Czech Violinist Makes Seattle Debut At Cornish

Seattle, WA – Young Czech violinist Miroslav Ambroš makes his US debut on a 2016 tour that will brings him to Seattle in March. Accompanied by pianist Zuzana Ambrošová, he will perform works by Dvorák, Martinu, Korngold, Suk, de Sarasate and Bazzini. This Cornish Presents concert is co-presented with The Center for Czech Education and Culture.

Cornish Presents: Miroslav Ambroš 

March 2, 2016, at 8 pm
PONCHO Concert Hall, Cornish College of the Arts, 710 E Roy Street Seattle, WA 98102
Tickets range from $5/students to $15/general public and are available online or by calling Brown Paper Tickets at 1-800-838-3006

About the musicians

Miroslav Ambroš (born May 9, 1987) began his professional violin career at the age of 11.  After studies with Ivan Ženatý at the C. M. von Weber College of Music in Dresden, his early potential earned him a place at the Prague Conservatory where he continued his studies with Ivan Ženatý and Jiří Hnyk. In 2006 he became a graduate of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague under Prof. Ivan Straus, successfully completing a Master's degree in 2012. Since 2008 he has been a private student of Master Josef Suk. During his young career, he has won a number of prizes in national and international competitions, including winning the international competition “Du Prix des Jeunes Talents Européens de Musique Classique” in Marseille, France in 2003. Now living in Prague, Ambroš is much in demand for his concerts. He regularly performs with symphony orchestras in the Czech Republic, including the Prague Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra, Prague Symphony Orchestra, Czech National Symphony Orchestra, Moravia Philharmonic Orchestra, Bohuslav Martinu Philharmonic Orchestra, Prague Chamber Orchestra, State Philharmonic Orchestra Košice and Czech Chamber Orchestra. He plays on a very rare instrument made by the Italian violinmaker Camillo de Camilli (1734).

Zuzana Ambrošová began studies at the Conservatory of Košice in 1973 when she was only thirteen years old, as an unusually talented child. As a laureate of Smetana´s piano contest in Hradec Králové (1974) and Beethoven´s Hradec contest, she joined the Košice National Philharmony at the age of sixteen. After finishing studies at the Academy of musical arts in Prague, conducted by prof. Zdenek Jilek in 1982, she was in practice at the Conservatory of Košice as a piano lecturer for ten years. She has won prizes for piano in international competition and has performed with the Košice and Vienna Philharmonics as a soloist, and has performed throughout Europe. She also recorded for Czech Television and Czech broadcasting network. Since 1992 she has been in practice at the Prague Conservatory, Jan Neruda Gynmasium, and as a member of AMU´s musical faculty.

Program in Seattle

E. Korngold: Much Ado About Nothing, Suite  Op. 11

                1. The Maiden in the Bridal Chamber

                2. Dogbery and Verges. March of the Watch

                3. Scene in the Garden: Molto espressivo

                4. Masquerade: Hornpipe: Animato                        


A. Dvořák:  Romantic Pieces, Op.75

      1. Allegro moderato

      2. Allegro maestoso

      3. Allegro appassionato

      4. Larghetto             


A. Dvořák: Mazurek e minor, Op.49


B. Martinů: Madrigals stancas

                1. Moderato

                2. Poco allegretto

                3. Andante moderato            

4. Scherzando, Poco allegro

                5. Poco allegro


J. Suk:  Raduz and Mahulena op.16 from Fairy Tale


P. de Sarasate: “Faust“ Concert fantasy


A. Bazzini: La Ronde des Lutins , Op. 25


More about Cornish Presents

For more than 30 years, Cornish Presents, formerly known as the Cornish Music Series, has introduced Seattle audiences to rising stars and Seattle premieres as well as established masters in world music, jazz, chamber music, and more. Artists in the community also are invited to take part in a variety of free master classes provided by visiting artists and Cornish faculty.

More about Cornish College of the Arts

 Founded in 1914, Cornish College of the Arts offers a BMu, a post-graduate Artist's Diploma in Early Music, and BFAs in Art, Dance, Design, Film+Media, Performance Production, and Theater.  Every academic year, between September and May, approximately 200 public events take place in Cornish's performance venues on Capitol Hill, in South Lake Union, and at the Seattle Center. For a complete calendar of the current semester's events, please see