Jury of the 59th Beethoven's Hradec

Who are this years members of the jury of the Beethoven's Hradec?

  • Jiří Vodička the chairman of the jury
  • Herwig Zack (Germany)
  • Beata Warykiewicz-Siwy (Poland)
  • Petr Maceček
  • Jan Fišer

You can read more about members of the jury bellow.

Jiří Vodička

Jiří Vodička, concertmaster of the Czech Philharmonic, is one of the most important and sought-after violinists in the Czech Republic. Already in his childhood, he won in a number of prestigious Czech and international competitions and continues to collect successes to this day. He regularly performs as a soloist with many distinguished Czech and foreign orchestras, records albums, films for television and radio, devotes himself to chamber music and teaches at the Prague Conservatory and the University of Ostrava. You can read more about Jiří Vodiček at Czech philharmonic.

Herwig Zack

Herwig Zack was born in Frankfurt am Main and began playing the violin at the age of five. He studied with renowned teachers, including Josef Gingold at Indiana University in the USA. From 1982 to 1995, he was the first concertmaster of the Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra. As a soloist, he has performed and recorded with many distinguished conductors and musicians worldwide. His playing is internationally acclaimed for its virtuosity, elegance, and clarity of sound. Since 1994, he has been a professor of violin and chamber music at the Hochschule für Musik in Würzburg and, since 2015, a guest professor at Tokyo University of the Arts. Many of his students have won prizes at prestigious competitions and become members of prominent orchestras. Read more about him on the page of The University of Music in Würzburg.

Beata Warykiewicz-Siwy

Violinist and professor at the Academy of Music im. Karola Szymanowskiego in Katowice Beata Warykiewicz-Siwy is an active artist and teacher. She studied in Katowice and Amsterdam and has a number of awards from Polish and international competitions. She worked in the Radio Philharmonic Orchestra in Hilvers, the Netherlands, and then as concertmaster in the Radio Chamber Orchestra, also in Hilvers. As a soloist, she performed with 12 philharmonics, a number of chamber orchestras and solo projects across Europe. You can read more about Beata Warykiewicz-Siwy at the site of Akademia Muzyczna im. Karola Szymanowskiego.

Petr Maceček

Pedagog a houslista Petr Maceček je držitelem několika ocenění. Byl koncertním mistrem Slovenského komorního orchestru, komorního orchestru Capella Istropolitana v Bratislavě, Sukova komorního orchestru, působil v Pražském komorním orchestru a byl členem Talichova kvarteta. Vystupoval po celé Evropě, Jižní Amercie, Spojených státech a Asii. Působil jako vyučující na celé řadě mezinárodních mistrovských kurzů a pedagogicky působí na na mezinárodní konzervatoři v Praze a na Ostravské univerzitě. Více se o Petru Macečkovi dočtete na the site of the Presto Art Agency.

Jan Fišer

Jan Fišer belongs to violinists who drew attention to themselves already in childhood. He won a number of competitions, works as concertmaster of the Prague Chamber Philharmonic, performed as a guest concertmaster in England and Germany, collaborates with a number of orchestras as a soloist, performed at a number of foreign festivals. He is also dedicated to chamber music, with the Dvořák Trio he celebrated numerous successes at competitions and concert stages. He records for television and radio, acts as a mentor of the MenArt scholarship academy and also works as a teacher. You can read more about Jan Fišer at Czech philharmonic.

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