Richard Pohl - pianist
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Richard Pohl was born in Ostrava (Czech Republic) in 1983. He studied at the Grammar School and School of Music in Jesenik. His first teacher, Jarmila Holisova, was much interested in chamber playing. She instructed all of her students in chamber works resulting in Pohl's many awards such as: Honorary Diploma and First Prize at the Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf Chamber Music Competition in Vidnava. He also appeared as soloist with a Young Musicians String Orchestra in Jesenik. 

In 1996, he gained second place in solo piano at  the National Competition for Young Musicians and third prize at the Young Jazz Ensembles with a quartet (piano, violin, bass, drums) in Jablonec nad Nisou (Czech Republic) performing music by Claude Bolling. 

In 1997 he entered the
Brno Conservatory of Music with renowned Czech pedagogue and  chamber musicians Eva Horakova (member of the Bohuslav Martinu Trio). During his Conservatory studies, he continued to expand his chamber music activities performing in trios, duets and with singers which resulted in further awards, such as a Honorary Diploma with fellow student  David Schmied at the International Radio Competition Concertino Praga in the piano duo category and was twice awarded as the best accompanist  during National competitions in Brno (2003) and Dvorak - Janacek competition in Olomouc (2004).

Josef Skarka (bass-baritone; Prague Academy) he was chosen to participate in the Concours Internationale de Nadia et Lili Boulanger for voice and piano in Paris (2003). With the same singer he appeared on International Music Festival: Moravian Autumn 2004 performing songs of Antonin Dvorak and Leos Janacek. They were also invited to other festivals in Brno - Days of Young Performers (with French and Czech 20th century repertoire) and the 2004 Concert series of Czech Music at the Brno Coservatory under the auspices of sir Charles Mackerras where Richard and Josef performed the last work of Pavel Haas (Four songs on Chinese Poetry).


Richard Pohl's reputation as an excellent accompanist and chamber musicians has given him the opportunity to work wirh such respected professionals as singers Jaroslav Dvorsky and Petr Babula or cellist Krystof Lecian; additionaly, he has been appointed in 2002 as the official accompanist for the voice department of Frantisek Jilek School of Music in Brno.

Richard also took part in Piano Master-classes in both Mikulov (2001) and at the 2003-05
Kubalek Piano Master Courses in Zlate Hory (Gold Mountains) where he studied with the outstanding Czech-Canadian pianist Antonin Kubalek and received the 2004 award for Best Performance of a Work by a Czech Composer.
Richard Pohl is currently studying at the
Janacek Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Brno with the celebrated professor Zdenek Hnat - a former pupil of the renowned Russian pedagogue Heinrich Neuhaus and chamber music with professors Josefa Hlouskova, Danuse Kristkova and Jaroslav Smejkal (former prime violin of Janacek Quartet). During his studies he attended masterclasses with George Kanev (Bulgaria) and Thomas Steinhoefel, Iva Navratova (Germany; chamber music and art song) and Petr Sefl (interpretation of baroque and classical music on ancient instruments).


18/5/2005 - Janacek Academy of Music and Performing Arts, Brno
15/6/2005 - Jezuitsky konvikt (Chapell), Olomouc
24/6/2005 - Chapell of St. Lawrence, Prague
28/9/2005 - Chapell, Jesenik
Dec 2005 - Olomouc, Jesenik
26/01/2006 - Janacek Academy, Brno - Piano Recital
08/04/2006 - St. Lawrence, Prague
20/04/2006 - Convent of Merciful Brothers, Brno

My Favorites

Favorite Band or Musician: Antonin Kubalek, Rudolf Firkusny, Claudio Arrau, Krystian Zimerman, Glenn Gould, Sviatoslav Richter

My Hobbies

Music, Theatre, Movies, Books, Arts

Favorite Links

Piano Courses (International Masterclasses)

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