Jan Bartoš is described by the international press as a “one of the best European pianists” and “an emotional and sophisticated interpreter.” Bartoš newest CD recordings have earned international acclaim from critics at Gramophone, Diapason, BBC Music Magazine, The Sunday Times, American Record Guide, and many others. Jan Bartoš, Janáček album was selected in Gramophone Editor’s Choice: “Jan Bartoš draws you closely into Janáček’s compelling sound world, music both exposed and somehow personal, lines and details delivered from the very beginning with imagination and deep thought.” The Janáček album was also selected among 10 Classical Albums To Usher In The Next Decade by National Public Radio (USA). Jan Bartoš, Beethoven double album received * * * * * 5 star review in BBC Music Magazine: “Everything in this recording is outstanding… The Arietta of Op. 111 is here gorgeous beyond words.”
Jan Bartoš was the last pupil of the legendary pianist Ivan Moravec. Following his studies in the Czech Republic, with Martin Ballý and Miroslav Langer, he continued to hone his artistry abroad, under the guidance of Zenon Fishbein, James Tocco, and Leon Fleisher. In recent years he has been mentored by Alfred Brendel. He studied chamber music with Juilliard String Quartet’s Robert Mann and Emerson String Quartet’s Lawrence Dutton. He has a Professional Studies Diploma from the Manhattan School of Music in New York and a doctorate from the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague.