Jan Bartoš / piano

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, Fanfare, etc.).
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 musicianship.
Alfred Brendel

Jan Bartoš is a very rare type of a musician, a real personality.
Ivan Moravec

Jan Bartoš is an extremely talented artist, who has proven his qualities on numerous occasions.
Jiří Bělohlávek

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 very touching.
Jakub Hrůša


Jan Bartoš
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Jan Bartoš
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Jan Bartoš, Czech Philharmonic, Jiří Bělohlávek
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