Pavel Trojan: All my previous professions give me good base for heading Prague Spring

Photo: Ian Willoughby, Radio Prague International

Czechia’s most important classical event, the Prague Spring International Music Festival, will kick off, as every year, on May 12. But this time out there will be a new director at the helm – 38-year-old Pavel Trojan. Ahead of the 78th edition I sat down with him at the cramped but cozy offices of the Prague Spring festival in the Malá Strana district.

Tell us something about your family background.

“My family background is quite musical.

“My father is a composer and for many years served as director of the Prague Conservatory.

“And my mother is a doctor but at a young age she was a super pianist.

“She comes from Slovakia in her teenage period she attended many Slovak competitions and usually was first or in second place.

“So I have some family background with musical roots.”

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Author: Ian Willoughby