Vítězslav Ochman


In Czech Philharmonic
since August 2014

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Born in České Budějovice, he attended the music school and later the conservatory there in the violin class of MgA. Luděk Volek. He then studied at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague with doc. Bohuslav Matoušek. 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 celebrated success in various violin competitions. He has also performed with many orchestras as a soloist. After graduation, he joined the first violins of the South Bohemian Chamber Philharmonic České Budějovice. In the same year, he won a scholarship in the Czech Philharmonic Orchestral Academy. 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 over and over 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.” While he often spends his free time in the nature fishing for trout, he also enjoys travelling and cooking.