About Miroslav Sekera
In 2002, he was awarded the first prize from the Johannes Brahms International Competition at Portschach, Austria. However, Miroslav Sekera was also awarded many times even before, for example the first prize in the Chopin Competition at Mariánské Lázně or the first prize scholarship from Yamaha, as well as second prize from the international competition at Gaillard, France. His exceptional talent was spotted by Prof. Zdena Janžurová, when Miroslav Sekera was only three years old. Alongside the piano, he also studied the violin. His masterful playing on both instrument at the early age lead to the acting role (Little Mozart) in the film Amadeus (directed by Miloš Forman). He pursued both instrument until the studies at the Prague Conservatory, where he chose piano in the class of Prof. Eva Boguniová. He frequently attended classes of Professor Martin Ballý during his studies. He then pursued his schooling at the Academy of Music in Prague, with Associate Prof. Miroslav Langer. Miroslav Sekera graduated in 1999 as the Academy´s best solo piano graduate. In 2006, Multisonic, endorsed by Czech Music Fund, released his solo CD with music of Brahms, Scarlatti and Moszkowski. Miroslav Sekera recorded five CDs issued by Albany Records and Navona Records for contemporary Boston composer Joseph Summer. In 2013, he also recorded CD with violinist Josef Špaček for Supraphon. He collaborates with Český rozhlas, mezzosoprano Dagmar Pecková or as a soloist with the FOK Prague Symphony Orchestra.