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Peter Fančovič

Peter is an award-winning pianist whose performances have taken him to concert halls around the world across three continents. His career is decorated with competition awards, such as Best Interpretation of Beethoven’s Work (Czech Republic), First Prize in the nationwide Slovak Conservatories Competition, Winner of the Manhattan School of Music Concerto Competition (New York City), and as a Finalist in the Concert Artists and Associates International Concerto Competition in New York. His conservatory education in piano performance began at the age of fifteen at Bratislava Conservatory and continued at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague where he received his Bachelor of Music degree. He won a full scholarship to the Manhattan School of Music and earned two degrees, a Master in Music and a Bachelor in Music, both in Piano Performance under the guidance of Dr. Solomon Mikowsky. He received Helen Cohn award for chamber music at Manhattan School of Music in 2012.

Peter performed solo and chamber music recitals at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam as one of the selected musicians of the concert series “New Masters on Tour.” He has also performed at International Piano Festivals in Spain, The Louisiana Piano Series, and most recently the prestigious Lotte Concert Hall in South Korea.

Peter is also an active and proficient chamber music pianist and versatile accompanist. Well versed in chamber music, he is sought after by his colleagues instrumentalists and vocalists. He performs chamber music concerts, participates in opera productions, has assisted music directors, and has coached and directed vocal ensembles.

On top of the standard repertoire, Peter’s curiosity leads him to explore and find lesser known repertoire. He enjoys to enrich his concert program with such, bringing new old music to audiences along with the more common works he performs.