I was awarded prizes in the following contests: “Youth Is Into Jazz” at the Metropolitan University Prague, the Reduta Czech Jazz Contest, Tais Awards, and others. But since my first experience in the recording studio, I became also passionately interested in the process of recording. I was fortunate that my first studio was one of the best in Europe: SONO Records, where I later was hired as an assistant and learned from the best in the field. Since then I have been collecting experiences as an independent sound engineer, for example in the Budíkov Studios outside of Prague, and at the Czech Center in New York. I’m currently working on the concert boat MS Stubnitz in Hamburg.