pianist, composer, producer

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Bio

Michal Šupák is a Czech pianist, composer, music producer focusing on several music fields. He studied piano and composition at Conservatory of Ostrava and the classical and jazz piano at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague. He learned a lot from the top Czech classical and jazz figures such as Monika Tugendliebova, Milan Bachorek, Jiri Slavik, Karel Ruzicka, Jaromir Honzak and David Doruzka, took masterclasses led by Dan Tepfer, Rory Stuart or Doug Hammond.

His artistic focus is currently divided between jazz, classical and electronic music. In 2017 Michal performed his own pieces at Prague Spirng festival in May and with Czech Chamber Orchestra Pardubice in March.  With his piece Night Train he won The Pianist of The Year 2014 contest in Prague. Currently he is touring Europe with his band Noisy Pots which is focusing on electronic dance music or plays solo piano recitals with repertoire consisting mostly of his own music. Irregularly Michal performs with orchestras as a soloist with classical repertoire or his own pieces. In the meantime he spends time producing music in Ableton Live, playing 20s - 30s jazz with the singer Adela Zejfartova or performing pop covers with Amusement Park trio.

In 2009 - 2013 he was the co-founder of the band Charlie Straight which during its 7 years long existence released two award-winning albums and more than 10 music videos, performed at the major Czech and Slovak festivals, supported Red Hot Chilli Peppers, performed live at BBC London and their songs were played by major Czech radios. As a band member Michal collaborated with producers such us Guy Fixen (Pixies, My Bloody Valentine), Dusan Neuwirth (Tatabojs), Exon Valdez etc.