Neumann in 1980. After that he worked for many years as accompanying pianist and chamber musician. He also worked as a choirmaster and conductor, acting as chief conductor of the West Bohemian Symphony Orchestra Marienbad and conductor of the Janáček Philharmonic Orchestra in Ostrava. As a choirmaster he worked at the Czech Radio Radio Choir, he is still one of the conductors of the Czech Radio Symphony Orchestra.
His art had the opportunity to get to the audience almost all over the world - from South America to Japan. He also uses his interpretative experience, life experiences and musical erudition in his composer's work.
For many years he has also been a music teacher at the Prague Academy of Music.
Gorlice Muzeum Dwory Karwacjanów i Gładyszów
4.10.2020 at 6 pm
Edita Randová – mezzosoprano
Stanislav Bogunia - Piano
Antonín Dvořák – Biblical Songs op. 99
No.5 Song of gladness will I sing Thee
No.7 By the shore of the river Babylon
No.10 Oh, sing unto the Lord a joyful song
Bedřich Smetana - Three Poetic Polkas op.8 (choice)
Polka in G Minor piano solo
Pavel Haas (1899-1944) – Three Chinese Songs op.4
No.1 Kao - ši
No.3 Thu - fu
Antonín Dvořák - Humoresque piano solo
Antonín Dvořák - Gypsy Songs Op.55 (choice)
No.2 Hark, how my triangle
No.5 Tune thy strings oh gipsy
No.6 In his wide and ample, airy linen vesture
Claude Debussy – Arabesque piano solo
Claude Debussy – Minstrels piano solo
Ruggero Leoncavallo – Canzoni
Donna vorrei morir