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Marek Švejkar

Our scholarship holder 2016 – 2017


Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional de Paris

Field of study

Hudba - klarinet


I come from Jirkov, where I started playing music at an early age. Following two years at the Teplice Conservatory, I changed over to the Prague Conservatory where I completed my studies, first with a school-leaving examination and then graduating after completing a higher-level curriculum. While still on my two-year program in my post-examination curriculum in Prague, I studied in Paris for two years. I was admitted to the Janáček Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Brno to begin studying in September 2016 and, if everything works out, I will study concurrently at home and abroad again.

The opportunity to study in France opened up for me thanks to Concours Debussy, a major clarinet competition where I was placed among the first 15 candidates out of 187 entrants. Franck Amet, who organizes the event, showed interest in me, and I am his student now. I placed first in the auditions, which is why I can now study in France. In addition, being in Paris confronted me with French on an everyday basis. Thanks to this experience, I have added another language to my skills. I would really like to continue my studies in Paris, which is why I took the admission tests at one of the most prestigious schools in my field, the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris, and came fourth out of a total number of 88 candidates from all over the world. I am currently waiting for a response regarding my admission.


Prague Conservatory, graduated in 2016


Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional et Pôle Supérieur de Paris, France, clarinet playing, Cycle Concertiste, beginning 2016



My academic goals include completing my university studies and potentially pursuing research as part of my doctoral program. In my professional life, I would like to succeed as an active performing artist with opportunities to play frequent solo or chamber concerts, or as a concert player with a leading European symphonic orchestra. I rank my family, health and satisfaction as the primary values in my personal life; this may sound empty initially but I believe that, without them, I could not fulfill my goals and ideals.


Music – piano playing; languages; swimming; travelling; cooking