Vítězslav Ochman







In Czech Philharmonic
since August 2014

He started studying the violin at the České Budějovice Conservatory and continued at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague with MgA. Luděk Volka. In 2011–2012, he completed a study stay at Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst in Vienna with Professor Jan Pospíchal. He graduated in Prague in the class of Associate Professor Bohuslav Matoušek in 2013. He has attended a number of interpretation courses with Jozef Kopelman, Bohuslav Matoušek, Václav Hudeček, Jan Pospíchal, Břetislav Novotný, Pavel Šporcl and Marta Líbalová.

He has participated in various competitions, taking several 1st prizes. As a soloist, he has played violin concertos ranging from baroque to contemporary authors. After graduation, he joined the first violins of the South Bohemian Chamber Philharmonic České Budějovice. In the same year, he became a member of the Czech Philharmonic orchestral academy and joined the second violins of the orchestra in 2014.

Besides playing with the Czech Philharmonic, he performs as a soloist and a chamber musician and collaborates with the South Bohemian Teachers Choir. He likes music across all periods and feels that highlighting just one author or composition does not make sense. “The palette of variables which influence my concrete choice of a piece closest to my heart at any given moment depend on many aspects and there are loads of compositions which stood the test of time. This is why I love to discover music again and again not only for my own pleasure but also to share it with the audience. I admire other types of art as well and like uncovering their secrets.” He often spends his free time in the nature, fishing for trout and cooking.