Ostrava-born pianist Pavel Kašpar is highly acclaimed all around Europe as well as China, Mexico, Israel, USA and Canada. He has collaborated with front Czech and international orchestras as well as distinguished conductors such as Jiří Kout, Libor Pešek, Petr Altrichter, Rastislav Štúr, Heike Mathias Förster, Dirk Kaftan, Alessandro Crudele, and others). As a soloist, he performed all around the world promoting works of Czech piano literature (Dvořák, Smetana, Janáček, Martinů, Novák); his repertoire also includes works of Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven, Chopin, Brahms, Liszt, Scarlatti, Debussy, Ravel, Gershwin and many others. The German composer Roland Leistner-Mayer composed a piano concert for Mr Kašpar which he premiered in January 2001 and recorded for Bayerischer Rundfunk. Pavel Kašpar is a great promoter of chamber music; he joined mutual projects of the Berlin Philharmonic Quartet, Pražák’s Quartet, cellists Michal Kaňka and Jiří Hanousek, flautist Roman Novotný and most recently of the Austrian violinist Thomas-Albertus Irnberger. He has also performed with eminent singers such as Bryn Terfel, Simona Houda Šaturová and Miroslav Dvorský. Pavel has recorded for numerous broadcast stations, such as the Bayerischer Rundfunk, Hessischer Rundfunk, Norddeutscher Rundfunk, Südwestfunk, Radio Bremen, RAI, Czech Radio, and others. He recorded a set of 4 CDs of Bohuslav Martinů piano works for the Swiss label Tudor. Martinů along with other composers is also represented on his joint CD with Roman Novotný, flautist of Czech Philharmonic Orchestra. Pavel’s solo CD with works of Haydn and Beethoven was released by Artesmon.
Pavel Kašpar started his piano studies at the age of six. He graduated from to the Bratislava Academy of Music (class of Rudolf Macudzinský) and Academy of Music in Prague (class of František Rauch), and he completed his studies with Ludwig Hoffmann at the Musikhochschule in Munich.
Update: April 2013