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BIOGRAPHY

Matyáš Novák

PIANIST

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 at J.K.Tyl Grammar School in Hradec Kralove, 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 Ukázky skladeb. He gives several dozens of his own recitals every year in the Czech Republic, Germany, Austria, Poland, Luxembourg, Serbia, Spain and Italy. In 2015 and 2016 he had also successful concert tours in China. He regularly cooperates with various Czech professional orchestras, 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.

Awards

Awards

  • The 16th International Edvard Grieg Piano Competition (Bergen, Norway, 2018) –  2nd prize
  • CME International Performing Arts Grant (New Jersey, USA, 2017) – Grant winner
  • Bradshaw & Buono International Piano Competition (New York, USA,  2017) – 1st prize + Carnegie Hall Debut
  • 4th International Jenö Takács Piano Competition for Young Pianists (Oberschützen, Austria, 2016) – 1st prize
  • 3rd Aci Bertoncelj International Piano Competition (Velenje, Slovenia, 2016) – 1st prize + Award for promising pianist
  • 21st Evangelia Tjarri  International Piano Competition (Larnaca, Cyprus, 2016) – Grand Prix
  • International Piano Competition Pro Bohemia (Ostrava, 2007, 2015) – 1st prize
  • International Radio Competition for Young Musicians Concertino Praga (Prague, 2015)– 1st prize + Helena Karásková prize for overall winner (as member of the duo)
  • PIANALE International Academy & Competition (Germany, 2014) – Junior Award Winner
  • National Piano Competition of Art Schools (Prague, 2008, 2011, 2014) – 1st prize
  • XXI International Piano Competition Rotary Club Ramón Llull Palma de Mallorca (Spain, 2014) – 1st prize
  • 31st Smetana International Piano Competition (Pilsen, 2014) – 2nd prize
  • Young Piano of the Prague Conservatory (Prague 2010, 2013) – Laureate of Young Piano
  • XX Ibiza International Piano Competition (Spain, 2013) – 1st prize
  • Prague Junior Note (Prague, 2006, 2012, 2013) – 1st prize
  • National Competition of Art Schools in Chamber Music (Jindřichův Hradec, 2010, 2013)- 1st prize
  • Peter Toperczer International Piano Competition Košice (Slovakia, 2013) – 3rd prize
  • International Radio Competition for Young Musicians Concertino Praga (Prague, 2013)- 1st prize (national round), Honorable Mention (international round)
  • International Vítězslav Novák Piano Competition (Kamenice nad Lipou, 2012) – 1st prize
  • International Radio Competition for Young Musicians Concertino Praga (Prague, 2012)– 2nd prize (as member of the trio)
  • International Youth Piano Competition Broumov Key (Broumov, 2011) – 1st prize
  • International Piano Competition Virtuosi per musica di pianoforte (Ústí nad Labem, 2009) – 1st prize
  • International Piano Competition Festiwal Mlodych Pianistow Glubczyce (Poland, 2009)- 1st prize
  • International Piano Competition AMADEUS (Brno, 2009) – 1st prize
  • Piano Competition Piano über Grenzen/Four hands on the piano – Czech Republic, Germany, (2008) – 1st prize
Another Awards

Another Awards

  • National Violin Competition of Art Schools (2008, 2011) – 3rd prize
  • 52nd Kocian Violin Competition – 2nd prize
  • Golden Nut 2012
  • Talent of Hradec Králové Culture 2013
  • Prize of the President and Founder -2nd International Composition Competition Artistes en herbe, Luxembourg 2013

Festivals

  • Music Znojmo (2010)
  • South Bohemian Festival Concertino Praga (2012, 2013, 2015)
  • Broumov´s Searching Treasures (2013)
  • II Festival internacional de música de Sóller (2014)
  • XXI. Ibiza International Music Festival (2015)
  • International Music Festival Young Prague (2015)

Master courses

  • V. Ashkenazy, D. Baschkirov,  A.Bonatta, J. Dvarionas, G. Gruzman, X. Hranická, I. Kahánek, M. Kasík, I. Klánský, A. Kouyoumdian, D. Kuyken, M. Langer, A. Lonquich, L.Margarius, B. Petrushansky, M. Rezek
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