Petr Smetáček

is a musician, composer and educator. From an early age he was fond of piano and music, especially classical, jazz and folk. And he was interested in salsa music later too. Over the years he plays other instruments as well, such as Czech bagpipes and Afro-Cuban percussion, as well as composing and leading bands. Although, piano is the main instrument for him. During his school years at Jaroslav Ježek Conservatory in Prague, where he studied with phenomenal Karel Růžička Sr., he had already been playing with various bands and orchestras often in the Czech Republic and abroad. Currently he performs with his own ensembles Los Rumberos (, with Peruvian percussionist Carlo Zegarra Abanto and also with his wife, Japanese soprano Yukiko Kinjo (etc.). Besides, he devotes to publishing and five works have been released so far: two CDs Afro Cuban Suite* and Los Rumberos Trio*, the publication Afro Cuban Music or Many Flavors of Salsa* and two books of small piano pieces Salsa Plays* and For Children*. Since he enjoys learning for himself, but also teaching others, he has started to work as a piano teacher and accompanist in ZUŠ Slaný (since 2017), which is an ideal environment for him.

*If you are interested in any of these products, please contact us at: