Karel Kovařovic and his Piano Concerto in F minor at the National Theatre
On Sunday 23 October 2022, a concert will be held in honour of exceptional figures of Czech music who have fundamentally contributed to the formation of the National Theatre's opera House, both as its artistic directors and as composers. The programme will include the unjustly forgotten Piano Concerto in F minor Op. 6 by Karel Kovařovic performed by Marek Kozák. More information about tickets and the concert here: https://www.narodni-divadlo.cz/cs/predstaveni/hommage-a-smetana-kovarovic-ostrcil-121912720?t=2022-10-23-19-00
The Concours Géza Anda
Marek Kozák was awarded third prize in the renowned International Piano Competition Concours Géza Anda. The triennial Concours is considered one of the most prestigious and demanding piano competitions. All rounds were streamed live and can still be watched on www.geza-anda.ch or on youtube channel of the competition: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQnrDLLpmKY.
Rudolf Firkušný Piano Festival
Marek Kozák played at the famous Rudolf Firkušný Piano Festival on Thursday 5th of November 2020. You can listen a whole concert on: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_ksPRMBtiI.
Vítězslava Kaprálová – Piano concerto in d minor
Marek Kozák makes his first appearance with the Czech Radio Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Robert Jindra on Monday, the 17th of February 2020 in the Dvořák Hall of Rudolfinum. Together they will perform the seldom heard Piano Concerto in d minor of Vitězslava Kaprálová. For more information click here: https://socr.rozhlas.cz/francouzska-hudba-i-koncert-vitezslavy-kapralove-8140278
Classic Prague Awards 2019
As part of the Classic Prague Awards, Marek Kozák was named Talent of the Year 2019. The presentation ceremony was held in the Smetana Hall of the Municipal House in Prague on Saturday, the 18th of January 2020. The entire evening was carried live on ČT art: https://www.ceskatelevize.cz/porady/13122758839-classic-prague-awards-2019/
Piano recital cycle "Hybalatele rezonace"
On Monday, the 30th of September, Marek Kozak will initiate the piano recital cycle "Hybalatele rezonace" at the Convent of St. Agnes. The program bears the subtitle "Johann Sebastian Bach and his later admirers." You can find more information regarding tickets and the program at the official website: www.klavirnirecitaly.cz.
Busoni piano competition in Bolzano
The prestigious Busoni piano competition in Bolzano brought together more than 400 pianists from all over the world. Marek was one of 27 who advanced to the final competition, which will be held in August, 2019.
Opening of the famous Chopin festival in Valdemossa
Marek Kozak opened the famous Chopin festival in Valdemossa by playing a program of Chopin's works. During the long history of the festival, many legendary pianists, such as Alfred Cortot, Arthur Rubenstein and Garick Ohlsson, have given recitals here.
Debut at the Prague Spring Festival
Marek Kozák will perform at the Prague Spring International Music Festival for the first time on May 30, 2018. He will play Pavel Bořkovec´s Piano Concerto No. 2 as a soloist to the accompaniment of the Hradec Králové Philharmonic, conducted by Chuheie Iwasaki. For more information click HERE.
Winner of the European Piano Competition in Bremen
Marek Kozák is a winner of the 16th European Piano Competition in Bremen, where he has also recieved the Audience Award, and a Special Award for his interpretation of a contemporary music composition. For more information visit www.ekw-bremen.de.
(Piano recital – Bach, Chopin, Liszt)
(Schumann – Piano concerto a minor op. 54)
23.10.2022 Praha – National Theatre
(Kovařovic – Piano concerto f minor op. 6)
(Piano recital – Bach, Tchaikowsky, Rachmaninov, Prokofiev)
24.11.2022 Praha – Atrium
(Piano recital – Bach, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov, Prokofiev)