Artists' biography

PAZDERA Jindrich

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Jindrich Pazdera has been playing violin from the age of six. In the years 1964-72 he attended the Conservatory in Zilina, the class of Professor Bohumil Urban. From 1968 he regularly consulted Professor Tibor Casparek in the Bratislava Academy of fine Arts. Guided by the latter, he continued his studies 1972-74. In 1974 he was granted a Czechoslovak State Scholarship for studies in the USSR and became a student of the Moscow P.I. Tchaikovsky State Conservatory. He attended the class of Professor Leonid Kogan and excellently finished his studies in 1976.

Three times he took part in the Kocian International Violin Contest. In the 1966, he won the first prize. In 1968he was acclaimed as the best Czechoslovak violinist of the age cateroy up to 16, in 1970 he was an absolute winner and laureate of this contest. In the same year he became a laureate of the International Violin Contest "Concertino Praga" organized by the Czechoslovak Radio. In 1972 he won the third prize and a title of the laureate at the Prague Spring International Violin Competition, and several months later a prize of honour at the H. Wieniawsky International Competition in Poznan.

On finishing his studies he began performing at concerts. Several times he gave concerts in Germany, Spain, Poland, Rumania, USSR, Turkey, where he played the violin concertos by Brahms, Dvorak, Mozart, Mendelssohn and number of recitals. Recitals he played also in Finland, Norway, Cuba, Bulgaria and Hungary.

He participated in the Prague Spring festivatl, Bratislava Music festival, Interforum festival Keszhelyi (Hungary) and more others. He has recorded a number of compositions in the CD and for Bratislava Radio. Ha gave the first night performances of the Czech and Slovak authors' compositions. He has attained a concert tour with the Switzerland chamber orchestra Masterplayers around the U.S.A. As soloist he played Vivaldi and Mozart's compositions in 22 american cities including Washington, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Los Angeles and others. His presentations found anextraordinarily positive response among public and criticians. Since that time he has appeared in most european countries, he visited Japan in 1993 and Korean Republic in 1994. He plays as a soloist with prominent orchestras, in a chamber duo with the excellent Czech pianist Milan Langer, with his own chamber orchestra as well as a member of the piano Bohemia trio. He moved to Prague in 1993 in 1993 and after successful competition is active there a professor at the Academy of Music Arts Prague.