Jiří Trtík (pronounced Yearshee Turteek) is a Czech composer, conductor, and educator. Jiří joined the faculty of the International Conservatory of Prague in 2020.

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.

In 2020, Jiří has composed music for the movie Wolves on Borders (Martin Páv), which was premiered at the documentary movie festival Vision du Reel in Switzerland. Other movies that Jiří has scored are The Hunch (Nina Mikesková), Zelená Vdova (Luboš Kučera), Jdi dál (Martin Páv). 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.

Jiří has earned his Master of Music at the Cleveland Institute of Music. He has also studied composition and conducting at the Prague Conservatory.

Upcoming concerts

November 3, Kino Atlas, Prague, Czech Republic - Czech premiere of the movie Vlci na hranicích / Wolves at the borders by Martin Páv

November 24, Ostrava, Janáčkův máj, Czech Republic - Czech premiere of Kandinsky Paintings for solo cello, solo bassoon, and solo oboe

Past concerts

April 3 @ 7:30 PM, University of Akron, New Music Festival, Akron, OH, USA - Selections of In the Air for four hands piano performed by Jiří Trtík and Nikolay Pushkarev - Canceled due to the venue closures and new government regulations related to COVID-19

January 26 @ 4pm, Saint Paul's Episcopal Church, Cleveland Heights, USA - In the Air for four hands piano performed by Jiří Trtík and Nikolay Pushkarev


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