Vita

René Kubelík is member of a famous family of musicians. His musical education began at the age of four at the Music School of Prague. Through personal meetings with his great-uncle he gained valuable artistic inspirations at early age. By the time he was eleven he was affiliated in the Folkwang Conservatory Essen, where he studied under Valery Gradow - a former student of Leonid Kogan. In 2000, he graduated in Gradow’s soloist class at the Conservatory of Mannheim. During his studies in Mannheim Kubelík regularly attended international master classes held by well known violinists such as Ruggiero Ricci, Ida Haendel and most notably Roman Totenberg, who himself studied under Carl Flesch. In the course of his studies, for which he was granted a scholarship from the renown Hans-und Eugenia-Jütting foundation in Stendal, René Kubelík was allowed to play several violins out of the state collection of Baden-Württemberg.

Throughout his career, René Kubelík was awarded with several prizes at highly reputable competitions like the International Competition Andrea Postacchini in Fermo/Italy (1996) and the Beethoven piano-trio-competition in Mannheim (1998). He was invited to perform on German (ZDF), Czech and Japanese television as well as for the radio stations SDR and the Radio Plzen.

Since 1999 after being appointed leader of the Southwestern Philharmonic Orchestra Constance at Lake Constance, Germany, René Kubelík also started to teach. In 2002 he contributed to the establishment of the International Concertmaster Forum for Violin and Viola for which he was also giving lessons. In 2005 he gave master classes in Porto, Portugal.

Beside his regular solo and chamber music appearances in Germany, several tours – not least with the New Kubelík Trio –  took him to Switzerland, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Austria, Spain, Italy, Russia and Japan. In the process he played with the Heilbronner Sinfonieorchester, the Kurpfälzisches Kammerorchester, the Southwestern Philharmonic Orchestra, the Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra Olomouc, the Philharmonic Orchestra Kolín and the Collegium Musicum St.Gallen.

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