Prague Music Performance international festival was founded by Czech pianist Jan Bartoš and Zenon Fishbein (Piano Faculty I Manhattan School of Music in New York) in 2010. PMP thematically connects concerts, master classes, workshops, lectures, residencies, and publishing the books. The project primarily focuses on classical music, jazz, and experimental music. However, PMP also endeavors to include other art fields, such as the fine arts, film, and literature.
The list of renowned artists PMP has introduced throughout its history includes Alfred Brendel, John Zorn, Brad Mehldau, Murray Perahia, Ivan Moravec, Phantasm, Quatuor Diotima, Miroslav Srnka, Mahan Esfahani, Esperanza Spalding, Marc Ribot, John Medeski, Francesco Tristano, Thurston Moore, Einsturzende Neubauten, Pere Ubu, King Crimson, and many others.
For talented young musicians, PMP offers an opportunity to work with the most prominent artists and teachers. Also, PMP takes part in or independently organizes benefit events for charitable purposes to artistically contribute to and support individuals and projects with diverse needs.
PMP closely collaborates with other art institutions such as the Czech Philharmonic, Prague Spring Festival, Strings of Autumn, National Gallery in Prague, Prague Academy of Performing Arts, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, National Film Archives in Prague, DOX - Centrum for Contemporary Arts, Archa Theatre, Supraphon, Austrian Cultural Forum, Volvox Globator, Yamaha Pianos, UNI Magazine.
PMP is supported by the Czech Ministry of Culture, the State Fund of Culture, the Capital City of Prague, and Pamela Stacy Fund.
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