Milan Franek studied at the Conservatory in Pilsen and the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, Czech Republic, at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna and in Graz, Austria and at the Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic. He also participated in several international piano master classes with renowned pianists (Eva Solar-Kindermann, Williard Schultz, Pierre Jasmin - Canada, Peter Roggenkamp – Germany, Avo Kouyoumdian – Austria, Eugen Indjic and Livia Rév – France).Mr. Franek tought at various music institutions and music universities both in the Czech Republic and abroad (Malaysia - Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam, Austria – Vienna Music Academy, Vienna). Milan made several recordings of classical music for the Czech Radio and performed concerts in the Czech Republic, Austria, Great Britain, the Netherlands, France, Norway, Lithuania, Serbia, Malaysia, China and Japan. Since the year 2012 Milan Franek has conducted piano masterclasses at renowned music universities and music institiutions in many countries in Asian region (Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, China and Japan). In January 2015 conducted Milan a piano masterclass with students from various music institutions in South Korea at the Vienna Music Academy in Vienna, Austria. Since 2010 is Milan Franek the President of the European Piano Teachers Association (EPTA) for the Czech Republic (www.epta-cz.com). Mr. Franek´s teaching approach combines both the physical side of piano playing (such as correct posture and prevention of pain and injuries) and musical aspects (based on the historically informed performance especially in the baroque and classical period). Milan Franek teaches in 5 different languages – English, German, French, Spanish and Czech. M. Franek holds his current teaching position at the Vienna Music Academy in Vienna, Austria.


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