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ALEXANDER PLOCEK - VIOLINIST

Autographed 9.25” x 12.25” large broadside autographed by the virtuoso violinist and his accompanist Stanislav Pfeifer, September 27, 1940.

Plocek (1914-1982) studied with Otakar Sevcik at the Prague Conservatory.  He received his masters degree training with Jaroslav Kocian there.  The violinist then went to the Ecole Normale in Paris to study chamber ensemble with cellist Diran Alexanian, leaving in 1937 when Alexanian went to America.  He auditioned and was hired as the Concertmaster of the Czech Philharmonic that year and remained in the position until 1942.  He struggled with whether he wished to remain and orchestral, or solo musician.  He then began to teach, first at the Prague Conservatory where one of his pupils was Josef Suk the younger.  In 1946 he was an inaugural professor of violin at the new Academy of Performing Arts in Prague.  He wasn’t satisfied with teaching and giving occasional recitals and concerts, so he became a solo virtuoso in 1949.  He toured throughout Europe and the far East including Japan and India.  Plocek also was the leader of several chamber ensembles including The Prague Quartet (1941-1951), The Czech Trio, The Smetana Trio and Ars Rediviva.