Czech pianist and teacher, Martin Ballý has performed throughout the Europe as a recitalist and chamber musician. He studied with Erna Grünfeld at Prague Conservatory. He graduated from Academy of Performing Arts in Prague where he studied with Czech legendary pianist Josef Palenicek. He also studied a chamber music with members of Vlach String Quartet.
Martin Bally was a founding member of the ARS Trio with two other soloists. In addition to their international touring they have recorded many recordings for Panton, Czech TV and Czech Radio. They also recorded a critically acclaimed album of Antonin Dvorak’s complete piano trios for BNL label. He is a jury member in numerous piano competitions. He teaches at Jan Neruda Music Gymnasium and Prague School of Music – the ones of Czech Republic’s most distinguished music institutions. His students have been the recipients of numerous national and international awards. During the summer he is a teacher at the South-Bohemian International Summer Festival.