David Petrlik


David Petrlik, born in Clermont-Ferrand in 1995, began studying the violin at the age of 6 under Professor Andrej Porcelan from Saint Petersburg, and continued his studies at the Conservatoire de Clermont-Ferrand in the class of Hélène Friberg-Chenot. Wishing to dedicate his life to music, he was unanimously admitted at the age of 14 to the Conservatoire national supérieur de musique et de danse de Paris, to the class of Boris Garlitsky and Igor Volochine for violin, and to the class of Itamar Golan, François Salque, Marc Coppey and Claire Désert for chamber music. In 2015, he obtained the master’s degree with high honours and entered the Konzertexamen class at the Art University of Essen. The same year, he participated to the International Music Academy in Switzerland, where he played with musicians as Pamela Franck, Nobuko Imaï, Sadao Harada and Seiji Ozawa, the founder.

While pursuing his studies, David Petrlik won the 1st prize at the Kocian (Czech Republic), Flame (Paris) international contests. He was the laureate of the Jasha Heifetz (Lituania), Ginette Neveu (France) contests, winning twice the Public Prize. At the Rodolfo Lipizer competition in Italy he obtained the Prize for the best performance of a virtuosic work. David is also laureate of the Huguet Bourgeois scholarship of Fondation de France. He has been recently appointed Génération Spedidam.

These various prizes lead him to give recitals in many European countries and to play as a soloist with the Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Kremerata Baltica, the Klassische Philharmonie Bonn, the Orchestre d’Auvergne, the Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra Olomouc, the Chamber Philharmonic Pardubice, the Moroccan Philharmonic Orchestra, the Kaunas City Symphony Orchestra and the Orchestre lyrique du théâtre d’Avignon.

David has been performing as a concert violinist in the most prestigious concert and festival hall such as the Victoria Hall in Geneva, the Smetana Hall in Praga, the Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris, the National Philarmonic Hall in Vilnius, the Peterhouse theatre in Cambridge, the Beethoven Hall in Bonn, the Festival de la Roque d’Anthéron, the Bratislava Music Festival, the Easter Festival and Musical August of Deauville, the Chaise-Dieu Festival, Printemps des Alizés and the Périgord Noir Festival.

Wishing to focus on quality and expressiveness, he followed the sound advice of Vadim Repin, Léonidas Kavakos, Pinchas Zukerman, Vadim Gluzman, the Wanderer trio and Christian Ivaldi during several masterclasses.

He has also played chamber music with musicians as Jean-Frédéric Neuburger, Jérôme Ducros, Marc Coppey, François Salque, Claire Désert, Eric le Sage, Boris Garlitsky, Adam Laloum, Emmanuel Strosser, Jonas Vitaud, Amaury Coeytaux, Pierre Fouchenneret, Victor Julien-Laferrière, Yan Levionnois, Adrien and Christian-Pierre La Marca, Thomas Hoppe, Vassily Sinaïsky, Laurent Martin and Guillaume Bellom. He founded, together with Raphaël Sévère, Volodia van Keulen and Théo Fouchenneret, the Ensemble Messiaen, in residence at the Fondation Singer-Polignac.