The marvelous Jan Jiracek von Arnim thrilled the world so greatly when we first heard him and he is continuing his brilliant career both in the United States and abroad." VAN CLIBURN
JAN JIRACEK VON ARNIM
Born into a family of musicians, pianist Jan Jiracek von Arnim was described by BBC Music Magazine as one of the leading pianists of his generation. He won the first prize at the Steinway Competition in Hamburg at age ten, and made his formal debut the following year in his hometown of Hannover (Germany), performing a piano concerto by Mozart. Mr. Jiracek has since performed extensively throughout Europe, including recitals at the Herkulessaal Munich, Philharmonie Berlin, Steinway Hall London, Salle Cortot Paris, Palau de la musica Barcelona, Tonhalle Zurich, Konzerthaus Vienna, Musikverein Vienna, Musikhalle Hamburg and the Gewandhaus Leipzig, as well as orchestral appearances with the Berlin and St. Petersburg Philharmonics, Cologne Chamber Orchestra, Vienna Chamber Orchestra and the Northern Sinfonia of England.
BBC MAGAZINE, "Who is who in music"A forceful, mature personality with a formidable technique and playing of emotional depth.
LOS ANGELES TIMESJiracek possesses a muscular, broad, colorful technique, makes music with great spontaneity and communicates strongly with his listeners. His program showed his strenghts, his impeccable taste and his love of music.
NEW YORK TIMESHis playing had both an animating spark of originality and great technical assurance. A dazzling performance.
In 2001, Jan Jiracek von Arnim was appointed professor for piano at the University for Music and Performing Arts Vienna, making him the youngest tenured professor in the history of that school. His students are regular prizewinners at international Piano Competitions. Mr. Jiracek von Arnim gives masterclasses on a regular basis and is frequently invited to be a Juror at international piano competitions, e.g. Tchaikovsky for young musicians, London, Vlassenko, Paderewski, Dong-A Seoul. Mr. Jiracek von Arnim is the Artistic Director of the International Beethoven Piano Competition Vienna and Chairman of the Jury of that competition, which is being held every four years.