Brno, 1. - 11. 7. 2004

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At the beginning of summer holidays we will be very pleased to welcome all participants of The International Music Master Classes in Brno.
The tuition takes place in the modern-equipped building of the Faculty of Music, Janáček Academy of Music and Performing Arts, and under professional supervision of experienced teachers and renowned artists.
The main aim of these master classes is the interpretation of works by Czech composers (Smetana, Dvořák, Novák, Suk, Martinů, Janáček, and others, including contemporary ones).
However, participants may also focus on other works from world repertoire.
The International Music Master Classes are open for the following disciplines: piano, harpsichord, organ, violin, viola, violoncello, flute, voice, and chamber music (string quartet, piano trio, etc.).

  • 5 lessons in the duration of 45 minutes, minimally, to every solo active participant; chamber ensembles are guaranteed five 90 minute-lessons. The number of lessons can be reduced or extended, just as the participant wishes.
  • a piano accompanist on demand
  • the possibility to choose a tutor if there are more teachers in one discipline
  • the opportunity to play at concerts which are organized daily during the course time
  • a sufficient number of practice rooms and practice hours
  • free access to any lessons and seminars of all disciplines, and to concerts organized within the master classes
  • the opportunity to record a CD or video cassette

In the end, every active participant will receive a certificate of participation
in The International Music Master Classes.

Additional events:
  • a sightseeing tour of Brno
  • a visit to the Janáček Museum
  • a trip to a southmoravian town Mikulov including a visit to a traditional wine cellar with a folk music group

To relax, we can recommend a trip by steam-boat on the Brno dam or a walk in its surroundings. You may also visit the Moravian Karst with the Macocha Abyss and the Punkva caves which are only 30 km far from Brno. About 70 km north of Brno there is Bohuslav Martinů’s hometown - Polička (possibility to visit a museum, composer’s birthplace - a small room in the church tower, and cemetery where Martinů is buried).
Brno offers a lot of possibilities for cultural and sport activities, as well as spending the time in its numerous cafés and restaurants.

(Please, visit www.brno-city.cz to find further information about city, culture, travelling and leisure time activities.)


Active or passive participation in master classes is possible.

The active participation is recommended for:
  • students and graduates from conservatoires
  • students and graduates from music colleges and academies of music
  • professional musicians

Participation is not limited by age.

Enrolment fee:
  • 1,200,- CZK
  • 700,- CZK - for those applicants who participated in the courses in previous years
Tuition fee for passive participants: 3,000,- CZK
Tuition fee for active participants:

Number of lessonsSolo discipline without an accompanistSolo discipline with an accompanistMember of chamber ensemble*
5 7,200 7,200 3,750
4 6,300 6,300 3,600
3 5,400 5,400 3,450
2 4,500 4,500 3,300
1 3,600 3,600 3,150
6th and next lessons 450 900 -

50% of the tuition fee of the 2nd and another discipline in case of applying for two or more disciplines.
*) As a requirement of the chamber music classes all members of the ensemble have to be present.

The enrolment fee has to be paid by 31 May 2004 and the bank receipt together with the application form has to be sent in as soon as possible afterwards.

In case of cancellation or absence, the enrolment fee will not be refund with the exception of not accepting the application on the part of the Faculty of Music. The transfer of the tuition fee has to be done in the way that the tuition fee will have provenly been at the payee’s account by the beginning of the courses at the latest. The transfer has to include a note "free of charge for the payee".


Account : Hudební fakulta JAMU - MIK
Bank : KB Brno - město, nám. Svobody 21
Bank Account Number : 27-0493900217/0100
Variable Code : 1920140002


Filled-in applications have to be sent by post to the following address:
Faculty of Music - MIK, JAMU Komenského nám. 6, 662 15 Brno, Czech Republic
or by fax to: +420 542 218 049 by 31 May 2004 at the latest.

You can also find the application form HERE
Applications will be accepted as valid only after receiving the receipt of the enrolment fee.
If the number of applications exceeds the capacity, the order of accepted application forms will be considered primary.


The courses participants can be accommodated in a modern-equipped hall of residence "Astorka" for a price 200 CZK per night in double or triple rooms, 300 CZK in single room. Two rooms form a unit with a bathroom.
The accommodation will be paid for in cash at the reception desk after the arrival. Participants can also arrange accommodation on their own.


We can recommend a restaurant SONÁTA located on the ground floor of the Faculty of Music which offers a wide variety of meals and midday menu at favourable prices.


Faculty of Music, JAMU

1 July 2004 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Opening of Master Classes and setting of the schedule:
Concert Hall of the Faculty of Music
1 July 2004 at 7 p.m.


Faculty of Music - MIK, JAMU
Komenského nám. 6, 662 15 Brno, Czech Republic
Director: doc. Jiří Skovajsa
Secretary: Ms. Jana Rousková


MgA. Petra Koňárková
Phone/fax: +420 542 218 049
e-mail: konarkovajamucz


Jiří SKOVAJSA (b. 1945)
laureate of the Alfredo Casella International Piano Competition in Naples, winner of the Janáček competition in Brno. From 1977 to 1995 he was a soloist of the Brno State Philharmonic Orchestra. He has performed not only in
European countries, but also in Cuba and Japan. Nowadays, he is a senior lecturer of piano at JAMU and a frequent member of national and international competition juries.

Jan JIRASKÝ (b. 1973) studied at JAMU, one of the best interprets of young generation. He is a laureate of many national and international competitions (1st prize in Kiev, Noyers, Novi Sad, Karlovy Vary, medal of Maria Canals de Barcelona, special prize in Darmstadt, finalist of competition EBU/UNESCO Lisbon, etc.), holder of two Classic prizes 1999. He has performed in thirteen European countries and in the USA, cooperates with Czech and foreign orchestras and conductors. His CD-debut (1994) was recorded for Viennese company Musica.


Barbara Maria WILLI (b. 1965)
graduate from harpsichord in Freiburg, Strasbourg and at Mozarteum in Salzburg. She has taken part in a lot of master classes given by musicians, such as Jesper Christensen, Jos van Immerseel, Gordon Murray, and Christopher Stembridge. She has participated in numerous international music festivals and has made CD recordings as well as recordings for Czech television and radio, and for radio stations around the world. In 2000, she founded the Capella Apollinis ensemble, and she also currently collaborates with distinguished soloists, such as Annegret Siedel, John Holloway, Nigel North, and Magdalena Koľená. She is a harpsichord lecturer at the Faculty of Music, JAMU.
The course will include solo repertoire as well as continuo playing according to the 17th century sources (A. Banchieri, L. Penna, G. Muffat).


Kamila KLUGAROVÁ (b. 1948)
studied at JAMU in Brno and AMU in Prague, a laureate of national and international competitions (Prague Spring, Bologna), a jury member of several international competitions. She has performed in Europe and Asia, taught master classes in Finland, France, and the Netherlands. She has made CD recordings for television and radio. At present she is an organ professor at the Faculty of Music.


František NOVOTNÝ (b. 1964) studied at the Conservatoire and at JAMU in Brno. As a student he took part in about twenty national and international competitions and master classes with Z. Bron and V. V. Tretiakov. He devotes a lot of time to solo concert activities, cooperates with leading Czech and foreign orchestras and conductors, records CDs and perfoms in Europe, the USA (Carnegie Hall), and Japan where he also gives master classes. He has been teaching at JAMU since 1990.

Bohumil SMEJKAL (b. 1935) worked first as a soloist and conductor of the Radio Orchestra in Brno, later as a concert master of the Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra and then as a leader of the world renowned Janáček Quartet (1973-1993). He has taught master classes in Great Britain, the USA, Canada and Japan. He is a professor of violin and chamber music at JAMU.


Miroslav ZICHA (b. 1958) graduate from the Conservatoire in Brno and JAMU. He works as a teacher at the Conservatoire in Brno and since 1995 has also been teaching at JAMU. As a member of the Bohuslav Martinů Trio he has performed in the Czech Republic and abroad; nowadays he cooperates with the Moravian Piano Trio.


Václav KUNT (b. 1949) one of the best Czech flutists, studied at JAMU. After playing in the Orchestra of Janáček Theatre for 10 years, he devotes to solo and chamber concert activities. Since 1981 he has been a soloist of the Prague Chamber Orchestra without Conductor and since 1999 he has been teaching at JAMU. He has performed all over the world, has recorded many CDs and broadcast recordings.

Frantiąek KANTOR (b. 1957) studied at the Conservatoire and at JAMU in Brno. During his studies he was awarded a certificate of merit at the international competition Prague Spring (1981) and played at the international music festival Talentinum. He has performed as a soloist with several orchestras (Brno Philharmonic Orchestra, Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra in Olomouc), has been recording for the Czech radio and television. He worked in the
opera orchestra of the National Theatre in Brno. At present he is a solopicolist of the Brno Philharmonic Orchestra. He focuses on chamber music. He is a member of the Foerster Wind Quintet, the baroque ensemble Camerata brunae and performs with the classical guitar player Vladislav Bláha. He has been teaching at the Faculty of Music.


Anna BAROVÁ (b. 1932) mezzosoprano; studied at AMU in Prague, from 1959 to 1969 a soloist of the State Theatre in Leipzig, and a soloist of the National Theatre Brno since 1969. Her opera repertoire is very varied. Her concert performances include solo recitals as well as solo parts in cantatas and oratorios by composers of different time periods. She cooperates with distinguished orchestras and has made many CD and broadcast recordings. At present she is a professor at the Department of Voice at JAMU.

Alain NONAT, Canada (b. 1942) helden tenor, a laureate of national and international competitions. He is a general and artistic director of Théâtre Lyrichoréga 20. He has created international programmes, such as Les Jeunes Ambassadeurs Lyriques, Les Journées de Musique Française de Montréal and Rencontres Musicales Tcheques et Slovaques.
Since 1990, he has given master classes (France, Canada, Holland, Slovakia, Korea and the Czech Republic) concentrating especially on interpretation of French lyric repertoire; opera and melody. He is a jury member of wellknown international voice competitions in Belgium, Spain, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Portugal. With the assistance of Antonin Dvorak Fund he awards grants to invited singers to his international Jeunes Ambassadeurs Lyriques programme Gala in Canada.
His master class in Brno will be focused on French lyric repertoire, on preparation
of participants for international competitions and auditions and on interpretation of roles in Les Contes d’ Hoffmann by J. Offenbach and Les pêcheurs de perles by G. Bizet. The best participants could be engaged to sing in one of these opera productions during the European tour (Germany, Austria, Luxembourg) in spring 2005. There is also possibility of invitation to the Jeunes Ambassadeurs Lyriques 2004 Gala concert in Montreal including an audition in front of opera directors.