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Vladimír Bukač - NOSPR

Vladimír BukačViola

Vladimír Bukač is one of the foremost viola players in the Czech Republic. He was born in 1964 and started playing violin at a very early age, continuing his studies with Nora Grumliková at the Conservatory and the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague and then with Wolfgang Marschner at the Hochschule für Musik Freiburg. Already during his studies Vladimír Bukač gained attention by winning prizes in several domestic and international competitions.
Between 1990–1993 he was engaged as soloist and chamber musician, performing in all prestigious venues of Japan, as well as touring Australia and New Zealand. After returning to Europe he was invited to join the renowned Talich Quartet. Over the past few decades, the ensemble has been representing Czech musical art through the whole of Europe, Japan, North and South Americas, and South Korea, making dozens of rewarded records and giving master classes world-wide.
After finishing his quartet career in 2017, he devoted himself to solo and chamber music performances and more to pedagogical activities. Since 2002, Vladimír Bukač has been a much sought-after professor at the Hochschule für Musik Carl Maria von Weber Dresden and since 2016 at the Conservatoire royal de Bruxelles. He is repeatedly invited to the juries of major international competitions (Lionel Tertis International Viola Competition, ARD International Music Competition). In addition, he is the artistic leader of the master classes organized by the French-Czech Music Academy Telč.
He is regularly invited to music festivals not only in Europe, but also in Japan, Israel and the USA, where he collaborates with important artists. The concert of the series "International recitals" for the BBC from Bristol, broadcast live to 60 countries, was particularly well received.
His rich viola repertoire includes compositions and concerts of all styles, many of which are recorded on CDs or Czech Radio and the BBC. An exceptional recording can be considered a complete performance of Reger's Suites and a recording of a Concertos by Bartók and Martinů with the Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra, which was ranked among the TOP 10 CDs of Gramophone 2007. He made the very first recording ever of all Sonatas for viola and piano composed by Feld, Concerto in B flat major by Stamitz, and the very first world recording of Viola Concerto by Domažlický, composed in 1966, in collaboration with the Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra. Some of his CDs were praised with enthusiasm from The Strad and Gramophone.


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