2 - 12 July 2007 - 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 master classes are focused not only on the interpretation of works by Czech composers (Smetana, Dvořák, Novák, Suk, Martinů, Janáček, and others, incl. contemporary ones), but also 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

  • students and graduates from conservatoires and other music schools
  • students and graduates from music colleges and academies of music
  • professional musicians
  • teachers of music schools

    Participation is not limited by age.

    Enrolment fee

    CZK 1,100 or a reduced fee of CZK 800 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 6,000 6,800 3,200
      5 5,300 6,000 3,000
      4 4,600 5,200 2,800
      3 3,900 4,400 2,600
      2 3,200 3,600 2,400
      1 2,500 2,800 2,200
      7th and next lessons 500 1000 300
    *) 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 2007 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 2007 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 350 per night in double or triple rooms, or for favourable price CZK 1,500 for the whole period of masterclasses (2 – 12 July). 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 (see on the map)
    2 July 2007 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    Opening of Master Classes and setting the schedule:
    Concert Hall of the Faculty of Music
    2 July 2007 at 7 p.m.


    Faculty of Music - MIK, JAMU
    Komenského nám. 6, 662 15 Brno, Czech Republic
    Director: doc. Václav Kunt


    MgA. Petra Koňárková
    Phone/fax: +420 542 591 633
    E - mail: 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

    Please, visit www.brno.cz for further information about the city, culture, travelling and leisure time activities.


    2 – 9 July

    studied at the Academy of Music in Warszaw in Professor Jan Ekier´s class. She obtained scholarships at the Julliard School of Music, the Manhattan School of Music and the University of South California. As a concert pianist she focuses specially on Chopin and Szymanowski music. She has performed in most European countries and also in the USA and the United Arab Emirates. In 1978-81 she performed with A. Cofalik and K. Okon as the Krakow Trio. Currenlty she is an associate professor and the head of the Piano Department at the Fryderyk Chopin Academy of Music in Warsaw. For many years she has led numerous piano courses in Poland, Italy and Spain and has been a member of competition juries (e.g. F. Chopin International Piano Competition).



    studied at JAMU, in Professor Alena Vlasáková´s class. 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 most European countries and in the USA, cooperates with Czech and foreign orchestras, performs at international festivals (Prague Spring, Moravian Autumn, etc.). He has recorded five CDs with works by Smetana, Janáček and Fibich. Recently he has performed a set of piano sonatas by W. A. Mozart, The Well-Tempered Piano by J. S. Bach and Janáček´s piano compositions. He is currently a teacher and the Head of the Piano Department at JAMU.


    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. He organizes interpretation courses in his own country and abroad.
    As a part of his course there are two seminars – flute technique followed by flute seminar.


    František 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.


    Kamila KLUGAROVÁ

    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.


    František 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.


    Bohumil SMEJKAL

    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.



    graduated from the Bratislava Conservatory (piano) and the Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Bratislava (singing). Her wide concert repertoire includes songs, oratorio and vocal-symphonic works from the Baroque to the present. She is a former member of the ancient music ensemble „Musica Aeterna“. Recently she has been specialising in concert singing (Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Prague Symphony, Czech National Symphony Orchestra, Czech Radio Orchestra, Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra, etc.). As an opera singer she has created several important roles (Ulrica in Verdi's Un ballo in maschera, Azucena in Trubadúr, Orlando in Vivaldi's Orlando Furioso, Countess in Tchaikowsky´s The Queen of Spades, Witch in Dvořák‘s Rusalka, Grandmother Buryja and Kostelnička in Janáček´s Jenůfa). Her discography includes more than thirty titles. Besides performing she also devotes herself to teaching at the Bratislava Conservatory, JAMU in Brno and in the international master classes.


    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: Zauberflöte – La Traviata – Contes d´Hoffmann - Lakmé (dramatic and technical interpretation of arias, ensembles).
  • French melodies and preparation for international voice competitions in France and Italy in 2007
    At the end of the master class an audition will be organized for possible invitation to Montreal to the Jeunes Ambassadeurs Lyriques annual international gala in front of opera directors.



    Cristian MIHÃILESCU
    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.


    Alain NONAT
    General and Artistic Director
    of Théâtre Lyrichorégra 20

    General and artistic director of Théâtre Lyrichorégra 20. Helden tenor, a laureate of national and international competitions. 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, The Netherlands, Slovakia, Czech Republic, South Korea, Romania and China, concentrating especially on the interpretation of French lyric repertoire. His is a jury member of well-known international voice competitions in Belgium, France, Spain, Italy, Slovakia, Czech Republic and Portugal.