At the audition for the Ö1 jazz scholarship, Alan Bartus prevailed against strong competition and won a two-year master’s degree at the Jam Music Lab private university in Vienna.
The jury, consisting of guitarist and composer Wolfgang Muthspiel, US producer Jeffrey Levenson (Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz, Washington D.C.) and Andreas Felber, head of the Ö1 jazz department, emphasized the extremely high quality of the applicants in this year’s competition.
Alan Bartus attracted attention as a great talent in recent years, often alongside his father, the double bass player Stefan “Pista” Bartus. Alan was born on February 22, 2001 in Slovakia. In 2012 he moved to Austria with his parents. From 2014 Alan Bartus studied classical piano at the Church Conservatory in Bratislava (graduation 2021), and from 2018 also jazz piano at the Music and Art Private University in Vienna with Oliver Kent (graduation 2022). Now he will start a Master Study in Music Education at JAM MUSIC LAB University in the class of Danny Grissett.