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.
In addition to our piano school, Eva also created a very successful online piano school as part of her online piano project, which you can find on her website Eva thus helps children and adults in the Czech Republic and abroad with playing the piano. She developed her method of elementary piano teaching for children into the piano school My Piano, which will be published in June 2023 by the music publishing house Bärenreiter.

Mgr. Vartan Agopian, Ph.D.

Vartan Agopian is the Chief Operating Officer of the piano school. He works closely with Eva, the founder of the school, to ensure quality instruction for the students delivered by professional piano teachers, in addition to organizing the concerts and teachers’ meetings. Vartan comes from Lebanon, where he graduated from the Lebanese National Conservatory of Music in Beirut, and also from Haigazian University, where he focused on pedagogical psychology. He then studied music education and piano at the Faculty of Education in Charles University in Prague, where he earned his doctorate. He resides in the Czech Republic since 2014 and teaches at Charles University and the University of New York in Prague, in addition to accompanying the Czech boys’ choir Boni Pueri . He also performs with his wife, who is a violinist and together they raise a little daughter.

Martina Humpolíková

Martina is the school assistant, whom you will meet most often in e-mail communication, she organizes introductory lessons for our new applicants and will help you with the application to our school.


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. 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.

BcA. Vsevolod Tokmakov

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.

MgA. 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. Evgenia concluded 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.

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. Since 2022, Vartain is an accompanist to the Czech boys’ choir Boni Pueri. Vartan teaches piano in English at our school and focuses on intermediate to very advanced students.

Gleb Korotkiy, DiS.

Gleb Korotkiy was born in Moscow and started playing the piano at the age of four. He has been living in the Czech Republic since he was 7 years old, where he graduated from elementary art school. Since 2004 he studied at the conservatory in Pilsen with Professor Maxim Averkiev, where he graduated in 2021. He is preparing to study piano at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague and is also a student at the Metropolitan University in Prague. In addition to playing the piano, he has experience in journalism as an editor-in-chief in a Russian online newspaper. Gleb joined Piano School Prague in July 2021. He is fluent in Czech, Russian and English.

Bc. Amálie Vajík Pivoňková, DiS.

Amálie Vajík Pivoňková graduated from the general grammar school in Klášterec nad Ohří at the same time as the conservatory in Teplice, where she studied piano with Mgr. Hana Turková. During her studies at the conservatory, she began to study piano at the Faculty of Education of Charles University with doc. MgA. Libuše Tichá, Ph.D. After graduating from the conservatory, she began her studies at HAMU under Prof. MgA František Malý. She is currently completing her Bachelor’s degree at HAMU. In 2022 she won the 2nd prize at the Interpretation Competition of the Czech Pedagogical Faculties with International Participation. In 2023 she won the 2nd prize at the International Piano Competition for the Gustav Mahler Prize. She is currently improving her English and German language skills so that she can also teach in these languages.

She has been teaching piano to children and adults of all levels since 2017.

Bc. Jakob Lang

Jakob graduated from a music high school in Germany and from 2020 he is studying piano at the Faculty of Education of Charles University in Prague. He looks forward to connecting and working at the piano with children and adults and making piano playing a fun and educational experience for his students. He speaks fluent English and German, he also learns to speak Czech.

Mgr. Natália Lukáčová

Natália Lukáčová graduated from the Faculty of Education of Charles University with a Master’s degree in Piano Performance and Music Education. She interned at art schools, music high school and also taught piano and music education in kindergarten. As part of her studies she gave piano recitals and performed as a soloist and chamber musician. She is a member of the Charles University orchestra, where she is not only a pianist but also a violinist. In addition to teaching, she is also an accompanist and is part of the team of the online Eva Lorenc Piano School, where she records herself giving feedback to students on their piano performances. She is equipped with two foreign languages, namely Italian and English. She wants to continuously develop and push herself further in both pedagogy and piano playing. She enjoys teaching piano immensely, and she passes on her kind professional approach to her many students in our school, who enthusiastically attend her lessons.

Mgr. Olivia Biskupská

Olivia Biskupska is multi-artist – singer, pianist, composer, actor. She graduated from the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava.
Olivia has been performing and composing for over 15 years – with specialisation from classical music, through pop and film music, all the way to jazz. She has been performing within various musical ensembles, bands and projects, including those of theatrical and improvisational origins.
She utilises composition and improvisation as key learning elements. Since childhood, Olivia has been singing in school choirs and later solo in bands. In 2022, she has become member of the international The Chamber Choir in Bratislava. Vocally, she has been trained by some of the top American pop vocal coaches (Charmaine Brown, Dena De Rose) as well as by their followers Juliana Sersen and Anna Re (trained by vocal coaches of Madonna, Sting and Broadway stars). In 2017 she has taken part in the piano performance course led by prof. Drahomira Biligova from Italy. In 2016, Olivia has won in Piano Duo category in Supraregional Piano Competition Brezno and in Piano Four Hands Play category in Slovak National Piano Competition Schneider’s Trnava.Due to her wide-ranging expertise across musical styles she manages to use her versatility to help students guide them through the style they choose to explore.

BcA. Marcela Jelinková, DiS.

I come from Brno, and I have been playing piano since I was five years old. I studied at the conservatory in Brno with Mgr. Renata Bialasová and then at the Janáček Academy of Performing Arts in the class of prof. Alena Vlasáková and prof. Jan Jiraský. Within the ERASMUS programme I also studied in Latvia at Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music with prof. Jānis Maļeckis.

I was brought to music by my parents, who work at JAMU, my father prof. Miloslav Jelinek teaches double bass and my mother doc. Marcela Jelínková works at the string department as a piano accompanist. However, it is not only my parents who led me to musical education, my grandmother was a long-time opera soloist at the National Moravian-Silesian Theatre in Ostrava, my grandfather worked as a conductor there. From an early age I performed on concert stages, premiering the compositions “Marcelce”, “Ziměnky”, and “With my father” by the Brno composer Jiří Matys. While studying at JAMU I collaborated with double bass students and my sister, who is a pianist and singer. Together with my family I performed at concerts at the Ignaz Pleyel Museum in Ruppersthal (Austria). In 2015 I participated in the recording of the CD of the Brno Double Bass Orchestra, which consists of 20 double bass players under the direction of my father.

I started my teaching practice at the František France Elementary School in Slavkov u Brna during my studies at the conservatory. Before coming to the academy I also assisted at the Piano Methodology Centre at JAMU, where I had the opportunity to attend lectures and auditions.

In my lessons I can pass on to my pupils a wealth of experience stemming from family tradition and, above all, the excellent methodological experience I gained during my studies with the renowned piano teacher Prof. Vlasáková. All with insight and love for music.

Kateřina Ondryášová, DiS.

Kateřina started playing piano at the age of 8 at the Basic Art School in Louny, where
she stayed until her final year. At the Elementary School, she started singing and playing the recorder at the age of 4 and also the guitar at a later age.
Then she entered the conservatory in Teplice in the field of popular singing, but she did not give up the piano.
With the help of her professors and partly through her own diligence and determination, she attended piano classes, concerts and, seminars. Not only that, she continued to develop her piano skills and knowledge, this time in the context of more popular music.
She successfully graduated from the Conservatory in 2022 and since then she has been a student at the Faculty of Education of the Charles University in Music Education and English Language.
Music has been her lifelong passion, whether it is piano or other instruments and singing. Her goal is to
to pass on the love and joy of music to as many people as possible and to show them the happiness that music brings, whether it is produced or received.
Since 2019, she has been teaching piano at the Ústí nad Labem Elementary School and also gives private piano lessons
and music theory.

Jakub Tököly

Jakub Tököly is a Slovak pianist, composer, arranger and teacher. He comes from a family with a deep musical tradition, which is why he decided to study classical and jazz music at JAMU and Musik und Kunst in Vienna. During his extensive concert career he has performed all over Europe (Switzerland, Spain, France, Belgium, Germany, Italy …).
He is a permanent member of Gustav Brom Big Band, Miroslav Hloucal Q, Renata Drössler, Josef Fečo Jazz Family, Ľubomír Gašpar Cimbal Project, Július Baroš Q, Lache Manuša or the Forman Brothers Theatre, and as a guest artist he collaborates with the Czech National Symphony Orchestra or JazzDock Orchestra.
Throughout his career he has collaborated with important personalities such as: Antonio Sanchez (MEX) Joan Orleans (USA) , Vince Mendoza (USA), Gabor Bolla (HU), Vladimir Kostadinovic (SRB), Juraj Bartoš (SK), Piotr Barron (PL), Steven Mercurio (USA), Ondřej Štveráček (CZ), Ron Affif (USA), Yvone Sanchez (PL), Ossian Roberts (UK), Andy Schofield (UK) and others.
In addition to his concert activities, he teaches jazz piano at many music schools.