Posted by Christian Noll on Jan 22, 2018
Ota, Eduard, Jiri
It was a privilege and a delight to welcome Eduard Kollert to our recent club meeting. Eduard is 14 years old and is an absolutely astounding violinist. He decided to learn the violin after he and his father attended a performance of maestro Josef Suk. He attended  the Prague School of Music aged 7 where his talent was developed further. After just two years he performed Bach’s Violin concerto and Beethoven Piano concerto at a concert with the Prague Philharmonia. He was invited by the Spanish royal family to play at a special recital in Palacio del Pardo in Madrid. Since then he has performed and won prizes and competitions in  Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Czech republic, Russia. Recently he opened the “Young Prague” festival in cooperation with the Prague Spring festival with Prokofiev’s second violin concerto with Prague Philharmonia.
Eduard is studying in Switzerland and continues to enthrall audiences with his talents.
Eduard was accompanied to RCPI by his father Jiri who is an accomplished and celebrated pianist. Jiri is tremendously proud of Eduard's accomplishments however commented that whilst Eduard has many followers who appreciate his abilities and enjoy his music, funding for his education and instruments is not so readily available.