Jiri Kollert – pianist

portrait of Eduard Kollert
portrait of Eduard Kollert

Eduard Kollert violin

born in october 2002

He was born into a family of musicians – his parents are pianists. His own point of initiation came when he heard his father accompany the violinist Josef Suk. Not quite seven years of age Eduard began studying the violin at music school in Prague, while his parents taught him the piano. Within a mere two years he was performing to huge acclaim as a soloist with the PKF – Prague Philharmonia; for his programme he chose one of Johann Sebastian Bach’s violin concerto and a piano concerto by Ludwig van Beethoven, playing both during a single concert. This led to an invitation by the Spanish royal family to perform at El Pardo Palace in Madrid, where he excelled with a solo programme for violin and piano. The following day the concert organisers introduced him to Zakhar Bron, who invited him to attend the new Zakhar Bron Academy in the Swiss town of Interlaken. Eduard has been studying with Bron since that time and he continues his study at the Reina Sofía School of Music in Madrid.

Eduard is the top prize laureate at various international competitions - the Young Virtuosos held in Bulgaria, the “Nutcracker” TV contest in Russia to name just a few of them.

He regularly plays at concerts and festivals in Europe, Russia, Jordan and Japan at events like Interlaken Classics, Moscow Meets Friends, Young Prague, Martinů Festival and Prague Spring Festival. Eduard is often invited by orchestras for concerto performances.

He has been guest of numerous TV and radio programs.

Eduard plays on a Carlo Testore instrument crafted in 1690, kindly loaned to him by a private sponsor.