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Norbert Heller

Pianist Norbert Heller graduated from Prague’s Academy of Performing Arts where he studied with  Ivan Moravec and Josef Vlach, the founder or legendary Vlach String Quartet. He has performed in many countries in Europe and around the world including the United States (Chicago, Washington, D.C., New York, Phoenix) and Japan (Nagoya, Osaka, Casals Hall in Tokyo). Besides recitals, he has regularly accompanied renowned instrumentalists and singers, and collaborated with various chamber ensembles. An impressive number of his recordings include Beethoven, Brahms, Mozart, Smetana, Shostakovich, Mussorgsky, and others. His outstanding recording of Schubert’s sonatas played on a period Conrad Graff “hammerklavier” received the Best Recording of the Year Award by the Czech Music Foundation. Norbert Heller is the first Czech pianist ever to record the complete Sonatas by Mozart. In 2001, he was awarded the European Union’s Gustav Mahler Prize. From 2003, Norbert Heller partnered with violinist Gabriela Demeterová, with whom he currently finished recording the complete set of Mozart’s Sonatas for Piano and Violin.
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Eva Velická

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PMP International Project Manager Czech musicologist Eva Velická PhD. is a graduate of Charles University in Prague in the field of musicology. Since 2010 she serves as a director of the Antonín Dvořák Museum, since 2007 she is a president of board of the NGO Omnimusa, which was co-founded by her. Music and theatre projects managed by her are highly regarded and critically acclaimed. She is a member of the grant commission of the Czech Ministry of Culture for classical music. ...
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Carol Isaac

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Repertoire coaching (opera)
1st week (July 14-21)
One of the most sought after vocal coaches in North America, Carol Isaac is currently a full time assistant conductor at the Metropolitan Opera where she has assisted such conductors as Maestro James Levine, Fabio Luisi, Esa-Pekka Salonen and Jiří Bělohlávek in both NYC and on tour in Japan.
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Tamás Vásáry

Tamás Vásáry was born on August 11th, 1933 in Debrecen, Hungary. At the age of eight he made his debut, performing Mozart’s piano concerto in D major, K. 107 in the city of his birth, where he gave a solo recital the following year. He then began to concertize regularly as a child prodigy. It was at this time that he was introduced to Ernő Dohnányi, the leading figure of musical life in Hungary, who made a unique exception by offering to accept the gifted youth as a pupil in spite of his age. Vásáry studied only a short time under his tutelage, however, as Dohnányi soon left Hungary.   At the age of fourteen Vásáry won first prize in the Liszt competition at the Academy of Music in Budapest. Over the next few years he was prize winner of four international competitions (the Warsaw Chopin Competition in 1955, the Marguerite Long Competition in Paris the same year, the Queen Elizabeth Competition in Brussels in 1956 and the Rio De Janeiro International Competition in 1957). In 1958 his first recording made by Deutsche Grammophon, was selected as the record of the month in London and nominated as the record of the […]
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