School and founder receive big awards
Music school awarded for unique teaching methods and flexibility
By Clare Speak
For the Post
In 1997, businessman and philanthropist Robert Schönfeld realized there was a lack of opportunity for both Czech musicians as well as would-be foreign music students living in the Czech Republic, so he decided to address the problem himself.
„I returned from a study period in Finland to find the Czech Republic, so renowned for its history of music, still didn’t offer a musical education in any language other than Czech,“ Schönfeld said. „At that time, only a few private teachers taught in foreign languages, but there was no way they as individuals were able to guarantee a professional level of teaching, nor a way to continue lessons when they were sick or away on concert.“ whole article