Artistic Director PMPIF, Czech pianist JAN BARTOŠ belongs to a new generation of outstanding artists, his performances consistently winning critical acclaim. Critica Classica described him as “ an emotional and sophisticated interpreter “. Il Roma wrote: “ Bartoš is one of the best emerging European pianists. In his own right, the first-class host enchanted everyone with the colorfulness and might of his sound, which he produced with easiness and refined impeccability “. The renowned music critic Bernard Jacobson wrote after Jan’s performance: “ Bartoš played an impressive set of Preludes by the unjustly neglected Czech composer Miloslav Kabeláč, following it with a compelling reading of Brahms’s F-minor Sonata. This, clearly, is a young pianist to look out for “. Jan Bartoš is the First Prize Winner of many international competitions, which include the 2009 Mieczyslaw Munz Competition in New York, the 2008 Zaslavsky-Koch Piano Competition in New York, the 2004 Peter S. Reed Award in New York, the 2006 Rotary Musikförderpreis in Germany, and the 1999 Concertino Praga in the Czech Republic, in addition to receiving the 2012 Schimmel Prize in Germany, the 2008 Czech Ministry of Culture Prize, and the 2007 Rucorva Trust Award in the Netherlands. Jan studied with renowned artists […]
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Jan Stary, Ph.D. Director, Partnerships and Relations Jan Stary has Ph.D. in Czech and English Philology and American Studies from Charles University, Prague. He worked as Assistant Professor at the English Department of the School of Arts, Charles University in Prague, later also as a translator and interpreter for Czech President Vaclav Havel and his advisors. In 1991-93, Jan taught the Czech Language, Literature, and Culture as a Fulbright Professor at University of Washington in Seattle. Between 1995 and 1998, he was Cultural Counselor at the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Washington, D.C. with a special focus on organizing musical events, being in charge of the cultural exchange between the Czech Republic and the U.S.A. After retiring from his diplomatic career, Jan started his own photographic business RockHeart Images (owner) and makes living as a free-lance photographer. He has shown his art in many galleries in the U.S.A., Poland, and the Czech Republic. He currently teaches Art Photography Class at ECES Program affiliated with Charles University in Prague, and occasionally speaks as a guest speaker at different colleges and universities. Jan also keeps working as a free-lance translator and interpretor, and writes a regular column for the Metro Daily […]
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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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