4 - 14 July 2005 - Brno, Czech Republic

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, incl. 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, organ, violin, viola, violoncello, flute, voice, opera, and chamber music (string quartet, piano trio, etc.).

We offer
Who the classes are designed for
Additional events

We offer

  • 6 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.

Who the classes are designed for

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

CZK 1,500 or a reduced fee of CZK 1,000 for those applicants who participated in the courses in previous years.

Tuition fee

  • for passive participants: CZK 2,000
  • for active participants:
    Number of lessonsSolo discipline without an accompanistSolo discipline with an accompanistMember of chamber ensemble*
    6 6,600 7,200 3,300
    5 5,900 6,400 3,100
    4 5,100 5,500 2,900
    3 4,300 4,600 2,700
    2 3,500 3,700 2,500
    1 2,700 2,800 2,250
    7th and next lessons 500 800 200

*) As a requirement of the chamber music classes all members of the ensemble have to be present.


50% of the tuition fee of the 2nd and another discipline in case of applying for two or more disciplines. The enrolment fee has to be paid by 31 May 2005 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 No: 27-0493900217/0100
IBAN: CZ 7701 0000 0027 0493 9002 17


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


by fax to: +420 542 591 633 by 31 May 2005 at the latest.

Application form can be found 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 modernequipped hall of residence „Astorka“ for a price CZK 300 per night in double or triple rooms, or for favourable price CZK 1,500 for the whole period of masterclasses. 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.

Arrival and welcome of participants

Faculty of Music, JAMU
4 July 2005 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Opening of Master Classes and setting the schedule:
Concert Hall of the Faculty of Music
4 July 2005 at 7 p.m.


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


MgA. Petra Koňárková
Phone/fax: +420 542 591 633
Email: konarkovajamucz

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 a 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.cz for further information about the city, culture, travelling and leisure time activities.


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.


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.

Miroslav ZICHA

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

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. He was a soloist of the Prague Chamber Orchestra without Conductor from 1981 to 2004. As a soloist he has performed all over the world and he has made a lot of CD and broadcast recordings. He is teaching at the Faculty of Music, JAMU in Brno and at J. Neruda Music Secondary School in Prague.

Frantiąek KANTOR

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 is teaching at the Faculty of Music, JAMU in Brno at present.


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, JAMU.

Frantiąek NOVOTNÝ

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 the Faculty of Music, JAMU since 1990.


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 the United Kingdom, the USA, Canada and Japan. He is a professor of violin and chamber music at the Faculty of Music, JAMU.


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 a lot of CD and broadcast recordings. At present she is a professor at the Department of Voice at the Faculty of Music, JAMU.


This master class has been established by Alain Nonat to give all students the possibility to work with two teachers who will equally teach each student and will focus on:

  • Preparation of opera roles for the following operas: Carmen - Les Pêcheurs de perles - Don Juan - Tosca (dramatic and technical interpretation of arias, ensembles).
  • French melodies and preparation for international voice competitions in 2005 in France and Belgium

At the end of the master class an audition will be organized for possible engagements for the next Brasov opera production of Don Juan in November 2005 and for a European tour and eventually other roles, as well as for an invitation to Montreal to the Jeunes Ambassadeurs Lyriques annual international gala in front of opera directors.

(b.1944) Romania
Opera Stage Manager in Brasov

Graduated from the Musical Academy in Bucharest – a section of voice. He was a soloist at the National Opera in Bucharest (tenor) where he interpreted 47 roles. He completed postgraduate courses of opera performance at the Academy of Theatre and Film in Bucharest.
He is a member of the European Academy of Musical Theatre in Vienna and of the Eurolyrica Association. Since 1994 he has been teaching in Japan.
He has produced opera performances in several countries from which the most recent are: Madame Butterfly in Nagasaki, Un ballo in maschera in Tokyo, Les pêcheurs de perles in Holland, Cosi fan tutte (1999) and Carmen (2000) in Toulon (France), L’elisir d’amore (2002), La Limoges (France), Rigoletto (2004) in Pisa (Italy). He is a regular jury member at different international voice competitions every year. In 1992 he became a General Director of the Lyric Theatre in Constanta which, under his management, became the Opera in Constanta. Since September 2000 he has
been a director of the Lyric Theatre in Brasov. The Brasov Opera organizes a tour in Europe every year. He has been a professor of opera direction at the Ciprian Porumbescu Academy of Music in Bucharest since November 2004.

(b.1942) Canada
General and Artistic Director
of Théâtre Lyrichorégra 20

Helden tenor, a laureate of national and international competitions. He is a general and artistic director of Théâtre Lyrichorégra 20. He has created several international programmes, such as Les Jeunes Ambassadeurs Lyriques, Les Journées de la Musique Française, Les Rencontres Musicales Tchèques et Slovaques de Montréal.
Since 1990, he has given master classes in France, Canada, Holland, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Korea, Romania and China, concentrating especially on the interpretation of French lyric repertoire: opera and
melody. His is a jury member of well-known international voice competitions in Belgium, France, Spain, Slovakia, Czech Republic and Portugal.