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Hlinka was a student of Frantisek Rauch and Joseph Palenichek at the Prague Academy of Music. He started giving concerts in 1966 and reached the finals of the International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow the same year. He recorded Sergei Prokofiev's piano sonatas 2&6 for Supraphon in 1967. The album was released in Norway in 1998.
In 1970, he was forced to give up his soloist career for medical reasons and has since worked as a piano pedagogue. In 1972, he moved to Norway, obtaining Norwegian citizenship in 1982. He has taught at conservatories in Bergen and Oslo and gives regularly international master classes. Among his students are Leif Ove Andsnes, Håvard Gimse and Geir Botnen.
Hlinka was awarded the Lindeman Prize in 1992 and the Grieg Prize in 1995. In 2004, he was awarded the King's Medal of Merit in gold and in 2007 the Czech Gratias agitMerit for presenting Czech culture abroad. He was a Government scholar from 1995 to 2011.
- Tsioulcas, Anastasia (27 May 2006). "Andsnes looks back". Billboard. p. 45. Retrieved 20 August 2011.
- Reference to Tchaikovsky competition
- Terje Mosnes: Tangenttrollmannen Dagbladet, 9 May 2012 (Norwegian)
- Jiri Hlinka's Grand Piano Academy site
- Royal Gold Medal of Merit to Jiri Hlinka
- «Gratias agit» Merit awarded to Jiri Hlinka
- Jiri Hlinka - biographical information in Norwegian.