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Skoumal, Adam - M - Czech Republic 

 
 

 

Biography

Adam Skoumal is known to audiences in Europe, the USA and Japan as one of the foremost Czech pianists and composers. He has given solo performances with most Czech orchestras (under such conductors as S. Baudo, J. Kout, J. Hrůša, L. Svárovský, S. Vavřínek, P. Vronský and A. S. Weiser), with the Slovak Philharmonic, the Bamberg Symphony led by J. Nott, and several other European orchestras. In recent years he has performed at festivals including the Prague Spring, the Moravian Autumn, Janáček May, Concentus Moraviae and Lípa Musica, as well as taking part in numerous performances by the Prague National Theatre Orchestra outside the borders of the Czech Republic.

Skoumal first won attention as a composer in the Prague Spring competition in 1998, when he won first prize for best contemporary Czech composition. In 2006, he premiered his First Piano Concerto with the Prague Philharmonia, while in the same year he performed his Second Piano Concerto accompanied by the Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra of South Bohemia. His composition for violin and piano Djinnia received its world premiere at the festival in Croatia’s Dubrovnik. That performance featured Shlomo Mintz on violin, and the renowned virtuoso also included it in his programme during a tour of South America and at recitals in Rome and Milan. Czech audiences got their first opportunity to hear the piece during the 2009 Prague Spring. Another of Skoumal’s violin pieces, Variation on a Gipsy Melody, was selected as the mandatory contemporary composition for the Concours International de Violon 2009 in Switzerland’s Sion and the International Violin Competition in Buenos Aires in 2010.

Adam Skoumal studied at the Prague Conservatory under E. Boguniova and at the Academy of Performing Arts under J. Panenka and P. Toperczer. He also attended prestigious schools in the US (at the Southern Methodist University in Dallas and at the Manhattan School of Music in New York under R. Laredo). While a student he also took part in several international master classes with the likes of L. Berman, A. Schiff, P. Entremont, E. Indjic and M. Lapšanský. He took first prize in the Czech conservatories competition and second place and the title laureate at the Prague Spring International Music Competition in 1998. His performance of Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3 earned him the best performance award in the Young Stage competition in the year 2000. He has also taken prizes in international competitions in Italy (Pinerolo 1999), Portugal (Porto), the US (Leschetizky Competition, NYC) and was a finalist in many more competitions.

Adam Skoumal has recorded numerous CDs of the works of Schumann, Dvořák, Smetana, Rejcha and Janáček. His most recent release featured Rachmaninoff and J.S. Bach concerts on which he was accompanied by the Prague Symphony Orchestra.

 

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