Our team

Management

MgA. Eva Lorenc, Ph.D.

Eva Lorenc is the founder and current owner of our piano school and its responsible manager. Eva takes care of teaching our students and makes sure all teaching runs smoothly throughout the school. She also accepts new students and teachers into the school, builds and shapes the vision of the school. Eva strives to create a piano-learning environment that is joyful, stimulating, entertaining, and at the same time providing the highest possible quality of piano lessons by the school’s teachers.

Bc. Štěpán Lorenc

Štěpán Lorenc takes care of the management and technical background of our school. Štěpán communicates with our clients via email and telephone, helps with the organization of teaching and our events, takes care of administration. He is also the administrator of our beautiful website.

Teachers

MgA. Eva Lorenc, Ph.D.

Eva is the founder and head of our piano school. She graduated from the Conservatory in Pardubice and the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague in major Piano playing and interpretation. After that she also finished her doctoral studies at the Faculty of Education, Charles University, with focus on piano teaching in her doctoral thesis. Playing the piano is her lifelong passion, mission and vocation. She is devoted to teaching young children, young people and adults with great enthusiasm and joy. Eva is also the author of a successful Czech piano blog and author of several e-books and online courses that help people solve various piano-related problems. Her projects help people all over the country and abroad. Her e-book Methodology of Elementary Piano Teaching for 5-7 Years Children was nominated for the Ministry of Education Award in 2019.

MgA. Klára Králíčková

Klára studied at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague in the piano class of prof. Frantisek Maly. She is a very successful soloist, and laureate of many piano competitions. In 2014 Klára was awarded the prize for the best interpretation of pieces by contemporary composers. She taught at Master Class in Philadelphia and New York, USA, which were organized by Appel Farm Arts & Music Center. Klára enjoys teaching the piano and has been teaching in our school since 1 September 2015. Klára is also on YouTube, you can listen to her in this video! Currently, Klára enjoys her family on maternity leave.

MgA. Kornélie Marečková

Kornélie studied piano in the class of doc. František Malý at Music Grammar School in Prague. After graduating from the Prague Academy of Performing Arts in 2016, she received a scholarship from the Anglo-Czech Educational Fund, and under the leadership of David Quigley and Robert Markham, received the 2017 Postgraduate Certificate at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. In England Kornélie took part in several masterclasses and learned from prominent pianists like Pascal Nemirovsky, Idill Biret, Peter Donohoe and more. Staying abroad was a great inspiration for her current teaching activities. Nowadays, in addition to teaching piano lessons, Kornélie pursues chamber music, now especially with the Vesna Piano Quartet. She has been teaching at our school since its foundation in 2015.

MgA. Adam Stráňavský

Adam studied piano play at the Conservatoire Jána Levoslava Bellu in Banska Bystrica in the piano class of Mgr. Aleš Solárik and at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague in the piano class of a famous Czech pianist Boris Krajny. Adam won several times the title of the laureate of piano competitions such as Competition of Students of the Slovakian Consevatoires, Forum per tasti, International piano competition Beyond Music-Huesca. He performed in Slovakia, Czech rep., France, Spain, Poland and USA. Adam pursues teaching and charity work by playing in beneficial concerts. He also teaches at the Conservatoire in Ostrava.

MgA. Roman Czepa

Roman comes from a small town in the south of Moravia. At the age of 11 he began to play the piano at the local Elementary music school under Tamara Vasickova. After finishing grammar school Roman started studying at the Conservatory in Brno under Mgr. Eva Horakova, he graduated in 2014. Already in his last year at the Conservatory he began studying the piano at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague under Prof. Maly. He also went to study the piano to Leipzig, Germany, for one year. Roman teaches his piano students with great excitement and care. His focus in our school are adult students.

BcA. Yulia Gavrilova

Yulia started playing the piano at the age of 5 in Russia. In 2011 she was accepted to the Conservatoire in Kemer, where she studied for one year under MgA. L. A. Davydov. At the same time she took part at the MasterClass with a great pianist and teacher Maxim Averkiev, who offerd her the opportunity to study with him at the Conservatory in Pilsen, Czech Republic. Yulia graduated there a few years later and in 2016 was accepted to the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, where she studies under MgA. Kvitoslava Bilinska. She won several prizes at piano competitions and also took part in several masterclasses led by great pianists like Nikolaj Lugansky, Polina Fedotova, Konstantin Šamraj, Arkadij Sevidov and others. Yulia teaches in our school since 2016 and teaches both children and adults.

Vsevolod Tokmakov, DiS.

Vsevolod comes from St. Petersburg. He is not only an excellent pianist, but also a composer. Vsevolod started his music education at the age of 4. When he was 10, he won the 1st prize at the International composer competition in St. Petersburg. At the age of 15 he moved to the Czech Republic. He ended up 7th at the renowned International Prague Spring Piano competition. He also won 3rd prize at the Competition of Czech Conservatoires and many other prizes at different piano competitions. Vsevolod teaches piano and musical theory. He plays at cafes and events, where he mostly improvises jazz. He loves the work of Alexander Skrjabin and his dream is to finish his epochal but unfinished work Mysterium. Since 2018 he studies the piano at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague in the piano class of Prof. Malý.

BcA. Evgenia Vorobyeva

Evgenia began playing the piano at the age of five. She received her secondary music education at the State Conservatory in Saratov named after L. V. Sobinov in Russia in the class of prof. Alexander Rykel, pupil of S.S. Bendic, taught by G. Nejgauz. During her studies she has participated in a number of national and international competitions, she is the finalist of the M. Judinova competition in St. Petersburg. Currently Evgenia continues her studies at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, under the direction of MgA. Kvitoslava Bilinska. She has collaborated with a number of prominent musicians, including, for example, Marina Shaguch, Marian Theater’s soloist in St. Petersburg, or Dagmar Peckova. She plays a lot of chamber music and regularly plays with the winner of Bohuslav Martinů Foundation Competition, violoncellist Aneta Šudáková, and also in a trio with the violinist Mark Blaha. Evgenia teaches both children and adults.

Sára Suchánková, DiS.

Sára Suchánková is an outstanding young pianist who was admitted to the prestigious Academy of Performing Arts in Prague in January 2019. Sára began playing the piano at the age of 5 under the leadership of Russian teacher Regina Goslinská and continued her studies at the Conservatory in Pardubice in the class of an excellent Czech teacher and pianist Martina Maixnerová. During her studies she collected a number of awards and laureates at various Czech and international piano competitions, and also performed with leading Czech orchestras such as the Pardubice Philharmonic Orchestra. Sára is enthusiastic about teaching piano. In recent years she has been teaching piano in the famous children’s choir Boni Pueri in Hradec Králové.

Kristýna Pátková, DiS.

Kristýna graduated from the Jan Deyl Conservatory in Prague, majoring in piano in the class of Prof. Jana Köhlerová. She is currently studying piano tuning at the same school. She is actively interested in contemporary music and has taken part in many courses on piano pedagogy. She works as a pianist in luxury hotels, such as the Majestic Plaza Hotel, Grandium and the luxurious U Modré kachničky restaurant. Shee has many years of experience teaching piano. She tries to adapt the lessons to the individual needs of a pupil of any age. She teaches both instrument playing and music theory, and includes improvisation in her teaching. She teaches all music from classical to popular. Kristýna also works as a pianist and drummer in several bands. She performs at weddings and public events, also in smaller orchestras. This year she has repeatedly guested with the Czech Student Philharmonic in the drum section.

BA. Giora Kukui

After finishing his studies at the Rimon School of Jazz and Contemporary Music in Ramat Hasharon, Israel, Giora completed his musical education at The Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance. He has been teaching music for over ten years.

Kateřina Berkovcová, DiS.

Kateřina Berkovcová studied piano at the Conservatory in Pilsen and is currently continuing at the prestigious Prague Academy of Performing Arts in Prague in the class of pianist Lukáš Klánský. She is also studying the harpsichord in addition to the piano. During her studies, she participated in a number of piano competitions, winning, for example, the 3rd prize at the Pro Bohemia competition and a number of other awards. She gained pedagogical experience while teaching at an Elementary music school in Pilsen and is also enthusiastically deepening her methodological knowledge about teaching the piano. She is passionate about teaching children and adults of all levels of play.

MgA. Iveta Lederová

Iveta Lederová comes from Slovakia, where she studied piano at the Conservatory in Košice. She continued her studies in Brno at the prestigious Janáček Academy of Performing Arts under the guidance of pianists Ivan Gajan and Helena Weiser. During her studies, she completed a notable internship abroad at the Anton Bruckner Privatuniversität in Linz with Professor Sven Birch. She has participated in a number of competitions, master interpretation courses, and is a holder of a grant from the Slovnaft Foundation: Talents of New Europe 2011. She has already gained pedagogical experience while studying at a private art school in Blansko. She is also the happy mother of a little daughter.

Kateřina Blažková, DiS.

Kateřina Blažková studied piano at the Brno Conservatory and is currently continuing at the prestigious Prague Academy of Performing Arts. During her studies, she has participated in a number of competitive shows and master interpretation courses, and is passionate about chamber music; she is a member of various chamber ensembles. With her piano trio, she won the 2nd prize in the Classicism and String Instruments competition in 2018. She gained pedagogical experience during her studies while working at the Elementary music school in Kostelec nad Orlicí. In Prague, in addition to our school, she also collaborates with the ISMFA agency, where she teaches piano. Kateřina specializes in teaching older children from 10 years and adult students of all levels of play.

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Mgr. Vartan Agopian, Ph.D.

Vartan Agopian comes from Lebanon, where he graduated from the Lebanese National Conservatory of Music in Beirut, and also from Haigazian University, where he focused on psychology. He then studied music education and piano at the Faculty of Education in Charles University in Prague, where he earned his doctorate. He is an acclaimed composer in his native country, collaborating, for example, with the famous Lebanese singer Carla Chamoun, for whom he also composes songs. He is also the author of the Concerto for Piano and String Orchestra in G minor, which he premiered himself. He also performs with his wife, who is a violinist and together they raise a little daughter. Vartan teaches piano in English at our school and focuses on intermediate to very advanced students.