Project Description

David Mareček

David Mareček graduated from the Brno Conservatory as a pianist and conductor, studying under Ivana Stanovská and Evžen Holiš.

He continued his piano studies at the Janáček Academy of the Performing Arts under the guidance of Inessa Janíčková and Jaroslav Smýkal. He took part in master classes with such illustrious pianists and pedagogues as Karl-Heinz Kämmerling, Dominique Weber, Peter Lang, Pierre Jasmin, and Walter Groppenberger. In 1998, he received an educational grant from the Czech Music Fund, and two years later with the violinist Jiří Němeček he won the second prize at the Leoš Janáček International Competition. From 2003 to 2015, he taught piano at the Brno Conservatory; in 2007, he became the executive director of the Brno Philharmonic; and since February 2011, he has been serving as the Chief Executive of the Czech Philharmonic. At present, he is devoting himself to playing chamber music in collaboration with Jan Martiník, Ivo Kahánek, the Dover Quartet, the Jerusalem Quartet, and the Zemlinsky Quartet. Together with colleagues from the Czech Philharmonic, he has appeared in concerts in Prague, London, Tokyo, and Beijing. During the celebration of Czechoslovak centenary in autumn 2018, he accompanied the cellist Alisa Weilerstein on BBC Radio 3 and at the Bohemian National Hall in New York. In September 2018, Supraphon released his recording of Schubert’s Winterreise together with Jan Martiník. David Mareček was part of the selection jury for the 2016 Olga Kern International Piano Competition.