As a pianist and a sixth-tone harmonium player, Miroslav Beinhauer (*1993) focuses on contemporary music and the music of the 20th century. In the role of soloist, he collaborated with composers such as Phill Niblock, Klaus Lang, Bernhard Lang, Georg Friedrich Haas, Marc Sabat or Petr Bakla, with festivals in Europe and in the USA like musikprotokoll, Sound Plasma Festival, Strings of Autumn, Ostrava Days, Moravian Autumn, Janáček Brno, Music Forum Hradec Králové, MusicOlomouc, MicroFest, Konvergencie or Gentse Feesten, and orchestras and ensembles including the PKF – Prague Philharmonia, Brno Philharmonic, Janacek Philharmonic Ostrava, Hradec Králové Philharmonic Orchestra, Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra Olomouc, Brno Contemporary Orchestra, Opava Chamber Orchestra, Kubin Quartet, S.E.M. Ensemble, Prague Quiet Music Collective or String Noise. Notable performances include Piano concerto no. 2 by Magnus Lindberg (cond. by Heiko Mathias Förster), Piano concerto “Must the Devil Have All the Good Tunes?” by John Adams (cond. by Andreas Sebastian Weiser) or Piano concerto by Esa-Pekka Salonen (cond. by Marko Ivanović). Sought-after chamber musician, Beinhauer is member of the international Ostravská Banda ensemble (collaboration with conductors such as Bruno Ferrandis, Johannes Kalitzke, Petr Kotík, Jiří Rožeň or Owen Underhill). Recently, he has been involved in numerous studio productions, including album recordings of piano music by Petr Bakla, Adrián Demoč or Milan Knížák and two album recordings of music for sixth-tone harmonium. Beinhauer also regularly records for the Czech Radio.

Miroslav Beinhauer is probably the only person in the world to master Alois Hába’s sixth-tone harmonium. His involvement with the instrument began with taking part in the first ever performance of Hába´s sixth-tone opera Thy Kingdom Come, and continued with a recording of Hába’s only solo work for the instrument, Six pieces for a sixth-tone harmonium op. 37. Since then, Beinhauer has encouraged new repertoire for this unique harmonium. As a result of his collaboration with several ensembles and festivals, composers Phill Niblock, Bernhard Lang, Georg Friedrich Haas, Klaus Lang, Marc Sabat, Gérard Pape, Arash Yazdani and others have created new pieces.

Miroslav Beinhauer studied at the Janáček Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Brno with Helena Weiser, as well as the Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst in Vienna with Jan Jiracek von Arnim, and the Royal Conservatory of Ghent with Daan Vandewalle.


Piano solo

Adams, John
Phrygian Gates
Bakla, Petr
My way

No. 4 (world premiere)
Portfolio (world premiere)
Simple constellations
Usableness of the list (Book XX, XXI)
(world premiere)

Bartók, Béla
Allegro barbaro BB 63
Sonata BB 88

Beethoven, Ludwig van
Sonata No. 3 in C major, Op. 2
Sonata No. 23 in F minor, Op. 57 „Appassionata“
Sonata No. 26 in E – flat minor, Op. 81a „Les Adieux“
Sonata No. 27 in E minor, Op. 90
Brahms, Johannes

Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Händel, Op. 24
Variations on a Theme by Paganini, Op. 35
Bryars, Gavin

Ramble on Cortona
Cage, John

Clementi, Muzio
Sonata No. 5 in F – sharp minor, Op. 25
Demoč, Adrián
A Luca Marenzio
Ma fin est mon commencement
Glass, Philip

Two Pages
Hába, Alois
Sonata in E-flat minor
Three Fugues
Variations on a Canon by Robert Schumann, Op. 1b
Two pieces Op. 2
Sonata Op. 3
Six piano pieces, Op. 6
Two grotesque pieces
Romance and Waltz
Four modern dances Op. 39 and Shimmy – Fox
Toccata quasi una fantasia Op. 38
Six moods Op. 102
Chopin, Fryderyk
selected Etudes, Op. 10 and 25
selected Preludes, Op. 28
Scherzo No. 1 in B minor, Op. 20
Scherzo No. 3 in C – sharp minor, Op. 39
Polonaise in A – flat major, Op. 53
Knížák, Milan
Mostly Fast Piano Sonata (world premiere)
Piano Sketch (world premiere)
The White with a Bit of a Grey (world premiere)
Sadness Intruding (world premiere)
Miniature (world premiere)
Tramp Sonate or Looking for Context (world premiere)
Lachenmann, Helmut
Ein Kinderspiel
Lang, Klaus
Sonnengesicht II
Ligeti, György

Musica Ricercata
Liszt, Franz
selected Transcendental etudes S. 139
Mephisto Waltz No. 1 S. 514
Mephisto Waltz No. 3 S. 216
Hungarian Rhapsody No. 6 S. 244/6
Schönberg, Arnold
Six little piano pieces, Op. 19

Scriabin, Alexander Nikolayevich
Sonata No. 4 in F – sharp major, Op. 30
Etudes, Op. 65

Tüür, Erkki –Sven
Piano Sonata
Vine, Carl

Piano Sonata No. 1
Piano Sonata No. 2
Piano Sonata No. 3
Anne Landa Preludes


Piano with orchestra

Adams, John
Must the Devil Have All the Good Tunes? (piano concerto)
Bakla, Petr
Piano concerto no. 2 (world premiere)
Gershwin, George
Rhapsody in Blue

Janáček, Leoš
Capriccio for piano left hand
Lang, Bernhard
Monadology XXXIV “Loops for Ludvik”
Lindberg, Magnus
Piano concerto No. 2
Liszt, Franz

Piano concerto No. 1 in E – flat major
Ratniece, Santa
Concerto for piano and symphony orchestra

Salonen, Esa – Pekka
Piano concerto
Stravinsky, Igor
Piano concerto (Concerto for Piano and Wind Instruments)


Chamber music

Bakla, Petr
Eight Notes for cello and piano
For Eduard Herzog for cello and piano
Major thirds
for piano quintet
Two Instances for cello and piano
Brahms, Johannes
Piano Quintet in F minor, Op. 34
Sonata for 2 pianos in F minor, Op. 34b

Connesson, Guillaume
Techno parade

Dvořák, Antonín
Piano Quintet No. 2 in A major, Op. 81
Eastman, Julius
Crazy Nigger for 4 pianos
Feldman, Morton
Patterns in a Chromatic Field
Franck, César

Piano Quintet in F minor
Kotík, Petr
Nine + 1
Lang, Klaus
april. (world premiere 2023) for piano and cello
Mahler, Gustav (arr. E. Stein)
Symphony No. 4 for chamber ensemble
Nota, Lenka
Ptelea and the other Dryads for bass clarinet and piano
Poulenc, Francis
Sextuor FP 100
Reiner, Karel
Sonata for double bass and piano
Schönberg, Arnold
Four songs, Op. 2
Schönberg, Arnold (arr. H. Eisler/ E. Stein)
Six orchestral songs, Op. 8
Schumann, Robert

Piano Quintet in E – flat, Op. 44
Three fantasy pieces, Op. 73 for clarinet and piano

Shostakovich, Dmitri Dmitriyevich
Piano trio No. 2 in E minor, Op. 67

Zemlinsky, Alexander
Six songs, Op. 13


Sixth-tone harmonium

Berkson Judith
Bent meanings (world premiere 2023)
Frampton, Phoebe
Spectral Hues (world premiere 2023) + horn
Fukuoka, Nina
No gentle caressing (world premiere 2021) + ensemble
Guštar, Milan
36 views on Edo (world premiere 2023)
Haas, Georg Friedrich

Six compositions for Alois Hába’s sixth-tone harmonium and small ensemble (world premiere 2021) + ensemble
Hába, Alois
Six compositions for sixth-tone harmonium op. 37 
Lang, Bernhard
Loops for Hába (world premiere 2023)
Lang, Klaus
QVIS EST. (world premiere 2021) + ensemble
Not one and not two (world premiere 2023)
Langdon, Jack
the harvest manual (world premiere 2023)
Mikyska, Ian
In (world premiere 2021)
Interstices (world premiere 2023)
Not the same, not different
(world premiere 2023)

Mofakham, Idin Samimi
Taftāl (world premiere 2023)
Niblock, Phill
Harmonius (world premiere 2023)
Pape, Gérard

Antichrist – Fresco (world premiere 2021) + ensemble
Rasten, Fredrik
Concord (world premiere 2021)
Sabat, Marc

Fleeting flight sleeping woke (world premiere 2021) + ensemble
Walton, Anna-Louise

Wobble (world premiere 2021) + ensemble
Yazdani, Arash
Contains strong emotions and explicit sounds (world premiere 2021) + ensemble


Special projects

Hába, Alois
Opera „Thy Kingdom Come“: sixth-tone harmonium part

Satie, Eric




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