Violin Faculty

Ivan Ženatý

Music critics, audiences and fellow musicians have recently been calling Ivan Ženatý one of the most important European violinists. Ivan Ženatý is appearing repeatedly as a guest artist with famed ensembles internationally as well as with all of the orchestras in his home land - the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, the Prague Symphony Orchestra and the Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra.

Ivan Ženatý reaches a broad public without abandoning the world of classical music for even a moment. Besides the technical perfection everyone would expect, he is also appreciated for his taste and style and for his captivatingly beautiful tone. The musicianship of Ivan Ženatý has been influenced by his personal encounters with Nathan Milstein, Ruggiero Ricci and Andre Gertler, and a major change to his musical thinking was initiated by Prof. Bezrodny at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow.

What he values the most, however, has been his private lessons with Josef Suk and many subsequent years of their collaboration, climaxing with performances at the Würzburger Mozart-Festspiele and the Prague Spring Festival and with a recording of the complete works of W. A. Mozart. Thanks to the Harmony Foundation of New York, Ivan Ženatý plays on a rare Giuseppe Guarneri del Gesu violin made in 1740. In addition to his master classes in Germany, Spain, USA and Canada Ivan Zenaty teaches at the Cleveland Institute of Music.

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