Libor Vilímec

 

 



Instrument

violin

In Czech Philharmonic
since October 2004

Also plays in
Haydn Ensemble, Tre Violini, Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra, Harmonia Praga, Divertimento Quartet, Rudolphin Ensemble Prague

He started playing the violin with his grandfather Josef Novák in the Music School in Mladá Boleslav. He repeatedly won the regional music school competition in Central Bohemia. Later on, he continued his studies at the Prague Conservatory with his mother Jitka Nováková and the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague with Professor Pavel Hůla. He also studied at Hochschule für Musik Carl Maria von Weber in Dresden (Germany) with Professor Ivan Ženatý for one year. As a student, he participated in a number of masterclass courses and seminars with Ruggiero Ricci, Ida Haendel, Semyon Yaroshevich and others. Having joined the Czech Philharmonic in 2012 as an Orchestral Academy member, he now plays in the second violins.

He is a keen chamber musician, is the concertmaster of a young ambitious orchestra Haydn Ensemble and plays in a family trio Tre Violini. Before coming to the Czech Philharmonic, he had been a member of the Talich Chamber Orchestra for five years.

His favourite composer is Antonín Dvořák for the typical Czech character of his pieces.