The Horchow Family Third Prize Winner

Czechia  I  16

“Music is a passion for me. It has the power to affect all movements of the mind, to enchant, to bewitch. Thanks to it, I can speak to people without words, but with the greatest urgency.”

Jan Schulmeister belongs to the sixth generation of the Černý-Schulmeister family, well-known in Czechia for musical ability, and began studying piano with his mother, Martina Schulmeisterová, and Eva Zonová at the age of 5. When he was 7, he started participating in competitions, to remarkable results. He has taken home more than 30 first place or other extraordinary awards, both in his home country and at international competitions in Italy, Belgium, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Estonia, Austria, North Macedonia, and the United States. In 2018, he became the youngest member of the Petrof Art Family, under which he has recorded two CDs. Jan currently continues his studies with Martina Schulmeisterová at the Conservatory of P. J. Vejvanovský Kroměříž, and also takes lessons with Alena Vlasáková at the Janáček Academy of Performing Arts in Brno, Czech Republic, and Ewa Kupiec of the Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien, Hannover, Germany. He has a passion for music education and finding innovative ways to reach younger audiences through concerts: “Together with appropriate explanations from me and from their teachers, we can make the ‘musical stories’ more accessible to them. I am always pleased with the subsequent reactions and interesting questions.” Outside of the practice room and stage, he enjoys reading about music history and astronomy, as well as recreational target shooting.


Preliminary Round

BACH Prelude and Fugue in C Major, BWV 846
LISZT Transcendental Etude No. 10 in F Minor
SCRIABIN Etude in C-sharp Minor, op. 2, no. 1
BIZET–HOROWITZ Variations on a Theme from Carmen

Quarterfinal Round

HAYDN Sonata in E-flat Major, Hob. XVI:52 (I)
DEBUSSY “La cathédrale engloutie” from Préludes, Book I
JANÁČEK Piano Sonata 1.X.1905 “From the Street” (I)
LISZT Hungarian Rhapsody No. 10 in E Major

Semifinal Round – Recital

RANDALL MEYERS “Mantra” from Simplexity for Piano
RACHMANINOV Six moments musicaux, op. 16

Semifinal Round – Concerto Movement

SAINT-SAËNS Piano Concerto No. 2 in G Minor, op. 22 (II)


Final Round – Concerto 

SAINT-SAËNS Piano Concerto No. 2 in G Minor, op. 22

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