ševčik, Otakar

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Ševčik, Otakar (b Horaždowitz, Bohemia, 1852; d Pisek, 1934). Cz. violinist and teacher. Leader of orch. at Salzburg Mozarteum 1870–3; début Vienna 1873. Settled in Russia. Taught Imperial Russ. Mus. Sch., Kiev, 1875–92. Prof. of vn., Prague Cons. 1892–1906. Dir., vn. master-sch., Vienna Acad. of Mus. 1909–19. Returned to Prague 1919. Developed special intonation and bowing techniques, set out in detail in his pubd. method.