A child prodigy on violin and piano, Miroslav Sekera won numerous competitions on both instruments, gaining the attention
of Milos Forman who cast him as the child Mozart in the 1985 film Amadeus. Eventually, Mirek chose to concentrate on piano
and in 1991 won first prize in the Chopin Competition at Mariánské Lázne. Other awards include first prize from the Prague
Academy of Music and the Johannes Brahms International Competition at Portschach, Austria. Sekera has performed and recorded
frequently with The Shakespeare Concerts, including both the debut season and recording: What A Piece Of Work Is Man. His
recording of Scarlatti piano sonatas, the Brahms piano sonata in f minor, and two bravura Moszkowski works is available under
the title Augury of Amadeus.