Participants 2018
Libor Nováček Piano
He was born to a musically active family in Prague in 1979; he studied at the Musical Conservatory in Teplice with Prof. M. Mikula. When he was 14, he published his first CD with the PANTON publishing house. On the basis of his success, he was invited for concerts in the U.S.A., Mexico, and the Kennedy Centre in Washington. In 1998, he was granted a scholarship at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, with Prof. J. Havill. He completed his masters degree at that school in 2004, and he continues working there as a senior lecturer. During his studies in the UK, he won many prizes, such as the 2nd prize at the Dudley Competition in 2001, and the 1st prizes at the John Lill Piano Competition and Tunbridge Wells Young Concert Artist Competition in 2002; he was pronounced the absolute winner in the latter. He has performed with several orchestras, such as the Prague Chamber Orchestra without Conductor, the Prague Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra, the Hamburg Symphonic Orchestra, and the English Sinfonia. He has performed in recitals and as a soloist in major concert halls: Musikhalle in Hamburg, Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires, and Rudolfinum in Prague. He has performed all over Europe and the U.S.A. He performed in concerts and led master courses in the U.S.A. in 2003. He made his debut in the Royal Festival Hall and Purcell Room in London, and in the Bridgewater Hall; he has also performed as a soloist with the English Sinfonia and the Jersey Symphony Orchestra.

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