Born into a family of musicians, pianist Jan Jiracek von Arnim was described by BBC Music Magazine as one of the leading pianists of his generation. A top prize winner at the Busoni Competition (Italy) and Maria Canals Competition (Spain), Jan Jiracek von Arnim was one of the winners of the Tenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition (USA). He regularly performs in musical centers such as the Musikverein Vienna, Philharmonie Berlin, Suntory Hall Tokyo, and others.

Jiracek von Arnim is currently guest professor at the Elisabeth University of Music in Hiroshima (Japan) and at the China Conservatory in Beijing. He was visiting professor at Yale School of Music in 2022 – 2023. He gives master classes on a regular basis in North America, Asia and Europe.

Jiracek von Arnim is frequently invited as a judge at international piano competitions, e.g. the Hamamatsu International Piano Competition in Japan, the Busoni International Piano Competition in Italy, the Tchaikovsky International Piano Competition for young musicians, the Shenzhen International Piano Competition, the Montréal International Piano Competition and the China International Music Competition in Beijing.

Since 2011, he is the artistic director and chairman of the “International Beethoven Piano Competition Vienna,” one of the most prestigious piano competitions in the world.

Jan Jiracek von Arnim is a scholarship holder of prestigious foundations, such as the “Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes.” He was named “Paul Harris Fellow” of the Rotary Foundation in 2020. He is also an honorary citizen of Fredericksburg, Texas (USA).