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Jakub Trasak


Jakub Trasak is one of the most talented and versatile violin players and producers of his generation. With more than 2000 solo and ensemble performances at such venues as Carnegie Hall, Boston Symphony Hall, Puerto Rico Symphony Hall, New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall, Old Town Square, as well as three solo CDs and countless appearances on national television in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Germany and the United Kingdom, Trasak is a prolific performer and an accomplished artist. Trasak grew up in the Czech Republic and he began playing violin at the age of three and his inborn talent for the instrument became quickly apparent.

He several times attended the Mark O’Connor Fiddle Camp in Nashville, TN, where he studied with Mark ’Connor, Darol Anger and Matt Glaser among other notable fiddlers. Trasak graduated at the Conservatory of Jaroslav Jezek in Prague, and in 2007, he won a scholarship to Berklee College of Music in Boston to study with the finest teachers in contemporary music.

In December 2009, Trasak won a competition to perform Mark O’Connor’s Double Violin Concerto alongside O’Connor himself during the launch of Berklee’s American Roots Music Program. In November 2010, Trasak produced the first ever String Department Showcase in the history of Berklee College of Music. It featured 60 musicians from 13 Countries in 13 musical acts. This event and other successes earned Trasak a full scholarship for the last year of his studies. Since 2011 Trasak have been extensively touring around the US and the world.

He believes that music instantly changes the energy in the room and how people feel. That is why he passionately persuades the creation of magic moments that will create the most cherished memories.

Watch Past Performances

Video 8/6/2018: Jakub Trasak and Jiri Nedoma

Jakub Trasak and Jiri Nedoma are not your ordinary violin and piano duo, but a groovy acoustic and electric experience across the genres. Their performance features virtuosic arrangements and an emotionally packed delivery of music from Stevie Wonder to the Beatles to Coldplay, as well as thrilling encores.

Presented in collaboration with the Embassy of the Czech Republic.
Czech programming on Millennium Stage is generously supported by The Karel Komárek Family Foundation.

Jakub Trasak