Petr Malásek


The son of a well-known Czech pianist, in 1985 he graduated from the Prague Conservatory
in piano and composition, then in 1990 from the Faculty of Music at the Academy of Performing Arts in composition.

Aside from composing classical music (Metamorphoses for Symphony Orchestra, Concert for Flute and Strings, Concert for Piano and Big Band), he composes music for films (Záhada hlavolamu, Z pekla štěstí II, Andělská tvář) and television (Romeo and Juliet, King Lear, Howard Katz, Psí kůže, Garderobiér, Cabaret, The Three Musketeers, Richard III).
With director Jozef Bednárik and choreographer Libor Vaculík, prepared an entire series of ballet performances for the National Theatre (Psycho, Little Mr. Friedemann, Tchaikovsky, Isidora Runcán, Some Like It…). He and Libor Vaculík also created the musicals Edith and Lucrezia Borgia.

He worked as an instrumentalist for five years for The Radio Prague Big Band and for the Hot line, Jazzpress, and František Kop Quartet jazz groups.
Since 1990 he has been working with the excellent jazz singer Hana Hegerová, with whom he has appeared on concert stages across virtually all of Europe, and has also absolved two successful US and Canadian tours with her. As a pianist and composer, he also works with Lucie Bílá, Marta Kubišová, Dagmar Pecková, Eva Urbanová, Karel Gott, Jaroslav Svěcený, and the groups J.A.R., Pražský výběr and Kabát.