In 2002 he won the International Johannes Brahms Competition in Portschach,
Austria. He had already won prizes at many important competitions in his
homeland and abroad – 1st prize at the F. Chopin International Competition in
Mariánské Lázně, 1st prize at a competition held by the Academy of
Performing Arts (Yamaha Scholarship), and 2nd prize at the Gaillard
International Competition in France. In New York he won a prize from the musical
society Salon de Virtuosi.
Miroslav Sekera began playing piano at the age of three, when the outstanding
teacher Prof. Zdena Janžurová discovered his extraordinary talent. At the
same time, he also began studying violin. He devoted himself to both instruments
until his admission to the Prague Conservatoire, where he decided in favour of
the piano. He was accepted into the studio of Prof. Eva Boguniová. Throughout
his studies, he also frequented the class of Prof. Martin Ballý. He then
furthered his studies at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague under Miroslav
In 2006 he recorded a solo album of works by Johannes Brahms, Domenico
Scarlatti, and Moritz Moszkovski. Miroslav Sekera stands out in his peers for
his versatile approach to concert appearances and to daily musical practice.
Becauseof his renown as a first-rate player of chamber music and in particular
his ability to read and interpret difficult modern scores, he was asked by the
American contemporary composer Joseph Summer to make the premiere recording of
As a soloist and a performer of chamber music, Sekera has appeared on
prestigious stages in Vienna (Konzerthaus, Musikverein), Washington (Kennedy
Center), Tokyo (Opera City Concert Hall), and many other cities around the
He collaborates regularly with Czech Radio and the Prague Symphony Orchestra.
Among his regular artistic partners are the violinist Josef Špaček, with whom
he has made CD recordings on the Supraphon label, the mezzo-soprano Dagmar
Pecková, and the French horn player Radek Baborák. In 2016 he made his debut
in the Dvořářák Hall at the Rudolfinum in the “Worldwide Piano
Literature” series. In 2018 he appeared at the Rudolf Firkušný Piano
Festival. In 2019 he gave concerts in Japan with the legendary cellist Tsuyoshi
Tsutsumi, and that same year he appeared as a soloist at the international music
festival in Karuizawa, Japan, where he performed Brahms’s Piano Concerto No.
2 in B flat major, Op. 83.