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Jiří Vodička, concertmaster of the Czech Philharmonic, soloist, and chamber musician, is one of the most prominent and most sought-after Czech violinists. Already as a child he made a name for himself by winning prizes in many competitions, notably in the Jaroslav Kocian international violin competition, the Prague Junior Note, and the Slovak competition Čirenie talentov. In 2002 he won first prize in the international violin competition Beethoven’s Hradec, and in the same year he was awarded a prize as the best pupil attending Václav Hudeček’s violin classes. He later performed with Hudeček in dozens of concerts throughout the Czech Republic. In 2004 he carried off the prize as overall winner of the International Louis Spohr Competition for Young Violinists in Weimar in Germany. In 2008 he brought back first and second prizes from the world-famous Young Concert Artist competition, which took place in Leipzig and New York.

Exceptionally, Jiří Vodička was accepted at an institute of higher education (the Institute of Art Studies at the University of Ostrava) at the age of only 14. He studied there under the renowned teacher, Prof. Zdeněk Gola, and graduated with a master’s degree in 2007.

Jiří Vodička regularly performs as a soloist with many leading orchestras both in the Czech Republic and abroad, including the Czech Philharmonic, the Prague Philharmonia, the Prague Symphony Orchestra, and the Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra, and, among those in other countries, the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra and the Neue Philharmonie Westfalen. He also works with such leading conductors as Jiří Bělohlávek, Jakub Hrůša, and Tomáš Netopil.

In 2014 he recorded his debut solo album Violino Solo with the Supraphon company. It contains some of the most difficult compositions for solo violin and met with a positive response from critics both in the Czech Republic and abroad. Many of his concerts have been broadcast by Czech Television, Czech Radio, and the German ARD broadcasting company.

As a chamber artist he performs together with the leading Czech pianists Martin Kasík, Ivoš Kahánek, Ivan Klánský, and Miroslav Sekera. In 2011 he was invited by the famous violinist Gidon Kremer to perform at his Kammermusikfest festival in Lockenhaus, Austria, together with many world-famous artists. He is regularly invited to perform at leading festivals, such as the Prague Spring, Janáček’s May, the Grand Festival of China, and the Choriner Musiksommer. Since 2012 he has been a member of the Smetana Trio, with whom he has recorded two CDs for Supraphon, and which has won the prestigious BBC Music Magazine and Diaposon d’Or awards.

In 2015 he became first violin with the Czech Philharmonic. He teaches at the Prague Conservatory and at Ostrava University.

He plays an Italian instrument made by Joseph Gagliano in 1774.

"...Devil`s fiddler of breath-taking speed..."

Tuebingen festival 2013

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  • 1 week ago by Jiří Vodička

    Jiří Vodička
    Bylo to krásných 6 let, ale rozhodl jsem se ukončit své působení ve Smetanově triu z důvodu mého velkého pracovního vytížení. Děkuji moc svým kolegům za krásné koncerty a přeji Smetanovu triu všechno nejlepší do dalších let.
    Bylo to krásných 6 let, ale rozhodl jsem se ukončit své působení
    1 week ago
    Mimořádný talent, charismatický je Jiří Vodička.Preji mnoho úspěšných koncertů!
    1 week ago
    No Jo to je život
  • 1 week ago by Jiří Vodička

    Jiří Vodička
    V Uherském Hradišti hrajeme dnes v tomto krásném sále. Těšíme se na vás!
    V Uherském Hradišti hrajeme dnes v tomto krásném sále. Těšíme
    2 days ago
    bylo to krásné pohlazení na duši.ať se Vám daří
    1 week ago
    Užijte si koncert! Ať se vám daří! 🙂
  • 2 weeks ago by Jiří Vodička

    Jiří Vodička
    Dnes zahajujeme naše týdenní turné po Moravě. Těšíme se moc na posluchače v Brně, kde dnes zazní sonáty autorů Janáčka, Foerstera a Martinů.
    Dnes zahajujeme naše týdenní turné po Moravě. Těšíme se moc na
    2 weeks ago
    Ostrava bude? 🙂 Nebo Nový Jičín?
  • 2 weeks ago by Jiří Vodička

    Jiří Vodička
    Jiří Vodička updated their cover photo.
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  • 2 weeks ago by Jiří Vodička

    Jiří Vodička
    Novoroční koncert České filharmonie 2018.
    5 days ago
    NÁDHERA
    1 week ago
    Úžasné!!!!!
    1 week ago
    bomba!
    1 week ago
    Skvostné!
    1 week ago
    Zase ta protivna Alena no uz se na ni tesim
    1 week ago
    Bravooooooo!!!
    1 week ago
    To je nádhera Jirko
    2 weeks ago
    BRAVO !!!! 😉
  • 35 weeks ago by Jiří Vodička

    Jiří Vodička
    Jiří Vodička shared Lípa Musica - Mezinárodní hudební festival's post.
    Lípa Musica - Mezinárodní hudební festival
    15 weeks ago
    Ahoj JIrko, obrovsky zazitek, tvuj novorocni koncert s filharmonii, diky moc,nejlepsi zacatek roku, doufam, ze bude i po cely rok tak pekny. Tobe i rodine preju hodne zdravi a mnoho nadhernych vykonu, jako byl ten televizni. Arnost Richter /Fokar/

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