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At the age of twenty-seven, piano virtuoso Marek Kozák has achieved a series of impressive results in a wide range of competitions, including some of the most prestigious ones. His name is almost always remembered as a semifinalist in the Fryderyk Chopin International Piano Competition in Warsaw, the top piano contest in its discipline worldwide, or with his success at the prestigious Prague Spring competition a year later in 2016. In 2018, he won the first prize as well as the audience prize at the European Piano Competition in Bremen. In 2019 he was a finalist at the Busoni competition in Bolzano. Critics have consistently praised his flawless technique, his sense of proportion and gradation, his wide range of expression, deep musicality and faithfulness to the musical notation. Marek Kozák is a graduate of the piano class of Prof. Ivan Klánský at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague.