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           JAROSLAV KOCIAN - VIOLINIST

Autographed 8.25” x 12.5” presentation photograph of the virtuoso violinist, Brno October 31, 1925.

Kocian (1883-1950) was one of Otakar Sevcik’s highly successful pupils.  Kocian first studied with his Father as a child and then Josef Zabrodsky.  He performed form the first time as a four year old wunderkind.  He graduated from the Prague Conservatory studying with Sevcik with highest honors. The violinist was also in Antonin Dvorak’s composition class.  He made his professional debut at the age of 18 in 1901 in Bohemia, then onto Vienna where he received rave reviews.  Kocian reached the United States in 1902 where he was also a huge hit, especially with the immigrant Czechs.   He then spent the next several decades crossing Europe and the United States giving recitals and playing concerts with orchestra. He joined the Prague Conservatory faculty where among his pupils was the young Josef Suk and Vaclav Snitl.  The conservatory in Usti his home town bears his name as well as a string quartet which was founded in the mid 1970’s.  Today there is a violin competition in Prage every Spring which bears his name.