Jan Bartoš is described by the press as a „one of the best European
pianists"and "an emotional and sophisticated interpreter“. He is the winner of
three competitions in New York – 2009 Mieczyslaw Munz, 2008 Zaslavsky-Koch,
and 2004 Peter S. Reed. His latest album, Beethoven, earned him a five-star
review in BBC Music Magazine: „Everything in this recording is
outstanding… His approach to the keyboard is quintessentially refined… The
Arietta of Op. 111 is here gorgeous beyond words…“ The eminent
American critic, Bernard Jacobson, included his Mozart album, recorded with
Jiří Bělohlávek and the Czech Philharmonic, among the „Best of 2017“ on
Seen and Heard International. His three albums have earned international acclaim
from critics and media (Gramophone, The Sunday Times, BBC Music Magazine,
Highlights of the 2018/19 season include performances and recording projects
with renowned conductors including Jakub Hrůša, Kristjan Järvi, Yu-An Chang
and Ernest Hoetzl. On January 26th, he is invited to the World Piano Series in
Prague, with a roster including Vladimir Ashkenazy, Piotr Anderszewski and
Angela Hewitt. He presents Janáček's Piano Music at Spinacorona Festival in
Napoli and Janáček Marathon in Ostrava.
Jan Bartoš has given concerts at prominent venues throughout Europe, in Asia
and the USA (Carnegie Hall, Juilliard School, Merkin Concert Hall, Rockefeller
University in New York, etc.). He made his New York debut in 2009 playing
Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 5 with the Manhattan Philharmonia under the
baton of Kenneth Kiesler. He has received prestigiousRucorva Trust Award in the
Netherlands and the Schimmel Prize in Germany.
Jan Bartoš was the last pupil of the legendary pianist Ivan Moravec. Following
his studies in the Czech Republic, with Martin Ballý and Miroslav Langer, he
continued to hone his artistry abroad, under the guidance of Alfred Brendel,
Leon Fleisher, James Tocco, and Zenon Fishbein. He studied chamber music with
Juilliard String Quartet's Robert Mann and Emerson String Quartet's Lawrence
Dutton. He has a Professional Studies Diploma from the Manhattan School of Music
in New York and a doctorate from the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague.
Jan Bartoš is the Artistic Director of the international Prague Music
Performance (PMP) project.
Jan Bartoš is one of my most impressive and interesting younger
colleagues. In him, virtuosity is coupled with deeply serious
Jan Bartoš is a very rare type of a musician, a real
Jan Bartoš is an extremely talented artist, who has proven his qualities
on numerous occasions.
Jan Bartoš has always shown a wonderful talent combined with an
admirable approach towards any artistic task chosen by or given to, him. His
interpretations always represent a unique marriage of heart and brain and are