Frantisek Vanicek

Frantisek VanicekOrgan professor at the University Hradec Králové since 1995, Frantisek Vanicek was born in the Czech Republic in 1969 and was educated at the Conservatory of Pardubice and the Academy of Arts in Prague. He continued his studies at the Utrecht Conservatory in the Netherlands and at Charles University in Prague.

Frantisek has won numerous prizes in international organ competitions, notably the first prize at the Czech Music Federation in 1991, second prize at the Arnold Schweitzer International Organ Competition at Deventer in 1991, first prize at the Yamaha Music Foundation of Europe in Prague in 1993 and second prize in the J.V.H. Voríšek Organ Competition at Vamberk in 1993.

Frantisek has given many recitals throughout the world, in Germany, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Italy, Norway, Estonia, the Netherlands, Poland, Switzerland, Sweden, the United States and Japan.