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Tuesday, September 19, 2023, 5.30 pm
Soirée at the Bořislavka Centre

Ticket prices

200 Kč

Proceeds from the admission fee are used to support the KKFF Scholarship Fund for exceptionally talented young musicians.


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Sonata in E flat Major, K. 282Leoš Janáček: Sonata 1. X. 1905, ‘From the Street on 1 October 1905’Sergei Rachmaninoff: Moments musicaux, Op. 16

The informal environment of the Bořislavka Centre will be blossoming with progressive talent and fresh energy when 17-year-old pianist Jan Schulmeister performs his recital. The 2021 Concertino Praga competition laureate will begin with Mozart’s Piano Sonata No. 4 in E flat Major – composed when Mozart was only a year older than Jan. Sonata 1. X. 1905, ‘From the Street on 1 October 1905’ by Leoš Janáček will serve as a reminder of the tragic events that happened during demonstrations calling for the establishment of a second Czech university in Brno. The concert will conclude with Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Six Musical Moments, where, in each piece, he masterfully captured a different period of music history. The virtuosity and flexible style of the pianist will rightly be given free rein.

  • Dress code: casual
  • End of concert: 6:30 pm


Jan Schulmeister

Jan Schulmeister (2006) is part of the sixth generation of the musical family Černý; his direct ancestor František Černý, the founder of the family's musical tradition, was a pupil of Antonín Liehmann in Zlonice and a classmate of Antonín Dvořák.

He has been playing the piano since he was five years old. He began his artistic journey at the Kroměříž Elementary School of Arts under the guidance of Eva Zonová, and is now a student at the P. J. Vejvanovský Conservatory in Kroměříž in a class taught by Martina Schulmeisterová.

In addition, Jan is also gaining experience at master interpretation courses under the guidance of prominent Czech and foreign pedagogues.

Since the age of seven, he has been regularly participating in national and international piano competitions, where he has achieved remarkable results - he has won first prizes or absolute victories in more than thirty prestigious competitions across Europe. To name just a few: César Franck Piano Competition (2018, Switzerland), Piano Talents (2014, 2017, Italy), Manhattan International Competition (2022, USA), Virtuosi per musica di pianoforte (2015, 2019, 2021), Amadeus (2016, 2017), Broumovská klávesa (2019), Beethovenovy Teplice (2019) and other competitions in Estonia, Sweden, Switzerland, Spain, Luxembourg, Italy and North Macedonia. And moreover, he won a number of other special prizes at many of these competitions.

However, Jan believes that some of his greatest achievements to date are his double appearances in the final of the Concertino Praga International Radio Competition in 2020. There, he won Honourable Mention of the 1st degree in 2020 together with the 1st prize of the European Union of Music Competitions for Youth (EMCY). He is also proud of demonstrating his artistic growth by winning a 2nd prize, the Audience Award and the Award for the best Czech participant in 2021.

Thanks to his competitive successes, he was able to begin working with orchestras and important conductors. As the absolute winner of the Amadeus international competition, he had the opportunity to perform with the Brno Philharmonic under the baton of Dennis Russell Davies (2019). He also played under the baton of Tomáš Netopil with the Bohuslav Martinů Philharmonic in Zlín in the project entitled “Malí velcí filharmonici (Little Big Philharmonics)” (2019). With the Czech Radio Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Jiří Rožeň and Vahan Mardirossian, he performed as part of the already mentioned final evenings of the Concertino Praga competition in Rudolfinum’s Dvořák Hall (2020, 2021). He also performed with the North Czech Philharmonic Teplice under the baton of Petr Vronský (2021). Jan has also collaborated with the Prague Chamber Orchestra (2020) and "Barocco semper giovane" Chamber Orchestra (2020). Together with the Wihan Quartet, he was invited to the Má vlast concert series organized by Václav Hudeček and broadcast by TV Noe (2018), he was a scholarship holder of the prestigious MenArt program organized by the Magdalena Kožená Foundation (2018/2019), and in 2018 he became the youngest member of the PETROF Art Family association. In the field of chamber music, he regularly collaborates with the Wihan Quartet.

In addition to these activities, he also performs solo concerts not only on Czech stages, but also on foreign stages (Switzerland, Great Britain, Italy, Austria, and North Macedonia). He has also accepted invitations to perform at important international and national music festivals - The Dvořák Prague International Music Festival, Prague Spring, Smetana’s Litomyšl, Music Holidays in Prague, The Mariánské Lázně Chopin Festival, Music in the Chateau and Garden Kroměříž.

Despite his young age, Jan has already gained extensive recording experience, too, with 4 CDs for PETROF and ArcoDiva. These recordings map his artistic development.

Bořislavka Centre – Artium

Artium by KKCG is a publicly accessible space for art of all genres, breathing artistic life into Bořislavka and enriching the cultural offerings in Prague 6 and the capital more generally. Artium regularly holds exhibitions, concerts, and other cultural events, and the unconventional space allows visitors to explore art across different genres, often intertwined to create a unique experience. During this year’s Dvořák Prague International Music Festival’s concerts at Artium, spectators can also enjoy an extensive exhibition of photographic installations by Jarmila Štuková titled "Us and the Others.

The concerts presented here as part of the Dvořák Prague Festival are organized for a good cause, with all proceeds supporting talented, young musicians.