Jan Talich Jr.

Jan Talich, Talich QuartetJan Talich Jr.

Jan Talich studied at the Prague Conservatory and later at the Prague Academy of Music under Václav Snítil. He received scholarships to further his education in the USA with Shmuel Ashkenasi, then with Yfrah Neaman at the Guildhall School of Music in England.

In 1989 he won first prize at the Václav Huml International Violin Competition in Zagreb, which launched his international solo career, playing with orchestras and giving recitals throughout Europe. As a soloist he has made several recordings of Czech music and of Beethoven and Mozart concertos. He regularly gives masterclasses in the Czech Republic and in other countries.

In 1992 Jan Talich founded the Talich Chamber Orchestra, of which he is the soloist and artistic director. He was also a founding member of the Kubelík Trio, which he left for the position of first violinist with the Talich Quartet in 1997. During his time with the Kubelik Trio he performed all over Europe and recorded the complete set of Dvorák Trios, along with the works of Smetana, Suk and Novák. With the Talich Quartet he has performed to great reviews in many of the world’s most famous venues.

Jan Talich plays an Italian violin made by Joseph Gagliano of Naples, c1780.

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