Martin Levický (*1986) Czech pianist Martin Levicky won several national and international piano competitions from a very young age - Amadeus Brno, Prague Junior Note and Virtuosi per Musica di Pianoforte in Usti nad Labem. Later he also won the Smetana Piano Competition in Pilsen in 2004 as well as the special prize for the best interpretation of piece by Arnold Schoenberg at the music festival Prague - Wien - Budapest. In the year 2005 he won the international Audition for Yamaha Scholarship, and in 2007 won the first prize at Bohuslav Martinu Competition in Prague. He also won the 3rd Prize at Janacek International Piano Competition in Brno, and most recently received the first prize at Johann Nepomuk Hummel International Piano Competition in Bratislava.
He made his debut with the Prague Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Gaetano Delogu at the age of 12 at the Spanish Hall of Prague Castle. He also appeared as a soloist with numerous orchestras in Europe, such as Slovakian Philharmonic, Brno Philharmonic, Virtusi di Praga, Solisti di Praga, Bacau Philharmonic, and Moravian Philharmonic Olomouc. He has worked with conductors such as Peter Altrichter, Petr Vronsky, Frantisek Vajnar, Rastislav Stur and Emannuel Siffert.
He has been invited to give recitals at the Beethovenfest in Bonn, and was also invited to perform in "Musikerlebnis Mitteleuropa" in Vienna and Krakow. He has also appeared on concerto stages of Asia and he USA, as well as all of Europe, where in 2005 he collaborated with cellist Franz Helmerson in Santander (Spain). In 2008 He had the honor of collaborating with the legendary violinist Josef Suk on one of his last concerts in the Castle Stirin. In the year 2009 he went on an extensive tour of Europe playing in venues which include Concertgebow in Amsterdam, Rudolfinum of Prague, And Rachmaninow Hall in Moscow as one of the "Masters on Tour" of the International Holland Music Sessions.
His first teachers were Prof. Milse Karova and Prof. Jiri Toman. He continued his stdies at the Prague Academy of Performing Arts with prof. Peter Toperczer, and after his death with Prof. Boris Krajny. He as also worked with Matti Raekalio, Dmitrij Bashkirov, Mikhail Voskressensky, Vitalij Margulis, Boris Berman, Jaques Rouvier, and Claudio Martinez - Mehrer.