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 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 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 three album recordings of piano music by Petr Bakla or Milan Knížák. 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 the Ensemble for New Music Tallinn, composers Georg Friedrich Haas, Klaus Lang, Marc Sabat, Gérard Pape, Arash Yazdani and others have created new pieces.

The 2022/2023 season highlights include several performances in Europe and in the USA including the first performances of pieces by Phill Niblock, Klaus Lang, Bernhard Lang, as well as several piano concerto performances including the performance of John Adams’s piano concerto “Must the Devil Have All the Good Tunes?” conducted by Andreas Sebastian Weiser, recording of a solo CD with pieces for the sixth-tone harmonium or recording of the complete piano works by Alois Hába.

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
Ma fin est mon commencement
Glass, Philip

Two Pages
Hába, Alois
Three Fugues, Op. 1a
Variations on a Canon by Robert Schumann, Op. 1b
Six piano pieces, Op. 6
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
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
Major thirds for piano quintet
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
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

Frampton, Phoebe
Spectral Hues (world premiere) + horn
Fukuoka, Nina
No gentle caressing (world premiere) + ensemble
Haas, Georg Friedrich

Six compositions for Alois Hába’s sixth-tone harmonium and small ensemble (world premiere) + ensemble
Hába, Alois
Six compositions for sixth-tone harmonium op. 37 
Lang, Klaus
QVIS EST. (world premiere) + ensemble
Langdon, Jack
the harvest manual (world premiere)
Mikyska, Ian
In (world premiere)
Interstices (world premiere)

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

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

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


Special projects

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

Satie, Eric




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