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Fotografie Marie Dvorské

Born on 19th March 1977 in Česká Lípa ( Czech Republic ). She started to play violin at the age of five, under her father. A year later she became a pupil of Prof. Zdeněk Vyoral at the Voršilská Music school in Prague. He successfuly prepared her for entrance exams to the Prague Conservatory.
There she was studying at the violin class of Prof.Václav Snítil for four years and continued under his leadership at the Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Prague for another five years. In 2000 she graduated successfuly with a recital and diploma thesis. The theme of this work was a French violinist Ginette Neveu, who became Dvorská´s big life inspiration.
She is deeply interested in this personality for many years and she has been researching her life and work.
Miss Dvorská continued her studies at Musikhochschule Winterthur – Zürich (Switzerland), where she was a pupil of Prof. György Pauk from London for the period of two years. Recently she finished her postgraduate studies received a diploma and was invited by Prof. G.Pauk to study with him in his master violin class at the Royal Music Academy in London.
She is a winner of several violin competitions. One of the biggest successes is the first prize at the International Violin Competition of Jaroslav Kocian in Ústí nad Orlicí in 1991. There she aslo obtained a special diploma for the best interpretation of Henry Wieniawski´s compositions. She made a few recordings for the Czech Radio. Several times in 1994 she was a soloist of the West Symphony Orchestra of Mariánské Lázně, playing concertos by F.Mendelssohn – Bartholdy and J.Slavík. With Slavík´s violin concerto she made a tour to Marseille in 1995 with a chamber orchestra of the Prague Conservatory. In the same year she performed at the Antonín Dvořák´s Music festival in the town of Příbram, where she played Mozart´s violin concerto with the German Symphony Orchestra from Zwickau.
Every summer during 1994 – 1999 she took a part in the International Summer Academy "Prague – Vienna – Budapest" in Semmering, Austria, where she cooperated with many great violin teachers. It was there, where in 1996 she obtained the third prize in the competition to commemorate Bohuslav Martinů.
In 1997 and 1998 she was awarded a scholarship to go to New York, to study at the Meadowmount School of Music under Prof. Steven B. Shipps from the Music University of Michigan. During the two study stays she also worked as Prof. Shipps´s assistent. Moreover, she spent a semester at the Toyama Music Academy in Japan in 1998.
The following year she was a soloist of the Talich Chamber Orchestra and she also played a violin concerto "Dei Fiori" by Sylvie Bodorová, a contemporary Czech componist.
Some time ago she introduced herself as a soloist with Czech Symphony Orchestra. She has received an invitation for one of the future Music Festivals "Al Bustan" held in Lebanon. She took a part in the Kishet Eilon Violin Master Class in Israel in summer 2003 under Ida Handel.
In September 2003 and July 2004 she participated at London Violin Master Classes under prof.G.Pauk.
In July 2004 she attended Music Master Classes in Zürich (Switzerland) under Vladimír Spivakov.
In February 2005 her first son Daniel Kotmel was born.
In 2005 she applied for doctor studies at Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Prague to complete her studies. In July 2005 she is gong to participate at „Béla Bartók“ Violin Master Classes in Szombathely in Hungary.
Miss Dvorská has been a concert master of "Prague Collegium" Orchestra for many years. Since October 2002 she is a regular member of the Czech Philharmony Orchestra.
She is a member of two musical societies, Jan Kubelík and Josef Suk.
copyright 2003 by Marie Dvorska