Join us for a special cultural event as we welcome the VojoDeyl Trio from the Czech Republic. You can listen to a sampling of their traditional Czech folk music here on YouTube.
The VojoDeyl Trio
Radim is from the small village of Boršice u Blatnice in the Czech Republic. Although blind since birth, he has studied music since he was 4, starting with the flute and graduating to the piano at age 5. He obtained his secondary school education at the Jan Deyl Conservatory, where he also studied piano and piano tuning, violin, and voice. He has been performing in public since childhood, and, at age 11, he received the most outstanding talent award at a music festival for blind children from the Czech Radio Foundation. He has won numerous other music competitions and has recorded and toured with Aneta Langerová, a popular Czech pop star. In addition to performing professionally, he now teaches piano and violin in the Primary School of Music in his home town.
Martin is from the village of Hulk, about 4 miles from Radim’s home. He and Radim are childhood friends who have frequently performed together at folklore festivals, as well as for weddings and private parties. Martin has been playing guitar and winning music awards since elementary school. During his boyhood years, he also sang and danced in a children’s folk group that performed at many international festivals. In high school he founded his own band, which won a regional competition of high school bands. Martin graduated from the Prague Conservatory, where he studied bass and guitar and he now teaches guitar at a Music School in Uherské Hradiště.
Karolina Magdelena Kupczyk
Karolina is from Jaworzynka on the border between the Czech Republic and Poland. She is currently an Erasmus (European exchange program) student at the Comenius University in Bratislava, where she is studying the Slovakian language. She has studied both violin and viola and now plays the viola in the Trio.