The pianist Martin Fila is a native of Olomouc and a pupil of Jana Špaňhelová from the Kroměříž Conservatoire. Later he studied at the Faculty of Music of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague with Květoslava Žumárová-Bilinská, graduating in 2001 with a recital and a performance of Dvořák's Piano Concerto in G minor. He also completed a course at the University of the Arts in Berlin with László Simon. In 1994 he won the Karlovy Vary International Piano Competition. In 1998, as one of the best participants of the piano master courses with Klaus Helwig in Berlin, he had an opportunity to perform at the final concert broadcast live on German radio.
Fila enjoys both solo playings, where his focus is on works of the Romantic era as well as contemporary music and playing in various chamber groups. In 2004 he co-founded the Trio 75 with violinist Jiří Partyka and cellist Jan Keller and performs with both the Prague Modern ensemble and the Prague Chamber Philharmonic.
In 2002, he accompanied the winning clarinettists Kateřina Váchová and the bassoonist Tomáš František at the Prague Spring competition. In 2008, as a guest at this festival, he performed a matinee concert with the clarinettist Jan Mach and in 2013 he gave a recital with flautist Žofia Vokálková. The Prague Spring competition regularly employs him as an official accompanist.
As a sought-after chamber partner, he recorded over the last few years debut CDs with violinists Vlastimil Kobrl, Tomáš Vinklát and clarinettists Kateřina Váchová and Milan Řeřich. Among other notable musicians he has performed and recorded with are Denis Bouriakov, Sami Junnonen, Jiří Válek, Leoš Čepický, Jan Talich, Žofia Vokálková, Petr Nouzovský, Alžběta Vlčková, Vilém Veverka and Petr Ries. In 2017, he recorded with Soňa Červená the melodrama La revue de cuisine by Bohuslav Martinů for Radioservis.
As a soloist with leading Czech orchestras, he has performed piano concerti by Tchaikovsky, Grieg, Dvořák and Martinů. He was a guest in the chamber concert series of the Czech Philharmonic, the Prague Chamber Philharmonic, the Essen Philharmonic, and the Prague Symphony Orchestra FOK. Audiences in Germany, Switzerland, Poland, Belgium, Slovakia, France, Spain, England, South Korea, Japan and Taiwan have heard him play.
In 2015, he lectured at the National Taiwan University on the subject of Musician and Business. He has been for 10 years the jury’s chairman of the Czech round in the international competition Jugend Musiziert. In the years 2005 - 2019, he was an Assistant Professor at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague. In 2017, he became Director of the Elementary Art School in Buštěhrad.
S2 Hanuš Bartoň and Michal Nejtek – Music after 2000
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