Pavel Šporcl violin
Leoš Čepický concertmaster
Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy The Hebrides, Overture
Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy Symphony No. 4 in A major “Italian”
Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in E minor
Pavel Šporcl graduated from the Prague Conservatory and the Faculty of Music at the Academy of Performing Arts under Professor Václav Snítil. From 1991 to 1996, he studied in the United States at prestigious schools and universities under the guidance of excellent educators Dorothy De Lay, Itzhak Perlman, Masa Kawasaki, and Dr. Eduard Schmieder. Pavel Šporcl has been triumphantly received by audiences in major music venues throughout the world thanks to the combination of a rich classical background and unique unorthodox stage presence. He has appeared with major orchestras like National Orchestra de France, Tokyo Metropolitan Symphonic Orchestra, Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Kyoto Symphony Orchestra or New World Symphony Orchestra and also at prestigious venues such as Suntory Hall Tokyo, Disney Hall Los Angeles, Alte Oper Frankfurt am Main, Concertgebow Amsterdam. Pavel Šporcl has performed with leading conductors such as Vladimir Ashkenazy, Libor Pešek, Jiří Bělohlávek, Vladimir Fedosejev, Yan Pascal Tortelier, Andris Nelsons, Jiří Kout, Serge Baudo, Colin Davis. He is a frequent guest on television shows and radio programs.He teaches violin at the Faculty of Music at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague.
He graduated at the Conservatorium in Pardubice and at the Academy of Music Arts in Prague. He won many international competitions, e.g. in Zagreb (Croatia) and in Gorizia (Italy). He frequently gives solo recitals as well as concerts with orchestras, both in the Czech Republic and also abroad. To celebrate the 250th anniversary of J. S. Bach’s death in 2000 he performed a series of concerts of all Bach’s Sonatas and Partitas for violin solo at the Smetana’s Festival in Litomyšl. In 2002 he made a Multisonic solo CD recording of Bach’s Sonatas and Partitas. Since 2007 he works as a professor of violin at the Academy of Music Arts in Prague and in September 2010 he was appointed as a head of a string department of the Academy of Music in Prague. During his studies at AMU he became the first violinist of the Wihan Quartet and he still remains a member of this quartet. As a member of the Wihan Quartet he won the Prague Spring Award in 1988 and also the International Competition of the String Quartets in London in 1991. In 2008 – 2009 the Wihan Quartet performed all 16 Quartets of Ludwig van Beethoven. Leoš Čepický plays a violin from the workshop of violin master Jan B. Špidlen, copy of Guarneri del Gesù from 1741.