Josef Suk, violin


An immense Czech violinist known for his unique tone, as well as a violist and conductor, Josef Suk was the grandson of the composer of the same name and the great-grandson of Antonin Dvořák. Very early on, he was recognized as one of the most brilliant performers of Bach, Mozart, Brahms and Dvořák, and he collaborated with George Szell, André Navarra, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Janos Starker, Julius Katchen and Karel Ančerl with whom he made many memorable recordings. From 1960 on, Suk played the Stradivarius Camposelice, a violin that is played today by Svetlin Roussev, several of whose recordings have been released by Fondamenta.