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Jaroslav Tuma was born and educated in Prague. He graduated from the Prague Conservatory and the Academy of Musical Arts, where he now teaches organ performance and improvisation. While still a student, Mr Tuma won prizes at several international competitions, including Linz, Prague and Leipzig. In addition to being a concert organist, Mr Tuma also performs on harpsichord, clavichord and fortepiano. He is known throughout the world for his improvisations, which earned him first prizes at both the Haarlem and Nuremberg competitions. He has been guest performer at the Prague Spring Festival, Musikfestspiele in Dresden and the Flanders Festival , and he continues to perform in concert at prestigious concert venues in Europe, the United States and Japan. A champion of new music, Mr Tuma performs works by his contemporaries and is also a composer of note.

Through 1990–1993, he performed the complete works of JS Bach in Prague. He records for radio, television and numerous recording companies. His discography includes fifty solo recordings.

Role: Classical Artist 
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