ŠEVČÍK ACADEMY & FESTIVAL 2022


This unique annual event will take place for the fourth time on August 7-19, 2022 in Horažďovice, Czech Republic. Otakar Ševčík was a well-known string teacher who taught at major European and American schools in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and to this day his method is considered one of the most sophisticated and comprehensive. Thanks to its all-inclusiveness, it enables all string performers to improve their playing.

Please accept our invitation to this 13-day summer gathering, during which you'll meet up with extraordinary musicians, get the opportunity to learn more about Otakar Ševčík, the “father of modern string pedagogy” and, together with the other participants, experience unforgettable moments in magnificent venues.

What's new with us

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Academy

for students up to 28 years

Take part in the Ševčík academy under the guiding hand of an international team of lecturers! Every student will have an opportunity to cultivate their instrument mastery as well as to perform at public concerts and experience wonderful summer moments in the midst of Czech nature.

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Seminar

for teachers and enthusiasts

The name of Otakar Ševčík is world-famous, but only a little fraction is known about his life and especially about his ingenious Ševčík method, which until today attracts students and teachers all over the world.

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Festival

for music lovers

Experience once-in-a-lifetime moments in the midst of the picturesque Horažďovice town. You will be present to top-class performances of musicians from all over the world in splendid concert venues as well as parks, cafés or in the middle of the night in a church.

Lecturers

Jan Fišer

Jan Fišer

Violin

Henry Flory

Henry Flory

Violin, chamber music, orchestra

Allan Nilles

Allan Nilles

Viola

Tomáš Karpíšek

Tomáš Karpíšek

Double bass

Wies de Boevé

Wies de Boevé

Double bass

Guest Lecturers

Jakub Hrůša

Jakub Hrůša

Smyčcový orchestr

Eva Jamníková

Eva Jamníková

Violin, little school otakárek

Jakub Fišer

Jakub Fišer

Viola, chamber music

Online Lecturers

Collaborative pianists

Petr Jiříkovský

Petr Jiříkovský

Collaborative piano

Stanislav Galin

Stanislav Galin

Collaborative piano

Lenka Navrátilová

Lenka Navrátilová

Collaborative piano

Karel Vrtiška

Karel Vrtiška

Collaborative piano

Hana Louženská

Hana Louženská

Collaborative piano

Otakar Ševčík

Otakar Ševčík (22 March 1852 Horažďovice – 18. January 1934 Písek), the renowned violinist, teacher, and author of a world-famous violin method, acquired his first musical education from his father Josef Ševčík, who taught him to sing and to play on both the piano and the violin. At the age of ten, Ševčík enrolled at the Academic Grammar School in Prague, and four years later he was granted an exceptional application to study at the Prague Conservatoire, first in the class of Antonín Sitt, later under Antonín Bennewitz.

Otakar Ševčík

The Location

Horažďovice is a home to approximately five thousand residents. The oldest settlement records go back thousand years before century and it has been declared a town in 1292 by king Wenceslas II. The most attractive features which lure tourists to visit the town are mainly historic buildings, a renaissance palace, gothic Franciscan monastery, remnants of the gothic town fortification and a close fortified settlement Prácheň which dates back to a period between the 11th and the 13th century.

Mapa Horažďovic