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Vaclav Hudecek

  • Violinist

Biography

In 1966, at the age of fifteen Vaclav Hudecek won the second prize in the international radio competition "Concertino Praga". It was here that he first met his later artistic partner and friend, Dmitri Sitkovetsky. At about this same time he made his London début with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and it was here that he was first heard by David Oistrakh. The artistic prestige of Václav Hudecek was greatly enhanced when he became the last pupil of Oistrakh from 1971-1974.
Václav Hudecek has performed in all the major European concert halls, as well as further afield including the United States and Japan. Today he still maintains his strong international reputation among the elite of violinists. He has the advantage of a fine, secure technique and instinctive musicianship, as well as the ability to communicate his joy in performance to the audience in his own particular way.
Since 1992 his recording of Vivaldi's The Four Seasons under Pavel Kogan has been the most successful recording in the Czech Republic, for which he received a platinum disc, along with the Mozart Concertos under Igor Oistrakh and the Bach Concertos with Dmitri Sitkovetsky, so completing a trilogy of recordings with famous sons of the great Russian violinists - a kind of homage to the Russian Jewish violin school.
Václav Hudecek plays a violin made in 1729 by Antonio Stradivari Libon. Apart from concerts at home and abroad, as well as exclusive recordings for Supraphon, his activities include support for the younger generation of musicians through a special concert series and especially through the Foundation Musica Noster Amor.