Dominik Trávníček

Instrument
viola

In Czech Philharmonic
since September 2004

In 1987–1993, he studied violin at the Brno Conservatory with Professor Jiří Novotný, later on switching to violin and viola with Professor Adolf Sýkora and he continued with the same instruments at the Janáček Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Brno with Professor Ladislav Kyselák in 1993–1998.  In 1990, he worked for the Yehudi Menuhin Foundation in France, in 1990–1993, he played in the Moravian Chamber Orchestra and in 1998–2004, he was a member of the Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra. He won the 2nd prize at the Beethoven’s Hradec competition in 1997. Since joining the Czech Philharmonic, he has been the second deputy principal violist. He regularly performs in the Lobkowicz Palace at the Prague Castle in a trio with flute, viola and piano. He likes composers of the first half of 20th century, namely Leoš Janáček, Bohuslav Martinů, Béla Bartók and Sergei Prokofiev.