violinist and pedagogue

Václav Huml (October 18th, 1880 Beroun, The Czech Republic - January 6th, 1953 Zagreb) was of Czech origin, he studied in Prague and orchestrated in Lavov.

From 1903 he lived and worked in Zagreb as a violin and chamber music professor at the Hrvatski glazbeni zavod (Croatian Institute of Music) and from 1921 until his death he was a professor at the Muzicka akademija (Zagreb Music Academy). He orchestrated both solo and in chamber groups and was the cofounder and the first violin of the Zagreb Quartet.

He was involved in the education of over 200 students and is considered to be the founder of the Zagreb violin school. The Croatian Institute of Music established a prize named after him in memory of his achievements. It is given to the best string players who have graduated from the Zagreb Music Academy. Every four years Zagreb hosts the International violin competition “Vaclav Huml".

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