Lunchtime Concert – Barocco Foundation

28 Feb 2023 - 12:30

Bach Cello Suites

Barocco Foundation in collaboration with Din l-Art Ħelwa present International Cellist Lucie Kucharova who will perform what is considered to be one of Bach’s greatest achievements, the famous ‘Bach Cello Suites’. These are to be played at the popular weekly lunchtime concert on Tuesday 28 February 2023 at Our Lady of Victory church, Valletta, starting at 12:30pm.

Czech cellist Lucie Kucharova will be performing Suite 1, 2 and 3 of the Bach Cello Suites. As usual in a Baroque musical suite, each suite starts with a prelude and all the other movements are based around baroque dance types. The Cello suites are structured in six movements each: prelude, allemande, courante, sarabande, two minuets or two bourrées or two gavottes, and a final gigue.

Lucie Kuchařová studied cello at the Janáček State Conservatory, graduated from the Academy of Music and Performing Arts, Bratislava, whilst completing studies at the Masaryk University, Brno. She was awarded scholarships to study at the University of Copenhagen, the Conservatorio Giuseppe Tartini, Trieste, followed by performing at the Landestheater Detmold in Germany.

Later she became a member of the Philharmonie Junge Donau conducted by Tamás Vasáry and other orchestras including the Radio Symphony Orchestra Bratislava, the National Opera Theatre Bratislava, Prague Royal Philharmonic. Lucie was frequently invited as principal cellist with the Opera Giocosa del Friuli Venezia-Giulia and the Orchestra Sinfonica Giuseppe Verdi, Milan. Later she was engaged by the the Orquestra do Norte, Portugal and became a member of the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra in 2009.

The Church of Our Lady of Victory, with its painted ceiling by baroque artist Alessio Erardi, is the first church of Valletta. It was built by Grand Master de Valette and the Order of St John after their victory in the Great Siege of 1565.  It has been restored by Din l-Art Ħelwa, voluntary National Trust of Malta.

After the concert, patrons are invited for free to the cellar of the church to watch a short audio visual show about the building, history and the restoration of this gem.

Bach Cello Suites will be held at Our Lady of Victory church, Valletta on Tuesday 28 February 2023 at 12:30pm. Entrance to the concert is at a suggested donation of 10 euro.  One can obtain the tickets prior to the concert from the venue itself or by email: or phone 79680952