Influenced by Jonathan Cope, Vladiswar Nadishana, Vladimir Markov, and Áron Szilágyi, Petr is one of the most enthusiastic members of the Czech jew’s harp community. He is organizing public and personal workshops and wishes to popularize the instrument. In 2018, he organized the first Czech jew’s harp festival called “Festival Jiná Dimenze” (Festival of Different Dimension). He plays within a band called Nigunatica.
Anthropologist and ethnomusicologist from Turin University, his researches focus on folk music, popular instruments and organology. He made an important study of the jew’s harp in Valsesia and is currently working on a book with Prof. Alberto Lovatto on the Valesia ancient jew's harp traditions and production. His ongoing research centers on alpine musical instruments and their presence in ethnographic and other museums. He is also musician and plays jew's harp, accordion, hurdy gurdy, bagpipes, and whistles. He plays in some musical groups: Autre Chant, Kitchen Implosion, and Tradhuo.
Expert in the following fields: world history and ethnomusicology of jew’s harp, instruments in collections, and visual representations. Promotion of the instrument through courses, lectures, publications, organization of concerts, and cultural mediation in museums or in schools.