Viktor V. Velát

Viktor Vítězslav Velát

Collaborative piano

Czech pianist of Russo-Ukrainian origin started playing the piano at the age of 6 in the class of Mgr. Marianna Khidirová at the ZUŠ Ilja Hurník (2001-2010). Later, he graduated from the music high school on Žižkov under the guidance of MgA. Hana Dvořáková (2010-2014). Subsequently, he completed his studies at the Prague Conservatory with honors, where he was in the class of MgA. Adam Skoumal (2014-2016), and finally, he completed his bachelor’s studies in New York, USA, at the Manhattan School of Music, where he studied under MgA. Alexander Mutuzkin (2016-2020).

He is a laureate of many awards from international piano competitions in the Czech Republic, Italy, and the USA. Coming from a partially musical family, his maternal grandparents were both pianists. Endowed with absolute pitch and synesthesia, this Prague native has participated in masterclasses with great pianists such as Ivan Klánský, Kirill Gerstein, Jan Bartoš, Ivo Kahánek, Martin Kasík, Piotr Paleczny, Saleem Ashkar, and others.

Victor performed like soloist with PKF — Prague Philharmonia, Hradec Králové Philharmonic Oorchestra, and an Asian Cultural Symphony orchestra.