Reviews - Přemysl Vojta

Recklinghäuser Zeitung, 10/2011

The B flat horn concerto by the Ukranian Reinhold Glière, premiered in 1951, gave Přemysl Vojta an opportunity to show that the horn as a solo instrument doesn’t have to be heavy and banal, but can sound flattering. In his encore, Messiaen‘s ”Appel“, Vojta displayed his stupendous virtuositiy even more impressively.

HA Kamen, 10/2011

...The extraordinarily difficult solo cadenza with extreme interval leaps and sequences of harmonic twists was accomplished elegantly and apparently without effort...

WR Kamen, 10/2011

...Glière’s composition seemed tailor-made for the 28-year-old Czech horn player Premysl Vojta...

Beethovenfest, Generalanzeiger Bonn, 10/2011

...Vojta had demonstrated quite enchantingly the stylistic variety of the instrument described so romantically by Schumann as the “soul of the orchestra“. His interpretation of Schumann’s Adagio and Allegro in A flat major (op. 70) was a perfect example of soulful intensity.

For Vojta, this was a fine opportunity to present his flawless technique and articulatory skills. Lengthy applause.

Beethovenfest, Bonner Rundschau, 10/2011

...Přemysl Vojta played it in a somewhat withdrawn fashion, with finely drawn lines and with smooth, cleanly developed tones in the higher range.

In Rheinberger’s late work, the Sonata in E flat major op. 178, the detailed chamber music texture was clearly heard. Here, too, the Czech hornist played convincingly, particularly in the development sections, with evenness of tone, extremely secure intonation and a gently expressive cantilena (Adagio). In Olivier Messiaen’s “Anrufung“, with its birdsongs, glissandi and short bursts of phrases, the young Czech performed an exciting, intense “communication experiment“ with the divine, so that the longer it lasted, the more it sounded like a restless, expectant knocking on an imaginary wall – impressive stuff.

Stuttgarter Zeitung, 3/2011

...Vojta played the horn concerto (1958) by Jiří Pauer. Vojta moved around in this collection of virtuosic formidabilities like the proverbial fish in water. Stylistically he achieved such a perfect balance in this music, which so eloquently uses stylistic elements of Gershwin and Bernstein, that one might almost have forgotten to breathe…

Nmz neue musikzeitung 10/2010

...masterfully, with the profound expressive force of an impressively vivid timbre. The variety of tonal sensory nuances in Richard Strauss' horn concerto no. 2 in E flat major could not have been played more coherently and sensitively.

Süddeutsche Zeitung 9/2010

...When someone plays so flexibly, like the Czech musician, helping to fashion every orchestral phrase, every modulation, and is so perfect in attack and tone production; when he not only masters every detail but also has the ability to phrase expansively and is literally "long-winded", he has earned the top position. In the Andante con moto the 27-year-old principal horn player of the Konzerthaus Orchestra Berlin also delighted us with gorgeously dark, bronze-tinted colours, supported by the excellent Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Christoph Poppen, who played with brilliance and fiery zeal.

Augsburger Allgemeine 9/2010

...the horn player Přemysl Vojta, blessed with a hauntingly beautiful, warm and caressingly soft timbre, displayed his immaculate technique in Richard Strauss' late, sumptuous, thanklessly difficult horn concerto no.2, with marvellously soft, very vibrant dynamics, unobtrusively varied phrasing, velvety rippling tones and a highly musical, warmhearted interpretation. Seldom does one hear the sedate horn so free, modifiable and agile...

Augsburger Allgemeine 5/2008

In him the "Hornkonzert d-Moll" by Antonio Rosetti found a performer who impressed with his warm timbre in both high and low range. The soft, secure entries were just as remarkable as the coherent dynamics, the well-controlled intonation from finest pianissimo to full forte, as well as the young musician's infectious joy in playing, winning him the hearts of the audience, as the prolonged applause proved.