Violinist Daniel Matejča from the Czech Republic received the second prize in the final of the Concertino Praga 2020.
The violinist Daniel Matejča studied the violin at the Jabloňová Arts Primary School in Liberec and he is currently studying under Professor Ivan Štraus at the Music and Dance Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague. He has also completed a number of workshops organised by the Czech Philharmonic. He is, amongst other things, an absolute winner of the National Arts Primary School Competition, a winner of the main round of the German national Jugend musiziert competition and a winner and laureate of the Josef Muzika Competition and the Josef Micka Competition. In 2016 and 2018, he was the most successful Czech representative at the prestigious Kocian Violin Competition and in 2019 he was the competition’s absolute winner and laureate. The competition’s patron, Pavel Šporcl, invited him to perform at a joint full-length concert on the basis of these successes. At the age of fourteen, he performed as the soloist in the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto accompanied by the F. X. Šalda Theatre Orchestra in Liberec. He is also an excellent percussionist.