Biography


Jiří Trtík is a Czech composer and conductor. Jiří has earned his Master of Music at the Cleveland Institute of Music in the studio of Keith Fitch. He has also studied composition and conducting at the Prague Conservatory.

Jiří has received a number of commissions and performances from world-class performers and ensembles, such as members of the Metropolitan Opera’s Lindemann Young Artist Development Program, Columbus Symphony Orchestra, Grammy Award-winning Cleveland Chamber Symphony, Kühn Mixed Choir, the principal cellist of The Cleveland Orchestra Mark Kosower, and the associate principal bassoonist of The Cleveland Orchestra Barrick Stees. His works have been performed in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Germany, Latvia, United States, and Japan.

Jiří has also composed music for several movies, such as “The Hunch”, “Zelená Vdova”, “Jdi dál”. He has participated in a several international masterclasses (Vocal Espoo 2014 in Finland, International Composition Masterclass in Latvia in 2014).

As a conductor, he has conducted performances of Mozart’s Requiem, B. Martinů’s Opening of the Wells, as well as he premiered choral works by several young Czech composers.

Jiří studied philosophy at the Charles University. He writes a blog about music and organizes benefit concerts.

Jiří Trtík is a recipient of 2nd prize (1st was not given) and Special Prize for The Best Czech Composition at the International Composition Competition Generace 2019 at the Janáček International Music Festival in Ostrava. He also received first-prize at the Cleveland Composers Guild Fifth Annual Collegiate Composition Competition 2018, and won the WCSMS 2018 Promising Young Composers Competition. In 2018, Jiří Trtík was honored to receive the 2018 Donald Erb Prize in Composition.

Upcoming concerts



September 21, 2019, Cleveland Heights, USA - The world premiere of In the Air for four hands piano performed by Jiří Trtík and Nikolay Pushkarev


Past concerts



July 9, 2019, Muenster (Westfalen), Germany - German premiere of Es. - H. for solo organ performed by Karel Paukert

July 6, 2019, Marienkirche Bielefeld, Germany - German premiere of Es. - H. for solo organ performed by Karel Paukert

June 23, 2019, Svatá hora u Příbrami, Czech Republic - The world premiere of Es. - H. for solo organ performed by Karel Paukert

June 16, 2019, Saint Paul's Episcopal Church, Cleveland Heights - Pre-premiere of Es. - H. for solo organ performed by Karel Paukert

May 5, 2019, Kulas Hall, Cleveland Institute of Music - Jiří Trtík's FINAL MM RECITAL - Program TBA - NOT TO BE MISSED!!

April 26, 2019, Chagrin Falls, OH - World premiere of revised version of Composition No. 8 for solo bassoon performed by the assistant principal bassoonist of The Cleveland Orchestra Barrick Stees

February 23, 2019, Mixon Hall, Cleveland Institute of Music - World premiere of Notturno per viola e pianoforte performed by Claire Peyrebrune and Nikolay Pushkariov

February 19, 2019 at 7:30pm - Judson Park, Cleveland - Fifth premiere of Colors of 13 Cellos performed by the principal cellist of The Cleveland Orchestra Mark Kosower and his Ensemble 207

February 13, 2019 7:30pm - Council Gardens, Cleveland Heights - Fourth premiere of Colors of 13 Cellos performed by the principal cellist of The Cleveland Orchestra Mark Kosower and his Ensemble 207

February 12, 2019 at 8pm - Mixon Hall, Cleveland Institute of Music - Third premiere of Colors of 13 Cellos performed by the principal cellist of The Cleveland Orchestra Mark Kosower and his Ensemble 207

February 11, 2019 at 7:30pm - Judson South Franklin Circle, Chargin Falls - Second premiere of Colors of 13 Cellos performed by the principal cellist of The Cleveland Orchestra Mark Kosower and his Ensemble 207

February 10, 2019 at 5pm - Saint Paul's Episcopal Church, Cleveland Heights - World premiere of Colors of 13 Cellos performed by the principal cellist of The Cleveland Orchestra Mark Kosower and his Ensemble 207

January 9, 2019 at 7pm, Columbus, OH - Flashing Lights for Orchestra performed by The Columbus Symphony Orchestra conducted by Rossen Milanov

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