"He's very good. Very schmaltzy. He looks down the front
of your soul ..." - The Vancouver Sun
"One of the most fascinating musicians ... is wandering minstrel, Premek Kruta." - The Toronto Star
"A great guitar player!" - The Province
Soon after Maestro Premek arrived in Canada, a well-known Vancouver music critic hailed the Czech singer/songwriter as one of the most interesting acts in Vancouver. Whatever your nationality, he can play a song from your country. - Vancouver Calendar Magazine
CBC producer, Ivan Romanoff, invited Premek to perform on his programme "Rhapsody Original." Subsequent to this, Trent University hosted a series of five concerts featuring the multinational and multi-talented Czech musician. "I can say that, on behalf of the students, we thoroughly enjoyed the concert," Bernard Burns, a senior Chair at the University said. "It is not often that Canadian students have the opportunity to hear a wide variety of European folk songs, sung in such an entertaining and enjoyable manner "
Maestro Premek sang duets and has made a recording titled "Sounds
of the World" by "Premek & Gina, the musically delightful couple
... in the Georgia's Cavalier, so impressed one customer with their amazing
repertoire that he's suggested that they should go on the road. The customer
was George Zukerman who would like to have them on his Overture Concert series."
The Vancouver Sun.
Premek also toured coast-to-coast as part of the Overture Concert Series, a division of the Canadian Artists Management Associates organization. This series included repeat concert tours in the North West Territories, the Yukon and across Canada.
The Maestro was one of the feature artiste on the national television broadcast, The Performers, he also displayed his musical talents on the renowned Boo-Boo television show in Montreal. Premek has also been listed in the distinguished Canada Council's national catalogue of performing musicians.
Premek Kruta is widely regarded as one of the most diverse and talented singer-guitarists in Canada. Classically trained at the Academy of Prague under the tutelage of renowned Czech classical guitar instructor, Professor Schelinger, as well as one of Prague's finest vocal teachers, Professor Pospisilik.
Premek performed on television in Monte Carlo, on television and radio programs in Oslo and appeared on radio broadcasts and live television performances in Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal. He has performed recitals, duets and solo performances at concert halls, television studios, religious festivities and other formal occasions for several years. He has also been a featured performer on Royal Viking Lines and Trans-Canal/Caribbean/Mexico Cruises.
Premek sings in English, Spanish, Italian, French, Latin, German, Hebrew, Yiddish, Greek, Turkish, Russian, Ukrainian, Polish, Serbian, Bulgarian, Rumanian, Swedish, Japanese, Korean, Filipino, Maori, Slovak, Moravian and Czech.
The Maestro has been featured in a variety of well-known venues from coast-to-coast. He also appeared at a number of summer performances at some of Canada's most renowned resort and hotels, including Chateau Lake Louise, Banff Springs Hotel, and the Harrison Hot Spring Hotel near Vancouver and in some of Toronto's finest dining and entertainment venues.
Regarded as one of North America's greatest Romantic Troubadours, Premek Kruta brings the joy of music to every imaginable celebration, festivity, religious occasion (including weddings, Christmas parties and Bar Mitzvahs), corporate and business affairs and private clubs.
Jeffrey M. Freedman
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