Prague Sounds closes with Bert & Friends' piano-based KLASIRDO programme at Rudolfinum. The concert will be broadcast live on Radio Wave and shown on Czech TV's ivysilani.cz platform on December 24th


The 27th edition of Prague Sounds closes on Saturday November 18th with Bert & Friends's debut performance at Rudolfinum. The KLASIRDO programme will feature the band's songs in piano-based arrangements. Bert & Friends are the only Czech artists in this year's Prague Sounds line-up, which has featured concerts by Benjamin Clementine, Ron Carter, Alva Noto, Angelique Kidjo, and JACK Quartet, among others.

'It's a great honour for us to appear in the Prague Sound line-up alongside so many great artists - and performing our songs at Rudolfinum is a big event for us,' says band leader Albert Romanutti. 'It'll be a kind of celebration of the piano, and we'll be quoting from other Czech artists like Smetana, Petr Hapka, and Psi Vojaci. I love playing the piano, and it casts our songs in a whole new light.'

Prague Sounds director Marek Vrabec is pleased with how this year's festival has gone. 'We're very happy to have such a lot of interest from music fans in our concerts, which always offer something a little bit different,' he says. 'Sold-out shows have included Benjamin Clementine, Alva Noto, Owen Pallett, Nathan Fake, Kofi Stone, and Bert & Friends themselves. African singer Angelique Kidjo and jazz legend Ron Carter's shows were also extremely well received.'