About us

Chanson Trio Coucou is a professional musical ensemble which brings French chansons and music from the first half of the 20th century to the Czech music scene. The band formed around singer Radka Rubešová, a graduate of the Janáček Academy of Music and Performing Arts (JAMU), who fell in love with chansons and French culture in general while studying in France.

Repertoire

The trio’s programme is made up of unique arrangements of songs from the repertoires of famous French chansonniers, less well-known chansons and creative works – French poems set to music. The ensemble’s repertoire currently comprises dozens of songs, including both their own arrangements and original creations. 

As well as concerts and performances in a chamber ensemble,  the Trio exclusively presents part of its repertoire along with a string quartet and accompanied by a symphony orchestra.

Demo songs

Padam Padam

Padam Padam

Je suis malade

Je suis malade

Dans mon bar

Dans mon bar

Les Cloches

Les Cloches

CD


Coucou N1
CD cover Coucou N1

1. Padam Padam (Norbert Glanzberg, Henri Contet) 3:02
2. Je l’aime à mourir (Francis Cabrel) 2:54 x
3. Marjolaine (Francis Lemarque) 2:01
4. Ne me quitte pas (Jacques Brel, Gérard Jouannest) 3:21
5. Le ciel dans une chambre (Gino Paoli) 2:56
6. L’Accordéoniste (Michel Emer) 2:36
7. À quoi ça sert l’amour (Michel Emer) 2:10 x
8. Je suis malade (Alice Dona, Serge Lama) 5:24
9. Le feutre taupé (Pierre Roche, Charles Aznavour) 2:05
10. Province blues (Marcel Mouloudji) 3:19
11. L’important c’est la rose (Gilbert Bécaud, Luis Amade) 3:07 x
12. La chanson des vieux amants (Jacques Brel, Gérard Jouannest) 4:09
13. Coucou (Féline, A. Mathias) 2:07
14. La vie en rose (Louiguy, Edith Piaf) 2:54
15. Dans le port d’Amsterdam (Jacques Brel) 3:07
16. Non, je ne regrette rien (Charles Dumont, Michel Emer) 2:39 x
17. La Foule (Angel Cabral, Michel Rivgauche) 2:46
18. Milord (Marguerite Monnot, Georges Moustaki) 3:39 x
Celková délka skladeb 54:26

The recording was made on 20 November 2015 in the evangelical church on Korunní Street in Prague.  Recording producer: Martin Stupka, matasound@gmail.com | Musical arrangement: Martin Kudrna

Cast

RADKA RUBEŠOVÁ – Mezzo-soprano

RADKA RUBEŠOVÁ – Mezzo-soprano

Radka began her musical studies at the Bedřich Smetana Elementary Arts School in Litomyšl, before going on to study at the Pardubice Conservatory in a singing class taught by Martina Forštová. At the Janáček Academy of Music and Performing Arts (JAMU) in Brno, she then studied under eminent Slovak mezzo-soprano Marta Beňačková. She studied a range of opera roles in the JAMU Chamber Opera and later, on the stage at the Janáček Theatre in Brno. She gained further singing and acting experience while on a study placement in France in a class taught by Professor Françoise Kubler at the Conservatoire de Strasbourg. Alongside her solo career and Trio Coucou, she devotes time to teaching activities at the Havlíček Elementary Arts School and the Pardubice Conservatory.

MARTIN KUDRNA – Piano, accordion and musical arrangements

MARTIN KUDRNA – Piano, accordion and musical arrangements

Martin graduated from the Pardubice Conservatory in organ playing. He works as a répétiteur and assistant in the Bonifantes Boys’ Choir and won second prize in the composition course competition ISAM in Ochsenhausen under the leadership of teacher Jan Jirásek (holder of a Czech Lion Award and composer of music for films such as “Kytice” /Wild Flowers/ and Bathory) and Ofer Ben-Amots (Head of the Department of Music at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs). He also appeared as an accompanying pianist in a performance of the musical “Limonádový Joe” (Lemonade Joe), which was also performed as part of the Jiráskův Hronov amateur theatre festival, put on at the Exil amateur theatre in Pardubice. He now also appears as a conductor and répétiteur in the vocal-instrumental ensemble ReBelcanto. He is one of the most distinctive musicians of the young generation in the region.

ZDENĚK HÄCKL – Violin

ZDENĚK HÄCKL – Violin

Zdeněk first began playing the violin at the age of five under the supervision of his father. He then went to the Svitavy Elementary Arts School, where he studied under Rudolf Mánek, who, besides classical music, introduced him to a range of other genres. He studied at the Brno Conservatory in a violin class taught by Jiří Novotný and then in Pardubice, this time studying under Jiří Kuchválek. Today, he is a second-year undergraduate at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague in a violin class taught by Professor Ivan Štraus. As well as appearing in the Trio, he performs with the Czech National Symphony Orchestra, the Karlovy Vary Symphony Orchestra and the Pardubice Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra, among others. He is a member of the vocal-instrumental ensemble ReBelcanto and the artistic ensemble of the Pardubice Crematorium. He teaches at the Moravská Třebová Elementary Arts School.

PETR PAVÍČEK – Double Bass

PETR PAVÍČEK – Double Bass

Ever since his childhood, Petr has been enthusiastic about all instrumentalists. He graduated from the Pardubice Conservatory under the wings of František Machač and Radek Pokorný. He is currently studying in his first year at the Janáček Academy of Music and Performing Arts (JAMU) in Brno in a class taught by Professor Miloslav Jelínek. He collaborates with eminent instrumental ensembles, including the Pardubice Chamber Philharmonic and Barocco Sempre Giovane, and is also a member of the vocal-instrumental ensemble ReBelcanto. He has won awards at a number of international competitions in both the Czech Republic and abroad. He teaches at the Karel Malich Elementary Arts School in Holice.

Photogallery


Concerts

5. August 2018
Sunday [15:00]

Jablonec nad Nisou, Tyršovy sady

Vystoupení v rámci festivalu Město plné tónů. Vstup volný

18. September 2018
Tuesday [19:00]

Bystřice nad Pernštejnem, Kulturní dům

Více informací již brzy zde

22. September 2018
Saturday [19:00]

První republika - café bar

Rezervace: 730 549 384

24. September 2018
Monday [19:30]

Opero - Praha, Salvátorská 931/8

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21. November 2018
Wednesday [19:30]

Sukova síň Domu hudby, Pardubice

Galavečer s Komorní filharmonií Pardubice
Více informací již brzy zde!

16. February 2019
Saturday [19:00]

Jazztangens club, Pardubice

Podruhé ve skvělé atmosféře Jazztangens.

Contact

www.triocoucou.cz  info@triocoucou.cz  zdenek@triocoucou.cz  | +420 603 213 743, +420 722 926 336