Jan Sedivka - Celebrating 100 Years


The School of Creative Arts invite you to join us at this free event celebrating the life and music of Jan Sedivka

Start Date

20th Oct 2017 1:00pm


Conservatorium Recital Hall, 5 Sandy Bay Road, Hobart

RSVP / Contact Information

No RSVP required

(Elinor Morrisby, Up is Down, A Life of Violinist Jan Sedivka, (Melbourne: Lyrebird Press, 2008), 171)

Jan Sedivka AM was widely recognised as one of Australia's leading violinists and string teachers. After holding influential violin teaching posts in London (1949-1961) and Brisbane (1961-1965), he became Lecturer in Violin and Chamber Music at the Tasmanian Conservatorium of Music in 1966. From 1972 to 1982 he was the Director of Music of the Tasmanian Conservatorium of Music where he developed an unrivalled string school, attracting students worldwide. In 1982 Sedivka became the Master Musician in Residence at the same institution, a position he held for over two decades.

“His influence on string playing in Australia has been profound. He has enriched ensemble playing in incalculable ways, and in the music world has become a legend in his own time...Many of his students hold positions in Australian and European Orchestras; many more teach in music establishments or universities throughout the country.”

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