Ensemble Inégal in SWR und beim Bodenseefestival 2015
Konzert am 9.5.2015 in Basilika Weingarten
Austrahlung am 30.5. um 19:05 in SWR2
Artists > Soloists
Václav Mácha was born in 1979 in Prague (Czech Republic). He learn to play piano from 6 years old. Since his young age he got many prizes in International Piano Competitions. When he was 15 years old, he had solo debut concert (recital) in Dvorak Hall in Prague.
He graduated from the Musical School of the capital city Prague in 1994 as a pupil
of Prof. Jan Tůma. He entered Academy of Perfoming Arts in Prague in class of Prof. Ivan Moravec as the youngest student in the history of academy(15 years old).
After successful finishing his study he advanced on Hochschule fur Musik und Theater
in Hannover (Germany) by Prof. Karl-Heinz Kammerling, where he finished in 2001. Now he continues in Soloklasse.
Although young, he participated in many international piano competitions. In 1991
he won first prize at the international competition „Virtuosi per musica di pianoforte“ in Ústí nad Labem. He became second prize in the Radio competition Concertino Praga 1994 in the national round and he received a Place of Honor in the international round. One year later he became a finalist of the International Platform of Young Artists UNESCO at Bratislava Music Festival, where he was sent by the Czech Radio.
In 1996 he got the 3rd prize in international competition for the „European music
for youth prize“ in Dublin. For the excelent interpretation of work of Leoš Janáček ( On an Overgrown Path ) he became in 1997 special prize of Leoš Janáček Foundation. In 1998, he won 1st prize in international competiton Viotti-Valsesia in Italy. On the same competition he became also special prize for the best interpretatiton of works by Beethoven. He received 2nd Prize in Karl - Bergemann Conpetiton in Hannover (Germany) in 2000.
His life as professional pianist started from his young age, not only in the Czech Republic, but also in Europe,USA and Japan etc. He performed in the season series of Czech Philharmonic Orchestra. He played also with many orchestras: Prague Philharmonie, Czech National Symphonic Orchestra, Brno State Philharmonic Orchestra, Suk Chamber Orchestra, Hradec Kralove Philhamonie, Czech Chamber Orchestra, West Czech Symphony Orchestra, Pardubice Chamber Orchestra, Janacek Chamber Orchestra, Janacek Philharmonie, P.Costantinescu di Ploiesti Orchestra etc. and conductors: Belohlavek, Turnovsky, Kukal, Freeman, Hanus, Kuchar, Eliska etc.
He made many recordings with Czech Radio, Slovakian Radio, Czech TV, Deutsche Welle, BBC, Japan NHK-FM.
In 2006, he recorded Mozart Piano Sonatas for EBU(European Broadcasting Union).