Radoslav Kvapil

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Radoslav Kvapil (born 15 March 1934 in Brno) is an internationally acclaimed Czech pianist. At the end of the 20th century, he devoted his concert programmes to works by Frédéric Chopin, particularly in France, in the Chopin International Piano Festival in Nohant. On 21 October 2016 Radoslav gave a recital of Beethoven, Chopin, Dvořák, Janáček and Martinu at St Mary's parish church in Hay-on-Wye. He has recently recorded a C.D. for Alto of Chopin Complete Ballades and Impromptus, some of which he performed at the concert.

He is widely known[1] as expert performer of Czech piano music, recording numerous discs of works by Dvořák, Smetana, Martinů, Janáček, Voříšek, Novák and Suk.[2] He has also recorded Studies by Chopin (coprod. Amat/Jean-Pierre Thiollet, 1999).


  1. ^ Jean-Pierre Thiollet, 88 notes pour piano solo, "Solo nec plus ultra", Neva Editions, 2015, p.51. ISBN 978 2 3505 5192 0.
  2. ^ "Radoslav Kvapil Discography". AllMusic. 2017.
  • European Biographical Directory, R.H.Neirijnck ed., Bruges, Belgium

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