Aida Shabuová

Instrument
violin

In Czech Philharmonic
since February 1999

She comes from a family of musicians and the first melody she remembers is Beethoven’s violin sonata played by her parents. She has been playing the violin since the age of five, first with her father, violin teacher Dr. Bedřich Čapek. She studied at the Prague Conservatory in Professor František Pospíšil’s class. She graduated from the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, where she studied with Professor Jiří Novak, the first violinist from the Smetana Quartet, and the Ohio University, where she attended Howard Beede’s class. As a chamber player, she has cooperated with musicians from the Berlin Philharmonic, Munich Philharmonic and Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra.

She loves Johannes Brahm’s music and admires violinists Henryk Szeryng and David Oistrach.