Prague Music Performance (PMP) was founded by Jan Bartoš and distinguished pianist and teacher Zenon Fishbein (Manhattan School of Music in New York) in 2010. At its inception, legendary artists, pianist Ivan Moravec, and violinist Josef Suk graciously assumed the artistic patronage of the organization.
Throughout the year, PMP organizes concerts, residencies, master classes, workshops, and lectures. The projects primarily focus on classical music, jazz, and experimental music. However, PMP also endeavors to include other fields of art such as the fine arts, film, or literary art. The list of renowned artists PMP has introduced throughout its history includes Alfred Brendel, Brad Mehldau, John Zorn, Murray Perahia, Ivan Moravec, Leon Fleisher, Phantasm, Quatuor Diotima, Miroslav Srnka, Garth Knox, Esperanza Spalding, Thurston Moore, Adrian Belew, Einsturzende Neubauten, Pere Ubu, The King Crimson ProjeKCt, Floex, and many others.
For those who cannot afford to study at the world’s top music schools and academies, PMP offers an opportunity to work with the most prominent artists and teachers. In addition, PMP takes part in or independently organizes benefit events for charitable purposes with the aim to artistically contribute to and support individuals and projects with diverse needs.
PMP closely collaborates with other art institutions such as the Czech Philharmonic, Prague Spring Festival, National Gallery in Prague, Prague Academy of Performing Arts, Prague Film Academy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, National Film Archives in Prague and Austrian Cultural Forum.