Marek Martvija (*1985) is an independent filmmaker, video artist and a player of the shakuhachi, Japanese bamboo flute. He performers of contemporary, improvised, and Japanese traditional ensemble and solo music. Marek has graduated from the Centre for Audiovisual Studies of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (FAMU). He has studied under Vlastislav Matoušek – composer and Czech pioneer of the shakuhachi. Since 2009, Marek continues his studies with Matoušek’s teacher Mitsuhashi Kifu. Marek Matvija has performed throughout the Czech Republic and in Japan, Slovakia and Portugal. He is a member of the Topos Kolektiv, ensemble for site-specific improvised music, and the director of the Prague Shakuhachi Festival.