Milan Vitek

milan1facebookMilan Vitek has been professor of violin at Oberlin College Conservatory since 2001, and is Professor Emeritus at the Carl Nielsen Academy of Music in Denmark. He was a professor at the Royal Danish Music Academy in Copenhagen from 1974 to 2001, and a guest professor at the Music Academy in Gothenburg, Sweden, from 1992 to 2001. Before moving to Denmark in 1968, Prof. Vítek was a founding member, concert master and soloist with the Prague Chamber Soloists, and a member of the Czech Nonet and the piano trio Pro Camera. In Denmark, he was alternate concert master with the Danish Royal Orchestra. Following two years as a professor at McMaster University in Hamilton, Canada, Milan Vitek returned to Denmark in 1974 to become Professor at the Royal Danish Music Academy. During this time, he co-founded the Trio Pro Arte, which made acclaimed recordings of the complete Brahms trios and trios by Smetana and Mendelssohn for the BIS label. Prof. Vitek is much in demand as a teacher at master classes such as Aldeburgh (England), Keshet Eilon (Israel), Yokosuka Festival (Japan) a Yuriko Kuronuma Academy (Mexico City), Weikersheim (Germany) and Savonlinna (Finland). He has adjudicated international violin competitions in Denmark - where he was a Chair of the Carl Nielsen International Violin Competion - Germany, Japan, Estonia, Italy, Switzerland and USA. His students are winners and laureates of among others the Carl Nielsen, J. Kocian, Heino Eller, Queen Elisabeth of Belgium, Washington International, Yehudi Menuhin International, the Jean Sibelius Violin Competitions, and the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition.

Milan Vitek Oberlin Conservatory Faculty Profile

Interview with Milan Vitek