Robert Bily

Born in 1997 in Usti nad Labem (Czech Republic), Robert Bily began to study piano at the age of 6.
From 2003 to 2007 he had piano lessons with Margarita Gebhardt in Halle (Saale), Germany.
From 2007 to 2014 he was studying with Dirk Fischbeck at the August Hermann Francke Latina
Grammar School (music section) in Halle (Saale). He also had regular piano lessons with Gerald
Fauth at the University of Music and Theatre “Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy“ in Leipzig from
2012 to 2014 where he proceeded his training as a student of Jacques Ammon. Currently, Robert
is continuing his education with Pavel Gililov at the Mozarteum Salzburg. In addition, Robert
also attended piano masterclasses and had consultations with Georg Steinschaden, Vladimir
Genin, Elisabeth Eschwé, Emanuel Ax, Barry Douglas, Arie Vardi, Pavel Gililov, Daejin Kim,
Robert Levin, Wolfgang Manz, Vincenzo Balzani, Arkadi Zenzipér, Claudio Martinez Mehner
und Prof. Gerald Fauth.

 
Robert is an award winner of numerous national and international competitions, including the
National Bach Competition in 2009 (Köthen, Germany), International Steinway Piano
Competition in 2013 (Hamburg, Germany), International Piano Competition “Young Pianists of
the North” in 2013 (Newcastle, England), Thuringian Lions Music Competition in 2013
(Germany), the Little Robert Schumann Competition for Young Pianists in 2014 (Zwickau,
Germany), Roman Llull Rotary Club Piano Competition in 2014 (Palma de Mallorca, Spain). He
was one of the 10 winners out of more than 900 participants at the International Summer
Academy 2014 of the Mozarteum Salzburg.

In 2014, Robert won 1st Prize at the Troisdorf International Piano Competition and at the
prestigious Ettlingen International Competition for Young Pianists, where he was also awarded
the EMCY special prize. In 2015, he won 1st Prize in the international IBCA competition in
Düsseldorf (Germany) as the youngest contestant, 1st Prize and Grand Prix in the international
contest “Young Talents & Orchestra” in Barlassina/Milan (Italy), and 1st Prize and Grand Prix in
the Tadini International Music Competition in Lovere (Italy). In 2016, Robert received the 2nd
Prize at the competition “Eurovision Young Musicians” in Cologne (Germany). In 2020 he won
1st Prize in the International Music Festival in Paris.

He participated as a soloist at many music festivals including Salzburg Festival, GeorgFriedrich-
Händel Festspiele and Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival. He has given concerts
with orchestras such as Bacău Mihail Jora Philharmonic Orchestra, Jugendsinfonieorchester
Sachsen-Anhalt, Staatskapelle Halle in prestigious halls including Georg-Friedrich-Händel-
Halle in Halle (Saale), Die Glocke in Bremen, Laeiszhalle in Hamburg, Philharmonic Berlin,
the Berlin Philharmonie, and Teatro dal Verme in Milan. He has already performed in
Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Czech Republic, Luxembourg, Italy, England, Spain, and
Norway.