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Joseph Špaček

*1986 in Czech Republic

Josef Špaček is fast emerging as one of the most accomplished violinists of his generation. He studied
at The Juilliard School with Itzhak Perlman and at the Curtis Institute of Music with Ida Kavafian and
Jaime Laredo. He was laureate of the International Queen Elisabeth Competition in Brussels, and won
top prizes at the Michael Hill International Violin Competition in New Zealand, the Carl Nielsen
International Violin Competition in Denmark and the Young Concert Artists International Auditions in
New York.
Josef Špaček has performed as soloist with leading orchestras around the world, including the
Philadelphia Orchestra, the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra,
the Konzerthausorchester Berlin, the Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra, National Orchestra of
Belgium and the Queensland Symphony Orchestra, and with distinguished conductors such as Jiří
Bělohlávek, Valery Gergiev, Jakub Hrůša, Christoph Eschenbach and Manfred Honeck among others.
April 2015 saw the release of his latest, highly-praised recording of Czech violin concertos with Jiří
Bělohlávek and the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra (among others “Recording of the week” of The
Sunday Times, “Recording of the month and of the year” of MusicWeb International and 5* in
In addition to his flourishing solo career, Josef Špaček has served as concertmaster of the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, the youngest in its history.