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Prague Music Performance

Prague Music Performance Institute & Festival was founded by Czech pianist Jan Bartoš and late Zenon Fishbein (Manhattan School of Music in New York) in 2010. The project organically combines a festival with an educational institution. PMP thematically connects concerts, master classes, workshops, lectures, and residencies. The projects primarily focus on classical music, jazz, and experimental music. However, PMP also endeavors to include other fields of art such as the fine arts, film, or literary art. 

The list of renowned artists PMP has introduced throughout its history includes Alfred Brendel, Anthony Braxton, Roscoe Mitchell, John Zorn, Uri Caine, Phantasm, Quatuor Diotima, Garth Knox, Barry Guy and Maya Homburger, Miroslav Srnka, Mahan Esfahani, Esperanza Spalding, Dave Douglas, Greg Cohen, Joey Baron, Ikue Mori, Robin Rimbaud aka Scanner, Mary Halvorson, Marc Ribot, Kenny Wollesen, Julian Lage, Peter Evans, Jon Irabagon, Gareth Davies, Thurston Moore, Adrian Belew, David Thomas, and many others.  

For those who cannot afford to study at the world’s top music schools and academies, PMP offers an opportunity to work with the most prominent artists and teachers. Also, PMP takes part in or independently organizes benefit events for charitable purposes to artistically contribute to and support individuals and projects with diverse needs.

PMP closely collaborates with other art institutions such as the Czech Philharmonic, Prague Spring Festival, Strings of Autumn, American Spring Festival, National Gallery in Prague, Prague Academy of Performing Arts, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, National Film Archives in Prague, Austrian Cultural Forum, The DOX Centre for Contemporary Art, Archa Theatre, and many others.

PMP is supported by the EEA and Norway Grants 2014-2021, the Czech Ministry of Culture, the State Fund of Culture, the Capital City of Prague, Stadler-Trier Music Foundation, and the Pamela Stacy Fund.

I support the PMP's efforts to start a permanent tradition of a prestigious institute in our capital. I am happy to become the patron of the Prague Music Performance.
Ivan Moravec
The young organizers of this project offer much-needed masterclasses that have attracted world-renowned artists. I am delighted to see that talented young students will have a chance to work with true masters and that the PMP opens the door to their worldwide success. It is my pleasure to grant patronage to the project.
Josef Suk
Prague Music Performance is a great festival in a magnificent city with extraordinary people!
Alfred Brendel
Bravo for the Prague Music Performance! A wonderful idea in an incomparable city.
Leon Fleisher
Prague Music Performance is one of my very favorite festivals! One of the best places to play in the whole world!
Adrian Belew
PMP is a great festival!
Brad Mehldau
We really had a blast! We’re in little pieces all over the place… But plan to recollect ourselves here. Again soon!
Esperanza Spalding
The best hospitality and the nicest crowd! We love you!
Thurston Moore
Today there are thousands of festivals and it is difficult to excel from the lot. Prague Music Performance is one of very few of it! Jan Bartoš and his team are so committed that it is guaranteed for the future of this undertaking. Besides of master classes by world-renowned musicians, they organize student concerts and it helps young musicians to let themselves known to the public. I think that the Czech Republic can be very proud of this organization!
Tamás Vásáry
Maraton skladeb Johna Zorna se tu s největší pravděpodobností nebude opakovat: pořádající festival Prague Music Performance tím českou metropoli přesto na chvilku přiblížil standardům Labské filharmonie v Hamburku nebo Philharmonie de Paris, kde se stejná akce uskutečnila dřív.
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