The Czech concert organist Pavel Kohout gained world recognition as a brilliant organ virtuoso for his exceptional sense of music, enormous technique and natural interpretation. He performs across all of Europe, Russia, Asia, Australia, New Zealand and the United States. Pavel graduated from the Prague Conservatory and the Music Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague under the guidance of Jaroslav Tůma. Early on in his career, at the age of 24, he won the prestigious First Prize and the J. S. Bach Prize at one of the world's largest international organ competitions – Musashino, Tokyo (2000).
Early April Pavel delighted audiences with a performance of works by Dietrick Buxtehude, Johann Sebastian Bach (Brandenburg Concerto No. 3) and Czech composers Antonin Dvorak (From the New World) and Petr Eben on the historic organ of the German Church in East Melbourne.