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CENEK PAVLIK - VIOLINIST
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Autographed 5” x 7” original reverse blind stamped J. Hussarova of Prague photograph.

 

Cenek (1955-    ) is one of the Czech Republic’s finest violinists.  He started to play at the age four, making his public debut playing a portion of the Rieding Concerto.  By twelve he was playing Bach, Mozart and Beethoven in public with amateur orchestras.  His first teacher was Jakub Kazda who was a disciplinarian.  He moved on to Josef Mizuka a late pupil of Otakar Sevcik,  Mizuka taught him to understand and feel the music, especially in the romantic repertory.  He entered the Conservatory in 1970 studying with Nora Grumlikova, a concert violinist, pupil of Jindrich Feld at the Prague Conservatory and Carlo van Neste in Brussels.  He remained with her until 1980, switching in 1975 to the Prague Academy of Performing Arts.  Pavlik also spent 11 summers in Zurich studying privately and in master classes with Nathan Milstein.  Pavlik won a number of prizes along the way, 1965 first place at the Kocian Violin Competition, 1970 first place in the Concertino Praga Competition, 1974 Participant in the Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow, 1975 first place in the Bratislava Radio Competition, 1976 first place in the Prague Spring Festival International Violin Competition and in 1979 first place in the Emily Anderson International Violin Competition in London.  When he won the Prague Spring Festival Competition, part of the prize was a performance of the Bach Double Concerto with Henryk Szerung, which started a conversation about going to Brussels to study with him.  The Czech government at the time would not approve the request.  In 1986 he founded the Guarneri Trio with pianist Ivan Klansky and cellist Marek Jeri.  In 1989, they were forced to change their name to the Guarneri Trio Prague.  The violinist as a solo artist and with his trio has performed over 3000 concerts in 60 countries!  He plays Efrem Zimbalist’s 1735 Guarneri del Gesu on loan to him from a Swiss foundation.  Pavlik has also made a rather large catalog of recordings.

 

Pavlik has a number of other interest outside of music.  He is an amateur archeologist.  He is also a medievalist and an expert in medieval tiles, model railroading and builds model sailboats and castles.  He has also written a scholarly book,  The Encyclopedia of Tiles in Bohemia, Moravia and Silesia.