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Jan Schulmeister

All prize winners
First Prize
2020
Nationality: Czech
Instrument: Piano
Date of birth 2006/06/22

Jan Schulmeister (*2006) has been playing the piano since he was five years old. He is a student of Bc. Eva Zonová at the Elementary Art School in Kroměříž.

Since the age of seven he regularly participates in national and international piano competitions where he gathers the highest awards:

– Odin International Music Competition 2021
Concertino Praga International Radio Competition 2020 (Czech Republic) – the youngest finalist – 1st Degree Honorable Mention and EMCY Prize
National piano competition „Beethoven‘s Teplice“ 2019 (Czech Republic) – absolute prize winner and the special prize for performing of the pieces of L. van Beethoven
International piano competition „Broumov key“ 2019 (Czech Republic) – 1st prize and title of laureáte, the special prize of music festival „Treasures of the Broumov region“ and the special prize of West Bohemian Symphony Orchestra Marianske Lazne
International piano competition „Virtuosi per musica di pianoforte“ (Czech Republic) 2019 – 1st prize and special prize for the best Czech contestant,
2015 – 1st prize and special prize of the jury for performing of the second round
2017 – 2nd prize
Césara Francka International Piano Competition 2019 (Belgium) – 1st prize
International piano competition „Amadeus“ (Czech Republic)
2017 – absolute prize Winner and award for the best participant from the Czech Republic
2016 – 1st prize
National piano competition of the best students of Czech music schools
2017 – 1st prize
2014 – 1st prize and the special prize of the jury for performing pieces by Czech composers
International piano competition „Piano Talents“ (Italy)
2017 – Absolut prize winner
2014 – Absolut prize winner
International piano competition „Pro Bohemia“ 2014 (Czech Republic) – 1st prize

He cooperates with many Czech orchestras such as: Brno Philharmonic, The Bohuslav Martinů Philharmonics, Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra, Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra in Olomouc, Prague chamber Orchestra, Barocco sempre giovane, North Czech Philharmonic Teplice

He performed under the conduction of personalities such as Tomáš Netopil, Dennis Russell Davies or Jiří Rožeň.

He regularly performs with the Wihan Quartet, with which he recorded the Piano Concerto in D Major by J. Haydn and Piano Concerto in A Major KV 414 by WA Mozart.

In 2019 the PETROF Company offered him – as a youngest musician – a membership in its PETROF Art Family which supports and associates well-known Czech and European musicians. This company also enabled him to realize his two CDs.

Apart from these activities he performs solo on Czech as well as foreign stages. He also accepted invitations to perform at important international musical festivals – Prague Spring, Chopin Festival in Mariánské Lázně, Dvořákova Praha Internationa Music Festival, South Bohemia Festival, Smetana’s Litomyšl and Festivals of music in Prague.

Jan enriches his music education at the masterclasses in Czech Republic and abroad under the leadership of well-known Czech and foreign piano players: prof. Alena Vlasáková (AMU Prague, JAMU Brno), MgA . Ivo Kahánek, Ph.D . (AMU Prague), MgA . Martin Kasik , Ph.D . (AMU Prague), prof. Ivan Klansky (AMU Prague), prof. Nikolai Lugansky – (Moscow Conservatory – Russia), prof. Marian Sobula (Academy of Music Krakow – Poland ) prof. Philippe Raskin (Royal Conservatory of Brussels), prof. Eleonora Tkach – (International Music Academy Kiev – Ukraine).

You can also follow him on his Facebook page.

If you are interested in working with Jan, please get in touch with the EMCY Office.

Repertoire

Solo

L. van Beethoven – Bagatelle in C Major, Op. 33, No. 5
L. van Beethoven – Bagatelle in A-flat Major, Op. 33, No. 7
L. van Beethoven – Sonata No. 27 in e minor, Op. 90
G. Bizet/ V. Horowitz – Carmen Variations
J. Brahms – Intermezzo in E-flat Major, Op. 117, No. 1
J. Brahms – Intermezzo in b-flat minor, Op. 117, No. 2
F. Chopin – 24 Preludes, Op. 28 – selection
F. Chopin – Etude in b minor, Op. 25, No. 10
F. Chopin – Etude in c-scharp minor, Op. 25, No. 7
C. Franck – Prelude, Op. 18 (Prelude, Fugue et Variation) arr. Harold Bauer
G. Gershwin – Three Preludes for Piano
G. Gershwin – Rialto Ripples
J. Haydn – Sonata No. 50 in D Major, Hob. XVI/37
F. Liszt – Hungarian Rhapsody No. 10
F. Liszt – Hungarian Rhapsody No. 11
F. Liszt – Hungarian Rhapsody No. 13
F. Liszt – Transcendental etude No. 1 in C Major Prelude
F. Liszt – Consolation No. 3 in D-flat Major, S 172
B. Martinů – Polka in A (Book III. Etudes and Polkas)
W. A. Mozart – Sonata No. 16 in C Major K 545
W. A. Mozart – Sonata No. 4 in E-flat Major K 282
F. Poulenc – Novelette No. 3 in e minor
S. Rachmaninoff – Prelude in g minor, Op. 23, No. 5
S. Rachmaninoff – Prelude in b minor, Op. 32. No. 10
S. Rachmaninoff – Moments musical, Op. 16 – selection
D. Scarlatti – Sonata in C Major K 95
D. Scarlatti – Sonata in E Major K 380
D. Scarlatti – Sonata in d minor K 1
D. Scarlatti – Sonata in b minor K 27
D. Scarlatti – Sonata in A Major K 24
R. Schumann – Kinderszenen, Op. 15
A. Scriabin – Etude in c-sharp minor, Op. 2 No. 1
A. Scriabin – 24 Preludes, Op. 11 – selection
B. Smetana – Czech Dances Book II. – Lancer (Hulán)
B. Smetana – Czech Dances Book II. – Little Hen (Slepička)

With orchestra

E. Grieg – Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 16
S. Prokofiev – Piano Concerto No. 1 in D-flat Major, Op. 10
W. A. Mozart – Piano Concerto in A Major K 414
J. Haydn – Piano Concerto No. 11 in D Major, Hob. XVIII/11

Video

Edvard Grieg - Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 16 - I. Allegro molto moderato

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