Violino Solo / Vodicka
Composed by: Paganini; Kreisler; Ysaye
At age 20, Jirí Vodicka won the European round of the Young Concert Artists competition, and a year later came second in its global final in New York. A member of the celebrated Smetana Trio since 2012, he is currently one of the most distinguished young violinists on both a Czech and international scale. Choosing a solo violin virtuoso repertoire for one’s debut album requires a fair amount of audacity and, above all, brilliant technique and musicality. His choice was to be amidst the illustrious company of Paganini, Kreisler, Ysaÿe, Ernst, Haas and Bach.