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11 Nov 2004 00:00 - 00:00

Pavel Sporcl

Concert of a young Czech violinist.


Pavel Šporcl (b.1973) ranks among the foremost representatives of today’s young generation of violinists. He studied the violin at the Prague Conservatory, and subsequently in Professor Václav Snítil´s class at the Academy of Music in Prague.


From 1991 to 1996 he pursued his schooling in the U.S.A., initially at the Southern Methodist University of Dallas (with Eduard Schmieder), then at Brooklyn College (under the well known virtuoso Itzhak Perlman and Masao Kawasaki).


He finished his American studies at the famous Juilliard School of Music, with the legendary Dorothy DeLay. Beyond that, he frequented several seminars and master classes conducted by Isaak Stern, Pinchas Zukerman and Ida Haendel.


He has won many major awards, including first price in the Prague Spring International Competition (1997), Bohuslav Martinů Society Prize (1996), victory in the Holland Music Sessions World Tour Competition (1993), which was followed by a world tour (Amsterdam, New York, Los Angeles); and laureateship of the ARD Munich Contest (1992).


In the Czech Republic, Pavel Šporcl has regularly appeared at the most prestigious venues (Prague´s Dvořák and Smetana Halls in particular) and music festivals (including The Prague Spring, Janáček May, Mitte Europa, Concentus Moraviae, Moravian Autumn). He has worked with a number of outstanding soloists, including Josef Suk and Patrick Gallois.


Pavel Šporcl is a dedicated performer of twentieth-century music (works of Sylvie Bodorov, Arvo Pärt, Alfred Schnittke and John Corigliano).


A frequent guest of television and Radio programmes, he has to his credit a list of formidable CDs, including a critically hugely praised recording of music by Josef Suk and Bohuslav Martinů (1997), and albums "A Paganini" (1999) and Vivaldi/Piazzolla (2000).


Pavel Šporcl is the sole Czech violinist of the young generation whose name figures in the book "Violin Virtuosi: From Paganini to the 21st Century" by the eminent critic and music historian Henry Roth.





30 Kensington Palace Gardens
W8 4QY London
United Kingdom


11 Nov 2004 00:00 - 00:00



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