Project Description

David Mareček

David Mareček is Executive Director of the Czech Philharmonic.

David Mareček was born in 1976. He studied solo piano and conducting at the Brno Conservatoire and solo piano at the Janáček Academy of Music. He worked in masterclasses with distinguished piano teachers such as Karl-Heinz Kämmerling, Dominique Weber, Peter Lang, and Walter Groppenberger.

David Mareček then went on to develop a remarkable career as a music manager. In 2004, he became Deputy Director of the Brno Conservatoire, and in 2005, he added the post of Programming Director of the Brno Philharmonic. In 2007, he became CEO of the Brno Philharmonic and Intendant of the Spilberk International Music Festival. In 2011, David Mareček moved to the Czech Philharmonic in Prague were he started an extensive reform of the orchestra. Together with his team, they brought in Jiří Bělohlávek as music director and began collaboration with DECCA Classics, UNITEL, EuroArts, and other distinguished companies. Between 2012 and 2015, the Czech Philharmonic came back to Carnegie Hall in New York, Suntory Hall in Tokyo, Philharmonie in Berlin, NCPA in Beijing, Auditorio National in Madrid, Royal Festival Hall in London, and many other prestigious concert venues.

Together with his main job as music manager, David Mareček is still active as a piano teacher (Brno Conservatoire) and chamber musician. He has worked with outstanding string quartets, such as the Jerusalem Quartet, Bennewitz Quartet, and the Zemlinsky Quartet. In 2016/17, he will perform with the Dover Quartet (Dvořák Piano Quintet), with Jan Martinik (Schubert Winterreise) and with Ivo Kahánek (Dvořák Slavonic Dances). He is a frequent jury member of national and international competitions, such as the Amadeus Piano Competition, Martinů Piano Competition, and the Eurovision Young Musicians Competition.