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Pavel Wallinger – Violin

music education at the Brno Conservatoire with Jan Stanovský and at the Janáček Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Brno with Adolf Sýkora (ex-member of the Janáček Quartet).

During his study, Pavel Wallinger was awarded significant prizes, above all the 1. prize in the Beethoven Copetition (1985). He took part in mastercourses in Germany (Bayereuth) and Austria (Semmering) and performed with the Youth Orchestra of Gustav Mahler under Claudio Abbado.

In the 1986 he founded the Wallinger Quartet which became soon famous as prize laureat at international chamber competitions (Beethoven Competition (1987) – 1.  prize, Prague Spring (1988) – honourable mention, International String Quartet Competition in Evian (1990) – 3. prize and Prix Espace). Numerous performances in Europe, America and Africa have followed.

As a soloist he performed with leading Czech orchestras such as the Brno Philharmonic Orchestra, Moravian Philharmony Olomouc, Philharmony Hradec Králové, Philharmony Zlín, chamber orchestra Musici Boemi and others.

In 1992 he became concert master of the State Philharmony Brno (nowaday the Brno Philharmonic Orchestra). As such he has toured many countries and cosmopolises, recorded for different radio and TV companies and big CD publishing houses (Supraphon, Sony BMG) and cooperated with renowned conductors (Sir Charles Mackkeras, Christoph Campestrini, Aldo Ceccato, Gaspar Richter, Enoch zu Guttenberg, Jiří Bělohlávek, Vladimír Válek, Petr Altrichter, Tomáš Hanus, Jakub Hrůša and others).

I the present he devotes himself to active chamber-musical and soloist activities in ensembles in our country and abroad (leader of the Czech virtuosi orchestra, guest concert master in the Swiss chamber orchestra Camerata Bern) and since 2006 he has been teaching at the Janáček Academy of Performing Arts Brno.