About Václav Hudeček
Václav Hudeček was born in 1952 in Rožmitál pod Třemšínem. He is a Czech violin virtuoso, one of the regular stars of the Czech concert scene. On 12 November 1967, he gave a performance in London with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, being 15 years old. The very next day legendary David Oistrach heard his performance, predicted a great future, and offered him pedagogical help. Therefore, Hudeček was a student of this great master from 1970 until Oistrach’s death in 1974. At the same time, he studied at the Academy of Performing Arts under Professor Václav Snítil. Since his London debut, he has performed on the world’s leading stages (Carnegie Hall, Royal Festival Hall, Suntory Hall, Osaka Festival Hall, Sydney Opera) and with leading international orchestras (the Berliner Philharmoniker, Cleveland Symphony Orchestra, NHK Philharmonic Orchestra, Gewandhaus Leipzig, Moscow State Philharmonic and others). He has also performed at world festivals (Osaka, Salzburg, Istanbul, Perth, Helsinki). He constantly follows the footsteps of David Oistrach and other giants of the Russian violin school as he performs in the tradition of Oistrach, Kogan and Sitkovetsky. Hudeček has recorded on Supraphon, Panton, Japan Victor Company, Ex Libris and other labels. His recording of Vivaldi’s Le Quattro Stagioni has been the most successful title in the Czech Republic since November 1989. Václav Hudeček interprets not only the compositions of the old masters, but has also extended his repertoire to works of the 20th century (Janáček, Prokofiev) and the compositions of contemporary Czech composers (Kymlička, Fišer, Mácha). He carefully fosters the emerging Czech musical generation, both by organizing summer violin courses in Luhačovice every year, and by presenting the best performers as guests at his traditional traditional Christmas tours concerts or at the Svátky Hudby events held in Prague, Luhačovice, Zlín, Moravské Budějovice and in other cities.