Josef Spacek
Czech Republic, °1986
 
VIOLIN 2012 : Laureate
After studying at the Prague Conservatory, Josef Spacek went on to further studies under Ida Kavafian and Jaime Laredo at the Curtis Institute of Music and Itzhak Perlman at the Juilliard School. In 2009 he won the Michael Hill International Violin Competition and in 2008 he won Third Prize at the Carl Nielsen International Violin Competition. He has performed as a soloist in Asia, Europe, and the United States, with the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, the Auckland Philharmonic Orchestra, the Brno Philharmonic Orchestra, the Kansas City Symphony, the Queensland Symphony, the Czech Chamber Orchestra, the Bohuslav Martinu Philharmonic, and the Russian Chamber Philharmonic. His first CD is devoted to the solo violin sonatas of Ysaÿe (2006). He serves as concertmaster of the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra.

Biography

CV - bachelor Curtis 2009

Teachers

Itzhak Perlman (09-11), Ida Kavafian (04-09), Jaime Laredo (04-06), Shmuel Ashkenasi (07-09), Jaroslav Foltyn (02-04)

Degrees

Juilliard School - Master's degree (2011), Curtis Institute of Music - Bachelor degree (2009), Prague Conservatory - High School diploma (04)
Video
Final 2012: Josef Spacek
Semi-final 2012: concerto
Semi-final 2012: Josef Spacek - recital
Audio
Programme
Final (21/05/2012)
Sergey Prokofiev Violin sonata n. 1 in F minor op. 80
Kenji Sakai Concerto pour violon et orchestre
Jean Sibelius Concerto in D minor op. 47
Josef Spacek, violin
National Orchestra of Belgium, dir. Gilbert Varga
Jonas Vitaud, pianist accompanist
Semi-final

Récital (07/05/2012)

Bedrich Smetana Z domoviny (Aus der Heimat)
Victor Kissine Caprice
Eugène Ysaÿe Sonata in D minor op. 27/3
Maurice Ravel Tzigane
Josef Spacek, violin
Jonas Vitaud, pianist accompanist

Concerto (10/05/2012)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Concerto n. 3 in G major KV 216
Josef Spacek, violin
Orchestre Royal de Chambre de Wallonie, dir. Michael Hofstetter
First round (30/04/2012)
Robert Schumann In kraftigem, nicht zu schnellem tempo (Concerto in D minor)
Nicolò Paganini Caprice n. 11 in C major
Johann Sebastian Bach Grave - Fuga (Sonata n. 2 in A minor BWV 1003)
Josef Spacek, violin
Jonas Vitaud, pianist accompanist
Piano 2020 postponed to May 2021
How the competition unfolds
H.M. Queen Mathilde
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