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.