Matyas Novak (born on June 20, 1998), a winner of a range of national and international competitions, has made a name for himself as one of the most promising pianists of his time through his extraordinary harmonic expression, vast repertoire and unique way of key-stroking.
Matyas began to play the piano at the age of five. Currently he is studying the Pardubice Conservatoire in the class of Jitka Fowler Fraňková, Ph. D. He is also a student at the renowned piano academy “Incontri col Maestro”in Imola, Italy, where he studied since 2013 with Vovka Ashkenazy, since 2017 he is studying with Boris Petrushansky.
Matyas is a winner of numerous piano competitions not only in the Czech Republic but also in Spain, Slovenia, Austria, Germany, Poland and USA and he is a proud member of PETROF Art Family . He gives several dozens of his own recitals every year in the Czech Republic, Germany, Austria, Poland, Luxembourg, Slovenia, Slovakia, Norway, Serbia, Spain, Italy and USA. In 2015 and 2016 he had also successful concert tours in China. He regularly cooperates with various Czech professional orchestras (the Brno Philharmonic Orchestra, the Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Hradec Králové Philharmonic Orchestra, the Pardubice Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra, the Janáček Chamber Orchestra, the Bohuslav Martinů Philharmonic Orchestra, the West Bohemian Symhony Orchestra, the Chamber Orchestra Quattro) , is invited to national and international festivals and takes part in master classes given by the best artists of its field of study.
Matyas is a versatile artist, sougt-after chamber player and accompanist, a big expert and fan of rail transport, and a member of the Czech Breeders Association.