John Novacek
2023-2024 Artist-in-Residence

Festival Mozaic's Artist-in-Residence is generously underwtiten by a contribution from Libbie Agran.

Versatile, Grammy-nominated pianist JOHN NOVACEK regularly tours the Americas, Europe, Asia and Australia as solo recitalist, chamber musician and concerto soloist; in the latter capacity he has presented over thirty concerti with dozens of orchestras. Mr. Novacek begins his current season with an appointment to the Piano and Collaborative Piano faculty of The Mannes School of Music at The New School’s College of Performing Arts.

As Festival Mozaic's 2023-2024 Artist-in-Residence, Mr. Novacek will work closely with Music Director Scott Yoo and Festival staff to curate and perform a series of chamber music and solo performances throughout the year in San Luis Obispo County.  This year, John Novacek appeared with his genre-bending trio Intersection on October 28, 2023, as a solo performer on October 29, 2023, and in a duo-recital with special guest violinist Leila Josefowicz on February 23, 2024. Look for him at many of the events during the San Luis Obispo Summer Music Festival, as well!  Click here to read more about John Novacek.


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