Vladimir Bukac

Vladimir-BukacVladimír Bukač

Born in 1964 he studied at both the Conservatory, the Academy of the performing Arts, Prague and Hochschule für Musik in Freiburg. Already during his studies he gained attention by being awarded prizes in several national and international competitions.


After graduation Vladimir Bukač lived in Japan where he was engaged as both a soloist and chamber musician dividing his time between violin and viola. His viola playing has proved to be a particularly fruitful aspect of his career. In 1993 Vladimír Bukač has become a violinist and later a violist of the renowned Talich string quartet which has been considered for many years to be one of the world´s finest string quartets, represents Czech musical art over the whole Europe, Japan, North & South America, South Korea, making records and giving master classes.

As soloist and chamber musician, Vladimír Bukač has appeared in a number of prestigious venues and made several acclaimed recordings of viola and piano music and solo viola repertoire, including recordings with the Czech Symphony Radio Orchestra and the BBC. In 2007, his recording of the Bartók and Hindemith Concertos was highly acclaimed in the Gramophone magazine.
Since 2002 Vladimír Bukač is a much sought-after professor of viola at the Music
University in Dresden (Germany) and has been giving master classes at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, French-Czech Academy of Music in Telč and Music Performance Institute and Festival in Prague. Vladimír is also regularly invited as a guest teacher in Europe and the USA and has been a panel member of international competitions such as Lionel Tertis International Viola Competition and ARD Munich.

He plays a rare Italian viola built by Santini Lavazza and G.P. Guadagnini, Milan 1725/75.

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